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Fatally bound... by one decision with deadly consequences. Hannah opened the backdoor of her house and walked inside, closing the door behind her and locking it. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a vice followed by his right hand pressing a soaked rag to her face. Gasping for air she breathed in the fumes from the rag. She convulsed and th Fatally bound... by one decision with deadly consequences. Hannah opened the backdoor of her house and walked inside, closing the door behind her and locking it. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a vice followed by his right hand pressing a soaked rag to her face. Gasping for air she breathed in the fumes from the rag. She convulsed and thrashed but the man was immense and she couldn't break free. Fatally bound... by one killer with deadly intentions. A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission leaving a trail of women’s bodies behind with little or no evidence. The hunt for the killer will put Mac McRyan and Dara Wire in harm's way testing their partnership, resolve and endurance like never before. Fatally Bound... A suspenseful and nerve-fraying murder mystery with an ingenious plot. NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes has crafted another addictive pulse-pounding thriller filled with his trademark twists and turns. Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON: FIRST CASE - prequel THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY DEADLY STILLWATER FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Special edition 3 book box set (prequel, #1, #2) ELECTING TO MURDER FIRST CASE - McRyan Mystery Series prequel A prestigious job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life. But then, as it so often does, life gets in the way and changes the course you have selected. For Mac McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the "family business" - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, the ruggedly handsome Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn't add up. In an emotional investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE. DEADLY STILLWATER - McRyan Mystery Series MIPA - Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY Box Set - McRyan Mystery Series Special edition box set containing the first three books - FIRST CASE, DEADLY STILLWATER, and THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY. ELECTING TO MURDER - McRyan Mystery Series Ruthless killers...grizzly deaths...escalating stakes... A clandestine late night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy St. Paul motel, a mysterious female investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide McRyan with the ultimate test in Electing To Murder.


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Fatally bound... by one decision with deadly consequences. Hannah opened the backdoor of her house and walked inside, closing the door behind her and locking it. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a vice followed by his right hand pressing a soaked rag to her face. Gasping for air she breathed in the fumes from the rag. She convulsed and th Fatally bound... by one decision with deadly consequences. Hannah opened the backdoor of her house and walked inside, closing the door behind her and locking it. Out of the dark his massive left arm wrapped around her chest like a vice followed by his right hand pressing a soaked rag to her face. Gasping for air she breathed in the fumes from the rag. She convulsed and thrashed but the man was immense and she couldn't break free. Fatally bound... by one killer with deadly intentions. A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission leaving a trail of women’s bodies behind with little or no evidence. The hunt for the killer will put Mac McRyan and Dara Wire in harm's way testing their partnership, resolve and endurance like never before. Fatally Bound... A suspenseful and nerve-fraying murder mystery with an ingenious plot. NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, Roger Stelljes has crafted another addictive pulse-pounding thriller filled with his trademark twists and turns. Vince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." ALSO AVAILABLE ON AMAZON: FIRST CASE - prequel THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY DEADLY STILLWATER FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Special edition 3 book box set (prequel, #1, #2) ELECTING TO MURDER FIRST CASE - McRyan Mystery Series prequel A prestigious job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life. But then, as it so often does, life gets in the way and changes the course you have selected. For Mac McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the "family business" - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, the ruggedly handsome Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn't add up. In an emotional investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE. DEADLY STILLWATER - McRyan Mystery Series MIPA - Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY Box Set - McRyan Mystery Series Special edition box set containing the first three books - FIRST CASE, DEADLY STILLWATER, and THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY. ELECTING TO MURDER - McRyan Mystery Series Ruthless killers...grizzly deaths...escalating stakes... A clandestine late night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy St. Paul motel, a mysterious female investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide McRyan with the ultimate test in Electing To Murder.

