Obey All Laws

A Probation Case Files Mystery

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Pub Date 09 Jan 2024 | Archive Date 14 Mar 2024
Level Best Books | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Description

When Phoenix probation officer Casey Carson goes to work, she expects naked people to answer doors, meth-addicted clients to hit on her, and angry judges to chew her out in court. After a routine home visit with a client, a Diablo gang member, goes horribly wrong, she knows she must watch her back. Even she must admit that a one-eyed, bad-ass, angry gangster and his crew gunning for her is a bit more than she was trained to handle.

Casey has even more reason to fear Diablo when her cousin Hope goes missing, and it looks like their handiwork. With women vanishing at an alarming rate in the area, police treat Hope’s disappearance as a priority. Still, Casey can’t sit on the sidelines, even with her ex-husband leading the investigation. After she receives information that proves her suspicions about Diablo right, the gang will do anything to keep her from sharing it with police, even if that means taking her on a one-way trip to the desert. 

When Phoenix probation officer Casey Carson goes to work, she expects naked people to answer doors, meth-addicted clients to hit on her, and angry judges to chew her out in court. After a routine...


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eBook: 9781685125356

eBook: 9781685125356


Advance Praise

"A hard-charging crime novel powered by combustible realism and driven by a fresh, new heroine — probation officer Casey Carson. Buckle up for a wild, white-knuckle ride."

— Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Goyette’s Obey All Laws is an incredible debut shot through with true to life details making it an addictive pager turner. Casey Carson is a sharp, spunky series character and I look forward to more.”

— James L’Etoile, award-winning author of Dead Drop and the Detective Emily Hunter series

“A dynamite start to an excellent new series. This is the kind of book that can grow legs and take off just by word of mouth. The character Casey Carson has grit, loyalty and honor. Obey All Laws is a top-notch thriller and I can’t wait for the next one. Author Cindy Goyette is here to stay.”

— David Putnam, bestselling author of The Bruno Johnson series

“From the first page, Obey All Laws had me hooked! A propulsive debut, the novel is laced with realism, wit and heart. And, of course, a crime worthy of Casey Carson’s skills to solve! I can hardly wait to see what the author has in store next! Bravo!”

— Mary Keliikoa, Author of the award-winning Hidden Pieces and Deadly Tides 

"A hard-charging crime novel powered by combustible realism and driven by a fresh, new heroine — probation officer Casey Carson. Buckle up for a wild, white-knuckle ride."

— Lee Goldberg, #1 New York...


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Great book! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one! This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, Action packed, intrigue, mystery, murder, revenge, a great who done it, great plot twist, great police work, and some crazy twists and turns! The storyline was very interesting and kept me glued to my Kindle!! I definitely recommend reading this book as it was well worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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Casey Carson knew she was in trouble as soon as soon as Javier Ramirez opened the door in Obey All Laws: A Probation Case Files Mystery by Cindy Goyette. When she went out to his home to let him know that she was his new probation officer, she had no idea that he was at least six foot four, bulked out thanks to his recent stay in an Arizona Department of Corrections facility, or that was a member of one of the very dangerous Phoenix area gangs. He is most displeased to see her.

Among his issues, is that she is not her cousin Hope Carson. Hope passed the case off to Casey and claimed something about she had a conflict of interest. She told Casey next to nothing and now she has an enraged Javier Ramirez on her hands. It isn’t long before he snaps and gets physical with her.

In the violent aftermath, and she was very lucky to survive, Hope promises to meet her and tell her some stuff. That never happens as soon she is missing. Casey, along with the help of Phoenix Detective, Barry Betz (Casey’s ex), try to find her and that increases the danger level for both of them.

At the same time, Casey also has other clients that she needs to find and work with as they navigate the system, questions about her mother’s recent suicide, and an attractive neighbor just moved in, and lots of other things are happening in Obey All Laws: A Probation Case Files Mystery by Cindy Goyette.

Billed as the first book of a series by the publisher, Level Best Books, the read is a very good one. A complex main character, as well as an extensive supporting cast with their own backstories and complexities, plenty of action, and a twisting and increasingly violent mystery make this one a fun read. If it had come out last year, it would have made my best of the year list.

Obey All Laws: A Probation Case Files Mystery by Cindy Goyette is a mighty good read and well worth your time. It is currently scheduled to come out the 9th, next Tuesday.


My ARC digital reading copy came by way of the publisher, Level Best Books, and NetGalley.


Kevin R. Tipple © 2023

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