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Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats
     

Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats

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by Robert Fate
 
Baby Shark’s SHOWDOWN AT CHIGGER FLATS (Baby Shark series book #5)
by Robert Fate

In May 1960, after serving ten years of a ninety-nine year sentence, the murderer Walter Fairchild escapes from a Texas prison, and within days begins a killing spree. He swore he would murder everyone who had anything to do with putting him behind bars, and as the

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Baby Shark’s SHOWDOWN AT CHIGGER FLATS (Baby Shark series book #5)
by Robert Fate

In May 1960, after serving ten years of a ninety-nine year sentence, the murderer Walter Fairchild escapes from a Texas prison, and within days begins a killing spree. He swore he would murder everyone who had anything to do with putting him behind bars, and as the bodies start falling it becomes clear he is a ruthless man of his word. The Fort Worth private eye, Otis Millett, is at the top of Fairchild’s revenge list, and after several failed attempts to kill him, the Fairchild clan finally find success in kidnapping him.

This doesn’t sit well with Otis’ partner, Kristin Van Dijk aka Baby Shark, who begins at once to find and save Otis before he is tortured and killed. It turns out to be a difficult task, one that takes her into the badlands and oilfields of West Texas to a desolate hellhole called Chigger Flats.

This is the kind of action-adventure story the readers of the Baby Shark series have come to expect, including plenty of Henry Chin, and a new addition to the cast, U.S. Deputy Marshall Coit Bowden.

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lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com - Lesa Holstine
Baby Shark’s Showdown at Chigger Flats by Robert Fate

I've said before, if you cheered for the "Rocky" films, you'll love Kristin Van Dijk. She knows she might not live long. But, "I had vowed long ago to never be afraid again, never to be taken advantage of again. Anyone who started it up with me should be ready to fight to the death." Kristin is a tall platinum blond who can handle herself in a fight with guns, knives, or her body as a weapon. She comes as a surprise to so many
MysteriousMusings.com - Julia Buckley
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How a Mystery Writer Views the World.

Robert Fate's Latest is Deeply Satisfying.

Baby Shark is back, and this time Kristin Van Dijk is not the shell-shocked seventeen-year-old that she was at the beginning of this series. She's tough, and she doesn't back down from a fight, and the men continue to underestimate her to their own peril.

I love the relationship between Kristin and Otis, and the backdrop of 1960 Fort Worth (and the intense heat of Te
Amazon.com - Macon Chase
Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats

This 5th book in the Baby Shark series proves that Kristin Van Dijk is just as resourceful as she is tough and fearless. The set-up is brief and bloody, notching the arrow before letting it fly to hit an explosive target dead center. This one is the most like the fantastic "Jack Reacher" series and the "Jason Bourne" novels and films, with a stripped down narrative that is still quite complex and which uses original, telling deta
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BABY SHARK’S SHOWDOWN AT CHIGGER FLATS by Robert Fate:

You don’t tug on Superman’s Cape, you don’t wave a red flag in front of a bull, you don’t hang red meat in front of a shark – and if you don’t want a mess of Baby shark in your face, don’t mess with Otis Millett, Baby shark’s private eye partner in Ft. Worth. Bloodthirsty murderer Walter Fairchild breaks out of a Texas prison with revenge on his mind, and the cantankerou
Brooks on Books - Old Friends.com - Jennifer Brooks
Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats

All the elements we love about Baby Shark – big guns, bad guys, gorgeous, gutsy women and the hot, dusty West Texas landscape – are back in Fate's familiar narrative style: eloquently sparse and brilliantly fast-paced. What I love most about this series is Fate's uncanny ability to put us squarely into the mind of our heroine, allowing us to experience her adventures from her own, unambiguous point of view, and to see both her tough a

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014826877
Publisher:
Robert Bealmear
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Series:
Baby Shark , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
663 KB

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Meet the Author

Robert Fate is a Marine Corps veteran who studied at the Sorbonne in France, rough necked in the oilfields of Oklahoma, fashion modeled in NYC, sold show scenery in Las Vegas, and has been a chef in Los Angeles. As a Hollywood special effects technician, he won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, a ceramic artist. They have a dog, two cats, and a turtle named Pharrell.

He is the author of the five installment strong Baby Shark series: Baby Shark; Baby Shark’s Beaumont Blues; Baby Shark’s High Plains Redemption; Baby Shark’s Jugglers at the Border; and Baby Shark’s Showdown at Chigger Flats. He has written one stand alone novel: Kill the Gigolo, a contemporary noir.

His website is www.robertfate.com.

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Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Helen_Ginger More than 1 year ago
Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats is the fifth in Robert Fate's Baby Shark series. I've read them all. I've loved them all. Her sidekick is Otis Millett, a private investigator. They're a team. But in Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats, Baby Shark, whose given name is Kristin Van Dijk, is fighting on her own for the majority of the book. She's fighting for Otis' life. She's going to have to find him, get past the guns guarding him and save him. And she's up against some really bad folks. Showdown at Chigger Flats, set in 1960, starts fast. From page one Otis and Kristin are in a gun fight. It picks up speed from there. And keeps racing to the end. Will Kristin be able to get to Otis in time? Or will he be dead by the time she shoots her way through those standing between her and Otis? This really is one of those books that starts fast and doesn't let up until the end. It kept me turning pages. I also like that this one put Kristin front and center. For a big chunk of the book, she fought alone, facing down some really nasty folks. She's a hero because she's not only willing to do what has to be done, she does it. Opening Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats was like slipping into my most comfortable pajamas. Reading it was like being in a heart-racing cross-country bike-a-thon. Finishing it was like saying goodbye to a friend. It did leave me with a question. Robert, when will the next Baby Shark book be out? I give Baby Shark's Showdown at Chigger Flats a rating of Hel-of-a-Character.
AnAvidReaderSM More than 1 year ago
Fasten your seat belts, readers. You're in for a breathless ride. The author's fifth novel in the Baby Shark series takes you on a wild race from the first page, with Kristin Van Dijk wounded and shooting her way out of an ambush with her partner Otis Millett. When Otis is kidnapped by escaped murderer Walter Fairchild, who's bent on revenge, Kristin arms herself with not only weapons but friends and a state trooper, who infiltrate the West Texas town of Chigger Flats, stronghold of the Fairchild family, to free Otis. The Baby Shark series is not for the faint of heart, but guaranteed to keep those who love fast-paced adventure reading well into the night. ~Jean Henry Mead, mystery novelist