Murder on the Lake of Fire

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Emory is the Special Agent In Charge at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. He has just come off a case when his boss sends him and his partner Wayne on a new assignment to look into the murder of Britt Algarotti. When Emory finds out the location, his whole body tenses up and fills with dread. Barter Ridge. His hometown.

Upon the meeting of the victims father he meets Jeff, a private investigator hired by the victims father. He is irritated with the PI knowing he will just get in the way and muddy the investigation for him. But he is intrigued by Jeff’s good looks and gorgeous green eyes.

When the investigation leads them to another murdered victim and the clues lead to the...

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I really wanted to like this one, but it fell flat for me. There was nothing special about this book. The characters were ok but not great, the mystery had an interesting start but then the plot went on at snail's pace. It felt like 500 pages instead of 300. Overall, the book left me indifferent.
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As we walked home today in the freezing cold with frozen puddles and frosty plants, we mused about how it would be like if we lived in the cold North. And then said how thankful we were that we didn’t. Especially if, to practice your art, you get up in the early and very cold, dawn to skate on your frozen pond. As happens here. Only to find that someone wants you dead and has a very nasty method in mind....
Lots of good red herrings and twists and turns in this police procedural with more than one murder to solve and the last person you might expect ends up with a reason you might have suspected but not to the lengths they would go to.
An enjoyable read from this author new to me. And...

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Murder on the Lake of Fire (Mourning Dove Mysteries #1) by author Mikel J. Wilson features Emory Rome a young special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He and his partner Wayne is given a strange case in Emory's hometown. Emory does not want to go back to Barter Ridge but has no choice. One of the surprises is Emory’s adoptive father is the sheriff of Barter Ridge so together they work on the case of the burned body of Brett Algarotti. Emory is faced with another suspicious character, private investigator Jeff Woodard. This guy seems to be everywhere and inserts himself into the investigation.
What is the link or motive which ties a beautiful young student who catches...

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A good strong start to this book but unfortunately the rest of the book doesn’t maintain the momentum.
I found the character of Emory Rome unbelievable.  An experienced investigator who lets his sheriff father not follow procedure when processing a crime scene, who nearly immediately decides to solve the crime with a private investigator and then gets romantically involved with the PI, even at a crime scene????????????  The other main character, Jeff is just plain annoying.

The murders in the book are ingenious and the best part.  For lovers of police procedurals this novel is definitely not for you….
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I really enjoyed this, and the plot was clearly moving towards establishing a series, which I will pick up the next one in. The story follows Emory Rome, a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent with a secret, and a partner he will drop any chance he gets. In his rush to ditch his actual partner, he stumbles into working with PI Jeff, who is a cocky investigator wiling to bent some rules to get paid. Emory's most obvious secret is pretty much given away early in the novel, and if you need a hint, the set up quickly becomes like the show Castle, with the banter and long looks of that formula. I found it refreshing, and Jeff's PI office quirky.
The actual mystery involves a lot...

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Badly written, cheesy as hell and the twist was disgusting. I’m reclaiming the time I spent reading this drivel.
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