30 review for Fatally Bound

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    Well, they did it. Mac and Sally moved to Washington. Michael MacKenzie McRyan, a St. Paul police detective and Dara Wire, a former FBI agent, helped solve a case involving election fraud that helped Minnesota governor James Thompson get elected president. Mac’s girlfriend, Sally Kennedy, worked on the campaign and is now working as White House Deputy Communications Director. Mac, now filthy rich thanks to his part ownership in a coffee shop paying big dividends, has quit his job and purchased a Well, they did it. Mac and Sally moved to Washington. Michael MacKenzie McRyan, a St. Paul police detective and Dara Wire, a former FBI agent, helped solve a case involving election fraud that helped Minnesota governor James Thompson get elected president. Mac’s girlfriend, Sally Kennedy, worked on the campaign and is now working as White House Deputy Communications Director. Mac, now filthy rich thanks to his part ownership in a coffee shop paying big dividends, has quit his job and purchased a brownstone in D.C. Now, in Fatally Bound, the couple has a new life in our nation's capital. Does Mac miss policework? Oh, heck yeah! He won’t necessarily admit it, but when the occasion arises, he may not say no. For instance, when Sally has out-of-town trips, he treks back home to St. Paul to assist the gang with cases. Then there’s the FBI. Both he and Dara were offered full-time jobs with the Bureau. Both declined. But when the daughter of a friend of the President is viciously murdered, “the Judge” and Sally use their influence to rope in the dynamic duo to work with the Feds to find the killer. Do the agents welcome the outsiders with open arms? Of course not. But the director is persuasive, and they really have no other choice. Besides, Mac and Wire will be running a parallel investigation. It’s what they do, and they do it extremely well. To make a long – very long – story short, there are multiple murders. The victims are butchered, their midsections carved in the shape of a cross. A Biblical message is left for the police to find, leading them to dub the killer “The Reaper,” as in “ye shall reap what ye sow.” Mac wonders what it is that these women did that has now come back to haunt them. This does not appear to be the usual MO of a serial killer but the “of the rails” revenge of someone who perceives a great injustice. I had no problem figuring out who was behind the killings, but Stelljes did a good job of walking through Mac’s thought processes and the police procedures. The killer seemed to have a sixth sense about what the FBI and the two Special Agents would do next; it was very much a game of cat-and-mouse. The biggest question was, who was really the victim the Reaper wanted? There were a few minor surprises at the end but nothing earthshaking. The strength of the novel, in my mind, was the continued character development of McRyan and Kennedy. As a professional cop, Mac is confident, even brash. When pushed, he has an “Irish” temper. Away from the job, he can be quite a romantic, and it is always nice to see that side of him. Sally is dedicated to her job too, and together, they sometimes have some fireworks. I missed the St. Paul setting. D.C. is foreign territory, especially for Mac. I think the pressure gets to him, especially from the press, and I got the feeling that he’d prefer to be back in the smaller city of St. Paul. I found myself hoping that the stay in Washington will be brief and that the couple will be back in their home turf sooner rather than later. 3.5 stars

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Fatally Bound is the fourth book in the McRyan Mystery Series. In Fatally Bound Michael McKenzie McRyan had taken leave of absence from the St Paul Police Department to allow his girlfriend Sally Kenndy to work for the President of the USA in Washington DC. Michael McKenzie McRyan was renovation his home in Washington DC until a young woman was murdered in her home who was political connect in Washington. The death of Natalie caused Michael McKenzie McRyan to become part of the investigation. Re Fatally Bound is the fourth book in the McRyan Mystery Series. In Fatally Bound Michael McKenzie McRyan had taken leave of absence from the St Paul Police Department to allow his girlfriend Sally Kenndy to work for the President of the USA in Washington DC. Michael McKenzie McRyan was renovation his home in Washington DC until a young woman was murdered in her home who was political connect in Washington. The death of Natalie caused Michael McKenzie McRyan to become part of the investigation. Readers of Fatally Bound will follow the twist and turns into the murder investigation and will be surprised and happy with the ending of this book. I have fallen in love with the McRyan Mystery Series and the main character Michael McKenzie McRyan. I like the way Roger Stelljes describes law enforcement and legislative procedures. Also, I like the way Roger Stelljes portrays his characters and the way they interact with each other. Fatally Bound is well written by Roger Stelljes and he makes sure that the readers feel like they are part of the story. I also enjoy the way Roger Stelljes ensure that the law enforcement officers are kind and gentle not bullies even with suspects. Readers of Fatally Bound will learn about Rave parties and the consequences of given young one's drugs and alcohol. Fatally Bound will highlight to the readers the stress and the long hours that staff work when working at the White House. I recommend this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jim A

