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Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels mystery, opens at the funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex...

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Overview

At the end of Fuzzy Navel, J. A. Konrath surprised readers with an agonizing cliff-hanger: One of Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels's loved ones is dead. But who Readers were left clamoring to know more.

Cherry Bomb, the sixth Jack Daniels mystery, opens at the funeral. While Jack stands graveside, tears in her eyes, her cell phone rings. It's the killer, escaped maniac Alex Kork, taunting Jack, drawing her ever further into a twisted game of cat and mouse. Because while Alex is more than willing to kill random victims, Jack is her true prey. But which woman wants revenge more

Cherry Bomb is J. A. Konrath's most gripping novel of suspense yet--filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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At the start of Konrath's brisk and breezy sixth Jack Daniels mystery, the guilt-ridden Chicago cop, who's attending the funeral of a loved one, takes a call from Alexandra Kork, the sadistic psychopath who did in the loved one at the end of 2008's Fuzzy Navel("I checked the Weather Channel.... It's raining in Chicago. That's appropriate, don't you think? Funerals on sunny days seem so wrong"). Barred from the official hunt for Kork because she's personally involved in the case, Daniels soon finds herself on the wrong side of the law with few of the usual resources to call on. Meanwhile, the wily Kork, who's stopped counting her victims (after 50 they blur), strews bodies over a wide area as part of a scheme to lead Daniels to a slow and painful death. Konrath leavens the violence with offbeat humor, including a feces-throwing monkey in love with a cashmere sweater. The slam-bang ending is sure to satisfy series fans. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Readers who weren't sated by the collateral fatalities in the last grudge match between Lt. Jacqueline Daniels and escaped criminal Alexandra Kork (Fuzzy Navel, 2008, etc.) are in for a treat. This novel's very first sentence resolves its predecessor's cliffhanger ending. The climactic victim turns out to have been Jack Daniels's fiance, accountant Latham Conger. Now that Jack and Alex have killed each other's men, you might think the score would be even, but Alex doesn't. She phones her nemesis at Latham's burial with the news that she's planning to kidnap a man and kill him 12 hours later unless Jack can stop her. When that round is over, Alex moves on to the next inning, allowing ever-shorter windows of rescue time. Her targets are Jack's ex, who doesn't see why he should be part of this game, and her Chicago PD partner. Alex's propensity for terminations with extreme prejudice-she kills a homeless man for his bankroll and a suburban shopper for her handbag-and the high-value targets she's chosen would seem to guarantee pulse-pounding suspense. But the body count rises so carelessly that there's no reason to feel any closer to individual victims than to individual bowling pins. What remains, as usual in this jaunty, heartless series, is the pornographic violence and the return to the most atavistic roots of narrative: pure, formulaic storytelling without any concern for such add-ons as plot twists, characterization or moral complexity. As for the formula, it's accurately indicated by the libations that inspire Konrath's titles: Shake. Drink. Repeat.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423312628
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 7/7/2009
  • Series: Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series , #6
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hours
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

J.A. Konrath is the author of the Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series that includes “Whiskey Sour,” “Bloody Mary,” “Rusty Nail,” “Dirty Martini,” “Fuzzy Navel” and “Cherry Bomb.”
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  • Posted July 12, 2009

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    A Bomb---Literally

    I've been reading this series since it started with Whiskey Sour and couldn't stop raving about it back then. I was eagerly anticipating this book since Fuzzy Navels heart stopping, cliff hanger of an ending. The past books had enough humor and irreverence to make up for all the horror. They were wonderful police procedurals as well as humorous mysteries.

    But this offering is nothing but non-stop gratuitous murder, yes we get the fact that Kork is a nut case and this is her reason for living, but a break would have been nice, there is no humor unless you like jokes about monkey feces, and the fact that Jack would have had sex so soon (I would explain why this is disturbing to me, but it would mean adding something that would spoil the book for those who haven't read it yet) doesn't ring true and only goes to show that men authors may not really want to write books from a woman's POV.

    Too much of this book forces me to suspend disbelief to the point that I may as well have been reading a paranormal. The characters have not developed any farther than they had in the last book and in that one they hadn't changed one iota from the previous books, and the added character in the way of a monkey that throws his feces at everyone is well, maybe it's something a teenage boy would find hilarious, I didn't.

    I recommend that if you must read this because you have a compulsive need to keep up with a series, then wait and buy it in paper back or better yet go to the library. I'm sorry that I got it in hard cover my book budget would have better spent elswhere.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    This is great

    Read the whole series it is worth it!

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  • Posted April 7, 2011

    On the edge, AGAIN!

    Another on the edge reading. Just when you think it couldn't get better or more exciting! Really excited to read the Jack Daniels series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2010

    Where are the others?

    I don't won't read #6 only. Where are the others on ebooks??? Please,Please put the other books on ebooks for my nook!

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Don't just read this one...read them all!

    Another great mystery filled with humor. It is fun to laugh and be entertained and Konrath is an expert! Konrath's imagination goes everywhere and one can never guess where the story is going next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2009

    excellant!!! when is the next in the series coming??

    another hit in the series. bring on more

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  • Posted August 31, 2009

    A thrilling page-turner

    Cherry Bomb was definitely my favorite of the Jack Daniels series to date. JA Konrath keeps you on your toes with his humor and sickness!
    Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

    Great summer read

    Konrath did it again he keeps you wondering how Jack gets out of the mess he puts her in. Hopefully his next book has a different set of villains for Jack to take on. Her mother & friends are good but that crazy family of villains have run their course. Can't wait to see the next book to see what kind of mess Jack is in

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    Fast and Gripping

    Jaqueline "Jack" Daniels continues her duel with Alex Kork, one of the most chilling serial killers in the detective/mystery genre. Jack must violate the department edict that she stay away from the case because Kork has killed her fiance. Jack sees it as both vengence and a duty because Alex Kork has no scruples about killing, to steal a car, to get a few dollars, even for no apparent reason.

    Alex even confronts Jack with the challenge to try to prevent the deaths of those close to Jack. Calls from untraceable cell phones, with photos of the trapped victims and clues to the location drag Jack in deeper. Each call comes with a deadline. Jack races against time throughout the book, and the tension constantly increases.

    Highly recommended like the rest of the series

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    "Jack" Daiels

    I love the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series. All the books are named after hard liquor drinks, such as Dirty Martini, Cherry Bomb, etc. I would suggest starting with this series from the first book, they are a delight and quite an adventure. It's nice to see someone come up with a new strong female character. Hope there are more of these books to come!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2009

    Cherry Bomb

    I love this series.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    Couldn't put it down!

    "Cherry Bomb" the sixth in J.A. Konrath's Jack Daniels series, is not as sarcastic or hilarious as previous stories (mom and cat not really involved). But this one begins where the previous novel ended, with Alex Kork, a really sadistic killer is out to get Daniels. And the games begins: the killings get more gruesome and Jack becomes more emotional. This definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put the book down.

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  • Posted July 19, 2009

    A Real Thrill Ride!

    Konrath delivers his usual spine tingling, fast paced thriller. Alex Kork is back and more devious than ever. This sick chick takes our heroine, Jack Daniels, on a torturous journey and makes for a page turning thriller. Scary, a bit of horror and gore but you won't put this book down. When I finally finished the last page I was breathless. Whew! What a ride!

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

    Cherry Bomb

    Cherry Bomb is the newest in the Jack Daniels series by J A Konrath, an author that doesn`t get displayed prominently enough, but is worth searching for! It combines a thriller, with humor and the result is a book you can`t put down! A very good read!

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    MAJOR CHILLS AND THRILLS

    If you like suspense and you haven't been following the Jack Daniels series created by the ever surprising J. A. Konrath, it's not too late to change your ways. It's easy to pick up on the challenges facing Lieutenant Jack (Jacqueline) Daniels with this, the sixth in the series, but once you've had a sip of Cherry Bomb you'll probably want to have a taste of Whiskey Sour (2004), Bloody, Mary (2005), Rusty Nail (2006), Dirty Martini (2007), and Fuzzy Navel (2008). As stand-alones or full series Konrath's stories always provide full measures of laughter and thrills.

    Fortunately for Jack she has a number of friends because if she ever needed them it's with the opening of Cherry Bomb. Her fiancé, Latham, has been murdered by one of the scariest psychotic killers ever invented, Alexandra (Alex) Kork. Jack stands by his grave side when her cell phone rings - it is Alex who is miles away in a coffee shop with WiFi. She cannot resist taunting Jack, and relishes seeing her stunned, falling to her knees in the mud. Alex misses little and has hidden a camera phone atop a nearby mausoleum. "Later today," Alex says, "I'm sending you a picture over the phone. Twelve hours from then, the man in the picture will die. Unless you find him and save him. I hope, for his sake, you do a better job than you did with your fiancé."

    Jack knows this isn't an empty threat because Alex doesn't kill for revenge or because of hatred - she kills for pleasure. Further, she tells Jack that if she doesn't make an effort to save this man the next picture Jack receives will be of a playground full of kids.

    That's some spine-tingling scenario and one more Jack Daniels story that's impossible to put down. As always, Konrath rockets readers to a totally unexpected finish.

    - Gail Cooke

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