Playing God (Joe Burgess Series #1)

Playing God (Joe Burgess Series #1)

by Kate Flora

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ISBN-13: 9781614175803
Publisher: ABN Leadership Group, Inc, dba ePublishing Works!
Publication date: 05/27/2014
Series: Joe Burgess Series , #1
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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Playing God 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ordered this book for my nook by accident,best mistake I ever made!!!! Half way thru I ordered ALL she has written!!!!! What a gifted author, her stories grab you and does not let go!! Highly reccommened to all who enjoy a good mystery. The ending threw me for a loop!!!!! Hope she writes more and fast!!!!
TheWriteBrothers More than 1 year ago
This was a great mystery... I did not see the end coming! :) 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved tough Joe Burgess! Can't wait to read more books with him in them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish more books were this well done, put the series on must read more list and hope for more with these characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I now have found a good author to follow and be excited to read all her books.
stella72 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. I'm enjoying Kate Flora as a writer. This the first book I have read from this writer and her writing held my interest all the way to the end. Now starting on book 2 of Joe Burgess Series. I like this character a lot.( Joe Burgess). Looking forward to see what develops in Angel in Knowlton Park!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read of Kate Flora's and I enjoyed not only the mystery, but the characters as well. Joe Burgess jumped off the pages as did all the supporting characters. I can't wait to read the next one in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story and the excerpt at the end equal about 330 pages. It was well edited, had sex and some hooker sex, nothing detailed, there are lots of hookers. There is an attempted rape. There was profanity, but it was not in an overwhelming abundance. No religion and no homosexuality. The main murder was rather unique, there were a few gruesome bits and the main character was always getting hurt. He is fifty years old. It is nice to read about a mature person as the main focus character, this was a rare treat. One event was totally confusing. Jen was visiting her father. She had driven there with her newborn son. After the visit she returned home with her son. While at her father's someone placed 3 large trashbags in the back seat of her car. These bags could be seen from the road and from passing vehicles. They smelled horrendous. She never noticed them. Yet, newborns must ride in a rear facing car seat, in the back seat. Something is wrong with this picture. Was she being set up? What was she supposed to do with them? Duh? Other then this it was an excellant read. A very good, police murder mystery. This book was set in Maine, in the winter. Brrr. For adults men as well as women. Not chick lit. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. AD
Sudsy73 More than 1 year ago
A good police story. Viable characters and fast moving. Some writing is poorly spaced and causes one to hesitate a bit.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On a wintry night in Portland, Maine, patrol officer Remy Aucoin discovers the corpse of a man sitting in his Mercedes. Detective Joe Burgess heads the investigation into the murder of prominent radiologist Dr. Steven Pleasant, who was known for entertaining call girls in his car. The crime scene makes it appear that a hooker, angered with her John, committed the homicide by shoving a steel rod down his throat. Joe and his team, Terry Kyle and Stan Perry, begin to investigate seeking the motive. They talk with the spouse, who knew her husband went elsewhere for his needs and allegedly wanted him dead. That is followed up with other family members who also hated Steven. The cops visit his medical partners and his helpers who are reticent about the deceased, but inadvertently describe the victim as an ambitious person coveting fast money. Finally they talk with hookers who knew the doctor intimately. Soon they uncover inconclusive evidence that Dr. Pleasant was selling Oxycontin while a nurse quietly claims he alienated patients. The potential list of people with a motive, means, and opportunity keeps growing as the victim was not a pleasant person to work with. --- This is an interesting police procedural starring the so called ¿meanest¿ cop in Maine, but readers will see that no nonsense Joe is actually a caring person who does not abide with official stupidity. The story line is fast-paced (part of the reason is to stay warm while at an outdoor crime scene in winter) as the number of people with a motive mounts exponentially with every subgroup that were part of the unpleasant Steven¿s circle. Leaving Thea Kozak to thaw out, Kate Flora provides readers with an entertaining hard boiled murder mystery. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read. Easy to follow but complex with the story. Wish the ending was more drawn out but overall can't wait to continue series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I've found a new favorite mystery writer. Lost a lot of sleep, but it was so worth it. Love the main character....he's flawed, but lovable. Already reading his second novel. Don't miss this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Very well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like detective books this is a good one. Burgess and his crew are all very good at what they do and are all flawed in some way that makes me like them even more. GC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Burgess is a combination of Joe Friday and Homicide Hunter-Joe Kenda. Characters in the book were very believable. Story was excellent and definitely a page turner. I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatly enjoyed this book. Great storyline and timing. Loved the characters, especially Joe Burgess. Didn't want to stop reading. Recommend this book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could do witout the profaniry.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burgess simply did not come across as believable