N.H.I. (No Humans Involved)

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Fear and violence threatens to destroy the city

Half of Treasure City is controlled by a violent street gang. The other half is controlled by fear. A rookie detective, Nate Richards, is thrust between the two.
Abyss, a mysterious street gang moves into the valley and people have started dying. Nate’s girlfriend suddenly disappears and the gang is being targeted as the cause....
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Overview

Fear and violence threatens to destroy the city

Half of Treasure City is controlled by a violent street gang. The other half is controlled by fear. A rookie detective, Nate Richards, is thrust between the two.
Abyss, a mysterious street gang moves into the valley and people have started dying. Nate’s girlfriend suddenly disappears and the gang is being targeted as the cause.
With his partner fighting for her life—the result of a vigilante’s bullet, political pressure from above, and time running out to find his missing girlfriend, Nate has to overcome the darkness that has taken over the city and threatening to consume his soul? Forced to fight to stay on the case, he has to work against his command and the elements of the streets while trying to hold on to his faith that seems to make less and less sense as details unfold.
With darkness growing and evil seeming to swell, will Nate have enough time to solve the murder and discover the identity of the new gang leader before his girlfriend becomes the latest victim in the growing violent total. Will he succumb to the pressure to get the job done by any means necessary, or will he become part of the problem and prove that there are No Humans Involved.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615538020
  • Publisher: Stonehouse Ink
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Ray Ellis is a 21 year veteran of law enforcement in Idaho, Southern California, and a former United States Marine. He is a public speaker, communicating to groups of all sizes on the topics of community and personal safety. Since 1999 Ray has been a primary instructor for the Idaho POST Academy – Police Training Institution for Idaho- instructing on subjects of Arrest Control, Cultural Diversity and for the last five years exclusively on the topic of Instructor Development, where he teaches other officers to be POST certified instructors. He is currently serving as the lead sex crimes investigator for the agency where he works. He has been married to the same woman for 27 years and has three children; two sons and a daughter. He is also an ordained minister and the associate pastor of the church where he attends. Ray lives with his family in Idaho.
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  • Posted June 13, 2011

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    Great plot, characters are lacking somewhat~!

    N. H. I.: No Humans Involved is a debut Christian murder mystery novel from author Ray Ellis.

    Nate Richards is a rookie detective in Treasure City, who has strong religious convictions and he uses his instincts and his faith in the Lord, to solve his crimes. Many in the bureau finds his methods odd but they grudgingly give their respect to him, for he does his job well.

    When a street gang called, Abyss, up their stakes in the game and begin to control almost half of Treasure City, Nate must deal with the fear that is growing in the streets. After he investigates the deaths of a fellow police officer and a young person, the street gang members begin to die in numerous numbers and Nate is hard-pressed to keep his faith while solving the case. Thinking that Abyss was at the root of all the chaos happening on the streets, Nate soon comes to realize that all he has known isn't what it appears to be.

    With the fear growing stronger each day, Nate begins to question all that he knows and wonders if he has the strength to solve the case. When his best friend/girlfriend, Amber, goes missing, Nate, finding it hard to follow the rules and red tape, must use all of his wits to save the one he loves, while retaining his faith, his integrity and his job.

    For a debut murder mystery I was quite impressed with the amount of intrigue Ray Ellis was able to incur. I found the first few chapters to be a bit stiff and the flow was somehow lacking but it didn't take long for the plot to find itself and the world of Treasure City unfolded.

    Though there was a huge emphasis on Nate's Christian viewpoints, I didn't find it overly invasive or preachy, and thought it suited Nate's character, as well as, those in his immediate circle.

    I quite enjoyed the suspense building throughout the novel, you could almost feel yourself racing beside Nate in solving the crimes and wishing you could shout at him when you figured it out before him. The comedy in some situations really worked which took the edge off the suspense, in order to renew it again in the next page or two.

    I did find some of the characters involved unbelievable, they were almost childish in their approach to events that they found themselves in, well, not childish, more naive. As well, some of the actions of the characters weren't fitting of the situation, and this affected my overall enjoyment of the story. The plot is amazing; its the characters that lack any real depth, but taking into account that this is a debut author, I am sure Ray Ellis' characters will only develop with time and substance and become something quite amazing! If you like a good murder mystery, then you will definitely enjoy this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    This is an excellent book. The characters come to life and deal

    This is an excellent book. The characters come to life and deal with real life issues. Being a Christian and retired law enforcement officer I know what it is like to be criticized by my peers for my beliefs. Ellis also showed the internal struggles that we Christians go through as well. Ellis is an up and coming star and I look forward to the next book.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    I just finished this first edition of the Nate Richards saga and journey. I have to say that Ray Ellis has successfully conveyed the passion, anger, fear and frustration of what it must be like to be a good cop, a good Christian who must fight evil and oppression on a daily basis. Its a fabulous example of the test of faith during difficult times as evil threatens his city, his life and his loved ones. Its an "edge of your seat" read! Kudos to Mr Ellis and I look forward to the next edition!

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

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    Intense Action!

    This was an excellent first book by Ray Ellis! I enjoy reading books with a lot of action and suspense, and this book sure didn't disappoint me at all! After I read the book I saw that it was a christian murder mystery. This book was not at all a church type book trying to preach to you. I have read non-christian books that have felt more preachy than this book. Don't get me wrong, it did have bible references in it, but they fit well into the story. We are introduced to Detective Nate Richards. He is trying to solve the case of a murder of a fellow police officer and a teen boy. His partner is also injured during a shooting. The anarchist symbol seems to be the killer's trademark. That leads Nate to think that it is a certain gang that is doing the killings. I definitely recommend this book! It had a great mix of characters. The action was intense, and the ending was very surprising! I am looking forward to reading the next book written by Ray Ellis! Cheryl Black Diamond's Book Reviews

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