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L. J. Sellers , Patrick Girard Lawlor
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26 Feb 2013 Detective Jackson Novel (Book 7)

When a call from his daughter, Katie, interrupts his much-needed vacation, Detective Wade Jackson knows it’s bad news. As Katie tearfully announces that her mom—Jackson’s ex-wife, Renee—is missing, Jackson suspects alcoholic Renee has climbed back inside the bottle that destroyed their marriage. But the truth is far worse: kidnappers have snatched Renee and are demanding ransom from her wealthy fiancé.

The very same night, someone dumps a savagely beaten University of Oregon coed on the doorstep of the ER. Jackson’s protégé, Detective Lara Evans, must identify the unconscious victim, then track down the assailant with no leads to go on…except the whispered rumor of a secret sorority.

Meanwhile, Eugene’s new FBI liaison, Agent Carla River, takes charge of Renee’s high-tech ransom operation while Jackson comforts his distressed daughter and retraces the steps of the mother she holds dear. But as the rescue takes a deadly twist and the suspects seem willing to let Renee die rather than crack under interrogation, Jackson worries that Katie will never forgive him if her mother is lost forever.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (26 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469290030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469290034
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,493,598 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm an award-winning journalist and the author of the Detective Jackson mystery/suspense series: The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, and Liars, Cheaters & Thieves. My novels have been highly praised by Mystery Scene, Crimespree, and Spinetingler magazines, and all six are on Amazon Kindle's bestselling police procedural list. I also have three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Suicide Effect. When not plotting murders, I enjoy cycling, social networking, and attending mystery conferences. I've also been known to jump out of airplanes.

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About the Author

L. J. Sellers is a native of Eugene, Oregon, the setting of her thrillers. She is a former award-winning journalist and editor, and current standup comic, cyclist, social networker, and mystery-conference attendee-as well as a skydiving and thrill-seeking fanatic. A long-standing fan of police procedurals, she numbers John Sandford, Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, and Lawrence Sanders among her favorites. Her own novels, featuring Detective Jackson, include The Sex Club, Secrets to Die For, Thrilled to Death, Passions of the Dead, Dying for Justice, Liars, Cheaters, & Thieves, and Rules of Crime. She's also penned three standalone thrillers: The Baby Thief, The Gauntlet Assassin, and The Lethal Effect.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series 28 Feb 2013
By Aurora TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have read all of LJ Sellers' Detective Jackson books and have therefore followed Wade Jackson on a journey through life, albeit compressed into a matter of months. This is a detective who is determined to continue with his job, no matter how difficult it gets for him, and he does face considerable personal difficulties. He has a degenerative physical disease which will eventually incapacitate him and may well kill him, but in the meantime causes him pain each day. His relationship with his wife broke down because of her alcoholism and he has custody of their daughter. He has begun a new relationship with a lady he met during an investigation, but because of the complexities of their individual lives they do not live together although they would like to. He finds it hard to spend enough time with either his partner or his daughter. From time to time he considers giving up being a detective and moving to the DA's office as an investigator but he prides himself on the fact that he brings "closure" to the families of victims by never giving up. He is spreading himself thinly and worries that he is not giving enough to anyone. At the beginning of this book he has managed to take a holiday with his partner but three days into it, he receives a phone call which sends him back home in haste. His daughter is distraught because his ex-wife has disappeared. It transpires that she has been kidnapped and he is tasked to help the FBI with the case (really? Not too involved then?) I like the way in which other cases are being worked at the same time, many authors give the impression that police officers only work one case at a time. Of course there proves to be a link between the cases and when the detectives from the different cases get together parts of the puzzle start to come together. Read more ›
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65 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime rules 18 Jan 2013
By Mrs. C. A. Troops VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
A phone call from his daughter interrupts Detective Wade Jackson's holiday = his ex wife has been kidnapped and is being held to ransom. Renee is a supposedly recovering alcoholic but is unreliable. Ivan Anderson who she is living with is wealthy and determined to pay the ransom money but Jackson insists on involving the FBI. The ransom goes wrong and there is no sign of Renee.
Meanwhile Detective Lara Evans, a member of the Violent Crimes Unit, is investigating a vicious assault on a young woman left naked and unconscious at the entrance to the local hospital. She was living in student accommodation but there are rumours of a secret sorority, Lara has no firm leads.
This is a fast moving story with well drawn characters and excellent descriptions of their emotions. It is not until the very end that you learn who is behind it all. A great book that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 23 Feb 2013
By Scottish Dave VINE VOICE
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This author was new to me. Perhaps not quite as gripping as Michael Connelly' s offerings but still an enjoyable read. Her characters were interesting and the ending had an unexpected twist. I will certainly be reading some more of her books.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another first class read 2 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have read all of this author's books so far and this one is as good as the rest. A novel I have been unable to put down. I now have to wait for the next one.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Laws of impossibilities 3 Feb 2013
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There are so many crime thrillers doing the rounds these days, I guess it's hard for an author to find a detective with a different approach to his or her solving of the crime. I haven't read any of this author's books featuring Detective Jackson before. He appears to be dying on his feet as he manfully struggles to locate his kidnapped ex-wife.

