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Rex Royale
     

Rex Royale

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by Jack Erickson
 

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When the decomposed body of a charismatic Las Vegas casino mogul is recovered from a northern California lake resort, a reporter and free lance writer investigate. They discover the community’s dark secrets; missing women, arsons, police corruption, and rogue backwoodsmen in a remote hunting lodge.
A startling discovery reveals a decades old murder

Overview

When the decomposed body of a charismatic Las Vegas casino mogul is recovered from a northern California lake resort, a reporter and free lance writer investigate. They discover the community’s dark secrets; missing women, arsons, police corruption, and rogue backwoodsmen in a remote hunting lodge.
A startling discovery reveals a decades old murder committed by one of the community's leaders.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940153491905
Publisher:
Jack Erickson
Publication date:
11/08/2016
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
760,941
File size:
550 KB

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Meet the Author

Jack Erickson writes in multiple genres: international thrillers, mysteries, true crime, short mysteries, and romantic suspense. 

He is currently writing a series of international thrillers based in Milan featuring the anti-terrorism police, DIGOS, at Milan's Questura (police headquarters). Book I in the series is "Thirteen Days in Milan." The sequel, "No One Sleeps," will be published in December 2016. Book III, "Cadorna Station," will be published in March 2017.

Erickson's models for his thrillers are based on three popular Italian mystery series: Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti in Venice, Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano in Sicily, and Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen in Rome. All three have been produced as TV series at either BBC, PBS, RAI, or Deutsche Welle

Erickson travels throughout Italy for research and sampling Italian contemporary life and culture. In earlier careers, he was a U.S. Senate speechwriter, Washington-based editor, and RedBrick Press publisher. He wrote and published several books on emerging craft brewing industry including the award winning "Star Spangled Beer: A Guide to America's New Microbreweries and Brewpubs."

Before he began writing fiction, he was a wealth manager for a national brokerage in Silicon Valley.

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Rex Royale 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jennifer_Clark More than 1 year ago
Rex Royale is a highly enjoyable book, a gripping mystery with believable characters whose feelings and predicaments pull you right into the story. Jack Erickson has an almost uncanny depth of insight into how human beings—young, old, male, female, rich, poor, guilty and innocent—think, feel, and behave. I especially liked how the point of view shifted between the two main characters, Tyler and Hannah. These two journalists are compelled by circumstances to work together to report on the murder, and as they get to know each other, it’s quite entertaining to get inside each character’s head and heart via this special technique. Rex himself is an intriguing character. Rich and powerful, he nonetheless exhibits a very sweet vulnerability and even a little boy quality in the delightful scene when he shares his family photos with Hannah: His eyes lit up, and he clapped his hands. “Want to see something else?” There’s a satisfying balance in this book between the heavier, murder-related parts and the lighter, even humorous, aspects. It has been a long time since I read a murder mystery in which the comic relief left such a lasting impression that I giggled for days afterwards. Such was the case for me with Vince Harley, the local cop who is a living comedy of errors. As Jack Erickson has done in his other works, he offers delightful humor throughout the book. As Hannah and Tyler investigate Rex’s murder, they plan to attend a fundraiser where various suspects will be present. Hannah comments to Tyler, “Get them in their own environment, and they’re more likely to open up a bit.” This is just one of the many excellent observations about life and human behavior offered by Jack Erickson in this engaging novel. As an animal lover, I felt that Hannah’s black Lab, Rusty, added a very nice dimension to the book. I liked it that Rusty even played an important role in the story’s ending. The story is set in a peaceful, scenic area of Northern California with a beautiful lake and Mt. Shasta in the background. For me, this gorgeous setting added to the book’s appeal. As the excitement builds in the final chapters, Rex Royale becomes a true page-turner. From the hilarious, bumbling cop to the surprising, dramatic twists, this book is one entertaining ride!
zalisco More than 1 year ago
I was impressed that in no way would I have ever guessed the ending to this good story.