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Moon Underfoot (A Jake Crosby Thriller Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Bobby Cole
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Eighteen months ago, stockbroker Jake Crosby and his daughter Katy narrowly survived a living nightmare at a remote Alabama hunting camp. To save Katy, Jake killed two men—men who were friends and business associates of notorious outlaw and drug-runner Ethan “Moon Pie” Daniels. That night, Moon Pie made a blood promise of revenge. And in Moon Pie’s dark world of violence, such promises are always kept.

Jake Crosby doesn’t regret what he did that night; he knows it was kill or be killed. But he can’t shake the feeling that the horror isn’t over, that Katy and his wife, Morgan, aren’t yet safe—and that retribution is coming. All he knows for sure is that he will do anything—everything—to protect his family. That’s a vow the dangerous Moon Pie will put to the ultimate test on a cold, moonless night deep in the heart of a river swamp.

This riveting follow-up to Bobby Cole’s heart-stopping thriller The Dummy Line deftly explores the perils of revenge…and the profound power of a husband and father’s love.

About the Author

Bobby Cole is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and president of Mossy Oak® Biologic®. Additionally, he is an avid wildlife manager, hunter, and active supporter of the Catch-A-Dream&™ Foundation. He lives with his wife and daughter in West Point, Mississippi. Bobby is also the author of the novel The Dummy Line.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1616 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612187218
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008MBU13U
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,890 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read. 15 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Moon Underfoot is another good thriller from Thomas & Mercer, who have done the reading public a service by issuing a long string of good to exceptional mysteries and thrillers by authors who aren't yet household names but some day may be.

Moon Underfoot is the follow-up to Cole's debut novel, The Dummy Line. That novel ended with Jake Crosby rescuing his daughter and himself from a gang of vicious backwoods drug runners and in the process killing two of them. But he didn't get their boss, "Moon Pie" Daniels, and now Daniels is coming for him. That's one strain in this novel: how Jake strikes back. But it's only one of a bunch of tangled narratives. In another, three old men and an old woman, after a lifetime of following the straight and narrow, embark on a life of crime, but not to enrich themselves, rather for charity (of sorts). In a third, the Mississippi Drug Task Force makes a beeline on the Gulf Coast drug king, a vicious beast named Tam Nguyen. There's more. Members of a South of the Border drug cartel, the Tennessee Mexicans, chase after a million dollars that's been stolen from them. A woman struggles to free herself from an abusive boyfriend. And "Moon Pie's" half-brother, Levi, wants to break loose from the life of crime that "Moon Pie" has dragged him into.

I like the combination of sudden violence and broad humor that results from throwing all these colorful characters and events into the mixer in this delightful, never-let-up action thriller.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up to The Dummy Line 12 Dec 2012
By rhosymynydd VINE VOICE
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We are back again with Jake Crosby and his daughter whose "walk in the woods" turned into a terrifying ordeal in the Alabama woods. Crossing a drug-dealing villain 'Moon Pie" and his crew, Jake cannot help but think that their lucky escape was just the start of something. He has done serious damage in "The Dummy Line", to Daniel's (aka Moon Pie) crew and he knows vengeance may be on the horizon.

Of course he is right as this book would not exist if life had proceeded sweetly, although the readers of The Dummy Line were probably as convinced as I, that this was just the beginning. He very soon realises that his adversary has not forgotten his intrustion and the loss he suffered at Jake's hands of his men.

However, Jake is not alone in the plot, He joins forces with a geriatric foursome and the comic side of the "caper" keeps a lighter tone than most going in what would be a real thriller. Not that this detracts in any way from the plot.

