Middle of Nowhere (Boldt and Matthews Series #7)

Middle of Nowhere (Boldt and Matthews Series #7)

by Ridley Pearson
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Middle of Nowhere (Boldt and Matthews Series #7) by Ridley Pearson

July 2000

Boldt: On the Road to Nowhere

Boldt is back! Everyone's favorite Seattle detective returns in Middle of Nowhere, the newest book by master thriller writer Ridley Pearson. The "Blue Flu" has annihilated the Seattle police force, and many officers are out on unofficial strike. Not, however, Lou Boldt. Despite the exhaustion brought on by overwork and lack of support, he's committed to staying on the job -- no matter what. As Boldt learns, however, life has a funny way of playing with you. When a string of robberies and the brutal near-murder of a female cop descend upon the city, the toll of being practically a one-man operation threatens to rupture not only Boldt's psyche but also his marriage. Joined by police psychologist Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt is able to make some progress cracking the case, slowly closing in on a Denver convict and his brother, a hardened criminal. But things spin out of control, putting Boldt's life in very real danger. From Ridley Pearson comes a roller-coaster ride through the spiraling, fast-paced action that has made Lou Boldt books such widespread successes. Leap into the latest book from "the best thriller writer alive"(Kirkus) -- or risk being left in the Middle of Nowhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423336655
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Series: Boldt and Matthews Series , #7
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Ridley Pearson is the award-winning co-author, along with Dave Barry, of Peter and the Starcatchers, Peter and the Shadow Thieves, Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, Escape From the Carnivale, Cave of the Dark Wind, Blood Tide, and Science Fair. In addition to Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark, Kingdom Keepers: Disney at Dawn, Kingdom Keepers: Disney in Shadow, and Kingdom Keepers: Power Play, he is also the author of the young adult thrillers Steel Trapp: The Challenge and Steel Trapp: The Academy. He has written more than twenty best-selling crime novels, including Killer View and Killer Weekend. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright Fellowship in Detective Fiction at Oxford University.

Hometown:

St. Louis, Missouri

Date of Birth:

March 13, 1953

Place of Birth:

Glen Cove, New York

Education:

Kansas University, B.A., Brown University

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Middle of Nowhere 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
First of all I am a huge Pearson fan. His books are simply the best. His writing style and thought process amazes me with each title I read. This one is like all of his books, well written, great research and the story is fantastic but the downfall of this book is the downright silliness of Matthews. Once again she allows herself to make idiotic mistakes while trying to play cop which she is not to good at. Its disappointing to see how such a good story can be downplayed with her overstepping her abilities which have been tested a few times in past titles and she has failed miserably only to jump right into the fire again :' If she would stay where her role is great the book would have been so much better. Its almost like Boldt being the Psychologist, it would be a turn off. When I hit the climax with her in this book I lost almost all interest and near the end I had not gotten it back. Its a shame.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite disappointing. The plot developed slowly and did not keep me engaged, and the characters were quite bland. Not a great read. Despite all this, I gave it a 2 out of 5 because it occaisionally made me laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read them all! Cornwall, Kellerman, Connelly, Patterson,Woods etc. After reading enough books a reader becomes objective and more difficult to please. Mr. Pierson hits a home run. 'middle of nowhere' is spell binding, page turning and is the best of the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Read the first two chapters while sitting in a Barnes & Noble boostore in Albany N.Y. and was hooked from the start. This is the first Ridley Pearson book that I have had the pleasure of reading, and definitely will not be the last. The best police procedural that I have read this year.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The 'blue flu' has struck the Seattle police force, resulting in the majority of the force calling in sick. This un-official strike is the start of the things to come for Detective Lou Boldt, forced to remain on the force. A near death attack on a fellow officer, and the string of house robberies, are the following incidents for Boldt to deal with. Enlisting the help of police psychologist Daphne Matthews and Sergeant John LaMoia, Boldt begins making progress on the cases. Things begin getting out of control, resulting in more robberies and an attack on Boldt himself. Refusing to put an end to his investigation, Boldt realizes the three seemingly unrelated incidents may somehow be connected...but how? 'Middle Of Nowhere' is a fast-paced, well written novel, one of the best police procedurals to be published in a while. With this new novel, Ridley Pearson lives up to his reputation of being 'The best thriller writer alive'. After the disappointing 'The First Victim', fans get what they deserve, a great novel. Ridley Pearson is in top form, and will gain a new legion of fans with this book. A Must read!!! Nick Gonnella
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Seattle Police Department suffers from the ¿Blue Flu¿, which leaves the ranking officials to handle the massive caseload. Discord threatens to destroy the department as some of the ¿ailing¿ cops target those who report to work. Lieutenant Lou Boldt and his family are deeply shocked when a blue brick is thrown through their window. Lou¿s wife is injured in the despicable incident. Lou remains in their home while his traumatized spouse and children shelter at a friend¿s house.

A series of locked door burglaries occur that places the remaining police force on alert, especially when the latest victim turns out to be a cop not suffering from the ¿Blue Flu¿. The woman who used to baby sit his children is the next prey. An irate Lou accompanied by Dr. Daphne Matthews investigates even as three more cops are hospitalized due to injuries. The unknown assailant tries to kill Lou, leaving the beleaguered law enforcement official to believe one of his peers is the culprit.

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is one of the best police procedurals of the year. The tale combines the best of Patterson, Fairstein, and McBain into a delicious story line that will have the audience comparing sub-genre authors to Ridley Pearson. The very complex thriller is filled with depth, issues, and multi-dimensional characters. There are three major players and an assortment of secondary characters that contribute to the fantastic plot. This novel is must reading by sub-genre fans that will recognize how talented the author is.

Harriet Klausner