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Monkeewrench (Monkeewrench Series #1)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

exciting thriller, filled with misdirection and secret agendas

In Calmut, Wisconsin, an elderly couple is found murdered in church, a bullet in each of their heads. Upon further investigation, the police discover that the couple had moved frequently, changing their names with each new address. They were obviously running from someb...
In Calmut, Wisconsin, an elderly couple is found murdered in church, a bullet in each of their heads. Upon further investigation, the police discover that the couple had moved frequently, changing their names with each new address. They were obviously running from somebody but they had no friends because they were harsh and unforgiving religious fanatics who kept everyone at a distance. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, five friends have formed a software company Monkeewrench and the latest game they are beta testing on the net is called Serial Killer Detective. Life imitates art because someone is killing people in the exact same way as in the game. The police look into the background of the Monkeewrench Team, which hits a blank wall because the group has gone to a lot of trouble to change their identities. While the police are trying to figure out why, a connection is made to the double homicide in Calmut and Grace McBride, the leader of the software development team, finds herself the target of a sociopath who wants her dead. This is P.J. Tracy┬┐s debut novel and it is an exciting thriller, filled with misdirection and secret agendas. Grace is constantly on guard 24/7 because she escaped from a killer several years ago but she has no peace because he was never caught. The fact that she is still sane says a lot about her inner strength and the loyalty she inspires in her friends. MONKEEWRENCH is a suspense thriller that allows no time outs. Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A good debut; work to be done

I stayed up to finish 'Monkeewrench' because of the characters, not the plot. It's obvious the writers really enjoyed creating the characters and writing their dialogue -- they do an excellent job. I hope future books demonstrate the same level of skill in pul...
I stayed up to finish 'Monkeewrench' because of the characters, not the plot. It's obvious the writers really enjoyed creating the characters and writing their dialogue -- they do an excellent job. I hope future books demonstrate the same level of skill in pulling the plot elements together, because I thought the overall framework was weak. My book club loved it; I guess I'm just fussier.

posted by Anonymous on February 15, 2005

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  • Posted September 1, 2014

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    it was good. Just wish I had read the first 4 in the series to k

    it was good. Just wish I had read the first 4 in the series to know who the characters were.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    If you like Sandford and live in MPLS

    I thought the book was good reading,suspenseful right to the end and also humorous at times.I live in the MPLS area and read Jhon Sandford so i enjoyed the book and will read the next in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2008

    Great Book

    I couldn't put this book down. Had to get online to find other titles by this mother daughter duo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2004

    loves a mystery

    This book was fast paced and the dialogue extremely witty. The characters are intriguing and you want to know more about them with every turn of the page. I couldn't put it down, and everyone I've loaned it to couldn't either. Wait until you find out why Grace wears those boots!

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