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Luke Murphy is the international bestselling author of Dead Man’s Hand (Imajin Books, 2012) and Kiss & Tell (Imajin Books, 2015). Murphy played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. His sports column, “Overtime” (Pontiac Equity), was nominated for the 2007 Best Sports Page in Quebec, and won the award in 2009. He has also worked as a radio journalist (CHIPFM 101.7). Murphy lives in Shawville, QC with his wife, three daughters and pug. He is a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude). Wild Card, a sequel to Dead Man’s Hand, is Murphy’s third novel. For more information on Luke and his books, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com, ‘like’ his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorLukeMurphy, and follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorLMurphy
Luke Murphy's story telling continues to get better and better. He is skilled at bringing you into his world and making you feel like you are right there along side the characters. Adrenaline flows with each page turn and there are plenty of twists and turns throughout that will keep you guessing right until the end. I, for one, am hoping we don't have to wait another 5 years between Calvin Waters Mysteries.
Couldn't wait to get this follow up to Dead Man's Hand with Calvin Watters - and the wait was worth it!! Calvin and main characters continue to develop resulting in honest and deeper relationships. It's easy to become invested in their lives. The fast-paced action and the convergence of story lines was just right. Mr. Murphy has done it again. This is a great read. My only regret is not knowing the release date for book number three!
Once again Murphy has managed to keep the reader on the edge of their seat. When you finally thought it was all over, Murphy left the reader burning with the curiosity of what will happen next with this new twist. This book definitely does not disappoint as a sequel.
Let me make this clear, I am a huge fan of Mr. Murphy's work. I preface this review with that statement, because it is not often I find a mystery/thriller writer who can command my attention. I like my novels more dense, and less contrived. BUT, Mr. Murphy is not the usual genre writer. His work is both literate and fun, and his main character, Calvin Watters, is so interesting that even a bildungsroman about Calvin would gratify this reader. Having said all of this, Wild Card is a a fantastic read. It takes you on a hell of ride. The plot is seamless. The characters are multidimensional and function perfectly in Murphy's world view. The real treat with this book is that is moves at a great clip, but never feels slight. My only qualm is that I know I will have to wait for a while to read Mr. Murphy's next book!