MURDER IN THE PARK
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A deputy legal counsel to the White House is found dead in Fort Marcy Park, and after an investigation marred with mistakes and inconsistencies, his death is finally ruled a suicide. Eight years later, a new president is determined to clean-up all his predecessor's "dirty laundry" by offering the mission to the newly promoted Lt. Col. Michael Correa, U.S. Army Special Forces. "Seeing as who could be implicated in Victor Fallon's death, I thought you'd jump at the chance" he tells Michael. Reluctantly accepting the covert mission, along with a small, handpicked team, the commander-in-chief reminds Michael that "the jungle's now concrete and the enemy wears suits" After reading the official report on Fallon's death, Michael's first stop is the former first lady, Harriet Pearson, who from the outset begins to plot with CIA deputy director, Charles Ashburn, on ways to rid themselves of Michael - permanently. The terrorist attacks on 9/11 interrupt the mission, but eleven months later, Michael resurfaces, more determined than ever to expose Harriet's illegal activities. The list of homicides quickly grows. With an undercover DEA agent now in the mix, a high seas kidnapping that involves the U.S. Coast Guard, and a narcotics detective from Miami P.D. the investigation gathers speed. When the 'Most Wanted' leader of a Colombian drug cartel is also implicated, Michael resorts to unleashing his Special Forces teammates, with the help of a Global Hawk UAV, in a high-risk takedown. All Michael and the team have to do, while connecting all the dots, is stay alive and prevent Michael's father, Francis, the returning director of the CIA, from learning too much. Will the former first lady get away with murder? The outcome is guaranteed to surprise you. This is the third book in the series, and the reader will again meet some familiar characters in Rowan Wolfe's well-researched and fast-paced thriller.
- Paperback: 398 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse (November 8, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491827564
- ISBN-13: 978-1491827567
Born in England, Rowan Wolfe is now a United States citizen. After a career in marketing, and writing a weekly column for a Southern Connecticut newspaper, she move south to focus on her writing, winning the Maryland Writers' Association Fiction Contest in 1999. The first book in this series The Trail of Evan Gage was published in 2003. The second book Incident at Tybee Island was published in 2006. Resuming a corporate career in 2011, she has also found the time to also publish a mystery series aimed at tweens and Corgi loving adults under the family name Carolyn Eastwood. Rowan now lives with her dogs in Georgia.
I found the book to be very interesting, very realistic with the crooked politicians, terrorists and of course, the good guys trying to see justice done. The book is action filled which keeps you turning the pages to get to the answers. Just one little suggestion. If you really want to get into the book, I would suggest you read THE TRIAL OF EVAN GAGE and THE TYBEE INCIDENT first. It sets the story up. I didn't have the opportunity to read them first,so I had some problems keeping the characters straight, but I still found MURDER IN THE PARK to be an interesting, intriguing read. The book seems to be based on some very realistic situations and characters. As though the reader was looking back at some of the politicians today. What a comparison! I found the realism of the book is what keeps the pages turning. It's like you can relate to what is happening. As though you have heard similar things on the television, radio and other media. Quite a realistic book.
I was given a complimentary copy of MURDER IN THE PARK from the author, Rowan Wolfe for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 4 PARK BENCHES.