Under Abnormal Conditions: A Michael Drake Mystery

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Overview

Take a second look at the debut novel from Erick Burgess, originally released in 2003, now revised and updated.

Michael Drake's life is in turmoil. After a horrible car accident, the loss of his grandfather, the end of his marriage, and the disappearance of his former high school sweetheart, he can't imagine how things could get any worse. Little does he know that his troubles are just beginning. As Michael is going through his usual routine as manager of Cool Breeze, a jazz ...

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Overview

Take a second look at the debut novel from Erick Burgess, originally released in 2003, now revised and updated.

Michael Drake's life is in turmoil. After a horrible car accident, the loss of his grandfather, the end of his marriage, and the disappearance of his former high school sweetheart, he can't imagine how things could get any worse. Little does he know that his troubles are just beginning. As Michael is going through his usual routine as manager of Cool Breeze, a jazz club in Dunham Heights, Louisiana, he receives a bomb threat. His decision to clear the building sets into motion a chain of events that lead to him being a prime suspect for murder. Now, as the only suspect the police are interested in, Michael is faced with the task of finding the real killer himself, if he hopes to clear his name and have a normal life again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450557757
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/23/2010
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

ERICK BURGESS is the author of two Michael Drake mysteries, including Mask of Shadows, released on 4/05/2012. Burgess, a former Probation & Parole Officer, lives in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2003

    Must Read!

    What an excellent novel! The plot is unusual, unpredictable, and still believable. The book is well-written, and even the most experienced mystery readers will find the outcome surprising and refreshing. Despite the story's many facets, it is easy to follow and suitable for many readers.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Love it

    I really enjoyed the book and will read more by this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Very good book. I couldn't put it down. This author is highly

    Very good book. I couldn't put it down. This author is highly recommended.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Loved it

    Great story with a surprise ending.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Anon

    Very good with many twists and turns.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2012

    Pretty good!

    Worth the reading time

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Nana loves

    To read a wonderful free book. I could not stop reading this book. The best part is the book is free.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2013

    Loved the writing. Interesting characters, and story. Planning

    Loved the writing. Interesting characters, and story. Planning to read his other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Good

    Lots of twists, i was surprised at outcome. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    VERY GOOD READ

    One of the best all around interesting books I have read in a long time. Ready to read his next book which is out for only $2.99! Keep um comming,

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    recommend

    It was good read. It caught interest from the begining. I would read other books by this author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Love it

    A great page turner i couldnt put it down. Excellent mr. Burgess

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Hard to follow

    There were too many people in this book, making it extremly hard to keep everyone straight. There was too many irrevelant details. The subplot of what exactly happened to Michele was never resolved, nor was the missing file and film strip compiled by the murdered detective explained, so this could have been omitted from the novel all together, or exactly who was sleeping with who. A lot of this book just seemed to go around and around, the same thing happening over and over, as with the detectives, until it got monotonous. I found this book irritating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Good book.

    Very interesting book. The author should have explained the end of the chain of events. Not all book end with understanding but still a good book.

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    Not Recommending

    Have tried to get into this one three times and not succeeded. Will finish but don't know when.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Lots of loose ends and grammatical errors. Should have been pro

    Lots of loose ends and grammatical errors. Should have been proofread.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

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    Couldnt get past chapter3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    fairly fast read

    (461 pgs) a decent read. you find yourself feeling everything the main character feels throughout; every emotion and every "battle" he has to fight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Eh...

    It was ok. Only reason I didn't stop reading it was because I was curious to see where the ending went.

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  • Posted May 17, 2012

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    Just Average

    I read it, but I wasn't pulled into it like I usually am with other books of this genre. Don't think that I'll be keeping it.

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