Book Review: “Nantucket Grand” by Steven AxelrodJune 30, 2016 at 1:34 am | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Fiction, Thriller
From the back cover: During a long winter and short, chilly spring, a series of disturbing incidents rock the small resort island of Nantucket. A Land Bank executive dies in a suspicious hunting accident, a prominent local family’s historic summer cottage burns down in an arson fire, and a teenage girl lies comatose from a drug overdose.
When spring turns to summer and the tourists flood the island, the mysterious cycle of violence spins faster. A young Jamaican boy is found dead in the harbor, a sex-for-drugs pornography ring is exposed, and a beloved local hero is murdered in cold blood. Could all of these events be part of the same sinister conspiracy?
Poetry-writing Police Chief Henry Kennis, back for his third case in NANTUCKET GRAND by Steven Axelrod, doubts it. But his new girlfriend, Jane Stiles, an author of cozy mysteries, is certain that all these terrible events are connected. In one of her books, they would all be related. Henry scoffs, but as the cords pull tighter, drawing him into a scandal that would change Nantucket forever, he begins to realize that Jane might be right, after all. But is it already too late?
The case comes to shattering conclusion as a vengeful father, a damaged beauty, a ruthless billionaire, and a stone-cold killer converge on the 150-foot luxury yacht that gives the book its title. Henry, putting his own life at stake, must take desperate action to set things right and save the world-his world-the little comma of scrub pine and dune grass he has come to call home.
I have to admire the mind of Steven Axelrod that he can come out with this highly complicated cases and let me say that Mr. Axelrod has come out with his best story yet. Mr. Axelrod has provided us with a marvelous character in Henry Kennis and in Jane Stiles. It is so much fun reading about them and getting involved with them. The story hums along at a fast pace as they work to figure out just what is going on. “Nantucket Grand” is loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. I am so looking forward to reading the next adventure from this highly talented author.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Poisoned Pen Press. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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