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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2007

    Yesterday's Fatal

    My friends and I have a Saturday mystery bookclub. Last week we discussed Yesterdays Fatal, the new thriller from Jan Brogan. A few observations based on our book review criteria... 1) This is a story that holds your attention from start to end. Yesterdays Fatal surely succeed from the opening 'accident' to the closing crash! 2) We loved the main character, Hallie Ahern. She's a daring newspaper reporter who is clearly a major risk-taker. She ain't perfect with her love life, or her profession. But we can surely identify with her. 3) The payoff in the end is very satisfying. Without giving it away, I'll just say that Hallie gets her big headline, while taking down a major auto crime ring in the process. Who knew a book about insurance fraud could be this exciting?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2007

    Pull Up A Comfy Chair And Put On Your Crash Helmet

    Yesterdays Fatal is a fabulous mystery... one of the best I've read this year! You have got to love Hallie Ahern, the gambling additcted reporter who works as recklessly as she lives. This is a fast paced thriller with a shocking ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2007

    Wow! What A Ride!

    I don't often read books from authors I don't know, but I was rewarded here by making an expection to my rule. I probably grabbed Yesterdays Fatal because it sounds like the title of a James Bond movie. Well, it may not be as action packed, but it sure is a thriller of a mystery. You gotta love author Jan Brogan for creating an alter-ego reporter - Hallie Ahern - and sending her into battle in the newsroom and out into a dangerous world of auto-body godfathers and racetrack hitmen. Yesterdays Fatal is a fast read. It's gonna entertain you till the last page. And it will educate you in the world of insurance fraud.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A delightful mystery

    In Providence, Rhode Island, Providence Morning Chronicle reporter Hallie Ahern observes an odd tragic car accident in which she tries to rescue the already dead driver. Dominican bookkeeper Lizette Gorda, a mother of three working for attorney Dane Piedmont, apparently hit a tree twice at least that is what the elderly witness told her. Lizette¿s husband insists another driver was involved with the mess but left before the police arrived.------------ Hallie begins to make inquires that lead to mobster Tito Manaforte, who attended the funeral and personal-injury lawyer Joe D'Anzana. As she digs deeper she begins to believe that Lizette¿s accident is tied to an insurance scam to file false claims with insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid. However, her efforts alienate her boyfriend, prosecutor Matt Cavanaugh who warns her he will subpoena her if he has to while Dane makes no apology that he wants her of course so does the bad guys.-------------------- Hallie is a fabulous investigative reporter whose inquires make for a superb mystery however her romances are a different story as they are used to show her flaws, but instead feel as if they intrude on the prime theme, her investigation. Still she makes the story line fun to follow as she cleverly follows the leads while the criminals follow her. Readers will enjoy the escapades of Jan Brogan¿s intrepid journalist when she is on the case more so than with the men in and out of her life.-------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2007

    Yesterday's Fatal

    Yesterdays Fatal is a compelling read -- a journalistic roller coaster ride! Fearless reporter Hallie Ahern is back to her addicitive ways, while investigating a fatal auto accident that turns out to be something much bigger... and far more dangerous! While I loved the heart-pounding pace and the fearless investigation, the best parts for me were the interactions in the 'fishbowl' with all of that newsroom competition. This is where author Jan Brogan really shines! Clearly, her journalistic experience gives her an insight that few authors have. This comes off as authentic and revealing. It makes the reader wonder just what a reporter has to put themselves through just to get a story assigned, let alone get prime space in the 'A' section. A highly reccomended mystery.

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