Body Zoo

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Pub Date Jun 08 2021 | Archive Date May 25 2021

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Private Investigator Jim Bean is back in Body Zoo, Book 3 of the Sin City Investigations series. This time he learns the hard way that sometimes, a missing person has good motive to run.

When PI Jim Bean is called to what he believes is a simple insurance investigation, he finds himself wrapped up in a case that’s more complicated than anything he could have imagined.

There’s a torched trailer. A missing woman with a dark past. And a family with sinister secrets to hide.

Jim quickly realizes that if he wants to find Emilee, the missing woman, he’s going to have to get closer to the Ward family—and untangle their twisted web of lies.

But the closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous things become. And when Jim gets caught up in the gruesome events, he realizes that he’s not just fighting to save Emilee—he’s fighting to save himself.

Private Investigator Jim Bean is back in Body Zoo, Book 3 of the Sin City Investigations series. This time he learns the hard way that sometimes, a missing person has good motive to run.

When PI Jim...

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In “Body Zoo,” Book 3 in the Sin City Investigations series, PI Jim Bean is working hard to build up his small private investigation business. His current assignment appears to be a slam-dunk, a simple investigation into an insurance claim for fire damages. The owner of the mobile home lost in the fire is happy because the insurance company has agreed to pay the claim. The police are happy because there were no victims lost in the fire. Jim Bean is not happy because he can’t understand why nobody is concerned about Emilee, the young female tenant who has gone missing. Who really is Emilee? Where is she? What caused her to run? Why does he even care when nobody else does? Because Jim Bean is not the kind of investigator that leaves unanswered questions alone. When Jim’s search for the missing Emilee crosses state lines into a virtually uninhabited part of Utah, he crosses into a macabre world that nobody should ever witness. A world where death is art. A world where his and Emilee’s lives are at stake.

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Fans of Private Investigator Jim Bean won’t be disappointed in this third installment in the Sin City Investigations Series. When the PI gets what should be an easy insurance investigation case, he learns not all missing persons want to be found. A rundown trailer is torched and the woman who lived there is blamed, but in his search to find Emilee, Jim Bean is pulled into a complex, dark world where a family secretly operates a sinister enterprise. Jim Bean must save Emilee and himself in this twisty, shrewdly plotted story. J.D. Allen paints a vivid portrait with great characters and intricate settings. Highly recommended.

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Part thriller, part PI novel, BODY ZOO is J.D. Allen firing on every cylinder. It's smart, twisting, frequently twisted, and never slows down on its foot is on the pedal. Allen's Jim Bean is a deeply appealing protagonist, all PI but never beholden to cliches—Philip Marlowe would never have worn tactical pants—while still fighting the good fight to a crackerjack ending.

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3rd book in the Sin City Investigations Series – Jim Bean PI – simple Insurance Claim investigation, he figures it out but something doesn’t feel right, his gut tells him there is more, and so it goes downhill from there. Once again great story, love the way the characters are evolving and Jim Bean is building, reluctantly a team.
Looking forward to book 4
Thank you to NetGalley and Severn River Publishing for an early read for my honest opinion.

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