Liars, Cheaters & Thieves (Detective Wade Jackson Series #6)by L. J. Sellers
After ten years in prison, the man convicted of murdering Detective Wade Jackson’s parents declares his innocence. After two years in a coma, a woman suspected of attempted suicide awakens, claiming her ex-husband tried to kill her. Now, two of the most baffling cases facing the Violent Crimes Unit of Eugene, Oregon, will put Jackson and his
DYING FOR JUSTICE
After ten years in prison, the man convicted of murdering Detective Wade Jackson’s parents declares his innocence. After two years in a coma, a woman suspected of attempted suicide awakens, claiming her ex-husband tried to kill her. Now, two of the most baffling cases facing the Violent Crimes Unit of Eugene, Oregon, will put Jackson and his protégée, Detective Lara Evans, through their most grueling investigations yet.
Probing accusations of corruption, coercion, and justice denied, Jackson uncovers long-buried secrets that hit even closer to home than his parents’ murders. Meanwhile, Evans shadows a notorious fellow cop who abuses more than just power.
Jackson is on a quest to absolve the innocent and punish the guilty. Evans is determined to prove her worth and protect the vulnerable. But when increasingly dark revelations in each case begin to intertwine, the two detectives will meet in a volatile confrontation with a desperate killer terrified of losing everything.
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I recieved this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. After Eva commits suicide, her sister Lilith come to town for her property. Only to be drawn into a crazy, complex world of Buddism & vampiric creatures. With the help of some new friends, she discovers Eva's strange new life and why she took her life. At first the story interested me. It seemed like it was gonna be a great mystery/detective story. When the vampiric creatures and Buddism came into it, I seemed to lose interest. I like supernatural stories, but this one just had too much going on and got confusing. The explanations of what was happening and why were too long and boring. I didn't care for the main character. Lilith seemed too self absorbed. Making her some all powerful creature was a mistake. Just my opinion. I wouldn't recommend this book. Very confusing and boring.
The title says it all, really, for there is a full complement of each in this carefully-plotted tale: liars, cheaters and thieves. As the book opens, in quick succession two fatal events occur in the space of three pages, within thirteen hours of each other, and only several yards apart. Oddly, there would seem to be nothing else to connect these two deaths, the first the murder of a man sitting behind the wheel of a parked car, the second an elderly woman who died of a heart attack upon discovering she’d been the victim of cyber fraud that had wiped out her savings. Detective Wade Jackson, senior investigator with the violent crimes unit of the Eugene, Oregon Police Department, returns in the fifth and newest entry in the series, and is handling the investigation. Then in short order another murder takes place. Both male victims had been friends since childhood, had both served in the military, and had died forty-eight hours apart. All the people in Lt. Jackson’s life who readers know from the earlier books in the series are present: investigative reporter Sophie Speranza; Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter and her boyfriend; his recovering alcoholic ex-wife and her new boyfriend; Lara Evans, his colleague; and his girlfriend, Kera Kollmorgan, plus her daughter-in-law and baby grandchild. His relationships with the females in his life seem to be in a state of flux, not always in a good way, and his life is changing in that after selling the house he’d lived in for thirteen years, he is moving back into the home in which he grew up. A good mystery, action-packed, with an unexpected solution, populated with interesting characters – what more could one ask? Recommended.
Liars, Cheaters & Thieves by LJ Sellers, is the best mystery book I have read in 2011. This is the 5th book in a series, but really, the books have such a great story line, that they are stand alone books. One of the best things about an LJ Sellers book, is I have yet to figure out the ending of the book. Her books are not your typical mystery, police procedural books. If you have not read an LJ Seller book, you are truly missing out on an excellent read. This book deserves more than 5 stars and man did she hit it out of the park with this one!