Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Deadout: A Thriller (Doyle Carrick) Mass Market Paperback – June 30, 2015
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
About the Author
JON McGORAN is the author of Deadout and Drift. He has written about food and sustainability for twenty years, as communication director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, and now as editor at Grid magazine. During that time he has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The tantalizing plot is well-developed and convincing especially as scientists today report that the bee population is slowly diminishing. Embedded with wit and humor he creates an imaginative and unique plot where nature's honey bees are dying and genetic bees are being touted as the saviors of mankind's food supply. In a roller-coaster ride of events that take Doyle from one hair-raising confrontation to another, Jon McGoran weaves a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. The plot quickly builds tension and intrigue never losing momentum, and culminates in a shocking conclusion.
Doyle Carrick is a tough, no-nonsense and dogged detective who's insecure about his relationship with Nola and attracted to the beautiful and tenacious researcher Dr. Amanda Parr who wants to unravel the mystery of the deadouts- the dead bees. Nola Watkins an organic farmer with a chemical sensitivity struggles with her negative feelings about Doyle's job and wants to distance herself from him for awhile taking a job working for the rich, spoiled and charming Ted Renfew. But with violence brewing, the genetically altered bees becoming more and more aggressive, and Ted Renfrew plotting with mercenary thugs, Doyle decides to stay and work with Sergeant Jimmy Frank, a trustworthy, ethical and resourceful cop to solve the mystery of the deadouts and the deaths. All these characters and more add power, energy and drama to this exciting and captivating story.
With clever dexterity Jon McGoran blends murder, felony, vandalism, and the destruction of nature's honey producers into an entertaining and mesmerizing thriller with a dose of scify. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more books by this up-and-coming author.
In the exciting follow-up to Drift, Jon McGoran has taken these facts to Martha's Vineyard and added in a couple of squabbling, ruthless, puffed-up, self-important, power-crazed, greedy purveyors of corporate lies opposed by Detective Doyle Carrick and his girlfriend, Nola Watkins, along with their mutual friend Moose, a beautiful scientist (Annalisa), and a somewhat skeptical local cop named Jimmy Frank, and brought us another joy ride of a thriller! Throw a couple of unexplained deaths and a mysterious disappearance, and we're off and running!
McGoran's ability to serve up science in a palatable way to us non-scientific types remains true to form as Carrick learns the facts so he can find the perpetrators while dodging Frankenbees, bullets, and mercenaries serving as "security guards." He creates believable, well-rounded characters, some much more flawed than others, for us to love, root for, feel sorry for, or downright want to punch into the next millennium, which is an art in itself.
This book kept me reading late into the night so I could finish it. But don't take my word for it. Read it.
As a reader who likes to be entertained- DEAD OUT delivered. Love the characters, the twists and turns and the suspense that McGoran serves up. He writes with a sense of humor that literally makes me laugh out loud.
I have never been to Martha's Vineyard- the setting for DEAD OUT- but now feel like if I traveled there I would have to go on a "Dead Out location tour". I enjoy knowing about a story's locale- and especially enjoy a story that places fictional happenings in real places. Go ahead and say I had too much time on my hands, but I followed the action and Doyle Carrick's travels about the island on a detailed map of Martha's Vineyard and that made reading Dead Out even more fun for me! I also looked up the hotels and other locations to see what they look like.
Dead Out was really exciting, and at times I was urging the characters to RUN! Read Dead Out- and plant a pollinator garden!!