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by Ted Miller Brogden

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Even in a drunken stupor it is hard for airline captain, Cape Thomas to ignore his recurring vision of a beautiful woman and the swaddled baby she holds. On a rare, sober day he begins a casual search through college yearbooks and yellowed courthouse records in hopes of finding the one who got away. Instead, an unrecorded codicil suggests their one union was fruitful


Even in a drunken stupor it is hard for airline captain, Cape Thomas to ignore his recurring vision of a beautiful woman and the swaddled baby she holds. On a rare, sober day he begins a casual search through college yearbooks and yellowed courthouse records in hopes of finding the one who got away. Instead, an unrecorded codicil suggests their one union was fruitful and reveals a possible heir to an old-moneyed family used to scams and scammers making claims against the estate. After run-ins with a cabal of bankers, lawyers, in-laws, outlaws, and even the F.A.A. Cape begins to put the pieces of the puzzle together...

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R. Michaels Givens, Independent film Producer/Director and winner of the 2011 Charleston International Film Festive, optioned the movie rights for Jigsaw (Mr. Brogden's first novel) in 2010.
Mr. Brogden spends most of his time in Eastern North Carolina or points South. His simplified view of life: "I've always tried to face life like an oyster when given grit: give back a pearl."
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Jigsaw 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
ShredH20 More than 1 year ago
Jigsaw is a story that tortures your soul as you become Cape and search for the mysterious woman with him. You melt into the book, see what he sees and feel his every emotion. Once you start, you cannot put it down. I read it through in one sitting, finishing in the wee hours of the morning. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!! I cannot wait for the next book.
Tbear456 More than 1 year ago
I found this book by accident and the title was interesting. Started reading and it pulled me right in to a delightful mystery.
jimmieiv More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of classic mystry and don't care much for most modern stories. However, I was drawn into this story and couldn't put the book down. It is a believable book with enough twist to keep you guessing. I will look for more books from Mr. Brogden.
tedwardo More than 1 year ago
CAPE THOMAS is a man haunted by failed personal relationships and a family history of mental problems that may become problematic when mixed with alcohol. As an Airline Captain he could keep it together, but when an innocent picture with the fiancée of AeroMax Airline's heir apparent leads to F.A.A, penalties and sanctions Cape's career ends. Drinking eases the pain but opens the door to melancholy and soul searching. One night, sometime between last call and the obligatory hair-of-the-dog shot, he sees, or thinks he sees, an apparition of a beautiful woman holding a swaddled baby. Cape is sure this woman is "The One" he let slip away twenty five years earlier. Problem is; during their one encounter the couple agreed that names especially surnames shouldn't define a person. As a result he knows her as "Faith" and she knows only his first name. The apparition relentless appearances convince Cape that he may have fathered a child. Curiosity about this old flame and guilt for perhaps abandoning his responsibilities nudge Cape into action. Without a name or hometown to guide him, Cape uses the only information he remembers to hunt down this haunting reminder, Faith's college, major, and her broken marriage engagement. During his broad search Cape mistakes ALLY KRESS, wife of WALTER CRONUS KRESS head of the rich and powerful Kress banking family, for "Faith". After all, Ally did break an engagement in college and she did have an affair that produced a bastard child; a situation she has hidden from her husband for years. Though, Cape and Ally's meeting is short it sets Ally up for blackmail. A more intense search through university yearbooks and yellowed courthouse records documents an unrecorded codicil that reveals "Faith" is LAURA FISHER and her lost child JANA is an heir to the Fisher Family fortune. The family patriarch NATHAN HALE FISHER and his estranged daughter BIANCA FISHER JENKINS are used to scams and scammers making claims against the estate and withhold useful information that could solve the mystery. In a twist unrelated to his search for Laura Fisher and Jana, Cape becomes a potential tool for Walter Kress and his attorney, WILLIAM JOHNSON as they plan Ally Kress' destruction. Though the proposition made by Kress and Johnson can solve his money problems and restore his AeroMax Airline job. Cape has to do what his Southern roots demand-defend the innocent Ally Kress. Shots fired from a murder-for-hire scheme convince Cape and Ally that Walter has elevated the grounds for divorce from adultery to murder. Laura Fisher has been dead sixteen years, before her death she tried to stop the adoption process of her child. Her estate will revert to Bianca if the Will is probated before Jana's birthday only weeks away. Bianca Fisher Jenkins decides the only way to stop Cape Thomas from diluting her inheritance is to kill him.Fast and furious action weaves the three prong story into an unexpected climax and the ending does not disappoint.
Maureen46 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, a lot of twists and turns some predictable, but a good book all and all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