I did like the author's ability to interweave several storylines with other crime solvers on the case, each one appearing unique but then blending together almost seamlessly. It does help to have a basic knowledge of the rather all-American sorority set up and the, I think, illegal activity of hazing so that you can understand why the detectives in one of these stories were taking the matter so seriously; that a young women almost dies because of hazing seems utterly non-sensical to me but, there we are, strange things happen.

Nonetheless, because there are so many characters in this book, it's hard to empathize with any of them; their development is brief and understated, although the author does manage to bring in a transgender detective - that's a first (for me, anyway) and the, by now, de rigeur gay couples involved in either the detecting or the journalistic reporting or both.

The ending is not good but more than that I can't explain. The reader can make his/her own mind up about how life pans out, suffice to say, it did seem strangely weird with the result that I felt as though I'd rather wasted my time reading this.

If you're a fan of this series, I've no doubt you will understand more of it than I did. Unfortunately, for me, this book didn't encourage me to await the next one with any sense of eager anticipation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weakest in series 12 Mar 2013
By Rita
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have liked all of these books and have given them good reviews but L J Seller's latest, Rules of Crime, in my view is weak and the ending is frankly, in my view, ridicules. Its a shame as I have enjoyed all her other books but it feels like the Author is running out of steam with this series and has not fully developed the relationship between Jackson and Kera (who is an interesting character in her own right ) which is a missed opportunity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars RULES of crime
I enjoy reading L J SELLERS books. I have not read all her books but what I have read have been very enjoyable. Read more
Published 4 days ago by S M E.
3.0 out of 5 stars Lyn
Story line was ok book had a few twists and turns but guessed who was a likely suspect or involved
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Published 7 days ago by Lorraine Nicholls
4.0 out of 5 stars it was good, held my attention
it was good ,held my attention .
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All in all I will buy from Amazon again.
Published 8 days ago by abidos
3.0 out of 5 stars not my kind of read
Didn't really enjoy this book just found it all
Tedious and boring, much prefer an English based story rather than American
Published 12 days ago by own
5.0 out of 5 stars nice book
It was a nicely written book. I did not expect the ending to come that way but I liked it. It was first book of this author i was reading and i liked it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Champak
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing............
A detective who has to take steroid, a transgender agent, a female agent who is a good man wasted, a neglected girlfriend, a sexy sister in law, a child who is old for her years,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Saturnicus
5.0 out of 5 stars Rules of crime
another excellent read by L.J.Sellers. I gave it five stars as I couldn't put it down. this author really knows how to tell a story!! m.pharaoh of west Sussex
Published 1 month ago by m pharaoh of west sussex
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