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But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about ... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all.
Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something.
If you are a more sensitive (or adventurous) reader, this handy scale rates specific categories from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest) to give you some idea if this is your kind of book.
FUZZY NAVEL by JA Konrath
Bad Language - 4
Scary - 5
Violent - 7
Funny - 8
Sexy - 2
From the Publisher
THIS IS THE SERIES YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
WHAT MAKES A GREAT THRILLER
Checklist For Quick Reads
- Good Characters
- Awesome Ending
In fact you might grip so hard you'll break your ereader...
The Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series
THRILLS, LAUGHS, & SCARES
Looking for a pulse-pounding, nail-biting, can't-stop-reading series filled with suspense, terror, giggles, and a smattering of romance?
Looking for the worst villains, the most twists, the craziest mysteries, and the kinds of characters you wish were your real-life friends?
Looking for a fast, fun read that makes you smile and shriek, often on the same page?
Welcome to the world of Jack.
Clear your schedule, because once you start you won't stop...
"Excellent smart-mouth thrills... my advice: Take a long sip."- Lee Child, author of Blue Moon
"Constant thrills and chills." - Heather Graham, author of The Seekers
"Snappy dialogue. Powerful action. A fabulous character to spend time with." - David Morrell, author of First Blood
"If the Grim Reaper has a sense of humor, he reads JA Konrath."- William Kent Krueger, author of This Tender Land
"It's funny and scary, just like real life."- James O. Born, author of Shock Wave
"Laugh-out-loud funny... even when read sober."- PJ Parrish, author of The Killing Song
"I haven't actually read this book." - Dave Barry, author of Tricky Business
"Fast-paced...(a) cross between Carl Hiaasen and Thomas Harris."- Publishers Weekly
"Engaging... full of humor... fans of Janet Evanovich will like this."- Library Journal
"Pithy banter... it's like a Monty Python rendition of a crime novel."- The Courier
"Put me down for another round of Lieutenant Jack Daniels." - Andrew Vachss, author of Another Life
"A literary cocktail that'll knock you off your chair." - Ridley Pearson, author of White Bone
From the Author
For the completists, or those with a bit of obsessive/compulsiveness, or the folks that just like my stuff and want to know how it all connects, I have a lot of recurring characters and intertwined series. If you need to know the best reading order, or how to make sure you haven't missed anything, check out the bibliography page on my website. You can also visit there to see when a new title will be released.
If you're just looking for a quick checklist, here are my main series.
These do not have to be read in any particular order, but I encourage you to read them all.
JACQUELINE "JACK" DANIELS THRILLERS
#8-Stirred (with Blake Crouch)
Bonus #2.5-Lady 52 (with Jude Hardin)
JACK DANIELS AND ASSOCIATES MYSTERIES
#1-Dead On My Feet
#2-Jack Daniels Stories Vol. 1
#3-Shot Of Tequila
#4-Jack Daniels Stories Vol. 2
#6-Serial Killers Uncut (with Blake Crouch)
#7-Jack Daniels Stories Vol. 3
#9-Jack Daniels Stories Vol. 4
THE KONRATH DARK THRILLER COLLECTIVE
#9-What Happened To Lori
#12-Close Your Eyes
Bonus #4.5-Holes in the Ground (with Iain Rob Wright)
Bonus #5.5-Draculas (with Blake Crouch, Jeff Strand, F. Paul Wilson)
Bonus #6.5-Grandma? (with Talon Konrath)
CODENAME: CHANDLER (Ann Voss Peterson & JA Konrath)
#7-Fix (with F. Paul Wilson)
STOP A MURDER PUZZLE BOOKS
#1-How: Puzzles 1-12
#2-Where: Puzzles 13-24
#3-Why: Puzzles 25-36
#4-Who: Puzzles 37-48
#5-When: Puzzles 49-60
Stop A Murder Complete Cases (Book 1-5)
65 Proof - Collected Short Stories
The Globs Of Use-A-Lot 3 (With Dan Maderak)
Ann Voss Peterson & Joe Konrath writing as Melinda DuChamp
MAKE ME BLUSH series
#1-Kinky Secrets Of Mister Kink
#2-Kinky Secrets Of Witches
#3-Kinky Secrets Of Six & Candy
#1-Kinky Secrets Of Alice In Wonderland
#2-Kinky Secrets Of Alice Through The Looking Glass
#3-Kinky Secrets Of Alice At The Hellfire Club
#4-Kinky Secrets Of Alice Vs. Dracula
#5-Kinky Secrets Of Alice Vs. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
#6-Kinky Secrets Of Alice Vs. Frankenstein
#7-Kinky Secrets Of Alice's Christmas Special
#1-Kinky Secrets Of Jezebel And The Beanstalk
#2-Kinky Secrets Of Puss In Boots
#3-Kinky Secrets Of Goldilocks
#1-The Sexperts - Kinky Grades Of Shay
#2-The Sexperts - Kinky Secrets Of The Pearl Necklace
#3-The Sexperts - Kinky Secrets Of The Alien
- ASIN : B00BB2E9E4
- Publication date : February 4, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 598 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 300 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #292,947 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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From the start I was really intrigued. I was curious to see how this story was going to play out. This book gave us a firsthand account of what happens when good intentions go bad. The vigilante group, the TUHC ,or The Urban Hunting Club, was started by Greg Swanson to assassinate perverts and rapists after his own wife's harrowing experience. Unfortunately for Greg, he had to recruit two loonies obsessed with warfare and firearms. After that, things just sort of get out of hand and before they know it, the actions of James Munchel now labels them as cop-killers.
