Ruth Harris, Sherriff Ike Schwartz’s fiancée, is in-volved in a near fatal automobile accident. But Ike is convinced the crash was rigged. Even though he is embroiled in a close election, has no jurisdiction over the investigation, and can find no support in the usual law enforcement community, he places himself on leave and goes rogue to investigate and seek the person or persons responsible for putting Ruth in a coma.
His efforts attract help from un-expected and irregular sources. Old friends in the covert community step up and his loyal staff in Picketsville provide undercover assistance. The journey leads him to State’s Rights organizations, then to several zealots and dissident academics before it finally ends at home in Picketsville....
|Publisher:||Poisoned Pen Press|
|Series:||Ike Schwartz Series , #7|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
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Appears in my library on my Nook as "Kingdom where noboby dies" but the actual book when it is opened on the Nook is "Rogue." As a book, Rogue rates a 4.5. I would still like to be able to purchase/read "Kingdom where Nobody Dies," assuming it actually exists.....somewhere.
In St. Adele, Michigan, the Hofer family is led by an abusive patriarch who treated his wife and two young offspring (Claire and Joey) as prisoners. A decade earlier, Reuben Hofer learned how to control people when he was interred at a nearby Civilian Public Service camp for those conscientious objectors the church refused to deal with. Those lessons in behavior he brought into his marriage and family. Thus for instance his eleven years old Claire knows that if the noise from the tractor goes silent hide as her bastard father is coming home, which most likely means punishment for no reason except his dictatorial rule. Thus, in that environs, someone could not take Reuben¿s heavy handed discipline any longer that person shot and killed the martinet while he was on his tractor. Town constable John McIntire investigates the homicide, but finds no one who had a kind word for Reuben. Additionally almost the entire town except for Dr. Gulbard, who tendered the obese ailing wife, and Father Doucet had any dealings with the Hofer brood. John¿s initial reaction is that a family member could not take it anymore but it would have had to have been a preadolescent child as the mother could not have walked that far. However, he reconsiders his assessment when strangers from the victim¿s camp days and Reuben's fundamentalist sister arrive in town although no new motive surfaces. --- The fourth John McIntire 1950s police procedural (see WITCH CRADLE), PAST IMPERFECT, and HUNTER¿S DANCE) is a fabulous look at an impoverished family suffering from abuse just after WW II in Michigan. The key to this unique thriller is John¿s adversary Claire a tough but frightened preadolescent protecting her younger brother and her ill ma. She proves quite a capable opponent as fans will appreciate this strong entry in one of the best 1950s series on the market today. --- Harriet Klausner