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Tahoe Blowup (Owen McKenna Series)

Tahoe Blowup (Owen McKenna Series)

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by Todd Borg

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Publishers Weekly
Detective McKenna is hot on the trail of a murderous arsonist in Tahoe Blowup: An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller by Todd Borg (Tahoe Deathfall). When the killer kidnaps Owen's girlfriend, intending to burn her and hundreds of other people to death, Owen and his dog Spot have to brave the gun-toting arsonist and a devastating forest fire to save her life. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Some people just can't stay out of trouble. Only a month after he tangled with a decades-old murder in "Tahoe Deathfall "(p. 773), Lake Tahoe detective Owen McKenna is back to battle a murderous arsonist who first sets a fire that nearly claims Owen's home, and then-once Owen's been hired to investigate-kidnaps his ladylove, forensic entomologist Street Casey, and feeling Owen's breath on his neck, taunts him about the blaze he's about to set, destroying hundreds of houses, one of them Street's prison.

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Thriller Press
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Owen McKenna Series
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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Tahoe Blowup: An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
We start with a fire just below Owen McKenna’s cabin. After narrowly escaping, Owen learns that this was planned. A note was sent to the fire department saying that this was in retaliation of forestry fire procedures. We then learned that Jake Pooler was killed in the fire. He has a reputation of being a ladies man, having a bad attitude, being severely in debt, and not being the most popular person in Truckee. When another note is received, everyone is on pins and needles. Although they try their best, two houses are burned like the note said and another life has been claimed, Joanie Dove. The trouble is Owen cannot figure out the connection between Jake and Joanie. Then Owen starts receiving notes, calls, a burned stuffed dog, and muscle to keep him away from the fire investigation, he goes on alert. But when Street is kidnapped, all bets are off. I love the Owen McKenna series. There is great suspense. I’m always on my toes and when I think I know who did it, it turns out to be someone else. I loved how the story was wrapped up. I am now on the hunt for the rest of his books. This is one mystery series that you will want to read. I received this book for free from Book Rooster in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed mystery with a well grounded protagonist and his largeness sidekick. Wonderfully written and proofread! Kitt :)
BNreader56SC More than 1 year ago
If you like a good detective novel with interesting characters and a well developed plot, check out Todd Borg's Tahoe series with Owen McKenna. Each book can stand alone but I recommend readers start with book one and work their way through. Tahoe BlowUp is the second in the series. The plot is nicely woven together and the action keeps you reading. Mr. Borg does a nice job weaving in his supporting characters and creating a community for his protagonist. His descriptions of the breathtaking scenery in the Tahoe area enhance the stories and make the reader want to visit. I highly recommend you check out this book and the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Owen McKenna book, and I already a fan. I ordered the first in the series the next day. (No wi-fi at home so haven't read it yet, and can't wait) If the other books are close to the quality of this one, I will buy them all. A complex mystery, strong characters, intense feelings and all set in a breath-taking location make this one a winner. The description of the setting brought me into the story where it could easily have interfered. There was so much involved in the story, and I like the characters so well that I will probably read it again as soon as I finish Tahoe Fall.
mary-in-tahoe More than 1 year ago
THis is the sencond Owen Mckenna series I've read and plan to go through the series. It's especially fun for me as I live in Truckee which is North Tahoe...and it's all about places I know. I didn't want to put it down...it really grabs you. I have reccommemded it to friends..they have enjoyed also. I really love his largness, Spot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic read! I was ready to jump out of my chair to start helping gather and solve clues to catch the bad guy --the really bad guy! Thrilling,exciting,intense. I checked to make sure my doors and windows were locked!'no kidnappers getting in HERE! ha!' The Owen McKenna series is just riveting. I can't get enough. 'I keep rereading them just to get more of the characters and storylines!' Each of the books in the 'Tahoe' series are top-of-the-line in plot,character development and fear factor..without being gory or gross or predictible. I wish each writer out there put as much 'oomph' and impact into their work as Todd Borg definitely does! A terrifying, satisfying read!
goodfinn More than 1 year ago
Great book and series. Just purchased #3 can't wait to read. All characters are great and love the dog!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the setting, the characters, and the plot twists.
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My e-book started on chapter eleven. Someone really screwed up, and I'm sute it wasn't Todd Borg.
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Oldemsr More than 1 year ago
Exciting premises..... Captures the imiagnation, with wonderful twists and turns. enjoy!
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