Empty Promises

Empty Promises

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ISBN-13: 9781943166121
Publisher: Wolf's Echo Enterprises, LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Seamus McCree , #5
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 349,932
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Empty Promises 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
To start with, this is the 5th book in this particular series. Not having read any of the previous books, I felt a little lost and did not really connect with the characters. That being said, the book seems to be well written with many twists and turns along the way. Seamus is on assignment for his bodyguard business. The young man he is protecting is scheduled to testify in a money laundering trial. Needless to say, those he will be testifying against want him to disappear before trial. The story premise is okay ... but there are negatives. Leaving his charge in a cabin alone, Seamus, his son and young grand-daughter take off on a 4 hour jaunt. A storm catches them by surprise and it's many hours later before they arrive back at home. The young man he is protecting is nowhere to be found. Did he leave on his own ... or was he forced to leave? When people start showing up dead, Seamus has to piece together whether it's his charge or if his neighbors are involved. In the process, he uncovers more than he bargains for. Coming from a law enforcement family, I expect some level of credibility to the storytelling. Sadly, I did not find it here. Bodyguards generally carry a gun ... which Seamus doesn't appear to have. Bodyguards do not leave their charges alone for any reason, especially if it's a teenager. If you have not read any of this series, I would recommend starting at the beginning, not with the 5th book. Many thanks to the author / Wolf's Echo Press / Netgalley for this digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Bookaholic-mka More than 1 year ago
Seamus McCree is the kind of guy you love in books…breaks the rules a little but always to get to the truth and do the right thing. Just what I always want my heroes to be like. Someone saving me from the Happy Reaper. He reminds me a little of Travis McGee and I loved reading about him, the people who care about him and the people he cares about. In the midst of this tough, grimy chase for murderers, Seamus has a grandchild which allows us to see many sides to him. That’s part of what makes this such an easy and yet exciting read. If this is the paragraph that a reviewer is supposed to talk about the skills of the writer then I need lots of room. This book is well-written in pretty well all of the ways we learned a book was supposed to be built. I think you already have an idea of what I think about this storyline. This plot and its development have you sitting on the edge of your seat much of the time. The reason the story is so gripping is because Jackson is excellent at calming you down, describing beautiful scenery where you really begin to enjoy yourself and then boom (did I say boom) well…it feels like that when he surprises you with something you just did not expect. As far as his characters are concerned, they fit right into this story and he teaches you to know them and most importantly to be a part of them. You know what happens then don’t you? You never ever put the book down. That’s how a good writer crafts a story that you live in until the end. Now I’ll have to sit on the edge of my seat waiting for another book. **This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Empty Promises is the fifth installment from James M Jackson’s Seamus McCree series. I have not read any other books in the series, so I was not sure what to expect when I pick this one up. I thought it was a pretty good suspense filled mystery. I did not want to put it down. And I did not until I finished the whole book. It is not good. I hope to soon find the previous books from the series and see what had happened prior to this one. I give Empty Promises four stars. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion