When Serling High School reporter Dennis Sommers is assigned to cover the speech of a local politician, he witnesses a sniper's bullet cutting the candidate's campaign short. In response, he pulls Matthew Livingston into the mix. Matthew is a prodigy of deduction-a Sherlock Holmes of the here and now, with a keen understanding of truth and lies ... often keener than his local police department. But does Matthew have a nose for politics?
In book three of the Matthew Livingston Mystery Series, Matthew, Dennis, and the multi-talented Sandra Small embark on a quest to expose an extremist who plays upon public fear-an extremist who is willing to kill to cover his tracks. As panic fills their small town, the brave trio must dodge the pestering of the police while using tech-savvy tricks and mind-bending logic to catch a killer.
As the mystery unfolds, Matthew feels his opponent watching his every move. Only Matthew's intellect can protect him and his friends. Will he corner the killer in time, or will the assassin strike again?
Praise for the Matthew Livingston Mystery Series:
"Highly recommended reading for young adults, a well-crafted and original work of mystery and suspense."
-Midwest Book Review
"A modern successor to the Baker Street Irregulars, the youthful sidekicks of Sherlock Holmes."
-EJ Wagner, Edgar Award-Winning Author of The Science of Sherlock Holmes
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Incredible. Since Marco Conelli's last offering Matthew Livingston and the Millionaire Murder, I have had to suffer through Young Adult offerings from John Grigham and James Patterson...yawn. Now the third installment in the Matthew Livingston mystery series is here and I tore through my advanced copy with a reading frenzy. This is the BEST one! Matthew returns in rare forms and takes risks galore when he enters into a game of strategy with a sniper who only took out the front-runner in a major political election and has eluded the police and the FBI. Testing theories and satisfying his curiosities Matthew, the neurotic Dennis Sommers, and the amazing Sandra Small try to expose a murderer before he can satisfy his killing ways again. The three teens employ technology in their quest and risk their own safety to face off against a deranged adversary in a final showdown, a showdown they may not live to see. The scene with Dennis and the professional wrestlers is hilarious. Matthew Livingston is pure Young adult delight and is loved by adults as well. This is a series I could not recommend more. It's the perfect cure for the reluctant young reader. No wonder writers like Mary Higgins Clark and EJ Wagner love Marco Conelli. Okay when is book 4 coming out???