Elite combat veteran Jesse Yates is used to things being simple: find the enemy and kill him. But when his country opts out of the fight, Yates opts out of the military. Now he just wants to be a regular guy and fit back into society. But he's not a regular guy, and this is America, 2016, over-regulated and stressed out, where every act seems to involve a risky set of consequences.
Jesse needs a job after quickly washing out as a trucker, and Palm Court Detectives can provide the two things he wants more than anything right now-a chance for the occasional thrill and a close-knit team like the ones he always had in the military.
Yates could have picked a better first assignment than driving an 18-wheeler again to draw out hijackers, but he's not the kind of guy who questions his marching orders. Devotion to duty and supreme confidence soon put the rookie private eye in the middle of a turf war between hijackers who he likes, outlaw bikers who like him (or what he can do for them) and a drug cartel renegade with a severe Jesse Yates problem.
He gets drawn into a toxic plot so fast and so deep that every move he makes is a crap shoot, based on pure instinct. When Yates finds himself once again at death's door but this time deeply involved in a plot with potential for massive civilian casualties, he's going to have to make one more precise decision and fall back hard on his extreme training and lethal skills. But in this fight, for the first time, Jesse Yates is on his own.
Get on board at the beginning of this brand new crime thriller series, featuring the Palm Court Detectives, a skyrocketing new agency run by laicized Jesuit priest Ernie Donovan in a refashioned vintage motel in Mobile, Alabama.
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About the Author
David Reichart was born in Wisconsin, grew up a Hoosier and now lives with his wife, Carol, in her hometown, Mobile, Alabama, where he complains of the heat in summer and lack of snow in winter but finds the city fascinating and the Gulf Coast region the perfect setting for his crime-thriller novels. Look for DEATH'S DOOR, the first edition in Reichart's Palm Court Detectives series, due out soon.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jessie had been in the Navy Seals but is now a civilian. First he took a truck driving job but it was just not Jessie’s thing. Jessie got a chance to join Palm Court Detectives and he took it. Oddly his first assignment involved driving a truck to find hijackers. Awesome story. I had problems putting this story down. How Jessie handled himself and what he got himself into for the job kept me glued to this story. I loved the story, plot and of course the characters. I highly recommend. **I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
Looking for a thriller full of energy and movement and action? You've come to the right place! Jesse Yates, a man just out of the military is looking for his place in the world. He gets a long haul truck driving job, but to a man who has fought in wars, this job is just way too peaceful. But then a job offer comes along that gets his blood pumping again ... working for the Palm Court Detective Agency. And lo and behold his first assignment is .... undercover as a truck driver. There have been a rash of truck heists and he finds himself involved with the hijackers, a Mexican drug cartel and outlaw bikers. I really like Jesse! He has so much confidence in himself and his abilities to take on anything that comes his way. I like that he misses the men who fought along side of him and is looking for that kind of closeness with his new colleagues. This is the beginning of a new series. From the book blurb ... a skyrocketing new agency run by laicized Jesuit priest Ernie Donovan in a refashioned vintage motel in Mobile, Alabama. I am looking forward to following this series ... I like the thought of watching Jesse grow into a 4-star investigator. Many thanks to the author and to Word Slinger Publicity who furnished an ARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.