for anyone who loves aviation, this book is a great read
MEPublishing More than 1 year ago
A riveting read of family intrigue, highly recommended, February 11, 2011 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) This review is from: Jigsaw (Paperback) The truth is what all search for, it just proves ever more difficult to do it through a drunken haze. "Jigsaw" tells the story of Cape Thomas, as he searches for his child, and for the mother that he had one liaison with but never saw afterward. Through it all, his search only grows more difficult as money comes into the equation, and of course, everyone wants the money. "Jigsaw" is a riveting read of family intrigue, highly recommended. Willis M. Buhle Reviewer
Tara Jackson More than 1 year ago
Have the paperback version of this book and am delighted to see it on Nook. If you are a Southerner you must aquaint yourself with this up and coming author. He brilliantly portrays his characters with charm mixed with vulnerabilty. These characteristics make you root for the main characters as you find it impossible to find out the ending soon enough! Cant wait for upcoming books and crossing my fingers I can get it on my Nook!
Sandra Phipps More than 1 year ago
Wow! Fantastic find and read. Loved the depth of the characters. Fast, on-the-move action. I was as intertwined as the characters and was totally unprepared for the ending. very nice. Anticipating great books from author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read! The story moves along at a fast pace and the mysteries keep unfolding. The author has a masterful touch with dialogue. The characters are developed and interesting. This would make a fantastic movie!
Em-Ghe More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down. It is a perfect mix of mystery and thriller. Fact is, I like it so much that I am adapting it into a screenplay and will be directing and producing the movie version. If you like Dean Koontz, I'm sure you'll like this. Give it a try. See you at the movie, Michael Givens michaelgivensdotcom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ted Brogden knows how to capture the interest of any reader in Jigsaw. Those with the love of aviation will also enjoy this book. Jigsaw is filled with mystery, suspense, murder, love, sorrow and humor. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you're in for another surprise. Brogden has a way to make you feel that each character is real. You feel as if you know them, even feel for some of them. This would make a great movie for any man or woman to see! Move over Nicholas Sparks!!! We have another Great Author in the South!! Linda Long
tdraughon1 More than 1 year ago
Jigsaw is a compelling adventure full of wit, sorrow, humour and triumph. I could not put it down. And it didn't hurt that it was set in my familiar ground of the southeast and especially North Carolina. The Captain is gritty, sweet, flawed and alluring and proves that we all don't go through life unscathed - but we can open our eyes and finally be fearless with grace.
Andie940 More than 1 year ago
Such a great book! It will keep you captivated throughout the entire book! Very impressed with Ted Brogden and look forward to reading more!
Modello More than 1 year ago
From the first page you are drawn into the story. Cape Thomas is an awesome character who you identify with immediately. Each time you think you have the plot solved another twist moves you further from your oringinal premise. Jigsaw is a great story and the surprise ending does not dissappoint. This novel would be great for book club discussions, especially the ending.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure I would like this book when I started it. Boy, was I surprised. Our hero of the book, and he really was a hero, is Captain Cape Thomas. He has had some trouble, of course involving a woman, and is no longer captain of his 747. He has lost his license for that, the reason for which we don't find out completely until we are near the end of the book.  He is however still licensed for commercial freight and passengers, passengers as long as there is a co-pilot. All this is just part of the story though. The main story if about his "vision" he has one night. A woman holding a baby and wearing a Coptic cross appears on his deck. This brings memories of a girl he once met and had one night with. They didn't give their full names, and she didn't even give her real name. Not knowing if he is going crazy or if the vision means something, he decides to set out to find the woman. I really didn't want to put the book down until the story was done. When I was finished, I had a book hangover. It stayed with me for several days.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like so many others are saying: “Jigsaw” is definitely a page turner: It’s very intriguing how Cape Thomas (the main character) solves the mystery, which is haunting him----and the characters he meets along the way are just as intriguing—and entertaining. I can see why there has been interest in making this book into a movie—Hopefully, that works out, because It’s a Great Adventure-- I would love to see it played out on the big screen!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like books that peek my interest and keep me reading as I try to figure out the who, what and why of the story. I read pretty much caught myself unable to put this book down until I finished it. Ted did a great job of telling his story with lots of details and references to places here in Eastern North Carolina. I've already told him he needs to get another one written. I will be watching for future books. Thanks for a great read, Calypsobaglady
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