    The "Mac" McRyan show has moved to Washington, D.C. In so doing, Stelljes lost touch with what, in my opinion, made his books such fun reads. His love of the St. Paul, MN. area is evident in the manner he wrote about it. He was able to weave the plots around the area. Not so with this novel. Sally Kennedy has taken a job at the White House and Mac has followed her to D.C. But Stelljes writes about D.C. and the surrounding area like he was a tourist. There's nothing there, just flat descriptions. The "Mac" McRyan show has moved to Washington, D.C. In so doing, Stelljes lost touch with what, in my opinion, made his books such fun reads. His love of the St. Paul, MN. area is evident in the manner he wrote about it. He was able to weave the plots around the area. Not so with this novel. Sally Kennedy has taken a job at the White House and Mac has followed her to D.C. But Stelljes writes about D.C. and the surrounding area like he was a tourist. There's nothing there, just flat descriptions. The story itself is really nothing special. The usual McRyan police procedural, with the usual leaps of faith and the Stelljes trademark of recapping parts of the story over and over again to pad the page count. I won't even get into the director of the FBI giving Mac so much authority and latitude to run an investigation when he (Mac) is basically a temp employee. While it's a fun read, be prepared to check credulity at the library desk.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tulay

    Suspenseful story. Fatally bound for what they did and didn't do after. Accident killed the young girl, years later serial killer full of revenge started the killings. MacRyan called in to find the killer. This book wasn't as good as the others in this series. Suspenseful story. Fatally bound for what they did and didn't do after. Accident killed the young girl, years later serial killer full of revenge started the killings. MacRyan called in to find the killer. This book wasn't as good as the others in this series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth Schaeffer

    I have read all of the McRyan books and have to say I loved them all. Fatally Bound was no exception. If you have not had a chance to read these books please take the time as they are very entertaining and an example of excellent story telling. I can't wait for the next book. Thanks Roger for taking the chance on your talents and writing this series. I have read all of the McRyan books and have to say I loved them all. Fatally Bound was no exception. If you have not had a chance to read these books please take the time as they are very entertaining and an example of excellent story telling. I can't wait for the next book. Thanks Roger for taking the chance on your talents and writing this series.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Carol Pearce

    Absolutely loved it! I really enjoy the McRyan Mystery Series and am very anxious for the next book to this series. I think it might be called " To Receive New". Absolutely loved it! I really enjoy the McRyan Mystery Series and am very anxious for the next book to this series. I think it might be called " To Receive New".

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    Really enjoyable, entertaining, interesting and engaging story. Action, mystery and suspense. While this book is part of a series each book can be read as stand alone. This is my first Mac McRyan mystery, I really enjoyed it. Great lead characters. The story pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go. You know it's a well written story when you can empathize/have compassion for a killer. If you like mystery/thrillers this book is worth your time. I need to go back and read the rest of the book Really enjoyable, entertaining, interesting and engaging story. Action, mystery and suspense. While this book is part of a series each book can be read as stand alone. This is my first Mac McRyan mystery, I really enjoyed it. Great lead characters. The story pulls you in from the start and doesn't let go. You know it's a well written story when you can empathize/have compassion for a killer. If you like mystery/thrillers this book is worth your time. I need to go back and read the rest of the books. Johnny Peppers did a really good job with the narration. Very nice pleasant voice. Nice even pacing. Of coarse the male voices were great. The female voices all sounded basically the same but I had no problem understanding which character was speaking. All around nice job with the narration. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.com

