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Jack Frost

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While this was the 7th book in the Jack Stratton series it was the first book I read. I thought the author did a good job with enough back story you aren’t completely confused as to what’s going on. 

This is an action/thriller/mystery type book that has the potential to keep you on the edge of your seat. And the parts that are focused on Jack and the reality show cast/crew did just that. But oh my word! Every time they switched perspective to Jack’s fiancée Alice. Ugh! I’m fairly certain I eye rolled every time. 

I enjoyed this book and if I need a light read may grab another in the series, but it won’t be a series I’ll devour. 

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book.
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Jack Frost is an action packed and suspenseful thriller that will leave the reader on the edge of their seat.  Hang on ... it's a bumpy ride.  I know I will be reading more by Christopher Greyson!
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This is my first foray into the Jack Stratton detective/thriller series.  This is the seventh book in the series and the ratings on Goodreads are quite stellar, so I was really looking forward to this.

Jack Stratton is an ex-military, ex-police, private detective. Along with his fiancee Alice Campbell, they run a detective agency which takes them all over the globe.  Currently, they are being contracted by a television program called <em>Planet Survival</em> - a Survivor-like 'reality' show. Jack will go undercover as a local hire on wintery Mount Minuit as a crew member.  Already a sound man has been killed, and the show has been receiving threats - likely from natives and/or environmentalists who aren't happy that Hollywood has invaded their pristine territory.  But of course the show is so successful that postponing production or going elsewhere is completely out of the question. The weather on Mount Minuit is as unpredictable as the killer, and if the killer doesn't get Jack and crew, the weather might.

Despite being the seventh book in a series, this book stands alone nicely.  Author Christopher Greyson does a fine job of filling in the necessary background information without slowing down the initial story too much.

The characters were interesting - Jack is, of course the most finely fleshed out, but given their history (ex-military, ex-cop, in-demand PI) it's a bit ridiculous to think that they are really only in their 20's. Still, it's an action/thriller and there's some willing disbelief necessary to buy in to the action.

Early on, Jack has to try to fit in with the crew and prove his value and that he's local.  He does this with a snow-mobile race, choosing the most dangerous path, and managing to save his opponent from being beheaded by a recklessly placed wire.  Or was it an intentionally placed wire?

I was hooked and interested at this point, and then the book lost me.

As with many thrillers, each step of the way was paved with dangers and each danger had to be more threatening and dangerous than the last.  When a building blew up and Jack and another man were on the run through the snow, and the explosion caused an avalanche that nearly buried the pair, we were barely a third of the way into the book.  How do you top an explosion and an avalanche?  With red herrings, apparently.  But these red herrings weren't just hints and suggestions, they were outright statements ("I think so-and-so must be guilty"), an attempt to find the connection of guilt to the named party, only to realize it wasn't that person after all and on to the next.

You could, of course, figure out who was going to be the criminal based on who wasn't being named.

Despite the attempts of action on top of action sequences, I grew bored with the book and ultimately didn't really care. Jack was more action hero than detective, and I've not really been impressed with action hero characters. Alice seemed to have the most interesting story (on-going), but she played a more background character here.

I definitely wanted to like this more than I did.  It turned out to be a pretty stereotyped action hero and it reads more like a wannabe movie series than a detective or even thriller book series.

Looking for a good book? <em>Jack Frost</em> by Christopher Greyson is a detective/thriller book that relies on a stereotyped action-hero character and a lot more luck than skill at detecting.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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I really enjoyed this book!  It was a nice balanced blend of action, adventure and thriller.  The plot was interesting and kept me turning the pages.
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Although I haven’t read the previous books after reading the description I had to give it a try. And I really enjoyed Jack Frost.

Jack Stratton and Alice Campbell are investigating a suspicious death of a guy who was working on Planet Survival which is a reality show that is filming on Mount Minuit. Jack goes undercover while Alice stays home to do her own investigation. There is a killer up there with them and with a huge blizzard coming their way Jack has to fight for his own life while trying to find the killer.

