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The Covert Element (James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series Book 3) by [Betcher, John L.]
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Book 3 of 5 in James Becker Suspense/Thriller Series (5 Book Series)
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About the Author

Amazon Bestselling Author, John L. Betcher, holds a Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, in English from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. He has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in the Mississippi River community of Red Wing, Minnesota. He has also been a long-time supporter and coach of youth volleyball there. He is the author of the "Beck" suspense/thriller series and the international spiritual phenomenon, A Higher Court.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1314 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051VBEQ2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,220 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Anne TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 April 2012
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This is the first book I have read about Beck and his friends although I understand that they are part of a series but I shall make a point of searching out others by this author.

This is a clever book which reveals its story in a series of threads following different characters and then weaves them together to help the reader understand the full picture about the events around a mass murder. There are a few twists thrown in to keep you alert.

The plot is good and the action well paced and not too violent but the best bit of this book is the wry and amusing writing style and the character of Beck himself. This helps to raise the book a little above the usual suspense thriller and to give the book its own unique voice. it is nice to see a happily married hero rather than the usual maverick and also to find that his wife is as accomplished as Beck.

Very enjoyable, well plotted and amusing. A good read.
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Exciting and well-written book which it is difficult to put down. Short chapters are always better than long ones if one's reading is spread over relatively short periods. My only criticism is that the book uses too many acronyms making it necessary to keep going back to recall what the initials stood for. Will watch out for this author again. Peter Morgan..oh and by the way PGR stands for "pretty good read"!
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The Covert Element - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds

`Whether drugs or not, it was hard for me to imagine that the scene I had observed this morning could possibly portend anything but headaches and misery for the residents of Ottawa County. "But twenty-three dead...When's the last time that sort of mass execution happened in the U.S.?" Beth stared into space. "Gotta be when that crazy Hennard guy drove his pickup truck through the front window of Luby's Café in Texas way back in - what was it - '91? Long time ago, anyway." "This morning's atrocity looked like something out of Kosovo. Like an ethnic cleansing. Or like the mob sending someone a message. But we don't have `the mob' in Minnesota...just a few rag tag street and motorcycle gangs that shoot each other once in a while." I thought for a moment. I could see Beth was trying to make some sense of all this, too. "I s'pose Hells Angels is the closest we've got to any organized crime syndicate," I said. "But if it was a biker gang, the BCA should find evidence of motorcycles all over the place. I didn't see any tracks around that house this morning. Still...you never know." I was out of ideas. Maybe some solid police work would give me new options to consider soon. In the meantime, while ruthless killers roamed loose in or around Ottawa County, I would sleep very lightly indeed.'

James Becker, Attorney-at-law, called "Beck" for short, came back from a smoldering meth cooking lab where 23 men had been killed. Beck had been invited to go to the scene by his friend Ottawa County Chief Deputy Sheriff, Doug Gunderson, also known as "Gunner.
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Some parts were OK but they were overlaid by some pretty mediocre renderings of characters and plot. Wholly unbelievable and somewhat sad state of affairs
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Good book
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