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The Death Box (Carson Ryder, Book 10)

The Death Box (Carson Ryder, Book 10) [Kindle Edition]

J. A. Kerley
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Praise for the Carson Ryder series:

'Kerley will truly scare the pants off his readers. This one's another winner from a writer moving towards the top of the thriller heap' Publishers Weekly

'A fascinating and frightening take on the genre' Independent on Sunday

'A chilling journey into a pitch-black mind' Michael Marshall, author of The Straw Men trilogy

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Detective Carson Ryder faces his most terrifying adversary yet in this nail-biting thriller from the author of Her Last Scream.

Carson Ryder thought he’d seen everything …

A specialist in twisted crimes, Detective Carson Ryder thought he’d seen the lowest depths of human depravity. But he’s barely started his new job in Miami when called to a horrific scene: a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone.

Finding the secret of the pillar drags him into the sordid world of human trafficking, where one terrified girl holds the key to unraveling a web of pain, prostitution and murder. There’s just one problem: Ryder’s not the only one chasing the girl.

And the others will kill to keep the secret safe.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 781 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (5 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,867 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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J A Kerley worked in advertising and teaching before becoming a full-time novelist. He lives in Newport, Kentucky, but also spends a good deal of time in Southern Alabama, the setting for his Carson Ryder series, starting with 'The Hundredth Man'. He is married with two children.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Now that's a Carson Ryder at his Best! 23 Dec 2013
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Carson Ryder has left his old playgrounds in Alabama and - sorry for that one - Harry Nautilus behind and faces new challenges on the sunny beaches of Florida's panhandle...

At a special Miami-based force he is the new one, the one no one seems to know or to achnowledge his former efforts to bring the bad boys, especially serial killers, down.
Here, as a specialist in twisted crimes, Ryder thought he'd seen even the lowest levels of human depravity. But then he is called to a horrific scene: a concrete pillar built of human remains, their agony forever frozen in stone...
The reader - as Carson - is caught in a maze of human traffikkers who operate in Miami but have their web all over the States. In the meantime, while Carson and the CSI are trying to work the mess of the concrete deads out, a young Honduran girl is trying to keep her dignity and her liberty, but soon it will come clear to her that her life is on the stake, nothing less!
So Carson is trying to save her, a ticking time bomb for the bad guys, but the key person to Ryder's riddle...

Ziggy Gerswhin as the new sidekick of Carson is even too smart and well done for a second in command. I hope to read more about him. It is him who introduces Carson Ryder to a few very helpful friends, has a lot of fresh ideas and - as all the rookies - is trying to get himself killed :)
The bad boys are almost incredibly creepy. They hide themselves so well, it is a lot of work to unearth them. Like worms in the underground they have some kind of honeycomb system which is very hard to detect and to remove...

A cameo of Jeremy this time, too. I hope to see more of him in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A change of scene for Carson Ryder 29 Aug 2014
I’m currently relishing catching up with this series, after somehow overlooking the last two releases- The Memory Killer (published in June) is next on the list. In a change of direction, Detective Carson Ryder has upped sticks and moved from the sultry climes of his native Mobile in Alabama to Miami, as part of the team of consulting specialists at the Florida Centre for Law Enforcement. His reputation as a man in tune with the mental processes of the most dark and depraved criminal minds, has paved the way for his inclusion in this new team, leaving behind some of the stalwart characters of the series to date. As Ryder navigates his way in his new home (a temporary palatial beach side residence appropriated from an incarcerated crime lord), a new job, and a fairly unwelcoming team of detectives overseen by a scheming and slippery boss, Roy McDermott, the scene is set for a whole new chapter in Ryder’s life. However, I was delighted to discover that Ryder’s escaped psychotic brother Jeremy makes a welcome appearance, to aid the continuity of the sharp change in direction of the series…

