No Mercy (Mercy Gunderson Series #1)

No Mercy (Mercy Gunderson Series #1)

by Lori Armstrong
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No Mercy (Mercy Gunderson Series #1) by Lori Armstrong

Mercy Gunderson is a straight shooter with a hard edge. On medical leave from the army, she returns home to South Dakota, which isn't much safer for her than Iraq. Arriving just after the death of her father, it is up to Mercy to decide what to do with the family ranch and try to deal with her irresponsible sister and nephew. Feeling guilty that she didn't make it home soon enough to see her father one last time, Mercy is suddenly pulled into the local community when the body of an Indian boy is found on her land. But nobody seems to be doing anything about it, especially not the local law enforcement.

When tragedy strikes again, Mercy is ready to throw all her energy into her own investigation, and she's out for revenge. As she digs up the truth behind the shocking crimes, Mercy uncovers dark and dangerous secrets and must race to stop a killer before everything she's fought for is destroyed forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416590965
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Series: Mercy Gunderson Series , #1
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author

Lori Armstrong is the two-time winner of the Shamus Award given by the Private Eye Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author of romantic fiction, written as Lorelei James. Her books have won the Willa Cather Literary Award and have been nominated for the High Plains Book Award and the Daphne du Maurier Award. She lives in western South Dakota. Visit her website at LoriArmstrong.com.

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No Mercy (Mercy Gunderson Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Lea-LeaLG More than 1 year ago
This was a well written and interesting subject for the area she was writing about. It shows how close knit people in small towns are even when a home town person is gone for long periods of time. She was very good at holding your attention for continious reading. This is a very close to reality story for this area.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog This book is original and engaging. The storyline kept me on my toes, and surprised me as well.” ~Under the Covers I’ve been wanting to read Lori Armstrong for a while. Mainly because this is the mystery alter ego of one of my favorite authors, the talented Lorelei James. I’ve always loved a good mystery book to begin with and this sounded right up my alley. I couldn’t have been more impressed. This book is original and engaging. The storyline kept me on my toes, and surprised me as well. Just when I thought I knew how things would happen, something would go a different way. And then there’s Mercy. She’s the driving force in this book, at least for me. She could quickly become one of my favorite heroines. She’s damaged by everything she’s been through in the military. She has to stay strong against the rest of the town who doesn’t think she can come back and take over her father’s ranch. She has to be strong for her family. But she’s so vulnerable. I love that side of a strong woman.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Army sniper Mercy Gunderson has come home from Iraq to South Dakota filled with guilt for failing to return to see her dad one last time as he jus died. On medical leave due to a retinal detachment that makes being a sniper impossible and nightmares, Mercy must decide what she should do with the ranch she inherited form her father. Making the decision difficult is how to care for her reckless sister, single mom Hope and her irresponsible teenage nephew Levi recently collared by Sheriff Dawson for theft. Someone hits Mercy in the back of her neck in a parking lot and soon afterward an unknown adversary shoots Levi in the head and heart leaving him dead. Mercy knows she has to tell Hope, but plans to also investigate her nephew's murder. Soon she uncovers the shocking truth behind that homicide and another, but is running out of time as a determined killer targets the Gunderson brood. This is an action-packed South Dakota amateur sleuth mystery starring a trained killer soldier who has a ton of emotional family baggage; perhaps too much. The story line starts a bit slow as the audience meets the players with their emotional issues especially the kick butt heroine. Once the introductions are finished, the story line is fast-paced driven by Mercy's frenzied need to know who. Fans will enjoy the aptly titled tale as the heroine shows No Mercy to her enemies. Harriet Klausner
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bootude More than 1 year ago
I had such high expectations for reading this book because I'm such a fan of Lori G Armstrong's previous books "the Jullie Collins PI books". Mercy is a tough as nails character, but I felt the plot was to predictable (I had it figured out right away). I felt as though since she was an Army sniper she should have been a little more self reliant, it was as if she kept getting saved by someone, for example Dawson and Hope. Also, I felt the flow was taken away due to all the editing errors, it was very distracting. All in all would I read it again over and over, as I did with the previous books, ehh, no. But, it was a nice quick read when your stuck in on a snowy day.