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by Jeff LaFerney

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Father and son team, Clay and Tanner Thomas, have already used their parapsychological abilities to solve crimes, but never before to keep themselves out of trouble. After a devastating injury to his father, Clay Thomas is abandoned by two people closest to him while being pursued by the local police chief for crimes he didn't commit. While they investigate to


Father and son team, Clay and Tanner Thomas, have already used their parapsychological abilities to solve crimes, but never before to keep themselves out of trouble. After a devastating injury to his father, Clay Thomas is abandoned by two people closest to him while being pursued by the local police chief for crimes he didn't commit. While they investigate to discover the actual culprit perpetrating a series of local robberies, the spirited ghost of Bosley Pemberton appears, seeking their help to solve his eleven-year-old murder. With unexpected assistance from a rank-smelling midget, a bad-tempered giant, a gossipy curator, and a rule-bending coroner, Clay and Tanner incorporate their unique mind-control abilities to dig up dirt on Bosley as well as the numerous suspects who had motive and opportunity to put him to death. The plot unwinds, exposing the mystery about the real thief and putting an unexpected spin on broken relationships that need mending.

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Clay and Tanner Thomas series , #3
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Jeff LaFerney has been an English teacher for more than twenty-five years. He and Jennifer, his wife of twenty-six years, live in Davison, Michigan. Torey and Teryn are their two children. Loving the Rain, Skeleton Key, and Bulletproof are his three stand-alone suspense and mystery novels in the Clay and Tanner Thomas series. He has also written Jumper, the first book in his time travelers’ series, and has also been professionally editing books. He loves competing at sports, connecting to good books, and creating words that entertain others.

