Nothing Else Matters

Nothing Else Matters

by S.D. Tooley
4.4 17

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Nothing Else Matters by S.D. Tooley

He's known by the code name, Sparrow. Authorities can only identify him by the tattoo on the back of his hand. Sparrow is a gun for hire and his next target is Reverend Emmett Smith. His orders are to kill the Reverend on the River Queen Casino. But just before he pulls the trigger, someone beats him to it.

The Reverend is carrying $50,000 in counterfeit money. Sparrow soon realizes the fee he was paid is counterfeit. Sparrow is one man you don't want to cross.

Detective Sergeant Samanta Casey is back after her debut in WHEN THE DEAD SPEAK. Suspended from the force after her last case, Sam is having a difficult time adjusting to unemployment. But there are more unsettling changes in her life than unemployment.

The owners of the River Queen Casino hire Sam to clear them of any involvement in the Reverend's death. And who should be working the case for the Chasen Heights PD but Jake Mitchell, the one person she holds responsible for her suspension.

Sparrow plays a cat-and-mouse game with Sam's young computer friend, Tim, and matches wits with Sam. Just who is Sparrow? Why does Sam have dreams of hot lights, unbearable pain, bizarre torture techniques? And why does she keep hearing a strange mantra in her head--"Other than survival, nothing else matters?" Book 2 in the series.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000726068
Publisher: Full Moon Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/11/2009
Series: Sam Casey , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 462,581
File size: 374 KB

About the Author

Whenever her husband is asked to describe her in one word, he usually says "strange." While other kids watched cartoons, Sandy waited with baited breath for Shock Theatre. While other young women subscribed to Cosmopolitan, Sandy subscribed to Dr. J. Allen Hynek's "UFO Reporter." Her Sam Casey series features a detective who can hear the dead speak. (Think "Medium" with a Native American twist. A fan of Stephen King and Nancy Drew, she was able to combine both of her loves in her cross-genre mysteries.

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Nothing Else Matters 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed the first two books of this series very much. I thought this second book was better than the first. It kept you turning pages, and always wondering what would happen next. I look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Odd, though, that the first book could have been written by another person, since the styles are so different. Kitt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt get thru the first chapter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Lots of getting to know the characters this time. And the ending! Never saw it coming! On to book 3! ;-)
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This is one of S D Tooley's best. It was easy to get involved with each character, and one of those books that keeps you reading into the night. Also a twist at the end that I didn't see coming. One of my favorite authors!
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Mary Ruth Gaw More than 1 year ago
Love this author, be sure to sample Lee Driver, both series are worth more than 2.99 a pop!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In this second Sam Casey thriller, the Chasen Heights detective sergeant finds herself stripped of her badge, suspected of shooting a fellow officer, and wondering whether she 'could actually end up having this baby in prison.' Sam uses her psychic powers (her Lakota genes at work) to prove her innocence and help her estranged husband, Detective Jake Mitchell, track down 'Sparrow,' a very twisted hit man. (In one particularly memorable scene the hit man uses a rat to kill his victim -- this is definitely not for the squeamish.) In the course of the story, the author takes us inside the riverboat casino scene and explores the difficulties of counterfeiting those new, 'counterfeit-proof' 50s and 100s. (Apparently the author was at one time a casino dealer, and her first-hand experiences come through in her storytelling.) As in the first Sam Casey novel, Tooley serves up a cast of believable, quirky characters; a compelling and seemingly doomed romance between cops; and a series of highly imaginative plot twists. If you are like me and enjoy a little speculation about native American spiritualism, a strong female protagonist, and a good yarn, you will enjoy NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Chasen Heights Detective Sergeant Samantha Casey has been suspended from the police force due to some of the activities on her last case. Although feeling major levels of stress especially since her car was bombed in the exact manner that killed her father years ago, the half Native-American blames her spouse, fellow officer Jake Mitchell, for her being placed on suspension.

Sparrow is the superstar of hired guns. He has been hired to assassinate Reverend Everett Smith on the River Queen Casino. However, before the deadly Sparrow completes his assignment, someone else kills Smith. Sparrow soon realizes that the fee he obtained form his client is counterfeit. No one lives if they screw Sparrow. He now has a new target.

The owners of the River Queen hire Sam to prove their innocence. As she engages in a game of wits with Sparrow, Jake investigates the riverboat murder while struggling to patch up his relationship with Sam.

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an exciting detective story filled with mysticism, twists, turns, and red herrings that show the talent of S.D. Tooley to provide an entertaining tale. The story line is fun due to the various charcaters. Sam is a wonderful heroine who grapples with her dichotomous feelings towards her husband. Sparrow is an intriguing killing machine who brings the danger to the plot. Mystical elements fit into the tale and add to the overall enjoyment. As with WHEN THE DEAD SPEAK, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS will provide enjoyment to readers who will want more special deliveries like these from a gifted author.

Harriet Klausner