It is always hard to review a book without giving too much away, without spoilers. There was some references to previous books which I didn’t get - like Jack’s and Alice’s relationship with Kiku - but after  I was able to see past that it didn’t bother me that much.
The plot was pretty interesting and I enjoyed it. There are some twists and turns that make the story exciting. 
And I liked the characters too. They are well developed, they have depth. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Greyson Media Associates for my copy.
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This is the first Jack Stratton story I’ve read and am pleased to report it read beautifully and didn’t make me feel like I was missing out on the whole backstory. 

With Jack on a snowy mountain with a deadly madman and Alice doing research on the ground, there are a couple of interconnected plot lines. 

I was on the edge of my seat throughout this harrowing tale of death and destruction. I could visualize everything going on and it made the read even more enjoyable. I’m quite happy to recommend this book and series!
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This is my first book by Christopher Greyson and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Full of mystery and suspense through out, this book will keep you engrossed from the start.
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This was my first Jack Stratton novel and I had no problem following the back story; with not knowing the previous books. 

I liked Jack right away and it's not hard to understand why he has his fans. 
Jack Frost was exciting, proverbial explosive and full of surprising moments. Parallel to the main story, his fiancée Alice is working to uncover the fatal traffic accident that cost her entire family their life. I'm curious what she`ll discover on her research... 

I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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This is my first look at this series by Greyson. While it has a certain charm, especially if you stick with it, the story got a little confusing with the large number of primary characters. Character development is weak and plot detail is missing. The story has no major defects and is worth reading, just do not expect high quality who-dun-it writing.
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Super exciting!  Great suspenseful reading, especially on a hot summer day.  My first read in the series, I will be looking into reading the others.  Highly recommend.
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Christopher Greyson's Jack Frost (Greyson Media 2018) is the next in the Jack Stratton Mystery Thriller series, is a fast-moving story about murder in the movie industry. Jack Stratton, working for the insurance company that's ensuring the TV production, goes undercover to ferret out if the death of two show people was a coincidence--nothing more than bad luck--or murder. The setting is a treacherous mountain, setting for an extreme survival show, that gets even more treacherous when a deadly storm hits the mountain while the filming takes place. The crew can't simply hunker down and wait out the bad weather because someone is trying to kill people on this show and they don't care how dangerous the weather is.

Stratton is a clever investigator and co-owner of a security company. While he tries to uncover the murderer from the inside, his girlfriend and company partner uses serious tech skills to unravel the mystery from their office. They make a great team, digging up clues, connecting the dots, and ultimately being the only ones either can rely on.

This is a delightful story, fast-moving, filled with ski jargon and details for those who love that, with the type of character development that makes readers keep turning pages. Why did Jack Frost lose one star? It got a little light at times, a touch above an airport read. That's not bad, just not what I expected. And, I will be reading the next one!

--review will appear on my writer's blog 8/24/18
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Jack Frost by Christopher Greyson is the seventh novel in the Jack Stratton series and my first reading anything by Christopher Greyson. I received an ARC of this fantastic novel thru Net Galley.
   Christopher Greyson did not disappoint in any way.  I love detective stories: great cast of characters, awesome settings, underlying tones,more than one thing going on, a feeling as if I was part of the viewing audience.
   Jack and Alice are tasked with finding out what truly happened on Mount Minuit, what happened to the soundman. Was is it a,real accident  or murder. As Jack works undercover as a security agent with the reality show Planet Survival, Alice stays to review all of the tapped evidence to help determine the true fate of what happened that day.  Thank you Christopher Greyson for writing a thrill ride that had great humor mixed in a bit of romance, and kept wanting more. I definitely have to have more wHack and Alice.
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Jack and Alice are hired to investigate for an insurance claim that is thought to be fraudulent. The reality show aspect of this story is believable since television is all about reality shows now days. The high adventure and suspense makes for a interesting read. Alice looking into her family's deaths will lead into another book after some facts are made to light. Anyone that likes outdoor adventure will enjoy this book. Recommended.
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This book has a lot of action and mystery and I couldn’t put it down! I love the characters Alice and Jack and the plot is very intriguing. This book can be read as a stand alone for those new to the series.
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It’s always a little difficult reviewing a book from a series you haven’t previously experienced. On the other hand, it allows one to see how well the author handles backstory without interrupting the flow of the story.