  8. 5 out of 5

    Teressa

    I listened to the Audible version of this book. "A Pretty Good Crime Mystery" "Fatally Bound" was a good listen. It was somewhat frightening at times when the sicko had Hannah. This is the first book in the series that I've listened to but I think it was fine as a stand alone. There was a lot of story here as well as a lot of little details. That's what I liked about the author, Roger Stelljes' work. It was an overall decent story. Johnny Peppers narration was good as the men characters but his wom I listened to the Audible version of this book. "A Pretty Good Crime Mystery" "Fatally Bound" was a good listen. It was somewhat frightening at times when the sicko had Hannah. This is the first book in the series that I've listened to but I think it was fine as a stand alone. There was a lot of story here as well as a lot of little details. That's what I liked about the author, Roger Stelljes' work. It was an overall decent story. Johnny Peppers narration was good as the men characters but his woman's voices need some work. I can imagine it's probably difficult to pull off. Otherwise, I think he kept them all with distinct personas which is what really matters. He did a nice job. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mike Kennedy

    I started out reading this book with low expectations. I was disappointed the have Mac relocated to Washington D.C. Those low expectations hung around a little as the book was sort of a slow start,,but they did go away as the pace picked up. By the end, it was a page turner that I absolutely loved. The Reaper was a great complex character who helped drive the story. While I wish the story was based in Saint Paul, having Mac working for the FBI was interesting too. It gave him a little more power I started out reading this book with low expectations. I was disappointed the have Mac relocated to Washington D.C. Those low expectations hung around a little as the book was sort of a slow start,,but they did go away as the pace picked up. By the end, it was a page turner that I absolutely loved. The Reaper was a great complex character who helped drive the story. While I wish the story was based in Saint Paul, having Mac working for the FBI was interesting too. It gave him a little more power and allowed the story to venture around upper east coast. If you liked the rest of this series, you will like this book too. If you haven't read any of Stelljes books, I recommend that you do.

  10. 4 out of 5

    angela yargus

    A Bit Tedious I struggled a few times, reading this Stellije novel. I realize the author has to bring in background on Mac and Wire...that I can handle, but the rest of the case is "interesting" but too lengthy for getting to the Mac we have come to love and admire. He is still a great, intelligent, dogged lawman. I like how Stellije gives his readers the GREAT question to mull over days after finishing the book...Who is the more guilty? Is it wrong for the reader to feel compassion for "The Reape A Bit Tedious I struggled a few times, reading this Stellije novel. I realize the author has to bring in background on Mac and Wire...that I can handle, but the rest of the case is "interesting" but too lengthy for getting to the Mac we have come to love and admire. He is still a great, intelligent, dogged lawman. I like how Stellije gives his readers the GREAT question to mull over days after finishing the book...Who is the more guilty? Is it wrong for the reader to feel compassion for "The Reaper"? The good thing about this story is teaching each person to "pay as you go".

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Another absolutely fantastic book!! I have to say for the first time I knew who the killer was but never saw that ending coming!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Debbie Oxier