After the frenetic actions of Munchel shooting at Jack Daniels and company at the scene of one of TUHC's latest murder victims, unsatisfied that Jack Daniels saw him, he suckers his cohorts, Paul Pessolano, and Swanson, to stake out Jack's house to snipe them from a distance. Oh, and throw in Alex Kork - who stages her own suicide and escapes the correctional facility - into the mix and its one big blender of hell bursting wide open on earth. At least for Jack.
This might have been the first and probably only time I ever rooted for Jack to get the upperhand. If you've ever read any of my reviews of the previous books in this series, you'll know I detest this woman to the fullest. Oh, and don't get me wrong - that hasn't changed. For the life of me, I can't understand why everyone - except for maybe her mother, who she acts just like - is so crazy about Jack. Why the hell does a woman as selfish and ungrateful as Jack Daniels inspire so much loyalty from the people she continues to put in danger time and time again? But not to get myself started on that, it just means that in this scenario, Jack was the more likeable person - and that's saying much because I REALLY can't stand her.
The whole time I was reading, I just couldn't wait to see how they got out of this nightmarish scenario. With Alex Kork keeping them hostage on the inside and then the TUHC keeping all of them hostage from the outside - I just couldn't see how anyone would win.
One word about the cliffhanger at the end - for me, at least, there's no contest about who was done in. Unfortunately, before I ever got into the Jack Daniels series, I read Stirred as the conclusion to the Andrew Thomas trilogy by Mr. Blake Crouch. The collaboration between the two authors also served to be the conclusion of the Jack Daniels series as well. Back then I swore to never read another Jack Daniels book because I hated her character so bad. But somehow I went back on my word and now here I am leaving another review on fifth book in the series.
Anyway, I'm bringing this up because I know what characters were left by the last book. There are two characters in particular that there are no mention of by the time the events in Stirred occurred. And now going back to read these books, I was always wondering in the back of my head what eventually happened to them. This cliffhanger is probably concerning one of them. Frankly, given Jack's reaction, it isn't too hard to figure out what happened. It's just too bad I can't leave a rant about it because it would be a spoiler.
Congratulations, Konrath - you've done the impossible with this biased reader. You made me like Jack Daniels in this story - even if it was for just two seconds.
A small backstory:
Jack is back in yet another harrowing thriller as she is bombarded on all sides by killers! To kick off her bad day is when one of her criminals (Alexandria Kork a/k/a Alex) that she put behind bars and is in a mental institution escapes with the sole intent to not only kill Jack but to kill everyone that was involved in the case of putting her away.
Then to make matters worse, Jack is involved in a sniper crime with some of her fellow officers and the snipers get upset with Jack for spoiling their plans so they track her to her house.
The tension builds up for Jack when she finally makes it home because she is living with her mother plus her fiancée shows up and she walks into the house where a ticked off mental patient (Alex) is waiting!
As things become heated within the house, all hell breaks loose when the snipers show up with plans of their own! A killer in the house and killers outside the house make this day one of the worst for Jack as soon enough everyone she cares about comes to her aid, but end up being targets for all the killers!
I was just planning on reading a few chapters when I sat down to read this book, but the author wrote the book in "real time" which every chapter is an hour with a character viewpoint including the killer viewpoints as well and I ended up staying up most of the night reading the story as I couldn't put it down!
There is tons of tension, suspense, and action abound within these pages along with psychological terror which kept my insomnia fueled!
The humorous quips are back though so there was some light heartedness that kept me chuckling which helped break up the grinding tension of Jack's crazy situation she found herself in, but all in all this book just rocked along with ticked off killers that are ready to take down anything or anyone that gets in their way!
The author decided to throw everything at Jack including the kitchen sink in this book which ended up giving my eyes and fingers a major exercise workout for most of the night! :)
Giving this one five "Thriller Killers" stars!
Top reviews from other countries
Jack - "Does your wife know you're snacking between nutritious meals?" I ask. Herb's basset hound jowls are turned down; his serious face. "She suspects. Last night she found some powdered sugar on my tie. I spent twenty minutes trying to convince her it was heroin."
Brilliant series!!! Read a couple last month, ended up buying the lot and re-reading some so I could read them all order.
This book is set mostly in Jack's out of town house. There are 2 sets of villains against her and her only back up are injured themselves.
The story is told by different characters a chapter at a time and I liked the overlapping-ness off this where you see the story from the different angles.
This story is the most over the top and ludicrous so far. But I don't mind that type of story as long as I'm hooked. At times it seemed Tom and Jerry with the violence. If it was "bystander #3" they'd be dead with just a look, but because it's Jack or another named character they can withstand a lot of punishment.
It's way over the top and obviously written in a tongue in cheek style. If you want a serious, believable action cop tale then this is not for you. Read it for what it is....a few hours of unbelievable action and exploits....pure escapism and not to be taken seriously.