Soft Case (Book 1 of the John Keegan Mystery Series) [NOOK Book]

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Finally, this breakthrough novel is available in digital format. Read the book rated 5 stars by dozens of reviewers. "An action-packed thrill ride" that "pulls you in, holding you until the end." Soft Case "top-notch storytelling and dashes of laugh out loud humor." Don't miss the debut novel that started it all.

Famous, successful, rich people don't kill themselves. This is the though that runs through John Keegan's mind when he learns his partner, Rick Calhill, has scored them...

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Soft Case (Book 1 of the John Keegan Mystery Series)

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Overview

Finally, this breakthrough novel is available in digital format. Read the book rated 5 stars by dozens of reviewers. "An action-packed thrill ride" that "pulls you in, holding you until the end." Soft Case "top-notch storytelling and dashes of laugh out loud humor." Don't miss the debut novel that started it all.

Famous, successful, rich people don't kill themselves. This is the though that runs through John Keegan's mind when he learns his partner, Rick Calhill, has scored them the Ronald Mullins case. Mullins had it all, money, power, and a beautiful wife. If anyone had a reason to commit suicide, it wasn't Mullins. Despite this, the mayor, a good friend of Mullins, is convinced the one-time tycoon killed himself. So is practically everyone else. Except Keegan's partner. At first, it appears Calhill hopes to use this case to catapult up the NYPD ladder. Then, a case full of corruption and intrigue unravels.

So does Keegan's life.

Keegan and Calhill investigate further, and finds out Mullins was preparing a Senate run. He also discovers marital problems, and friction between Mullins and his business partner. All of a sudden he can point a finger at half a dozen people who would want the software mogul dead. There is a pattern of corruption in Mullins' life and in city government, it seems, but before Keegan can make it near an answer, he is in handcuffs, framed, with his whole life falling to pieces around him.

Suspended, threatened, and betrayed, Keegan decides to go it alone, armed only with his belief in justice, and a handful of people he has no choice but to trust. He learns truths about the people he respected most, truths he doesn't want to know. In the end, he risks his job, his friends, his family, and his life to solve the biggest case the city has seen in decades.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045673518
  • Publisher: John Misak
  • Publication date: 1/29/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 49,738
  • File size: 269 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2014

    wordy

    First person narrative did not work well here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2004

    Horrible

    I'm sorry, but I brought this book thinking that it would be interesting. But the characters were poorly developed, and the details were so boring. There's simply no suspense at all. On top of that, there are so many grammatical errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2003

    SOFT CASE

    Career wise John Keegan is content with being a detective on the New York City police force; he has no aspirations or desire for further advancement. His personal life, however, is practically non-existent and leaves him with time to speculate about taking drugs to see if the high that accomplishes this is truly better than sex, as he has been told by some of his less than upstanding friends. When a high profile suicide is assigned to him and his very ambitious partner, Rick Cahill, John knows that he isn't going to have much free time to speculate on anything other than the death of software millionaire, Ron Mullins. Was Mullins's death actually a suicide or a murder? First time fiction author John Misak unravels SOFT CASE slowly - very slowly. Unfortunately the first half of this story is 'filler'; the author is setting up the characters that are pertinent to the tale, and a lot of characters that just take up space. But if the reader can hold on, the action really gets interesting in the next half, and a very good yarn unfolds. Review by: Betty Cox

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    A Word from the Author

    When I wrote SOFT CASE, I never thought it would get published, let alone be even a moderate success. Goes to show what expectations are worth. If you like a good mystery with a sprinkling of dry humor, then this is a title you might like. Most people have told me they didn't know who the 'bad guy' was until the very end. Of course, I knew a bit sooner than that. If you're into Lawrence Block, James Patterson, or Nelson Demille, then this might be for you. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2001

    Excellent First Novel

    This is an entertaining book with a great plot and intriguing characters. If you like your mysteries with some straight-forward humor, this debut is definitely for you.

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    Posted February 23, 2014

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