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Dead Man Code: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel (Volume 5) Paperback – October 11, 2016
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I live in the Mile High city with my wife, daughter and dog, where the Rocky Mountain High isn’t always achieved with an herbal substance. When not glued to the computer for work and writing, I relax by enjoying the outdoors; playing tennis, travelling in our motorhome and riding a motorcycle wherever the wind takes me. My writing beckons back to the days of detectives and dames, but with modern plots and twists. PI Jarvis Mann is tough, resourceful and a man with as many faults as virtues. HIs oddball sense of humor is much like mine, though I’m not nearly as tough and fearless as he is. Though no evil stands a chance against my written word! Be sure visit my author webpage, and to reach out on FaceBook, Google Plus and Twitter; for I love to hear and interact with readers of my stories. http://www.rweir.net https://www.facebook.com/randy.weir.524 https://www.facebook.com/JarvisMannPI/ https://plus.google.com/+RWeirAuthor/about https://twitter.com/RWeir720
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By: R. Weir
5 out of 5 stars
The story Dead Man Code: A Jarvis Mann Detective Novel by R. Weir is a thrilling private investigator book. This story starts with Jarvis investigating the killing of an employee at a high-tech company. His widow believes that he was murdered for something he found out regarding his employer. Jarvis is not only stepping on the toes of the local police, he soon has the attention of Russian mobsters and Chinese government goons. They are there to bribe, threaten, beat and finally kill anyone who gets in the way. Can Jarvis protect the life of the widow who hired him?
This is the fifth book in the Jarvis Mann Detective series and I firmly believe that each one keeps getting better. This book shows how an author takes an awesome main character, adds in plenty of thrills, danger, and enough suspense that you will find yourself lost in the book until the final word is read. Jarvis’s world has changed since his last case involving his brother. He now rides a motorcycle and unfortunately his love life has taken quite a turn for the worse. He has always thrown himself fully into any case he has and this one is no different. In today’s world of internet, hackers, tech companies and computer programmers, this story fits right in. Jarvis always seems to find the path with the most danger involved, or does the path find him? He has his friends on the police force who are there to help him and pop up frequently. As you read each book in the series you will notice the characters overlap and blend into the next novel. There is also another PI that at first seems to hinder the investigation, it seems he and Jarvis has a history. There are a lot of reasons I love this book and Jarvis, however, I think the most important is that Jarvis has a code that he lives by. Survival of his clients, family, and those he holds dear all depends on it.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thrilling mystery. If you are looking at this book and have not read the previous ones, I highly suggest reading all of them. You will not be disappointed. This is a series that will always have you on the edge of your seat and wanting to read the next story.
An apparent robbery-murder turns out to be a cover-up for a cyber crime of mind-boggling proportions.
Weir writes very well and keeps the story moving fast with lots of action and some interesting characters.
I'll definitely read another of his Mann hunts.
Whether the plot is simple or complex, I enjoy Weir’s straightforward story telling. He adds a little humor to his otherwise serious plots with his main character’s signature sarcasm. Javis Mann is the gumshoe in this series, and even though the books are set in current times, there is an old timey feel to the story structure and some of the dialogue as well. I can imagine Humphrey Bogart playing the role of Jarvis Mann in a movie, although Mr. Weir’s series would lend itself better to a television series, in my humble opinion. Jarvis is a ladies man, and sadly, he too easily succumbs to temptation. This sometimes leads to the loss of a really good woman, and at other times lands him in the middle of a crime investigation.
In Dead Man Code, the author uses his intimate familiarity with Colorado, hospitals and computer science/information technology to tell his tale of cyber espionage and identity theft. Although Jarvis Mann is a relatively small time PI, his cases sometimes land him in very complicated situations. When he takes a case for a grieving widow, Jarvis doesn’t anticipate Russian Mafia and Chinese goons impeding his progress, nor does Jarvis anticipate that his client might not be telling him everything she knows!
From the first page to the last, Mr. Weir’s Jarvis Mann provides plenty of action packed entertainment as well as a few smirks. While you might not be one of the good lookin’ dolls throwing themselves at Jarvis, you’re sure to be taken with this hard working, chivalrous and terribly flawed PI.
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Dead Man Code by R. Weir is book Five in the Jarvis Mann Detective series. Detective Jarvis Mann is hired by the girl friend of Aaron Baily’s to investigate his...Read more