Found (Matt Royal Series #8) [NOOK Book]

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The quiet of Longboat Key, Florida, is shattered when an old man is shot to death and his murderer is killed while fleeing the police. Strange documents in German and Arabic are found in the killer's car then an old friend of the murdered man disappears. The island's only detective, Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan receives a text message with a picture taken that morning of a college friend whom she thought was dead. Matt Royal and J.D. are pursued by men who would do them harm, and Matt's best friend, Jock Algren, ...
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Found (Matt Royal Series #8)

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Overview

The quiet of Longboat Key, Florida, is shattered when an old man is shot to death and his murderer is killed while fleeing the police. Strange documents in German and Arabic are found in the killer's car then an old friend of the murdered man disappears. The island's only detective, Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan receives a text message with a picture taken that morning of a college friend whom she thought was dead. Matt Royal and J.D. are pursued by men who would do them harm, and Matt's best friend, Jock Algren, a shadowy operative of the U.S. government's most secretive intelligence agency comes to visit the island. As the mystery deepens, a ragtag group of devious and dangerous characters intrudes on the lives of the islanders, creating a kind of havoc unusual for a sun-splashed island full of retirees and beach bums. Matt, J.D., and Jock rush to find the answer to why one old man was killed and another disappeared, the meaning of the photo sent to J.D. of her almost surely dead college friend, and why somebody is trying to kill them.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/09/2013
At the start of Griffin’s complicated eighth mystery featuring retired lawyer Matt Royal (after Fatal Decree), Royal’s “sweetie,” Longboat Key, Fla., detective J.D. Duncan, receives a text message with a photo of her friend Katie Fredrickson, who disappeared after Katie’s husband, Jim, was murdered in Sarasota a year earlier. Forensic evidence at the scene suggested Katie was probably dead, but now there’s hope she’s alive. Duncan also investigates the fatal shooting of elderly Ken Goodlow, a WWII vet who was on his way to see Royal at the time of his murder. Duncan follows up the cold case involving Katie, while Royal tries to discover why Goodlow wanted his legal services. When the going gets tough, Royal turns to his best friend, Jock Algren, whose ruthlessly applied justice provides counterpoint to Royal’s relaxed Florida lifestyle and good-natured banter with Duncan. Despite the unwieldy plot, Griffin’s fans should be pleased. (Nov.)
Library Journal
11/01/2013
Residents on the little island of Longboat Key, FL, are shocked when an elderly local is shot dead. The victim's best friend won't talk, but Det. J.D. Duncan and her boyfriend, retired lawyer Matt Royal, wonder. Simultaneously, J.D. receives an unsettling text with a photo of an old college friend, Katie, who went missing after her husband's violent death and was presumed dead. While J.D. works on the older man's murder, Matt pursues some loose ends with the other case. Before you know it, someone's shooting at both J.D. and Matt. Fortunately, Jock (Matt's secret agent friend) is on the scene to help deflect the goons. Readers are privy to a 1942 flashback, when a German U-boat was sunk in the area, and we wonder about those older guys. But Katie's dramatic story makes Matt's blood boil. Expect jaw-dropping revelations to make for an unforgettable climax. VERDICT Griffin's eighth entry in his Florida mystery thriller series (after Fatal Decree) roars by in a flurry of high-octane encounters guaranteed to keep readers up all night. Heavy on dialog, like the best of buddy flicks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608091003
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Series: Matt Royal Mystery , #8
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 78,137
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

H. Terrell Griffin is the award winning author of seven Matt Royal mysteries set on Florida's Suncoast. Prior to succumbing to his lifelong yen to write, he earned degrees in history and law from Mercer University and was a board certified civil trial lawyer based in Orlando for thirty-eight years. In his youth, Terry served three years in the U.S. Army, much of it as a medic in an Armored Cavalry regiment on the East German border.
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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Another great read!

    Terry did it again, characters are for sure Longboat Key characters, and the story keeps you reading and reading. Love the local folks and local scenary. There is sure a lot more local color he can use so guess he will just have to have Matt dig into it more. Thanks for another wonderful book.

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  • Posted November 19, 2013

    4 stars I have read all 8 Matt Royal books and this one foll

    4 stars




    I have read all 8 Matt Royal books and this one follows along with the others. Someone is trying to kill Matt or at least break some bones. He has no idea why anyone would come after him again. For a retired lawyer he sure racks up people who hate him.




    There is a lot of violence in a Matt Royal Mystery. Usually Matt and Jock are the ones taking out the bad guys. They are not the most law abiding two citizens. They sometimes merit out justice that is not legal.




    J.D. gets a text from a friend showing todays headlines. Katie was thought to have died a year ago with her husband. Killed in her own home. Her body was never found. The picture had writing on it that was a personal between them at collage.




    J.D. is the only detective in Longboat. She is busy so asks her honey Matt to help her look into Katie's murder. Matt is a retired lawyer. He retired young with a enough money to last if he is careful. He calls himself a beach bum.




    J.D. is working on a murder of a retired fisherman who was in WWII. Her and Matt saw the murderer go off the bridge into the bay being chased by a cop who was down the road from the murder. They have no idea who he is.




    A car is following J.D. and when Matt asks why someone is sent to break some bones for sticking his nose where it belongs. Matt has different plans.




    Jock who is close to Matt is a agent who belongs to a agency that has no name. He reports to his boss and the President of the United States. Jock can find out a lot with just a phone call. He is sent into a lot of situations to take care of top secret jobs. He is in town to do a golf tournament with a another friend Logan. Jock does not like that someone is after Matt.




    J.D. likes Jock but has a hard time with his ethics. Like taking out four bad guys. Breaking into places instead of getting a warrant ect.




    The plot twists and turns I did not expect most of it. There is plenty of action, bad guys and a lot of death before it is over with. If you like the other Matt Royal books you will want to read Found. I look forward to reading the next book.




    I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it by Netgalley.
    11/19/2013 PUB Oceanview Publishing 325 pages ISBN:9781608090990

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