Cole had already proven the line between thriller and enjoyable humourous moments but this exploits the humourous side to the best and the end result is an excellent book. Well worth a read of anyones' time. Moon Underfoot
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By Keith Lawson VINE VOICE
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I was surprised how this book turned out - it looks like a genre-standard novel but it was an entertaining black comedy; something that crosses between "The Lady Killers" and "Wilt". Take the humour out, the cross-complications of various characters naively intersecting the path of hardened drug dealers and messing up their plans, and it would still work as a crime drama, but it was the extra dimension that made this a page-turner for me. I haven't read the first novel (and that is no barrier to reading this, as the relevant thread is explained inside the story telling). If the movie rights are picked up, it will be the Coen Brothers.
Main characters are Moon Pie - a not-as-bright-as-he-thinks-he-is criminal - and Jake, a family man who crossed Moon Pie's path and, to survive, took out gang members. Moon Pie wants his revenge on Jake, but when he can get round to it, as he is busy pulling the biggest deal of his life. Jake and his family live in fear for their safety. This is the central premise of the novel. However, it becomes deliciously complicated (and highly entertaining) when a bunch of old-timers (regular people all their lives) decide to turn to crime, in a Robin Hood way.I must recommend this as a cracking read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Improving all the time. 7 Oct 2014
By Alison Towers VINE VOICE
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Cole's writing has improved since his first outing with his character Jake Crosby. This was a very entertaining and exciting outing as he battles against the leader of the gang who caused him so much trouble protecting his nine year old daughter, and his wife, in the previous novel. The added dimension of the ordinary oldies and goldies who step in to aid him in the further clashes is invaluable in making this a very interesting and often entertaining second volume. I'm not so keen of the character of the wife who seems a bit of a wimp on the whole to me, but the contrast adds to Jake's splendid courage and ingenuity I suppose. But then, two such characters in one family would be stretching it a bit I suppose, even in fiction. Somebody has to be the protectee.
Anyway, a rollicking good tale, from someone capable of quite complex plotting even if his writing is not up to the same standards but which has improved since the last novel, and very much enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By JK TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Moon Underfoot follows on from The Dummy Run. I didn't read The Dummy Run but had no problem picking up the plot of Moon Underfoot. Bobby Cole makes a decent job of providing the back story, history, of both his plot and his characters so don't worry too much if you're not reading the books in the proper sequence. You shouldn't have too many difficulties.

I found Moon Underfoot interesting but completely different from what I expected. I expected a straight forward tale of vengeance and retribution. It's nothing like that. This is a complex novel packed with twists, turns, different characters and some of the most eccentric plot lines I've encounered in a crime thriller.

The plot follows Jake Crosby, his wife Morgan and daughter Katy. Jake and Katy were, in the previous novel, put through a terrible experience at the hands of notorious criminal Ethan "Moon Pie" Daniels and were traumatised at the hands of his henchmen. Most of the gang died as a result and Moon Pie is out for revenge. Moon Underfoot picks up at the end of that storyline and things haven't improved greatly for Jake and his family. A mysterious stranger watches the family homes from the shadows and Moon Pie hovers in the background biding his time however; he's now joined forces with a notorious criminal Tam Nguyen and they're planning their biggest ever drug deal.

Into that tense, well written and enjoyable crime romp Bobby Cole introduces a wacky plot line in the form of 68 year old Walter Severson, and a small group of his friends, who Cole transforms from retirees into master criminals. They make Moon Pie's drug deal look small in comparison but; it's Moon Pie they accidentally "annoy".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Sorry but not à writing style that does anything for me
Published 11 days ago by robert cator
4.0 out of 5 stars none of the layers are particularly deep and its not quite as clever...
This is an entertaining, multilayered thriller. True, none of the layers are particularly deep and its not quite as clever as it thinks it is (a bit like the lead 'continuity... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rachel
4.0 out of 5 stars Lindab
A lot of excitement to be had throughout this novel. Lots of characters to get to know. Well worth a read.
Published 1 month ago by LindaB
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 2nd Jake Crosby story
The second book in the Jake Crosby series and like the first an enjoyable read. plenty of action and plenty of suspense, and difficult to put down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating thriller
Good read, kept my interest . . . . Interesting characters and plot, I will read more by this author
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Sponser a youngster but steal the money
Neat follow on from Dummy Line. You definitely need to read that book first. The on going fear of disaster is around every corner and I get the impression that the writer does... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bonjovi
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good.
Having read the first book with Jake Crosby, I looked forward to reading this . It did not disappoint and I can recommend this . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tony336
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It is eighteen months after Jake Crosby and his daughter Katy survived a nightmare, and unfortunately for Jake it was kill or be killed, now someone is out for revenge! Read more
Published 3 months ago by xenofan
4.0 out of 5 stars moon underfoot
Moon Underfoot follows on from The Dummy Run. haven't not read the afore-mentioned book thought it may be difficult to follow but think it works as a stand alone book, however it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by E. Dale
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent read
Published 4 months ago by P Evans
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