Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
Off the Grid by P. J. Tracy just reached the top of my review stack. I got this one from a publicist at Dutton because she knew I liked thrillers. I was also intrigued by the Minnesota connections. The authors live here and the story is set here. Here is the description:
On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. Later that day, two young men are found in their home a few blocks away, killed execution-style. The next morning, the dead bodies of three more men turn up, savagely murdered in the same neighborhood.This book was released on August 2.
As Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, they learn that there have been similar murders in other cities around the United States. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect that shocks them to the core, uncovering a motive that puts the entire Midwest on high alert and Monkeewrench in the direct line of fire. Before it's all over, Grace and her partners, Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, find themselves in the middle of a shocking collision of violence on a remote northern Minnesota reservation, fighting for their lives.
Sometimes the water was glassy and still, and the boat sat on it like a piece of paper on a flat table.Friday 56:
"You know your problem, Joe?" Claude was trying to fight the dark moment and his own emotions, just like the Chief always did. "You fought in the wrong war. If you'd had to go through what we went through in the 'Nam, you'd be a little tougher. Probably could kick this little illness you got right to the curb."