    I have so enjoyed this series. Too bad they haven't made a movie out of one of them. Mac McRyan and Dara Wire make a great team. While the first few books were set in Minnesota, this one moves to Washington D. C. McRyan's girlfriend, Sally, goes to Washington to work for the White House so Mac follows her there. Having come into a lot of money, Mac doesn't really need to work. When Sally asks him for a favor, wants him to look into a case, he agrees. He's once again partnered with Dara. They've I have so enjoyed this series. Too bad they haven't made a movie out of one of them. Mac McRyan and Dara Wire make a great team. While the first few books were set in Minnesota, this one moves to Washington D. C. McRyan's girlfriend, Sally, goes to Washington to work for the White House so Mac follows her there. Having come into a lot of money, Mac doesn't really need to work. When Sally asks him for a favor, wants him to look into a case, he agrees. He's once again partnered with Dara. They've worked together before having been involved in a couple of high profile cases that ended with justice being done, the bad guys dealt with satisfactorily. In this case, young women are being killed, their bodies posed in the fetal position, a cross carved into them. There is always a Bible verse left at the scene making mention of the fact the victim was reaping what she sowed. As Mac and Dara dig in, it takes them awhile to establish a connection or a motive. Then they stumble upon a photograph of several women together, their victims included, a photo from some kind of party several years before. It appears the women in the photo are being specifically targeted although, at this point, they aren't sure why. And so far only a couple of dead bodies have been accounted for, meaning Mac and Dara have their work cut out for them. Not only do they have to find the killer, but they have to identify the other women in the photo and get to them before the man the media has dubbed The Reaper reaches them first. Suddenly they're in a race against time and the clock is ticking! Loved the plot, the characters, and the time element that kept me on the edge of my seat. The author did a good job with the suspense and also the killer's reason for doing what he did to the victims. I also liked the killer's interaction with McRyan and Dare where they actually got in a physical fight with the guy and came out on the short end of the stick. It made the characters more human and exposed a vulnerable side of them you don't see too often in books of this type. Added to the appeal of the book. I'm really glad I found this series. The author has earned a place on my list of favorites to read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ann Reed

    Fatally Bound Roger Stelljis has done it again. He stepped up and hit a Grand Slam with this novel. Drawing on his Det. McRyan, again, the story takes us to DC, PA, NY and MD to bring this mystery to an end. Women were being viciously murdered and no one knew why or by whom. This case goes back to an unsolved death seven years before and the the great team of McRyan and Wire are called into the case to help the FBI who are baffled by these killings which seem to be randomNess is a can,t put down b Fatally Bound Roger Stelljis has done it again. He stepped up and hit a Grand Slam with this novel. Drawing on his Det. McRyan, again, the story takes us to DC, PA, NY and MD to bring this mystery to an end. Women were being viciously murdered and no one knew why or by whom. This case goes back to an unsolved death seven years before and the the great team of McRyan and Wire are called into the case to help the FBI who are baffled by these killings which seem to be randomNess is a can,t put down book that should be up with the best.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Excellent paring of partners. This is the second book I have read by this author. The blending of action and storyline is quite impressive. I definitely will be on the lookout for more stories about Mac and Wire. The blending of action and background information was very nice. The depth of intrigue and storyline really keeps you turning pages, or on my Kindle swiping page after page. Definitely worth your time. I love having a great conclusion at the end of the story.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bpp531

    Enjoyed story line. If I could I would give book 4.5 stars. I felt the ending was rushed, especially how they got Mychal Richardson to admit to the murder. I also felt that having the team come from MN to visit Mac was a bit cheesy and didn't really add much to the story line. Overall I enjoy this series and the characters in the series. Enjoyed story line. If I could I would give book 4.5 stars. I felt the ending was rushed, especially how they got Mychal Richardson to admit to the murder. I also felt that having the team come from MN to visit Mac was a bit cheesy and didn't really add much to the story line. Overall I enjoy this series and the characters in the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Marcia Witherspoon

    Lots of action and suspense Even though I thought it was a little too long it turned out to be a great read. There was plenty of action and a lot of suspense. I liked most of the characters and I especially liked the villain who was just as efficient as the good guys. The political aspect was a plus to the story and very unique. Would definitely recommend.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Gregory D Glover

