- File Size: 3438 KB
- Print Length: 162 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0998674729
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mycomm One (July 5, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 5, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011316FQ2
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
The heroes/heroines all live at Latin's Ranch, a retirement home that appears to exist specifically for this group. Bear (Al Jacobs) is a retired Private Investigator, and Lily is his trusty wheelchair bound assistant. They, and their friends, are drawn into a case involving a mob gang that creates custom snuff films. When the bodyguard of one of the other residents, a mobster Don, Frankie, rescues a young woman who had been kidnapped and managed to escape from the film makers, and Frankie realizes that a rival gang is behind the films, (which are produced for individual customers, then released to anyone willing to pay for a copy), Frankie vows to destroy the rival gang completely.
Bear was a cop before he was a PI, and he volunteers to help with the case as long as he can include the police. Vowing to keep Frankie and his gang out of the picture, he, Lily and the rest of the aged residents begin to track down the bad guys.
The action is non-stop, and the story includes crotchety old men, new babies and every other age in between. If you like mysteries, and the author really shocked me with the villain, you will love spending time with some old people who have no time to slow down and age properly!
Before long, they become involved the rescue of a kidnapped young girl from a homeless camp. The girl reveals that a gang of mobsters preys on homeless people who won’t be missed from society. It seems to be the perfect setup for crime until Bear and his team take them on.
Bear is a retired private investigator who has enlisted the help of a fellow resident, Lily to be his assistant. She takes the job very seriously and documents every action on her trusty computer. The other residents provide backup, but, an aging Mafia Don provides muscle and firepower.
Hard to Bear is a thoroughly enjoyable read. In fact, I hated for it to end. The book is well written, imaginative, and thought provoking. These seniors are active, creative, and charming. The evil doers have brought death to a most beautiful place. They commit their heinous crimes among the peaceful forest trees of the great Pacific Northwest.
Bear and his crew eventually save the day and are ready for another adventure. As for me, I’m looking forward to the next book with great anticipation.
I was fortunate enough to receive this book in exchange for a fair review. I didn’t know what to expect, but, after reading Bear, I am happy to give a 5 star rating.
Bear Jacob's is a retired PI. He has to use a cane to walk and he lives in a small retirement home with 4 other residents. Lily, who is Bear's assistant and writes his case notes, has one leg and uses a walker. Charlie is confined to a wheelchair. Frankie, also in a wheelchair, is a mafia boss. Eunice is Frankie's girlfriend. This group of elderly folks bravely take on a mob. This story has everything. There is bravery and treachery. There is love, loyalty, and betrayal. There are murderers and heroes. There is a baby, a druggie, and snuff films. And there is a great story told with humor, suspense, and twists and turns.
I recommend this book to everyone. You really don't want to miss it. I went back and checked, there is a prequel, book one, and then this one. I'm going back to read the first two. And I certainly hope this author writes more.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.