Three Deuces Down (Donald Youngblood) Hardcover – November 15, 2007
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In his first novel, Three Deuces Down, Keith Donnelly introduces Donald Youngblood and his pals - both current and those I-haven't talked to-in-a-while-but-I-need-a-favor - and leads us down a path centered in his East Tennessee roots. Scattered through past loves, current flames and a few social possibilities - along with a mob boss looking for revenge - and this amateur detective has his hands full.
Donnelly provides a full range of colorful characters. From a Cherokee Indian partner to wheelchair-bound ex-police chief, the one thing they have in common is a willingness to take risks to join in doing the right thing, with Youngblood just the guy to stretch things a bit to make sure justice is served.
Does Youngblood come up with the bad guy in the end? First, you have to figure out who the villain really is, and the detective's journey up and down the East Coast makes for a good adventure, for both him and the reader.
Published on January 21, 2008 --BostonNOW - Edward Clarkin
About the Author
The father of four children who have all left the nest, Keith lives with his wife Tessa in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He is currently working on a second Donald Youngblood mystery, Three Days Dead.
- Publisher : Court Street Press (November 15, 2007)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1588382273
- ISBN-13 : 978-1588382276
- Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.75 x 9 inches
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I am a big fan of the older John D McDonald's Travis McGee and Ed McBain's 43rd Precinct series and Mr Donnelly's Youngblood series has earned the same respect and adoration. Well written suspense that keeps a reader on the edge of their seat set in an area of the United States that I love and enjoy traveling with Mr Youngblood and his associates as they unravel the mysteries.
One additional reason "Three Deuces Down" was spell binding for me was that it is located in our part of the world, and the thinly veiled references to places in our mountains resonated on a personal level, therefore. Our Book Club will be enjoying this next season.