    INTERESTING AND COMPELLING READ INTERESTING AND COMPELLING READ This book kept me enthralled throughout the entire book and the ending was especially interesting. Well worth the time to read and enjoy. I look forward to the next book in the series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Susan Murphree

    this was a book I could not put down it was so good

  19. 5 out of 5

    Elissa

    Following closely on the heels of Book 4 [[ASIN:B00BNVVP2W Electing To Murder: A compelling crime thriller (Mac McRyan Mystery Series Book)]], Mac finds himself drawn, with his recent partner Dara Wire, into the investigation of a horrific crime spree. You need not have read any of the previous novels to become fully engrossed in this standalone thriller, although the story is richer with the added depth of background. I have been listening happily [AUDIO] to the second box set encompassing the Following closely on the heels of Book 4 [[ASIN:B00BNVVP2W Electing To Murder: A compelling crime thriller (Mac McRyan Mystery Series Book)]], Mac finds himself drawn, with his recent partner Dara Wire, into the investigation of a horrific crime spree. You need not have read any of the previous novels to become fully engrossed in this standalone thriller, although the story is richer with the added depth of background. I have been listening happily [AUDIO] to the second box set encompassing the 4th through 6th books in the series [[ASIN:B074DZCNX1 Mysteries, Thrillers and Killers: Crime Thriller Box Set: Mac McRyan Mystery Series, Books 4-6]], of which "Fatally Bound" is #5. Narrator Johnny Peppers infuses the drama with the right touch of grittiness and urgency, keeping you focused on the action. Disclaimer: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

  20. 4 out of 5

    Azlin Bloor

    Absolutely brilliant! I'm so glad to have come across Roger Stelljes and his McRyan series a month or so ago. I was hooked from book 1, and the series has gone from strength to strength. Fatally Bound, like all the books so far, is fast paced, with believable characters you get a chance to know, and a great, multi layered plot. I don't feel like I've read it all before. And what I like about the stories is that they are never as clear cut as you think. My biggest problem was putting it down at m Absolutely brilliant! I'm so glad to have come across Roger Stelljes and his McRyan series a month or so ago. I was hooked from book 1, and the series has gone from strength to strength. Fatally Bound, like all the books so far, is fast paced, with believable characters you get a chance to know, and a great, multi layered plot. I don't feel like I've read it all before. And what I like about the stories is that they are never as clear cut as you think. My biggest problem was putting it down at midnight so I can get some sort of a good night's sleep. One confession: I'm not a fan of Sally's. I think she's an unnecessary distraction, she's also more than a touch annoying. I do like Dara though. Last word: thank you, Roger, for making the series available on Kindle Unlimited. I wish more big name authors would do that.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    Before you start this book, please realize it is the fifth one of a series. While it could be read as a standalone, I would recommend you start with the first title in order to understand all of the back story of the main characters. The author does a great job of getting you into the story, making you feel as if you are right in the middle of the action. It is a page turner, and I stayed up late one night in an unsuccessful effort of trying to finish. This is one of those series that gets better Before you start this book, please realize it is the fifth one of a series. While it could be read as a standalone, I would recommend you start with the first title in order to understand all of the back story of the main characters. The author does a great job of getting you into the story, making you feel as if you are right in the middle of the action. It is a page turner, and I stayed up late one night in an unsuccessful effort of trying to finish. This is one of those series that gets better with each new episode rather than the author resting on his or her laurels. If you enjoyed the previous novels in this series, I am very confident you will enjoy this one, also.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Abishere

    The 4 star rating is quite generous. The story is good and is well build up. It reads like a Columbo Episode which I like very much. What I did not like are 2 things in particular. The Multiple Case recaps given by McRyan and Dora when they encounter new characters and the constant revering of McRyan by all other Characters in the book and this is done by Peers, President, Killer, ‘the’ Judge and everybody else who breathes the rarified air that McRyan breathes. We know McRyan in an exceptionall The 4 star rating is quite generous. The story is good and is well build up. It reads like a Columbo Episode which I like very much. What I did not like are 2 things in particular. The Multiple Case recaps given by McRyan and Dora when they encounter new characters and the constant revering of McRyan by all other Characters in the book and this is done by Peers, President, Killer, ‘the’ Judge and everybody else who breathes the rarified air that McRyan breathes. We know McRyan in an exceptionally handsome, well hung, master detective with a Hot girlfriend to boot. But to have that stated a dozen times in 400 pages is a bit too much.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Shirley Swartz

    Great read Read the whole series. Great stories, good plots, fantastic characters don’t know what else you could want. I would recommend the whole series to anyone who likes a good mystery. Also a great way to spend a relaxing time and still keep you mind sharp because you won’t always see where these stories are going to take you loved all my short time reading these I could not put them down until I finished.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amk256 King

    I started this book and realised I had read them out of order .... which I don’t do if I can help it! It wouldn’t matter tbh but that’s just me! It was well written, absorbing and a very enjoyable read. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good murder/mystery/thriller. I’m not going into detail of the story ... it’s been done before! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series 😊

  25. 4 out of 5

    Doreen

    Excellent! This was terrific—- nonstop excitement! I do not read books involving politics so did not read book 4 in this series. This does include politics but is essentially a police and FBI murder procedural. Mac and Dara are “ helping” the FBI with the hunt for a serial—— or is he? Their investigation is intense, fast paced, and thorough. As clues mount, so does the body count. The solution and finale are shocking and satisfying!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Stumpf

    Wonderful addition to the McRyan series. I hope the string of 4-5 star novels continues with the future novels. The characters are well developed. I find myself caring about Mac, Sally, and Wire. The plot is well thought out, and revealed with a few plot twists that are unexpected and also believable. My only issue with the plot of this story was (non-spoiler) when Mac gets into the heated discussion with the reporter outside the clinic, the punishment does not seem realistic.

  27. 4 out of 5

    John C. Rohdin

    A Good Pace. While not as action packed as it's predecessor, this book had its moments. There was a good amount of filler that I figured the author felt added to the characters development. All in all though the story was entertaining. I'm still looking for the book I can't know what is going to happen before he tells me. I'm glad there is only two books left. A Good Pace. While not as action packed as it's predecessor, this book had its moments. There was a good amount of filler that I figured the author felt added to the characters development. All in all though the story was entertaining. I'm still looking for the book I can't know what is going to happen before he tells me. I'm glad there is only two books left.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Kirkwood

    Super ending! What a great storyline. This book was interesting, to say the least. BUT what cop has millions, a wife who works for the President and is treated like a king? NONE that I know of and I've seen lots. The story is getting a little much. I hope the next one I read comes off a little better. Joyce Super ending! What a great storyline. This book was interesting, to say the least. BUT what cop has millions, a wife who works for the President and is treated like a king? NONE that I know of and I've seen lots. The story is getting a little much. I hope the next one I read comes off a little better. Joyce

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kate Hennessy-keimig

    Another good one. I enjoy this series partially because it is set in my home town and it's fun to know the places where the events in the books happen. But I have also come to really like the characters and find the plots intriguing and engrossing. I found myself hoping as I finished this book that another in the series was available. Another good one. I enjoy this series partially because it is set in my home town and it's fun to know the places where the events in the books happen. But I have also come to really like the characters and find the plots intriguing and engrossing. I found myself hoping as I finished this book that another in the series was available.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Eddy

    I enjoyed this book. The interplay between the two main characters was snappy and engaging. The plot held enough twists and turns that I didn't immediately see the end game. However, I thought the story continued on just a little too long. I found myself getting a tad bit impatient towards the end. That said, I'd definitely read more by this author and with these characters. I enjoyed this book. The interplay between the two main characters was snappy and engaging. The plot held enough twists and turns that I didn't immediately see the end game. However, I thought the story continued on just a little too long. I found myself getting a tad bit impatient towards the end. That said, I'd definitely read more by this author and with these characters.

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