A Desperate Place for Dying: A Garrison Gage Mystery

A Desperate Place for Dying: A Garrison Gage Mystery

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by Scott William Carter
     
 

An old flame.
A killer on the loose.
A crazy cult on the rise.

Nearly a year has passed since Garrison Gage became the reluctant guardian of a troubled teenage girl, but neither fatherhood nor the the intervening months has improved his mood. His right knee is still mostly worthless. He still prefers to drink his bourbon alone. And even with a…  See more details below

Overview

An old flame.
A killer on the loose.
A crazy cult on the rise.

Nearly a year has passed since Garrison Gage became the reluctant guardian of a troubled teenage girl, but neither fatherhood nor the the intervening months has improved his mood. His right knee is still mostly worthless. He still prefers to drink his bourbon alone. And even with a certain blonde bombshell a persistent part of his life, he still can't be bothered to buy a cell phone. Or any phone, for that matter. Why? Then somebody might call him.

But grumpy as Gage can be, he still finds that life on the Oregon Coast has settled into a comfortable if not happy routine -- until the man who murdered his wife shows up in town.

That's just for starters. A desperate plea from an old flame -- his first love, in fact -- soon entangles Gage in a high profile case involving a famous and brazenly outspoken lecturer on evolution and atheism, a crazy fundamentalist cult that uses all means necessary to silence its critics, and a brutal local murder of a far more personal nature.

Before the mystery can be unraveled, Gage's abilities and beliefs will be put to the ultimate test. And the man who claims he doesn't need anyone will discover he may just lose everything.

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The Garrison Gage Mysteries (in chronological order):

The Gray and Guilty Sea
A Desperate Place for Dying
The Lovely Wicked Rain

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014263580
Publisher:
Flying Raven Press
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
5,136
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

JACK NOLTE is the mystery and suspense pen name of award-winning writer Scott William Carter. Critics raved that The Gray and Guilty Sea, the first book featuring the crippled and curmudgeonly Garrison Gage, was "irresistible" and "a fascinating character study." Under his own name, Carter's first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published ten novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His most recent book for younger readers, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild. He lives a stone's throw from the Oregon coast with his wife and two children. To find more information about Jack/Scott's other work, go to scottwilliamcarter.com.

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A Desperate Place for Dying: A Garrison Gage Mystery 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only a few chapters into this book and I am amazed at how Jack Nolte has so expertly put on paper varying personalities of his characters. I have reacted with auditory sounds at comments some of them have made. The suspence is a given with Jack, and I cant put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will not be sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this grumpy guy, and am enjoying this series. Not real fond of the neurotic girlfriend, but I have my suspicions about that relationship...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. You will, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have become a big fan of Scott William Carter. If you've read anything else by him you will like this one. He keeps the reader hanging on until the end when he wraps everything up. He has a great sense of humor and I really like his main detective in these stories.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I can't wait for the next Garrison Gage novel to come out. The protagonist is a wounded warrior, with enough humor and humanity to keep you rooting for him all the way. I'm also very fond of Zoe and Alex; and even Quinn is turning into a stand-up guy. The locale is marvelous, and Carter's poetic descriptions make you almost feel the moist sea air, and hear the pounding of the surf. Good stuff!
WonderWomanLS More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book with many twists. I found it engaging and recommend for anyone who likes mysteries and crime books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fortunate to find a great new series. Looking forward to #4.
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1dachsmom 6 months ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! love his mysteries. Don't miss out on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite detectives by one of my new favorite authors. You wont be disappointed in any way! ?...wjj
WAR More than 1 year ago
The Garrison Gage series was a very pleasant surprise to me. I haven't recently read any book that kept my interest and kept me coming back for more. This second book was as good as the first and had me not wanting to put it down. Provided plenty of entertainment on my Alaskan cruise!
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