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Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He’s lucky to be alive. He’s lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department. But when a star cop is brutally murdered, he’s assigned to find her killer. The crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on the peaceful college campus nearby, whe Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He’s lucky to be alive. He’s lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department. But when a star cop is brutally murdered, he’s assigned to find her killer. The crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on the peaceful college campus nearby, where his friend Cheryl Beth Wilson is teaching nursing. The two young victims were her students. Most homicides are routine, the suspects readily apparent. These are definitely not. Once again, this unlikely pair teams up to pursue a sadistic predator before he kills again. But finding him will mean uncovering some of the darkest secrets in a Midwestern metropolis where change is slow, tradition and history lay as thick as the summer humidity, and lethal danger can hide in the most respected places. 


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Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He’s lucky to be alive. He’s lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department. But when a star cop is brutally murdered, he’s assigned to find her killer. The crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on the peaceful college campus nearby, whe Cincinnati homicide Detective Will Borders now walks with a cane and lives alone with constant discomfort. He’s lucky to be alive. He’s lucky to have a job, as public information officer for the department. But when a star cop is brutally murdered, he’s assigned to find her killer. The crime bears a chilling similarity to killings on the peaceful college campus nearby, where his friend Cheryl Beth Wilson is teaching nursing. The two young victims were her students. Most homicides are routine, the suspects readily apparent. These are definitely not. Once again, this unlikely pair teams up to pursue a sadistic predator before he kills again. But finding him will mean uncovering some of the darkest secrets in a Midwestern metropolis where change is slow, tradition and history lay as thick as the summer humidity, and lethal danger can hide in the most respected places. 

30 review for Powers of Arrest

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elli

    This is the third book in this series set in Cincinnati involving several characters who have known each other for years. Characters are well developed although I think the pain nurse could be allowed to be presented as a little stronger than she was, because she certainly is a strong and caring woman. It involves a murderer who wants to be known for his great murders...a real sicko! And it is well executed. The David Mapstone murders were very good including their tie in to Phoenix historical e This is the third book in this series set in Cincinnati involving several characters who have known each other for years. Characters are well developed although I think the pain nurse could be allowed to be presented as a little stronger than she was, because she certainly is a strong and caring woman. It involves a murderer who wants to be known for his great murders...a real sicko! And it is well executed. The David Mapstone murders were very good including their tie in to Phoenix historical events. And I think the pain nurse and detective friends are also providing a very good series to the reader. Jon Talton is an interesting writer and talented at putting his material together for a good story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    Entertaining storyline but doesn't appear the author is keeping this series going. Moving on to his series with Arizona as a backdrop (The David Capstone Mysteries). What drew me to this author in the first place is that he uses Poisoned Pen Press , which is right down the street.

  3. 4 out of 5

    David L. Haven, Jr.

    A Procedural With Heart, Suffering, Longing, Jon Talton has outdone himself with this book. In Cincinnati 2, Det. Will Borders teams up with Cheryl Beth R.N. to foil a serial killer. The story has so many realistic elements that I wondered how much is written from biography. So I wrote the Author. Mr. Talton has given voice to many of us spinal patients who lack his talent at description and verve. That feeling one has when told things will never be the same as they were, that one's services are A Procedural With Heart, Suffering, Longing, Jon Talton has outdone himself with this book. In Cincinnati 2, Det. Will Borders teams up with Cheryl Beth R.N. to foil a serial killer. The story has so many realistic elements that I wondered how much is written from biography. So I wrote the Author. Mr. Talton has given voice to many of us spinal patients who lack his talent at description and verve. That feeling one has when told things will never be the same as they were, that one's services are no longer needed, that a wheelchair can be comfortable. Or better yet, just to stay in a recliner. One's head screams to be useful, while one legs defy persuasion. The story is not merely about a determined disabled cop and a willing nurse, but brings us behind the scene of the Arts, Television, Education and the peculiarity of blue collar cop with the taste and appreciation of the upper class world. This is truly a memorable novel, one I am pleased to recommend.

