Parting Shot

Parting Shot

by Mary Base

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Overview

Parting Shot by Mary Base

Is the pedophile Police Sgt. Margaret Schultz is investigating related to the incident of the boy who brings the .44 magnum to the middle school? How does this tie in with the married couple who just can't stop fighting? Replete with car chases and foot chases on slippery winter ground, black eyes and straight shooting all play parts in the action, culminating in a surprise at the end.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045353731
Publisher: Mary Base
Publication date: 10/16/2013
Series: Magnum Schultz , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 681,340
File size: 238 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

I was raised til age 15 on a farm in Central Idaho. My dad was a Czech immigrant and my mom was an Oklahoma City business woman. I graduated from Gonzaga University in 1968 with a B.A. in English.In the days before women routinely became street cops, I'd read a book about a woman who did that and decided that was what I had to do. Beginning in 1981 I worked for 21 years as a small town police officer in Eastern Washington State.In 2002 I hung up my gun belt and went back to school for a BA in Education so I could teach Criminal Justice in a Spokane High School. After three years of that, I decided that the public school system and I were not going to see eye-to-eye, so hung up my lazer-pointer and turned my attention to the martial arts school I'd established in 1998.I'd studied marial arts since 1974 and, over the course of 34 years, earned a 4th degree black belt in Goju-ryu Karate. But I'd also, with my husband, team-taught women's self-defense based on the "Model Mugging" system.Since I'd first been able to put words to paper, I'd aspired to be a writer. So, here I am.

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Parting Shot 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like these books! When is the next one! ! !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This free book has 187 pages. It seemed as if I was reading an episode of ADAM 12. I kept expecting someone to ask, " car 54, where are you?" And Joe Friday to show up in the book someplace. This book was just okay. It is written in first person and has a very sarcastic style. The hispanics are very sterotyped to the point of being offensive. There is no romance, sex or religion. There is some violence, pedophila and drug use. Most of the book centers on chasing after one felon or another. The book starts out eith a 13 year old boy bringing his grandfather's gun into the boy's middle school. There is some rather off beat humor which shows up in unexpected places. This book could have been better edited. The author got the sexes of her characters confused, mistakenly using him for her and she for he, which was confusing and slowed the pace down. Some ofthe events were very unrealistic. Crime scenes would not be left unprocessed until the next day and evidence would not be returned to the owners before a trial took place. There were other inconsistencies as well. The ending was very predictable. The wording of this book was very trite and concise, consisting mostly of thoughts and conversations with very little details, except about weather conditions. This book could be read by 16 year olds, but I do not think it would hold their interest. It is not chick lit. The roosters would like this police story even though the main character is a woman, who is a tough cookie. For adults 18 and up. It held my interest. My major complaints are the easy to predict ending, being written in first person, the sterotyping of hispanics, the editing and the heroine being so macho. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago