Monday, March 7, 2016

Review: Deadly Dunes by E. Michael Helms

Hours after hiring Mac McClellan to investigate the supposed suicide of her archaeologist brother, single-mom Jessie dies in a car accident. Jessie had just showed Mac artifacts and a copy of a map Jake found, items that indicate Hernando de Soto and his explorers might have camped on Five Mile Island during the winter of 1539-1540. Studying the map, Mac determines the site lies in the middle of a planned resort, The Dunes. Declaring the area an historic site could shut the project down. Suspicions aroused, he forges ahead, even though he no longer has a paying client.

Everywhere Mac turns, greed abounds, and no one he interviews seems innocent, even Jessie's closest friends the Deckers, who have adopted her teenage daughter. Ron Decker's construction company is building the Dunes, and he is heavily invested in its success. Then there is the oily son and ex-stripper wife of an old curmudgeon who won't sell the one lot the project still needs to acquire. Jake's estranged wife Laurel had plenty to gain from his death, and as Mac continues to dig, he begins to wonder if Jessie herself had more at stake than he was led to believe.

No one is happy about Mac's persistence, and someone is unhappy enough to crash his truck and frame him for yet another murder. But Mac isn't giving up, no matter what the cost.

Book 3 in the Mac McClellan Mystery series.

My Thoughts:
Mac is hired to investigate a case that ends up leading him into a complicated and dangerous mess. This is the third book in the series but they each stand alone. Mac is a retired Marine turned P.I.  Kate is his sassy girlfriend. We don't see a whole lot of her in this book, but I like her. This one has an interesting case that keeps you guessing. An enjoyable mystery. 

My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !

My Source: author

Where to get it:

Amazon | B&N

Where to find the author:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Goodreads

1 comment:

  1. Brinda, thank you so much for the wonderful review you gave DEADLY DUNES -- very much appreciated!
    Michael :-)


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