What I love about Kerley’s writing is the instant shock factor that unerringly drives his books. The opening to this one is particularly harrowing, with a container full of illegal immigrants arriving in Miami, with the majority of them dead, or close to death. As the plot progresses, Kerley provides an insight into the horrific nature of human trafficking and the awful fate that awaits them (in particular the women) as the overseers of this lucrative business, treat them no better than chattels to be exploited and used.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hits the spot yet again! 20 April 2014
By somnus
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Yet again J.A Kerley has written a fast paced juicy novel. This author never lets me down. A great read with good dialogue, nice descriptions of the mangroves and the area where Carson Ryder now lives. (Florida). Quite violent in parts, but it makes for edge of the seat stuff. Characters are well rounded and the story is actually fairly believable, knowing the depravity of the human race.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have no hesitation in recommending it if you enjoy a thriller and have a strong stomach!
My only disappointment is that the prices of his latest novels mean that I won't be reading them but returning to the newer authors whose downloads are more reasonably priced. Would be interested in hearing others comments on the cost of some of the downloads of the more well know authors!
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4.0 out of 5 stars recommended 3 Feb 2014
By I. B. Pitbladdo VINE VOICE
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I've read all Jack Kerley's Carson Ryder novels and they are all excellent. This story is a great read involving illegal immigrants, murder and prostitution. Ryder is a well developed and likeable character but I have to say I miss the inclusion of his colourful partner Harry Nautilus.
If you're new to Jack Kerley get your hands on his first novel 'The Hundredth Man' and work your way through his subsequent work I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you haven't read the series give it a go! 30 Jan 2014
By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I’ve been reading about Carson Ryder since around the halfway mark with book 5 (this is book 10 in the series). Carson Ryder books are incredibly readable (if you know what I mean). They may not be books that have a major impact at the time, but there is something about this series which keeps me (and plenty of others) coming back for more. This book however is by far my favourite and was an absolutely fantastic read. Carson is a pretty cool character and his old partner Harry was also a favourite of mine. However, Carson has moved on and is now in a new town down in the Florida Keys. It almost has a ‘fresh start’ feel to it, which certainly makes the book seem fresh even though this is now the tenth book in the series.

With Harry no longer by his side, I wondered whether anybody else would make an appearance. Sure enough when Carson gets drafted into a new Specialist team he is paired up with the least likely of people. Ziggy Gershwin appears to be a nerdy college type of kid that initially seems fresh out of nappies. Thankfully the pairing worked brilliantly and I found myself hoping this is the start of a new pairing. Carson and Ziggy end up getting drafter into a case that takes them into the very dark world of human trafficking. The bad guys were suitably bad, the storyline twisted enough to keep you turning the pages, and the characters are now so real to me I feel like I need to meet them!!!

Something seems to have shifted with this latest book and it’s all good. If you haven’t read any of the previous books, although not necessary I think it helps give you the background of Carson and his brother Jeremy. I can’t say too much (for fear of spoilers), but for those who have kept up with the series, we only see Jeremy for the briefest time.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Not really my type of book, but its not a bad read.
Published 12 days ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 days ago by Jude
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for crime fans
Totally addicted to Carson Ryder, hate having to wait for the next one. Books are gritty and full of twists and turns. A brilliant author and a must read for all crime fans
Published 1 month ago by vicki louise chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exciting, as are all Carson Ryder books, keeps you guessing to the end.
Published 2 months ago by Roderick A. Doller
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book
The whole Carson Ryder experience is amazing from book one to book ten can't wait for the next roller coaster book to be out
Published 2 months ago by Miss M M Hurton
3.0 out of 5 stars have all his books and enjoyed each and every one of them
I'm a huge Kerley fan, have all his books and enjoyed each and every one of them.
The dead box however, I found a tad disappointing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Renée
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Simply superb as usual
Published 2 months ago by Ms. B. Cohen
4.0 out of 5 stars very good
enjoyed it, I have read a most of the carson ryder books, so this was on parr with all the others
Published 2 months ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant as usual
Having read all the previous Carson Ryder novels was looking forward to this one didn't disappoint. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the next one
Published 3 months ago by kazza8762
5.0 out of 5 stars a sleeping giant
jack kerley does not get the publicity some detective mystery writers get which is a shame Carson Ryder is up there with Alex Cross/Lincon Rhyme and others, his series is up to 10... Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Heron
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