  4. 5 out of 5

    T

    Reading out of order again, oh well. Don't even know if I have the first book, wondered about some things but didn't disturb me much, I'm used to reading out of order. At any rate, different series from the Talton Mapstone books. This one set in Cincinnati and focusing on a policeman, who in this particular story is the Public Information Officer (PIO), and recovering from medical issues that has left him in pain and with physical disabilities that may be temporary. Someone(s) has killed a realit Reading out of order again, oh well. Don't even know if I have the first book, wondered about some things but didn't disturb me much, I'm used to reading out of order. At any rate, different series from the Talton Mapstone books. This one set in Cincinnati and focusing on a policeman, who in this particular story is the Public Information Officer (PIO), and recovering from medical issues that has left him in pain and with physical disabilities that may be temporary. Someone(s) has killed a reality show police office, two women and one man, a symphony cello musician, and maybe PIO Will Borders' stepson is implicated.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kathy

    I have previously read one of Jon Talton's works, South Phoenix Blues, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Powers of Arrest is a different series set in Cincinnati not Phoenix. I never really thought of Cincinnati is an interesting place before this novel. Now I feel like it definitely deserves a visit! I really enjoyed this mystery thriller. It grabbed my attention right from the start. Great characters, interesting relationships, plenty of action and a setting that was new to me. I was really cheering I have previously read one of Jon Talton's works, South Phoenix Blues, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Powers of Arrest is a different series set in Cincinnati not Phoenix. I never really thought of Cincinnati is an interesting place before this novel. Now I feel like it definitely deserves a visit! I really enjoyed this mystery thriller. It grabbed my attention right from the start. Great characters, interesting relationships, plenty of action and a setting that was new to me. I was really cheering for Will Borders to solve the crime and to get the girl. Powers of Arrest is a great read. It publishes May 1st. Pre-order a copy today.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    I got tired of hearing Will complain about his disability, but not as tired as he would get of having it, probably. This was a very complicated story, but the conclusion was pretty good. Incomplete, maybe. This book makes me want to look at the nine other stories Mr. Talton has produced. Using Cincinnati as the setting for this was a clever move, too, since it is not overexposed like some cities. I like the way the author showed the relationship between Will and his partner and his girlfriend.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Can't figure it out. I love this author's Phoenix series, but the Cincinnati series...uh, uh. The main character has had a tumor removed from his back and so was put on sick leave from his job as a homicide cop...OK, he's in pain, but he whines about it....constantly. And the female lead..they just don't click. Both the main characters seem so wooden, the plot was interesting, but the characters just spoiled the read for me.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    Worse than the first. I read this second book to see where the two lead characters from the first book, "The Pain Nurse," would end up. The story started itself started out promising with a punch to the gut, then it unraveled from there.

  9. 4 out of 5

    dmsburns

    9. Well written to keep interest. About a Cincinnati detective Will, who had a sojnaltor and walked with a limp. He solves the murder of nursing students and a female officer Falls in love with the nurse he had when he had surgery. Audio book may 2013

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Beason

    A very good read from an author new to me. I loved the setting and I really want to visit Cincinnati now. Preferably when a serial killer is not on the loose. I will definitely look for more books by Jon Talton.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sherry

    A really good mystery.

  12. 5 out of 5

    John Machata

    Solid. Characters of interest and true to life. Plot plausible. Cincinnati architecture, neighborhood, mores figure prominently. Well edited. I will read more by Mr. Talton.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Hall

    What a great book. Overall well written and I loved the main detective. I'm hoping there are more books with him as the main guy.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sheila

    Good story set in Cleveland.

  15. 4 out of 5

    JoAnn Ainsworth

    Kept me interested, but the final conflict lacked the tension that makes a satisfactory ending.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tom

    Picked this one off the new books shelf. Writing OK, too much gore for my taste.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    If you enjoy reading mysteries set in Cincinnati, you'll enjoy this. While the writing isn't awesome, the description of Cincinnati scenes is great and the characters are enjoyable.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Denis

    First book I've read in the series. It was very good

  19. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Cousens

    Detective Will Borders' second mystery. A good read with enough twists to keep even the experienced mystery solver guessing until the end.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Andy Plonka

    I've only read one other book by this author, but I will make time to rectify that error. He creates interesting engaging characters and has quite the command of the English language.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Laura

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jody

  23. 4 out of 5

    Bettyb

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jackie Molen Feuerbacher

  25. 5 out of 5

    S

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pat

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

  28. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jan

  30. 4 out of 5

    JoDee

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