Hard Rain (Vin Cooper Series #3)

Hard Rain (Vin Cooper Series #3)

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by David Rollins
     
 

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Twelve bones are missing.
 
When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks like there’s a serial killer at large in Turkey.
But looks can be deceiving.

Onetime lovers, now the uneasiest of partners, Vin Cooper

Overview

Twelve bones are missing.
 
When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks like there’s a serial killer at large in Turkey.
But looks can be deceiving.

Onetime lovers, now the uneasiest of partners, Vin Cooper and Special Agent Anna Masters follow a trail of clues from Istanbul to Iraq and beyond. The victims were not selected at random. What looked like ritual was rife with clues. As evidence of a conspiracy snakes up the chain of command, these two seasoned special agents must dodge bullets, defuse bombs, and avoid being buried alive in their desperate effort to short-circuit a plan for world domination more audacious than they could ever have imagined.

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“Strong characters, nonstop action, and superb suspense.”—Nelson DeMille
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553590029
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Series:
Vin Cooper Series , #3
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.16(w) x 11.08(h) x 1.21(d)

Meet the Author

David Rollins is the author of The Death Trust and A Knife Edge, both international bestsellers. A former advertising creative director, he lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Hard Rain 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 24 days ago
I enjoy his stories, plots and characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
RNichols More than 1 year ago
Book #2 in the Vin Cooper series. Definitely not as good as the first, but all in all entertaining. There were a few to many far fetched situations for this reader. David Rollins has a gift to tell a story and I will continue to read the Vin Cooper series, I'm hoping the next installment is a bit more believable. Read the book to keep up with the series, but don't expect to much from this one.
GiovanniG More than 1 year ago
I have to say right from the get go that I am a huge fan of David Rollin's work. You may want to read what I am going to write with a grain of salt. Vin Cooper is one of my favorite fictional characters. David Rollins doesn't have a dozen novels with the character under his belt like some in the genre, but that has been part of the ride for me; I got in on the ground floor. The other novels in the series are A Knife Edge, and The Death Trust, both excellent, just my opinion. David Rollins has put together another incredible ride in Hard Rain. Special Agent Vin Cooper is in all his glory and he is one amazingly crafty, savvy, smart ass. The wit and humor that flows through the novel is cutting, laugh out loud. If you are a lawyer (I am not spoiling anything),expect a few jokes at your occupation's expense. I personally loved them all; I wish there were a few more. Rollins has a gift of being able to inject the humor into the storyline not as a distraction , but a way of making his main character more human and believable , thus enhancing our experience. I guess what I am trying to say is that it all works and fits in the right places; nothing seem to be out of line. The plotline is a serious one and made me think more about the sacrifices made by those that defend us, and the way our government works to care for them afterward. The seed is planted, registered, and received without the overbearing sledgehammer. Hard Rain is a great ride. Once I got it in my hands and started to read it, I knew I didn't want to stop. Rollins crafts an excellent novel and executes it very well. The ride doesn't end till the very last word; I love it. He makes us care about his characters and their quest for justice for those wronged. Vin Cooper is worse than a dog with a new bone, he just won't let things go, and it takes him places that he didn't think he would be, wise cracking the whole time. If you enjoy this genre of novels in the least, you need to give this novel a go. At the minimum start with A Knifes Edge and begin the journey; Vin Cooper and David Rollins are that good. This novel comes out in paperback form at the end of the month, click on the Amazon box and enjoy the ride. What are you reading today? Check us out and become our friend on Facebook, Shelfari, and Crimespace. Go to Goodreads and become our friend there and suggest books for us to read and post on. You can also follow us on Twitter, Book Blogs, and the Gelati's Scoop Facebook Fan Page; also look for our posts on Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Nobles, and the Bucks County Library System. Did you know you can shop directly on Amazon by clicking the Gelati's Store Tab on our blog? Thanks for stopping by today; we will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. http://www.gelatisscoop.blogspot.com
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The U.S. Military Attache to Turkey, Colonel Emmet Portman vanishes for three days. When he is found dead in his home in Istanbul, alarm spreads amidst the American government. Whoever killed Portman tortured him before brutally murdering him. Air Force Office of Special Investigations Special Agents Vin Cooper and Anna Masters arrive in Istanbul to investigate the gruesome homicide; as Vin puts it they are USAF internal affairs cops. However, before they can begin their inquest, other associates of the late Colonel are also killed in horrific ways. The obvious response is a serial killer is on the loose. However, the victims are diverse and vary in what is left behind; the only commonality is the abduction and execution are done with military precision.. However, with Portman's email being erased, Vin and Anna wonder why a crazed killer would do something of this sort making them wonder if someone needed to conceal something, but what and who remain elusive. As the two agents investigate on non-verbal terms (one can say a lot with a one finger salute) while the body count rises, they begin to uncover a military conspiracy to encourage coups to topple Middle Eastern governments, but neither is sure how to expose it without harming American interest; that is if they live long enough to do so. This is an entertaining over the top thriller that has the audience accompanying the bickering lead couple (arguing when they rarely talk to each other) as they hop the globe starting in the Middle East going on to Africa and Tennessee. Fans will enjoy the action and the rapidity of the story line but what makes the tale fun is the lead couple working a deadly international case once again (see The Death Trust) while on non-speaking terms ever since she informed him she is "Dancing on the Ceiling" for JAG lawyer Col. Richard "Dick Wad" Wadding. Harriet Klausner