So, Jack Frost is the eighth adventure in Mr. Greyson’s Jack Stratton series about a PI who’s both a veteran suffering from PTSD (a trope that has been popular of late but is coming to border on cliché) and a former police officer. Jack is also an orphan (another popular trope) who spent many of his formative years in foster care, and his fianceé, Alice Campbell, likewise. One of the subplots, which reaches a degree of culmination in this book, is her search for the truth about the accident that wiped out her parents and younger brother.

The book also includes a mysterious Asian woman of dubious career who nevertheless has an unbreakable bond of loyalty to Jack and, by extension, Alice. So, all the standards of what the mainstream publishers seem to consider necessary in current popuar mystery fiction are met. And yes, I am being a bit sarcastic, but only because I find it disappointing talented writers seem to be stuck writing to those criteria instead of developing characters that don’t rely on the same elements over and over.

Anyway, in this tale, Jack is hired by an insurance company to go undercover on Planet Survival, an ultra-challenge reality TV show set on the top of a mountain to find out whether there’s anything nefarious going on. This because one of the crew died in an avalanche, the pilot of the helicopter that allegedly started said avalanche later died in a climbing accident, and now someone is painting threatening graffiti all over the mountainside.

Jack Frost is an entertaining thriller with a well-executed twist ending and an entire school of red herrings. It’s definitely plot-driven, but the characters are well-developed; in some cases, Mr. Greyson takes what could be a stereotype and skillfully adds touches that not only avoid that pitfall but creates someone one wishes had a larger role. He has also achieved the preferred goal of having a series book that, if it’s the first one read, may entice the reader to go back and catch up on history. If you enjoy Clive Custler, you’ll probably enjoy Christopher Greyson as well.
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Jack Stratton is sent undercover to investigate a survivalist reality show after crewmember is apparently killed in a freak accident.  Considering the show's dangerous location at the top of a mountain, no one is initially surprised when an accident happens.  It's when threats of more deaths to follow unless the crew leaves the mountain that Jack is called in.  Considering that most of the contestants and crew seem more than willing to push each other off the mountain, Jack has no shortage of suspects to investigate.  As a deadly blizzard moves in and the 'accidents' get more and more dangerous, Jack is running out of time to solve the mystery before the mountain claims more victims, including him!  Fast paced action, a dangerous environment, and a cast of characters that you would love to see become the next victims make this a book you will not want to put down until the very end.
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This  one was a great adventure in the snow.  I love how the relationship of Jack and Alice is growing.  Everyone loves a reality survival show and this gives you the impression of the workings that could go on behind the scenes.  The plot built well and kept me very interested throughout the story.  Can't wait for the next adventure.
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Do you enjoy an action-packed, page-turning, thrilling and gripping suspense novel? Christopher Greyson NAILED IT with Jack Frost - the latest and possibly greatest in his Jack Stratton series. 

Jack and fiancé Alice land a contract on the highest rated reality show. Only Jack is allowed on set - high atop perilous Mount Minuit, while Alice is forced to stay behind to investigate a previous death on that same set. 

Try as I might, I didn’t figure out “whodunnit” till right before the reveal. That’s the mark of a great writer. I was hooked from the first to the very last page! Highly recommended!

Very grateful to have received a free ARC of Jack Frost from the author and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Christopher Greyson's Jack Stratton series continues with JACK FROST, a mystery that takes its cues from Agatha Christie's AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and adds a very modern setting by going behind the scenes of a reality show.

The story pulled me in and kept me intrigued as Jack and Alice, in two separate locations, tracked down a killer. Clues and red herrings abound, and the reveal both excited me (I figured it out a two or three chapters before Alice and Jack did) and stunned me (I kept thinking, "No, it can't be," even after all the evidence). And the investigation into the deaths of Alice's family also continues with a huge break and some questions answered.

Most definitely looking forward to the next book in the series. Highly recommended!

I received a copy of JACK FROST from the author through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Have read several of his books and always find them compelling and current. Fast paced read. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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