The Ninth District - An FBI Thriller (Book 1)

The Ninth District - An FBI Thriller (Book 1)

by Douglas Dorow
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The Ninth District - An FBI Thriller (Book 1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
gdgordon3 More than 1 year ago
Oh, where have you been, Doug Dorow?! And please tell me there's a sequel on the near horizon. In his debut novel, The Ninth District, author Dorow has crafted a thriller that's so edge-of-seat, can't-put-it-down satisfying that I regret he didn't take up his pen 20 years ago. And I'll be first in line to buy the next one. And the one after that. Newly teamed FBI agents Jack Miller and Ross "Junior" Fruen are on the hunt for a brutal murderer, his victim killed for seemingly no reason. But as they systematically follow the clues, they soon come to realize THIS killer has a meticulous plan for everything, a reason for every move he makes. And it all leads deep through the tunnels and sewers beneath the city of Minneapolis to the vulnerable underbelly of the Ninth District Federal Reserve. Complicated characters worth believing in. A masterful and clearly home-based portrayal of the Twin City setting. A plot with all the twists and turns that keep you turning pages. Bottom line, The Ninth District is a great read and a worthy first novel. Keep 'em coming, Doug Dorow.
SCSorenson More than 1 year ago
An engaging read. The beginning captured me. The middle was fast paced and layered. The ending was very satisfying. I found the characters more well-rounded than in a lot of other crime novels which made the story more suspenseful. An excellent first novel.
docwrite50 More than 1 year ago
Anyone who believes former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura was a scoundrel who filled his pockets at the expense of his fellow citizens will surely love to hate the arch villian of Doug Dorow's debut thriller, THE NINTH DISTRICT. An anonymous criminal mastermind has concealed his face using a mask that looks like Ventura and is holding up banks around the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. During his latest caper he murders a pregnant bank teller and then gives a mock salute to the surveillance camera. Special Agent Jack Miller is supposed to supervise rookie agent Ross Fruen in the investigation of the crime, but finds himself distracted. His marriage is on the rocks and his wife has temporarily taken the kids and moved in with her parents. An attractive TV reporter makes no secret about her interest in Jack. It's almost the 4th of July and the city is sweltering in the throes of a heat wave. Worst of all, Jack is about to turn 40. With the aid of Fruen, whom he constantly calls "Junior," Miller runs the investigation from his supervisory position. When the FBI starts to get too close, "The Governor" starts taking aim at the agents. Besides the rookie, a Geek squad of techie geniuses pull out every trick in the book to track the Governor and anticipate his next move. In case the reader has any questions, a character points out to Jack that the Ninth Federal Reserve Bank has never been robbed. I would have been happier with a more in depth explanation of the technological sleight of hand at work when the villains manipulate currency and credit ratings, but maybe it's good that such techniques remain closely guarded secrets.
otterly More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting concept--that criminals would attempt to rob the Federal Bank from underground where there are tunnels and sewers. The FBI is involved in preventing them from doing so. There are Jack, the lead agent and his partner, Ross, or Junior. A fair amount of the book is devoted to Jack moaning about his wife having taken their son and daughter to live with her parents. THen, for some reason, she decides that they should spend the Fourth of July weekend together--just the four of them. The villain gets nicknamed The Governor, because he holds up a few banks--for very little money--wearing a mask of the governor's face. Looking at the Afterword, I see that a sequel is planned. I doubt that I shall read it, and don't know that it would appeal to a book club.
KITTYCATMI More than 1 year ago
A very good thriller from the beginning to the ending. Enjoyed reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read, somewhat predictable, but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book. Good storyline.
LinLeeLP More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed it.
sheliab12 More than 1 year ago
This book is different as it was written by the killer who is a real sicko that is for sure. Not sure I really enjoyed it as much as to see what was going to happen. Makes you even more so not trusting even of the innocent
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought at first started good but dragged on and then it was like he didnt know to end the book , i was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book untail the end. Some loss ends should have been tied up. Over all a good read.
Dave1838 More than 1 year ago
I have read quite a few first novels. This beat them all. I couldn't put it down and I have subscribed to the email list so that I will know when the second book will be available
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline fast moveing holds your interest right to the endyou wont want to put the book down highly recomended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thisguy is going to do very well. Good write for his first book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book; pulled me in right away and kept me there. Will for sure read the next book and possiably the novella???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a good book that takes place in my home state and was a page turner
LAMO 9 months ago
The Ninth District was a very good book. I really liked the characters and felt like I was with them throughout. I am hoping for book 2 to find out what happened to the Governor. Keep writing. Excellent job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Ninth District was a little hard to keep going at first but I stuck with it and was so glad I did because then I had a hard time putting it down. Loved the Super Cell right from the beginning! Being from the Twin Cities I was most interested in the history about those under ground tunnels as St. Paul has it's share of those also
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I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK! another good mystrey writer! II HOPE TO READ MORE OF YOUR BOOKS DJT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not bad for first book. Pacing is uneven. Plot holes: why did kevlar not protect Jimmy, point of killing pregnant woman, how could bad guy determine routines in so little time, if bad guys could hack FBI, why did they need bank branch data, etc? Ending seemed like author ran out of time and had to meet deadline
Woodworker37 More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WILL KEEP YOU READING
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