Financial crimes consultant Seamus McCree combats the evil behind the botulism murders of 38 retirees at their picnic outside Chillicothe, OH. He also worms his way into the Cincinnati murder investigation of a church friend's fiancé and finds police speculate the killing may have been the mistake of a dyslexic hit man. Seamus uncovers disturbing information of financial chicanery, and in the process makes himself and his son targets of those who have already killed to keep their secrets.
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I just love James Jackson’s character, Seamus McCree. Ant Farm is Book 1 of this series. Seamus is sort of the odd duck in the police and detective mystery world. He’s a financial analyst solving crimes and he has a back-up team of IT people. This guy’s smart. There’s a little humor in him, a little smart-ass attitude, and he’s distrustful of most everyone at first. Amid all this, he has a very real love for his son and a great relationship with him – at least most of the time. I must confess something here. I read Book 5 of this series first. It could easily stand alone, but this is a great series. It is well-written, very clear to understand and as you already have realized, I think it has great characters. But James Jackson has accomplished a lot and I bet I’m going to find more as I read Book 2 which I will do ASAP. Here’s what I’m trying to say. Seamus McCree is a great character but by reading Book 1 and Book 5 I realized just how much James Jackson’s characters have grown in this series. I can tell that Seamus and his author have grown together. What’s a very good and fun guy to read about in Book 1 becomes a character totally comfortable in his own skin in Book 5. Did James Jackson plot his books out to let we readers see Seamus progressively become a deeper, even more real character or did it just happen as Jackson became a more-seasoned writer? I’m not sure but I’m gonna keep reading and see if I can figure it out. As I said in my review of Book 5, please be working on Book 6 Mr. Jackson. ***This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.