Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse #1)

Dark Horse (Jim Knighthorse #1)

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by J. R. Rain
     
 

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When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band… See more details below

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When high school student Derrick Booker, the only black student at a posh Orange County high school, is accused of killing his white girlfriend, ex-college football hero and detective Jim Knighthorse is hired to dig a little deeper into the murder. It doesn't take long for Knighthorse to realize that not all is as it seems at tranquil Huntington High, from a band director who preys on the innocent to a vice-principal with a secret agenda of her own. Not to mention someone's hired a professional killer to keep Knighthorse permanently off the case. As the investigation continues, Knighthorse's personal life is shattered by the discovery of new evidence relating to his mother's unsolved murder, a murder dating back twenty years. Reeling from the discovery, a determined Jim Knighthorse sets out to bring two killers to justice.

Editorial Reviews

Blurb - Piers Anthony
"I read Dark Horse by J.R. Rain. He's the author of Moon Dance, that I reviewed last column. The author is a private investigator, and it shows; this is another fast moving and entertaining detective story. It is the first of a series, published by Lulu.com. Rain is surely destined for larger success, if he can get the right break; his fiction is fun reading." --PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse
Blurb - Jennifer Ray
"What would a good mystery be without some interesting twists? Dark Horse definitely has several of those!"
Blurb - Gemma Halliday
"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere. Rain does an amazing job of blending suspense, mystery and humor in this fantastic debut novel destined for the keeper shelf." --GEMMA HALLIDAY, author of Spying in High Heels
Blurb - Elaine Babich
"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!" --ELAINE BABICH, author of You Never Called Me Princess and Relatively Normal
Blurb - Aiden James
"I finished Dark Horse late last night. I enjoyed it immensely--very good story, J.R.! I really liked your dialogue, which kept me chuckling each time I sat down to read the book. Add great character and scene descriptions and a well-paced plot, and you've got a gripping story indeed. I can honestly say your book was as entertaining as anything I've ever read from Patricia Cornwell. I can easily see Dark Horse moving to the big screen!" --AIDEN JAMES, author of Cades Cove and Deadly Night

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781300664734
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/27/2013
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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