Hunting Ketch [NOOK Book]

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Someone is eliminating child molesters in Los Angeles. The killer inhabits the streets of LA like a phantom. A decorated war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress and substance abuse, he has disconnected from friends and family. A reject of society, he is secretly devoting his life to a deadly mission he sees as noble. The mass media have turned ‘The Executioner’ into an urban legend. Detective Sergeant Mark McQuade is hunting the killer but has a lot on his mind. His wife has just left him; his captain is...

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Hunting Ketch

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Overview

Someone is eliminating child molesters in Los Angeles. The killer inhabits the streets of LA like a phantom. A decorated war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress and substance abuse, he has disconnected from friends and family. A reject of society, he is secretly devoting his life to a deadly mission he sees as noble. The mass media have turned ‘The Executioner’ into an urban legend. Detective Sergeant Mark McQuade is hunting the killer but has a lot on his mind. His wife has just left him; his captain is pressuring him; and, while investigating the murders, he gets involved with Donna Wright, a single mother. Besides, fewer child molesters are prowling the streets, so people are not enthusiastic about the killer being captured. Nevertheless, McQuade has a duty but a lack of clues. When a man abducts another boy, this one especially close to the detective, the killer chases the kidnapper and McQuade desperately pursues both in a thrilling struggle for life and death.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011389931
  • Publisher: Jack Forge
  • Publication date: 6/15/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,134,746
  • File size: 762 KB

Meet the Author

Born John Stephen Rohde in Los Angeles, California, I focused my academic study on the liberal arts and I have striven to create worthy art most of my life.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Book where you don't knowwhether to root for the cop or the killer

    Pedofile in LA are being killed by homeless man, now deranged, but a former special forces soldier. He is pursued by a veteran LA homicide cop who has confliciting emotions about catching the killer.

    This story is told from the POV of both the cop and the killer, alternating back and forth between the two. There are also some relationship subplots, and new partners joining forces.

    The book gives us some good insight into the life of a homicide cop and the toll it takes on his life seeing the worst of the human condition on a daily basis. It chanes the way he views the world concerning his own relationships and it's easier to see why the suicide rate is so high among this group although this is not part of this story.

    The killer has the POV of a zealot who believes he is helping to rid the world of evi which exists there. Using his skills leaned in special forces, it is easy to see how he dispatches his victims leaving little at the crime scene. He is smart and uses the library internet to correctly identify his vicitms and the story does not digress into killing the wrong person.

    Part of the setting detail is learning about different styles of child molesters, how clever some of them are, and how they use our legal system to protect themselves. In the telling it is easy to see how a child can be duped into going with them, and how quickly it can happen. Scary to those of us who have children and grandchildren.

    It is a well crafted story, quite long for this genre, but the story does not sag in the middle. You don't know how the story is going to end and can see several scenarios which the writer likely considered.

    A book worth reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Anon

    Don't know why, but could not get past page 50.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Excellent

    A little long but i felt sympathy fo both main chactors
    It was the only way to end. I would read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Couldve been better

    The idea was great & the storyline couldve made an excellent read but the writing was less than impressive...the author spent too much time on the detectives relationships & love scenes & not enough concentration on the killings & the police procedures. The point of views bounced around way too much & there were alot of contradictory thoughts & feelings of the characters. The writing went from deep, detailed, metaphorical to blunt & casual which made for a choppy read. Just alot of unnecessary descriptions where the time couldve been better spent elsewhere. I think the author still needs to find his writing style & stick to it. The plot was so intriguing but was ultimately ruined...hoped to see more from this author as he becomes more seasoned

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Good

    Great story. Captures you and keeps your attention. Loved the characters.

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