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Judgment Tramp (An Eb Maclean novel Book 2) Kindle Edition
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1)Found central relationships with the girlfriend and sister too convoluted and toxic.
2) Too much back history, FBI this, FBI that, difficult to get hold of and too much to swallow.
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This close but unlikely trio is drawn into a web of deceit and danger when Maggie's car is blown up outside the restaurant, killing a local farmer who supplies produce to the restaurant. Both the FBI and the ATF are drawn into the investigation. The FBI agent is a pain but the ATF agent, Danielle is a great looking, powerful woman, exactly Eb's type but there are a couple of complications. The first is that the detonator for the car bomb is the cell phone found in Eb's pocket and the other complication is even more Machiavellian and revealed later in the book. Although Sarah dumps Eb because he is emotionally so closed down from his war experiences, she is still in love with him and integral to the story.
The web of intrigue widens as Eb realizes that his sister has not been truthful about leaving the FBI and some other very important issues. He is drawn into the investigation as Maggie is first arrested and then disappears. Additional familial ties are revealed that may be pertinent to the explosion and another murder that occurs. We see flashes of Eb's legendary temper as he tries to deal with the emotional turmoil of his sister's disappearance, the loss of his girlfriend, and his inability to cope with any strong emotion. On the run chasing clues, Ricci and Eb take refuge in the parish house of a priest who has known Danielle since she was adopted shortly after her birth by one of his parishioners. Danielle's adoptive father is in failing health and being cared by the priest and doctor in charge of their medical clinic. As Eb seeks answers, he is forced to seek help from his other half sister, Patty's cousin, the international terrorist, Imme Amoud.
Things are rarely what they appear to be in this deftly written novel of intrigue and judgment. Eb is a wonderful character, masculine yet real, dealing with real human challenges, trying to find inner peace in a world writhing with turmoil and hidden and half truths. The ending is powerful and, like the rest of the book, complicated and satisfying.
I found it hard to get involved with the story. There is plenty of action and intrigue, but the characters failed to have any redeeming qualities, in my opinion. There are bad tempers all around with caustic and toxic interactions.
Overall, I felt the story bit off more than it could chew. I wasn't really entertained and felt annoyed with the flippant use cursing. It's a good start and has the potential to be a great story.
Eb is confronted by his family's past as he tries to understand why his sister's vehicle has been bombed and he has been set up as the patsy. While his sister was not in the vehicle at the time, a friend of hers was beside it and blown up. Will Eb find the truth or will the web of lies keep him from saving the people he loves?
This is the only book I have read so far in this series, so it was almost like coming into the middle of a movie. Enough was revealed throughout that gave me some background on the family tree and the underlying dynamics. I hope to read the first book at some point and maybe even other sequels.
Warning: This book is for Mature Audiences due to violence, adult language, and sexual situations.
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