- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 615 KB
- Print Length: 310 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Jacaranda Drive (30 Nov. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QEQN5H4
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- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #253,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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High Lie was a very fast paced mystery which I found to be a very easy read. Miami Jones is a retired pro baseball player turned private PI with a vast number of friends/sidekicks. The book starts out with Lucas, Miami's Australian kick ass friend/sometimes third partner who helps out on the PI jobs along with Miami's real partner Ron before leaving to go back to managing his Marina job; saving a little boy from being drowning by some real bad guys. I found this beginning a little hard to take because the violence was fine but for these guys to go to such extremes to kill a young child over such a small amount of money seemed a too much for me.
However, the book gets going really fast as I stated in the beginning. The book is told in first person from Miami's point of view, but it felt more that Miami was telling a story than Miami actually being a part of the story for me. I am very visual and like to picture everything going on in a book but I never got a clear picture of even what everyone looked like, only a vague impression idea. I also felt like the book jumped from one thing to another without really explaining how they got there but as I read on I felt that it was the author's style or writing and I got use to it.
This book is actually one a series but you don't need to start at the beginning unless you're a person that needs to read in order you will be just fine starting here. This is a very well written book and I don't know if some of the things were supposed to be funny but I laughed out loud many times visualizing what was actually happening but I could not give a higher review because I knew from the beginning exactly who was involved, every time a new character was introduced that ended up being involved I knew right away they where involved and how. Am I just super smart? That would be great but nah, but I am a huge mystery buff and to know every step of the way who and how and not be surprised at all drops things down a notch for me. Also the why dropped it as well, this I did not figure out but it made no sense, yeah it was explained but it was just really far-fetched. The car destroying has to stop!
Despite me figuring out the bad guys this is a solid mystery and easy read that I really think people will enjoy, I look forward to reading another.
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She has a beautiful girlfriend who is a cop and gives him support as he endeavors to help his clients.
Her Ex husband is a DA so there are a few tense encounters with him.
Miami has a partner who is quite a character and a assistant who won't take anything from anybody.
The setting is South Florida where I live so I recognize all the places they go.
Highly recommended the books, light easy reading and you will find yourself laughing at some of the scenarios.
This story is about 300 pages of fast moving action with Miami Jones interacting all over South Florida with Seminole Tribe gambling executives and the whole cast of hangers-on and lowlifes surrounding the gambling business. Good guys, bad guys, cops and pawn shop owners are among the long list of people Jones works with and against as he finds himself getting involved with some pretty tough players.
High-flying casino executives from all over the world who just want more and more of a piece of the Florida gambling pie will get Jones stuck in the middle of their greedy plans. And Miami Jones will find himself getting some help from an Aussie tough guy who's only too happy to be a part of the action.
This very fast-paced book will be right at home as you pop open another beer with a slice of lime and find yourself wishing your reading speed was faster so that you can enjoy the next action filled chapter. Lots of good looking men and women enjoying each other as the ugly bad guys try to take their share of the money flying around in the gambling venues where all the action takes place.
You'll find the whole series of Miami Jones books by A.J. Stewart thoroughly enjoyable as each subsequent volume fills the hours of reading time you make available for yourself. Have fun with these books. I sure do.
High Lie by A. J. Stewart is the third in the Miami Jones Florida series, featuring former baseball player turned private eye Miami Jones. I received a free copy of this book for review.
Stewart, who writes in a style reminiscent of Elmore Leonard, paints a vivid and accurate picture of the world of legal gambling, especially the pari-mutuel scene involving jai alai (pronounced ‘high-lie’), and what can happen when money and the greed for money trump public interest. A cast of believable characters inhabiting a world so realistic you can smell the sweat of the jai alai players and hear the raucous cry of the Everglades water fowl.
This is a great weekend read that shouldn’t be missed. Stewart gets better with each book.
I really like the way this author keeps his characters true to the assigned personality!
I can't put the books down once I start!
4 days---4 books....I'm doing a review now, since I couldn't wait to read more!!
I can see this series becoming a made for TV mini-series!