Murder on the Lake of Fire
Mikel J. Wilson
(Mourning Dove Mysteries, #1)
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: December 1st 2017
Genres: LGBTQ+, Mystery, Romance
At twenty-three and with a notorious case under his belt, Emory Rome has already garnered fame as a talented special agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. His career is leapfrogging over his colleagues, but the jumping stops when he’s assigned a case he fought to avoid – to investigate an eerie murder in the Smoky Mountain hometown he had abandoned. This mysterious case of a dead teen ice-skater once destined for the pros is just the beginning. In a small town bursting with envious friends and foes, Rome’s own secrets lie just below the surface. The rush to find the murderer before he strikes again pits Rome against artful private investigator, Jeff Woodard. The PI is handsome and smart, seducing Rome and forcing him to confront childhood demons, but Woodard has secrets of his own. He might just be the killer Rome is seeking.
Emory is the Special Agent In Charge at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. He has just come off a case when his boss sends him and his partner Wayne on a new assignment to look into the murder of Britt Algarotti. When Emory finds out the location, his whole body tenses up and fills with dread. Barter Ridge. His hometown.
Upon the meeting of the victims father he meets Jeff, a private investigator hired by the victims father. He is irritated with the PI knowing he will just get in the way and muddy the investigation for him. But he is intrigued by Jeff’s good looks and gorgeous green eyes.
When the investigation leads them to another murdered victim and the clues lead to the water company owned by the victims father, they realize there may be more to the case than the original murder. As they get closer to solving this case more lives are put into jeopardy. Will Emory be able to solve this case before someone else dies? Will Emory be able to fight the attraction to Jeff, especially since some of the leads point to him?
OMG this book is so good!!! An action packed thriller that had me on the edge of my seat biting off my nails. There was action from page one and it continued throughout the whole book. Never a dull moment. And the characters. WOW! They were so engaging and interesting. They leap right off the pages and invite you in. I became so invested in the book, I wanted to solve the murder right along with them.
I love all the neat little tidbits that were inserted into the story. Things like a speakeasy and the unique ways the killer used to off his/her victims. These things made the book even more interesting. That along with the developed characters and settings makes this book worthy of a Best Sellers List.
Let me tell you, this book has some major WTF twists to it. I mean I thought I had it all figured out and then I was proved wrong time and time again. It literally floored me. This series could be the next Alex Cross series. It is that good. I can’t wait to read another one. Mikel Wilson left the story ending with a great opening for another novel. So Mikel if you are reading this review, hurry up I need more. wink wink
*ARC provided by Xpresso Book Tours and Mikel Wilson
Mystery and science fiction author Mikel J. Wilson received widespread critical praise for his debut novel, Sedona: The Lost Vortex, a science fiction book based on the Northern Arizona town’s legends of energy vortexes and dimensional travel. Wilson now draws on his Southern roots for the Mourning Dove Mysteries, a series of novels featuring bizarre murders in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee.
Murder on the Lake of Fire, the first novel in the Mourning Dove Mysteries series, will be available December 1, 2017.
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