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River of Murder (Jimmy O'Reilly Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- File size : 475 KB
- Publication date : June 21, 2011
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Print length : 241 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 146813504X
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B0057HZHTA
- Language: : English
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,573,895 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It was very interesting to be so familiar with the landmarks, streets, and history of the Wichita area as I read the book. The main character, Jimmy O'Reilly, now works as a skip tracer, after the murder of his wife. The story revolves around the murder of an old family friend and the stumbling upon another crime during his own investigation, helping a young girl, and possible development of his own relationships. Because the story had so many characters and so much detail regarding the area, homes he entered, etc., I was intrigued to keep reading so I could see where the story went. Nothing was really expected, but it all wove together nicely.
I look forward to reading the next one in the series! Congrats "J" and thank you for teaching me so much all those years ago.
Jimmy O'Reilly, an ex-cop who wants peace in his life, at first resists a request to look into a friend's "accidental" death. However, as the facts fail to add up to an accident, he begins a journey that takes him into a drug world that extends from small Kansas towns to big city Wichita, from farmhouses and wheat fields to housing developments and strip mall clubs. Jestmore's meticulous descriptions contain a sprinkling of humor reminiscent of Sharon McCrumb's Elizabeth MacPherson mystery series.
During O'Reilly's journey, he reluctantly enlists the aid of two strong women from his past: Charlie (Charlotte) Daniels, who works homicide for the Wichita Police Department and Laura Bascome, a bone specialist who teaches in the Criminal Justice department of Wichita State University. However, O'Reilly, being the loner he is, often fails to let them know what he is doing, a failing that brings him to the brink of death on more than one occasion.
Tension builds when Janie, a neglected teenager who has come under Laura and O'Reilly's protection, is kidnapped and threatened with death unless O'Reilly gives the drug ring what it wants. Will O'Reilly be able to rescue Janie, find his friend's killer and attain the peace he desires? Read "River of Murder" for the answers to these questions and more.
Jestmore's writing is smooth and casual, the plot full of twists and the dialogue realistic and fun.
The story opens with Jimmy O'Reilly's elderly mentor and friend turning up dead from a suspicious farm accident. It's a tragedy for the former detective and PI, but the fun is only beginning for us mystery lovers.
This is a fast and fun read that will keep you guessing until the end as Jestmore guides you through the twists and turns as skillfully as James Rockford doing his famous "J-turn" turnaround. Highly recommended.