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No Third Choice

No Third Choice [Kindle Edition]

A.J. Kohler
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Amy Youngston is Family. It hasn’t done much for her until one day, when Raymond Escarton Fields, the head of the Family, hires her to find out who’s trying to kill him.

The Family has many doctors, lawyers and other professionals, but in all of those thousands of cousins, there’s only one private investigator, and that’s Amy.

She takes the case, but when some party or parties unknown start by bugging her office that very night, it’s clear that she can’t handle this alone. The only person she can turn to is the one close friend she has (of two) who isn’t Family, and, because it is secret, he doesn’t even know about it. Until now, because Amy has to tell him. She’s not supposed to tell outsiders, but he has to understand what’s going on, doesn’t he? She could tell him if she married him, and they’re certainly close enough, but . . . let’s not go there. Amy’s got some serious problems with intimate relationships, especially with Alec. Problems she’d rather not think about (but they still keep coming back).

When Amy finds that there’s as much of a target on her back as Fields had told her was on his, she begins to wonder. Did he hire her because she was the only choice he had – or because he had it in for her? Without some handle on the bad guys, there was no way she could find the answer to this question except to carry on with her investigation.

The most frustrating part for Amy is that there doesn’t seem to be any reason for someone to want to kill the head of the Family. Of course, the same can’t be said for whoever it is that’s sending her repeated messages that she’s in their crosshairs as well. Especially when they ambush her and Alec, tie them up and proceed to torture them in her own kitchen. As they say, expecting to be killed in the immediate future tends to get one’s attention. They’ve definitely got hers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 598 KB
  • Print Length: 297 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Solstice Publishing (24 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BL1Y1AW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,378,258 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book of Substance 27 Sep 2013
By Pix
Format:Kindle Edition
AJ Kohler is a writer who has a great talent and creating a substance filled storyline. The plot will keep you guessing and loving every inch of the book. The author has a lot to offer the reader. I look forward to more of their work and I highly recommend this book to everyone who's looking for a good book to curl up on the sofa with after a hard day at work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story line 7 April 2013
By P. Linger - Published on
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This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I am grateful for it. The story is told very effectively as a first person narrative, with great sense of detail. The main character is a female Private Investigator who is the member of a very unusual 'family'. She is given a very interesting case to investigate, which leads to a number of adventures, mostly in the American southwest. I don't read very many detective stories, but this one really held my interest. I would recommend it those readers who like an imaginative story line.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT MYSTERY -- WOULD MAKE A GREAT MOVIE! 28 Mar 2013
By War Pony - Published on
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After reading the first chapter of this book, I found it hard to put down! I am hoping that there will be a sequel to this book, and it would make one heck of a movie! A J Kohler has created a fascinating world right in front of us, consisting of the Family, an enormously wealthy family with roots to the 1400's and an ingenious hierarchy of structure and governance. Written in the first person, the main character is a young woman, Amy, a Family member and private detective. Her boyfriend, Alec, is a young attorney. Together they try to solve the mystery that involves the Family's ceo. Their investigation leads them through a maze of intrigue, danger, and clues that lead to a surprise ending. The characters are real, believable, and interesting. Kohler's attention to detail in the world of weaponry and surveillance adds total realism to the book, as does the setting which is supported with real geography and knowledge of the area. It is obvious that Kohler knows dogs well, as Amy's two dogs are also central to the book, and help us to know the characters on a more intimate basis. The tongue-in-cheek humor is great, and there are some dynamite one-liners in the book that are worth quoting. This was a thoroughly good read and it left me hungry for chili and more books from Kohler.
5.0 out of 5 stars There is family and there is The Family! 30 April 2014
By Kathleen C. Sprayberry - Published on
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A.M. Yevethen, known as Amy, isn't your typical private investigator. The Tuscon resident has a secret in her life, shared by an innumerable amount of people. She's approached by the CEO of The Family and given an assignment, to find out who is attempting to scare him into making a decision. With two close friends as her confidants, Amy sets out to do just that but soon comes to the conclusion that something stinks.
A.J. Kohler draws the reader into this tangled web of deceit right from the beginning with a heroine who is far different from most females. The crisply written narrative hints at subterfuge and allows the individual caught up in this tale to sit back and figure out the culprit, but only after digging through a multitude of red herrings. Amy has an acerbic wit and always has a weapon at hand, even if it's the heel of her foot.
Kohler keeps the reader hanging until nearly the end, while they're asking themselves if it's this person or that responsible for all the troubles in Amy's life. The ending is not only satisfying, but hints at future novels by this talented author.
5.0 out of 5 stars METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED 7 April 2014
By Susan Tarr - Published on
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Think Grisham. Think Koontz.
No Third Choice has been meticulously researched by an accomplished writer who knows their stuff.
Family connections, bombs, guns, knives, phone bugging; it’s got it all.
This story has a depth that is missing in so many other novels.
Main character, Amy, finds herself under investigation whilst investigating a ‘Family’ member who is being – well, hunted. She is a real woman. Not some sexy bimbo or fashionista, but a hunting, shooting, fix-it kind of gal. Amy wears a T-shirt and a gun, quite happily goes without a shower, has chilli on her porridge. She’s that kind of woman, and she would lay down her life for her partner. Or her dogs.
Scenery descriptions feel real. Pictures and sensations of weather conditions, and those landscape descriptions are credible.
Kohler maintains a constant fast pace with un-put-downable humour, and meticulous care is taken when writing love scenes – eloquent writing, is how I would describe those.
In all it’s almost a manual on how to stooge the stooges. Foil the crims or how to out-con a con. It’s that kind of book. I’d describe it as a successful suspense thriller.
And would I like to read more from this author? Sure, I would. In a heartbeat.
5.0 out of 5 stars YA booklover 16 Sep 2013
By Nick - Published on
A.J. Kohler's, "No Third Choice", is a mystery/thriller with a side of sarcasm and great conversational banter. The reader almost feels like an invisible third party, or maybe a secret best friend, privy to all the inner thoughts and feelings of "Amy" Youngston. The concept of The Family is always a familiar, but intriguing one and the level of power and possible intricate workings of The Family is the main draw. I love the sexual tension in the book, the detail into how an investigator may go about retrieving information, and the comedy inserted into tense situations with the sarcastic bite of a female investigator. Like I said before, one feels like they are part of the adventure and the efforts taken to reach a conclusion are thorough and believable. I have to applaud Youngston, as I would have run out of nerve long before she did; the gun fights and middle of the night surprises would be enough to have me turn tail! However, that being said, without revealing the end of the book, good things come to those who wait! (In money and love!) No Third Choice is a great read, but don't expect to swallow it in one gulp. It is a lengthy book worth savoring and enjoying; take your time to live each experience on the adventure (and what an adventure! Youngston travels more in one book than I have my entire life! Quite fun to shake things up a bit) Congrats- A.J. Kohler, looking forward to a sequel.
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