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Photo Finish: A McKenna Mystery Paperback – September 23, 2012
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About the Author
Terry Ambrose started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats and quickly learned that liars come from all walks of life. He never actually stole a car, but sometimes hired big guys with tow trucks and a penchant for working in the dark when “negotiations” failed. A resident of Southern California, he loves spending time in Hawaii, especially on the Garden Island of Kauai, where he invents lies for others to read. His years of chasing deadbeats taught him many valuable life lessons including—always keep your car in the garage.
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McKenna has gone from a bank skip tracer to grumpy landlord, an apartment with a fantastic view. New tenant getting spectacular pictures, didn't expect the last one to be a dead guy being pushed out of a plane.
Guns are going off, I thought they were telling me a good tale. If it was true report it, well. they didn't get permission to be on state land. Been a long time since I had accomplished anything, if I evict Harris then life would be normal again. Could he do it, more hugs would be nice, next thing he knew he was in deep trouble. One woman name Harris , con artist or what. A good story, funny, that keep you reading, and trying to figure out how McKenna is going to survive. Readers will enjoy this series, have read most of them.
I don't want to give away this novel or the ending so I am going to end this review with this: Photo Finish is a well thought out mystery placed in a beautiful location with characters that will leave you with a sense of having new friends....for life. This story is a must read and I am looking forward to more of Terry Ambrose's future novels!
Ambrose's characters are well thought-out, prone to the mundanities of life (this old brah got some small bladder, yah?), and complicated. Their dialogue is snappy, true to life, and sprinkled with the lingo of the islands. And one thing Ambrose does so well is give the reader a feel for the REAL Hawaii, the one the tourists shuffle past to snap their pictures of the surface, ignoring the depths of this colorful—surprisingly dangerous—place. This is probably not the best advertising brochure for travel agencies, but that is part of what makes this story so compelling.
Photo Finish is not just a story about a cranky old landlord caught up in a whirlwind of trouble over a girl with mile-long legs, it's a story of culture, the human condition, and what lies beneath the snark.
PS: It's more snark.
that he has nicknamed “ Legs” who claims she is in Oahu on assignment to photograph the Sacred Falls. The falls
area has been closed due to a landslide but McKenna is sweet talked into providing her with a guide to photograph
this site. Enter the local guide, Alexander who takes Harris. After their trip to the Falls, Alexander & Harris return
with a fuzzy picture of a plane dropping a body. And so the saga begins as McKenna investigates the who, how
and why’s of the photo shows. Little does he know that he and his cronies are going to uncover several murders,
a drug smuggling ring and while being the target of a con. Will he and his cronies go unscaved?
The story includes descriptions of the beautiful landscape in Oahu plus use of the island language, customs,
superstitions and living.
This is an action packed suspense mystery with funny, quirky characters who find themselves in precarious situation.
Read and enjoy!!
Was that Duke Kahanamoku or Great-Grampa Kimu? What was Harris doing with the camera? And Da kine like that. In spite of all my questions, I did enjoy the book and recommend it.
The hero turns out to be the apartment manager, a former skip tracer, who steps in to help. His motives are two-pronged. First, he wants to help because he can. But he's also inspired by his feelings for the sexy, young photographer who sends him mixed messages.
For a good read, jump into a warm and fragrant Hawaiian adventure and enjoy yourself.
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As laid back story of people and things not being as they initially seem to be.Read more
It was too repetitive and too annoying.
How many times do you need to repeat things, like going to the toilet, ogling a woman, thinking you...Read more