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Bulletproof 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Clay and Tanner Thomas Series. I absolutely LOVED it! Clay and Tanner Thomas are both fantastic characters. Clay has become more at ease with using his special abilities of telekinesis and being able to communicate with the dead. His son, Tanner, also has special abilities such as being able to hypnotize people or influence them just with a thought. These abilities are caused through a genetic anomaly within their brain and come in handy when solving mysteries, but this one becomes personal when a robbery goes wrong and Clay's father is accused of committing it.  I have been wanting to read this book for some time, but due to the length of my reading list, haven't been able to until now. I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner, because I really love this series and the characters within the pages. I picked up the book and started to read; I did not put it down until I had finished it in one sitting. The story is told through various points of view, but as Clay and Tanner are the main characters, they have the most say. I am not a huge sports fan, but I love the way the author has woven his love of sport into this story. His attention to detail made the games come alive and I felt like I was there, watching the games from the bleachers too. I also love the paranormal (or is it supernatural) aspects of the tale; I love a good ghost story! It was also wonderful to meet some old faces again, as well as some new ones. Jasper, Clay's friend and lawyer, happens to have a short temper to go with his short stature (he's one of the little people or, if you want to be politically incorrect, a midget). In a way, this character is one of my favourites, because he's more bark than bite, though he can get rather violent when riled. This also leads to almost comical events that made me smile and, on occasion, giggle over.  Zander Fauss is a character I liked from the start. He is a neurosurgeon and one of Clay's friends. He has been studying the Thomas's abilities in the hopes of understanding why they have manifested. There are more than a couple of new characters introduced, but I really liked Sherman "Septic" Tankersley. He's a plumber, who happens to be a little intimidating due to his large size. He has many issues, but as I got to know this man a bit better, I realised that he is a gentle giant hiding behind a gruff facade to hide his loneliness. This story is another fantastic mystery/thriller, full of twists and turns to keep a reader guessing. There are some quite dark moments within the story that made me shiver, but the author also added some lighter moments which had me giggling or laughing out loud. There is mention of religion which may upset some readers, but it is not written in a preachy way. This is a fast paced, roller coaster ride from beginning to end. I hope that there will be more books in this series in the future. Jeff LaFerney has written a fantastic mystery/thriller. I love his writing style, which is fast paced and exciting, and the flow is wonderfully fluid; each scene flows into the next seamlessly. He is one of the few male authors who has made it onto my favourite authors list and I am looking forward to reading more of his books in the future. I highly recommend this as a "MUST READ" to everyone who loves paranormal thrillers or mysteries. This book can be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading the first book, Loving The Rain, first. - Lynn Worton
Margitte More than 1 year ago
A murder mystery: two murders including a feisty old ghost, Bosley - a womaniser and restless soul who move things around in the Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille, who sings happily along with the performers and who hope someone can solve his murder.  That's where the father and son - detective team, Clay and Tanner Thomas, comes in when they also had to sort out another murder. They both have special abilities - really special, believe me, including communicating with ol' Bosley, read minds and basically do what has to be done to get this murder mystery on the road. Meet Jasper, their midget lawyer, who would get sprayed by a skunk, 'accidently' land on the female prosecutor's lap(which made his day!) and have the ability to super-charge a certain cop to look like an overly-blown-up red balloon. Poor six foot ten and overweight Sherman Septic Tankersley, the plumber, has his hands full with confined spaces, ghosts which open taps and switch off lights, metal steps that bends under his weight and have him captured by the handrails closing in on him. Life is not a good one for this giant. His temper is severely tested by his fright of ghosts and people who just do not understand him. In the mix is also Zander Frauss, the neuroscientist ....need I say more? Mix all these characters, and quite a few interesting ones more, with science, the paranormal, romance, intrigue, humor and excellent writing skills, and you get "Bulletproof" by Jeff LaFerney: a riveting, fast-moving who-dunnit that will keep you awake!
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author to give an honest review. First let me say this is the third book in the Clay and Tanner series. The first book is Loving the Rain, and the second book Skeleton Key. If you have read the two previous books and enjoyed them you know Jeff's writing style. It is unique his books have no explict language too them, no graphic scenes. Bulletproof has another mystery for us to figure out. Clay and Tanner can not get away from the mysteries that seem to find them. When Clay's father is injured and Clay is the prime suspect he must work on proving he is innocent with the help of his son and friends. New characters are introduced along with characters from the previous books. While Clay is figuring out the mysteries his love life takes a wild turn and he has to deal with that also. The relationship between Clay and Tanner is an amazing father/son relationship which Jeff describes perfectly in his writing. Of course there is the humor that will keep you laughing, and the mystery going on that will keep you guessing as you try to figure out who-dun-it. Jeff brings back the character Jasper, which if you have read my previous reviews you will know I love this little guy. (He does not like to be referred to as a midget) When Jasper is brought in on this book * NOW THIS IS A SPOILER* he is sprayed by a skunk and just the way that everything is described just had me giggling and re-reading it over just for the laugh. I do hope there is another book in this series, because I want to see what exactly is going to happen between Clay and Erika. If you like to read a good heart-warming story, with suspense, mystery, paranormal powers, love, family, friendship. Then I suggest you go out and get this book. I do not think you would be disappointed. My favorite quotes: " He'll never give us more than we can bear." "When God begins a work in us, He'll carry it on to completion." "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." Those 3 quotes that are the ones that stood out to me, because they are so true. I use the first quote a lot when myself or someone I know is going through a hard time. I know that God will never give us more than we can bear, he knows how much we can take.
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
I really think they should go into detective work, the team of Tanner and his father Clay. The duo have psychic abilities that they use to solve mysteries but they don’t let their talents go to their heads and the mysteries involve some good detective work with some very interesting characters. This book has Clay dealing with some deep emotions yet trying to solve two crimes at one time while still doing his job as a basketball coach at the U of M and being a father. Yes, he has a lot on his plate. The local police place the blame on Clay for the string of robberies that have taken place in town and Clay and Tanner need to prove his innocence. This is the third book in the series but this book can stand alone as the author does a great job explaining any details you might need from the previous books. This fast-paced book will keep your attention from the beginning and doesn’t let up until you get to the end.
Jess-carroll More than 1 year ago
Author Jeff LaFerney has done an amazing job, yet again, with his latest murder mystery story Bulletproof. Clay and Tanner Thomas use their supernatural abilities to help solve a double murder mystery in the town of Fenton, Michigan. This father and son team took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions ranging from sadness to elation. This book is fast paced, easy to read and very exciting with many unexpected twists and turns. Get ready to make a list of the facts and suspects as you read to see if you can guess the murderer in both crimes! What I love the most about Mr. LaFerney's writing style is that he embeds real life lessons in his stories that everyone can relate to. Trials and tribulations affect all of us and his characters are no different. They rely on family, friends, faith, and love to overcome the many obstacles that life may give us. Here is my favorite partial quote from the book. "...The trials make us mature and complete, but they're never more that we can bear and we can always know that until we get to that point, we're bulletproof."