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September 9, 2016

Mammoth by Douglas Perry


 Mammoth: A Novel

ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amberjack Publications)
 Mammoth View, California is hit with the news of an attack on a summer morning. It's not clear what happened, but it is bad. And it's not over. As residents panic and leave town, the police chief an his deputy set off into the woods to investigate.

The campsite attack is the perfect coincidence for Billy Lane. Looking for the biggest score of his career, he's targeted the local bank. The robbery does not go well - and the aftermath unfolds catastrophically. Over the next twenty four hours, chaos descends on that campsite outside of town?

Released September 6, 2016
Price 13.99
ISBN: 9780997237719
366 pages
Genre: fiction, crime, mystery
Subjects: murder, California, summer camp, mystery, bank robbery, small town

Publicity and Marketing:
Anna Gamel


Douglas Perry is an award-winning writer and editor whose work as appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, The Oregonian, Tennis and many other publications.  He is the author of two nonfiction books and co-author of another. 

The Wall Street Journal called Perry's The Girls of Murder City "a sexy, swaggering, historical tale." His biography of Eliot Ness, wrote the Christian Science Monitor, is "smart, authoritative, and bristling with challenges to the status quo."


 I immediately thought, what is going on?  All of this started with a small quiver of an earthquake.  But that wasn't all.  An attack that was causing everybody to beat feet and run.  I kept wondering what would cause everyone to want to leave?  Well the author keeps in you suspense about this until the END.   You can keep guessing and trying to figure it out during the entire book but you won't know for sure until the end.I started out interested in what was going on and the more I read, the more I found it difficult to focus.   I found it a little amusing that with almost everyone gone from the town, a two bit robber decides to rob the local bank.  How convenient!  It just so happens that this robber's daughter is at a camp outside of town and is the only camper left.  All the other girls have run.   Billy and his brothers take over the town with the police chief and his deputy there to protect and preserve.   I found this amusing to a bit.  There weren't a whole lot of people to protect.  Everyone had left.   The book's characters are described well and I could picture people fleeing the town but the book was a bit far fetched.   Three men take over the town, almost everyone leaves except the police chief and deputy.  What could have attacked this town for all this to happen?   I said this was far fetched but thinking back on things that happen these days, maybe it isn't.  Then again, you have to take into consideration what the attack may have been.  I had a hard time getting into this book and getting involved in what was happening.  Too many things going on without a lot of meat to them.   Teenage girls running away from camp and yet leaving one girl on her own, just so happens to be the robber's daughter.  A bank robbery while there is a police chief and deputy on duty in an almost deserted town.   An attack - this to me started out to be the main focus and yet it was at the very end you get any real details on what the attack is.   I found very little relationship with the characters and the events.  Everything that was happening was going here, there and everywhere.  I would say that grab a copy of this book and read it. Then decide for yourself what's going on.  

I received a complimentary copy of  this book from the author and Amberjack Publications  in exchange for my unbiased and honest review  

I would give this book 3 STARS.


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