Ransom Beach (Chalice # 2) [NOOK Book]

Overview

NYPD's street savvy detective, Stephanie Chalice is back and not a minute too soon. Her newest nemesis is a con artist and bloodthirsty killer. Chameleon-like, she is able to change her identity at will-she's a ghost known only as Black. Chalice is called into action when a billionaire's ward, an autistic child, is abducted from under the nose of his well trained bodyguard. Black's reason for choosing this mark is not an obvious one. The kidnap victim is no ordinary child. He has never learned to read or write, ...
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Ransom Beach (Chalice # 2)

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Overview

NYPD's street savvy detective, Stephanie Chalice is back and not a minute too soon. Her newest nemesis is a con artist and bloodthirsty killer. Chameleon-like, she is able to change her identity at will-she's a ghost known only as Black. Chalice is called into action when a billionaire's ward, an autistic child, is abducted from under the nose of his well trained bodyguard. Black's reason for choosing this mark is not an obvious one. The kidnap victim is no ordinary child. He has never learned to read or write, and yet is capable of channeling the prophecies of his long dead ancestor, those that have long been memorialized, and those now thought to be ages lost. Chalice is put to the test, forced to decipher clues that defy explanation. Will she be able to out think her diabolical opponent before it's too late?
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Editorial Reviews

Nelson DeMille
Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Luslum.
BookWire Reviews - BookWire Review
Chalice's acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012821195
  • Publisher: F Street Book
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Series: Stephanie Chalice Thrillers , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 219
  • Sales rank: 74,032
  • File size: 644 KB

Meet the Author

Lawrence Kelter was born and raised in Brooklyn and lives on Long Island. He often uses Manhattan and Long Island as backdrops for his stories. He has published three novels featuring street savvy NYPD detective, Stephanie Chalice: Don’t Close Your Eyes, Ransom Beach, and The Brain Vault. BookWire Review wrote of the character, “Chalice’s acerbic repartee is like an arsenal of nuclear missiles.” He has also published an international thriller entitled By Executive Order. Early in his writing career, he received support from best selling novelist, Nelson DeMille, who reviewed his work, and actually put pencil to paper to assist in the editing of the novel. DeMille said, “Lawrence Kelter reminds me of an early Robert Ludlum.” His novels are quickly paced, and routinely feature a twist ending. For more information, please visit the author on the world wide web at: lawrencekelter.com.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    A Real Find

    I read crime fiction exhaustively & have rarely come across a mystery as clever as this one. Without spoiling the plot, the author's red herring is a true show stopper. Detective Chalice closely resembles a female cop I have known for many years. She is clever, sure-footed, and at times laugh out loud funny. A reviewer recently complained about blank pages. Giving a fine book a poor review for a conversion error is like eating at a five star restaurant and giving it a poor review because the table wobbled. This book is a gem and for my money as good as anything being released by the big publishing houses.

    32 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    great

    Good suspense, great mystery. worth the time

    26 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Kelter does it again!

    Ransom Beach held my interest from start to finish! The characters are well developed. They are dramatic and amusing all rolled into one. I loved the ending. I have read other books by this author and am never disappointed. I'm looking forward to the next one!<BR/><BR/>Michele P

    20 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    GOOD READ

    Again, no cover page. 745 pages? The pages turn 1, 2, and sometimes 3 at a turn. However, this is a full length book. Good suspense, complete with subplots. Good enough, that I purchased the next one in the series. Well worth reading.

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Two thumbs uo

    This is the first book i have read by this author. I enjoyed his writing style and characters. Good storyline, easy to get back into when frequently interrupted. I really liked the heroine, will read more in this series.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Great Book

    I have never read anything by this author. This was a great book, well developed characters and suprise ending. I wouldn't mind a series using these same characters. I will definitely read more by him.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    wow

    Since when did the review section become a chat room. Go elsewhere so those of us who might actually want to buy the book can read real reviews

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Great book!

    Held my interest from beginning to end. A thoroughly great read. Highly recomend.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Ht Hey you read my coment

    Its a great book:)

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it

    Great book with great story line. Stayed up late to finish it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Ranson Beach

    Couldnt put it down. Great suspence book!! Leaves you wanting more.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Even better than the first book.

    Great book. Hard to put down. Starting on the third book. Cant wait to see what happens next.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Disappointing

    While the premise of the storyline was good, I had a hard time with all the blank pages, grammar and spelling errors. I wish someone hsd checked to see how this book had converted. Overall a disappointing novel.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Loved this book!

    I flew through the book! It was well written and with it being from differentangles throughout, made it very intriguing! A must read!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    5 star

    I have enjoyed all Lawrence Kelter's books, I would highly recommend.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Excellent book

    Fun read. Story line was interesting. Can't wait to read more books in series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    MS

    Fun read, good plot with suprise ending . However too wordy, skipped mx paragraphs

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    Loved the diverse and rich characters!

    I really enjoyed the twists and turns,this story took. Just when I thought I had it figured out, Bam! it takes off in another direction! The heroine is tough and tenacious. A really good read

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Decent storyline, not so great writing

    The plot of the book kept me interested, but I was disappointed by the number of spelling and grammatical errors in it. Also, the writing style of the author seemed a bit disjointed. Overall, not a great book. I won't be reading the rest of this series.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    This book is written in first person from Stephanie's perspectiv

    This book is written in first person from Stephanie's perspective, and all I can say is Kelter shouldn't write a book from the perspective of a woman. Ya, we women like sex, but the patois he gives to Stephanie is pure male. She sounds more like Mike Hammer than a woman cop. An example: Stephanie's lover wakes up amorous and here's what written &quot;He was probably hoping for a fast glass of freshly squeezed me,, and a skillet full off girlfriend over easy...&quot;. Was that supposed to be clever, satirical, funny? It was none of that, and the book is full of uneven writing. The story was interesting and definitely worth 99 cents. Would have rated it higher except for the uneven writing. I really don't know who Stephanie really is; poor character development.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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