Skeleton Picnic (J. D. Books Series #2)by Michael Norman
Third generation Kanab residents Rolly and Abigail Rogers come from a long line of dedicated pot hunters who scour the desert southwest in search of valuable antiquities. When the Utah couple fails to return from a weekend skeleton picnic, (pot hunting trip)along the desolate Arizona Strip, local Sheriff Charley Sutter turns to BLM Law Enforcement/i>
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I started to read this and couldn't make it past the first few pages. Norman's writing style is unreadable. I thumbed through the book to see if it got any better and it didn't. Wasted money on this book.
Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite The term 'skeleton picnic' refers to pot hunters in the Southwest United States that hunt for Native American relics either legally or illegally. When a couple of pot hunters go missing, Ranger J.D. Books, of the Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement sets out to solve the mystery. There begins a tale of intrigue. Kidnapping and murder as well as more mystery shows robbery and selling of stolen property and opens up hidden previous crimes. This story highlights the rough but beautiful country of the Southwest near the 4 Corners area, where Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado meet, that has been home to groups of Native Americans for centuries. The romance between J.D. and Becky Eddins hits a rough spot when she becomes the counsel for one of the suspects that has information that J.D. needs. This is a story that keeps a fast pace and there are surprises throughout the book. Native American artifacts, illegal pot hunters, murders, kidnapping, and the selling of stolen goods all help build suspense in this face pace book. J.D. Books investigates a tangle of crimes with each crime leading to more dangerous problems. This book also has fast vehicle chases on bad roads with gun fire while J.D. desperately tries to save the life of yet another kidnapped victim. He is torn between his job that requires his undivided attention and his family problems during his attempt to bring the criminals to justice.