The snagged female corpse wasn't the only life washed ashore that year. Hurricane Katrina had inflicted merciless destruction across the South and Air Force Special Investigator, Jack Wu, finds himself among thousands displaced by the storm. Forced to live in a barracks, Jack anticipates the solitude of a Louisville hotel room while investigating the apparent suicide. After another grisly discovery, Vu encounters unlikely partners in two Big Easy cops, one of whom is jailed for murder. In a city quick to convict, the implications of a delicate snip could spell disaster.
From a Mississippi riverbank, to historic Churchill Downs, Jack must tread carefully through tainted jockeys, bantering musicians, and even a quirky Elvis impersonator. When it comes to the Kentucky Derby, social classes collide, proud residents protect their own, and some secrets are best taken to the grave.
|Publisher:||Floating Word Press, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 5.75(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Snip's review on Midwest Book Review's website sold me. The recommended Author For October 2008 certainly deliveres a complex and exciting read with a list of memorable characters. Jack Vu, his Vietnamese protagonist, is an Air Force Special Invesitigator stationed in New Orleans. His pathologist girlfriend, Betty Caan, a local resident of the South, is equally unique and refreshing. Jack has the philosophic charm of John D. MacDonald's memorable PI, Travis McGee with a Buddhist spin. Betty, a bit more mature than the gothic investigator on NCIS, has her own list of twisted fantasies and fascinating cases. Doc's got something here...and I hope to see more of him in the future.
JD Ford, Astoria, Oregon
Snip is one of those rare mysteries filled with fully realized characters from every walk of life and level of income. From the opening chapter with the hilarious sniping of the old black men, Leon and Willy, to the text messaging privileged daughters of the horseracing set, the story educates and delivers an even balance of humor and angst while weaving the readers through two seemingly unconnected murders. Jack Vu, the Vietnamese investigator, brings a Zen-like calm exterior while his mind twists and conjectures. Plus, I¿ve never seen anybody get as much out of a joke involving horse droppings. The bonus of this book was the post Katrina New Orleans scenes that contrasted so dramatically with the wealthy Louisville residents¿ lives. I highly recommend this book, which is the third in a series. Can¿t wait for #4.
I loved this book. It was a fast read because
I kept turning pages to find out what would
happen next. Doc Macomber did not disappoint
me. Great writing. Interesting characters.
I'm all set to read it again!!!!
Get ready to hang on!
Doc Macomber knows how to pull a reader in and keep
him there for the entire ride. I hated to get off at
the end. It was a five star trip.
I listened to the CD. For a person that isn¿t much of a mystery-reader, I found that I could stop listening, BUT couldn¿t wait to turn it back on. The audio version was extremely well done, just like I was there. Congratulations to the writer and the audio readers.
I just finished your new book. Let me start out by saying that before I read the Killer Coin I was ready to write some fluff about how good it was. I was delighted to read it and find out it was well written. Snip is easily your best work in the series. Plot lines, character development, and continuity, were quite well done. As an avid reader I enjoy a book that keeps me up too late for my own good. Snip was one of those page turners that I only put down when I couldn't go on anymore. Mother is reading it now also. She is enjoying it as much as I did