Diamonds and Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #1

Diamonds and Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #1

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by Micheal Maxwell
     
 

In the first Cole Sage book, we find Cole at the low point of his career. In the past, Cole a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, worked for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. Now, he’s returned to the paper where he started his career, The Chicago Sentinel. Instead of writing the big stories, he’s doing the work of a rookie

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In the first Cole Sage book, we find Cole at the low point of his career. In the past, Cole a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, worked for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine. Now, he’s returned to the paper where he started his career, The Chicago Sentinel. Instead of writing the big stories, he’s doing the work of a rookie reporter. His “big story of the day” is a cat caught in a tree. During its rescue, the cat’s owner takes her Good Samaritan neighbor hostage. Cole witnesses something so disturbing it reawakens the journalist’s desire to write again.
Returning to the paper, Cole finds a desperate message asking for help from Ellie, one that got away. The one that has continually haunted his life. Cole drops everything and flies to California. He must find what would make her so desperate, she would call him after so many years. Cole finds her terminally ill, and abandoned by her husband. He discovers while Ellie was heavily medicated, she mistakenly signed a Power of Attorney. Now her estranged daughter Erin’s inheritance, won’t go to her, but her abusive step-father. Cole vows to find the girl and right the situation.

The path to keeping his word is blocked at every turn by the husband who abandoned her, his shady real estate deals, violent con men, street thugs and the lure of a fortune in diamonds that unite them. The anger, sorrow, and crippling guilt of twenty years fires Cole's drive to keep a promise, that in the end, will heal and return the soul to the great journalist.
Beaten, bloody but determined, Cole Sage conquers greed and hatred with a strength that only love, and a will as hard as diamond, can achieve.

The Cole Sage Series has captured the imagination of readers worldwide. All six books in the series consistently get top ratings from reviewers.

The Cole Sage Series departs from the usual, heavily sexual, profanity laced norm, and gives readers a character driven stories, with twists, turns, and page turning plot lines, but most of all a hero they can relate to and root for with each new case he finds himself involved in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045974981
Publisher:
Micheal Maxwell
Publication date:
12/07/2013
Series:
Cole Sage Mystery Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
3,585
File size:
443 KB

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Meet the Author

Micheal Maxwell was taught the beauty and majesty of the English language by Bob Dylan, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens and Leonard Cohen. Mr. Maxwell has traveled the globe, dined with politicians, rock stars and beggars. He has rubbed shoulders with priests and murderers, surgeons and drug dealers, each one giving him a part of themselves that will live again in the pages of his books. The Cole Sage series brings to life a new kind of hero. Short on vices, long on compassion and dedication to a strong sense of making things right. As a journalist he writes with conviction and purpose. As a friend he is not afraid to bend the law a bit to help and protect those he loves. Micheal Maxwell writes from a life of love, music, film, and literature. He lives in California with his lovely wife of thirty seven years. Currently Available: - Diamonds and Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #1) - Cellar Full of Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #2) - Helix of Cole (Cole Sage Mystery #3) - Cole Dust (Cole Sage Mystery #4) - Three Nails - The Return of the Bride, a short story in the anthology, Eight the Hard Way Coming Soon: - Cole Shoot

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Diamonds and Cole: Cole Sage Mystery #1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a first time reading for me by this author, but I do not plan for it to be my last. The story is so well written, felt as if I was experiencing everything each character was feeling or going thru. It is such a wonderful story, heart-wrenching... liked the way the author shared God's love and grace with his readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not give five star ratings often. This book has a lot of adult themes. It is not chick lit, yet is a book woman can sink their teeth into. It has enough substance and action, men can enjoy it also. It is a rather sad novel, which makes the reader think about the important things in life. I wish the ending could have been different, but if it had been, the novel would have been ruined. A woman has ALS and hires a PI to find her daughter, so she can tell her daughter goodbye. There is much more to the novel, this is just one thread. A little over 300 pages. Ages 18 and up. AD
Dantzr More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews before starting to read this book. Wanted to get some kind of an idea of what to expect from this author. Reviews are good, descriptions seemed alot like only his family wrote the reviews... but upon finishing the book, I realized that the reviews were right... it is an excellent novel by a wonderful author who has a distinct love of the English language. Cole Sage is a grand main character. A reporter by trade, it should be simple to understand that he would think like one... and he does. HIs thoughts are vast and are totally human in so many ways... but the author has made sure that Cole's words never get excessive or hum-drum. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys reading a well written story. And for those that take my recommendation... enjoy!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. A protagonist you can root for, and a well-written book. I look forward to reading more Cole books by Michael Maxwell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done Michael Maxwell, writing this review because of an emaik reminder. I enjoyed this storyline and stayed up very late each night till I finished. It is wonderful to get to read a great book that was free. Please keep up the good work!!
Rase More than 1 year ago
The story itself was very good if you could ignore the crude words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It starts out pretty dull but stick with it you WON'T regret it! By Chapter 2, Cole Sage is sent to cover a fluff piece for the newspaper but when he gets there he finds out something more interesting has happened. While there something else happens that literally made my jaw drop and from that point on I could NOT put the book down. I read it in 9 hours flat! But be warned...you will need tissues for the last part of the book! This books has lots of twists and turns, is fast paced, has lots of funny dialogue and flash back memories to give you background on the characters but is also sad and bittersweet. There's drama and danger and hope for more adventure in the future. This is going to be a great series and I can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of the Cole books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And just couldn't get into the story. Maxwell's writing is reminescent of Garrison Keillor stories. And not in a good way. The plot seemed interesting ... 40 something yr old guy, newspaper writer bored with his job and desperately searching for a good story to write. Past love interest, now very ill with ALS, needs his help. But with every step forward moving the tale along, is ten steps back with infill. Boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and thought provoking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poignant, romantic love story. Very well written. Read it through in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. Cried a lot. Identified with much of the content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is hard to believe a Man wrote this . makes me feel better about the male gender. Plan to have a few tissues. LOVED<LOVED<L0VED IT!!! Got to read all he has written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story started slow for me. I even thought if it didn't get better soon I would have to give up. But the story did pick up and i didn't want to put it down. Will read more of the cole sage series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cole is the hero you want to win because he is fighting for the love of his life. Maxwell has created a "dont want to put down until your finished" novel. You want a doctor when your hurt, you want Cole when you need answers and justice.
IrishEyes430 More than 1 year ago
I received this as a free book. I’m always looking for new authors, so I gave it a try. Cole Sage is a fascinating character. Kind of a curmudgeon, but deep down is loyal with a heart of gold. While searching for the daughter of his lost love, he faces the past while working on a fascinating mystery. This complex character drew me in completely and I plan to read the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I find a book by Michel Maxwell, I jump at chance to get his books. This one, like the others, is just great. I look forward to his others. V.A.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope the other books in this series is just as good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very good read.
suzasstuff More than 1 year ago
Loved it... As soon as I finished reading this first book I went online and bought the rest... Can't wait for the next one...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written: a beautiful moving story that will touch your heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starys out really slow and didn't grab my attention.
ronnies4 4 days ago
Tough story to follow, but, it got better. I recommend it.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I loved the plot and the characters were well developed. Very enjoyable read!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Entertaining suspenseful. I seldom read this type. With the fights and such. An action packed love story.Hey you could share it with the man of your life. Good book
Anonymous 5 months ago
For my first Michael Maxwell book it was a good read. One of those ones I couldn't put down. Will look for more titles.