Trained To Kill: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel

Trained To Kill: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel

by Cynthia Townley

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In this debut novel, seasoned Detectives Oliver Rousseau and Jack Deveraux of the New Orleans PD are stumped when a sophisticated killer evades suspicion and the police quickly run out of leads on the murder of a prominent doctor's wife.

To catch the killer, Detective Oliver Rousseau resorts to unorthodox methods and enlists the aid of his beautiful wife Marin, and her twin sister Megan, who hold the clues and a carefully guarded secret of the affluent Carrington women – their psychic ability that allows them to identify the killer.

But when the suspect terrorizes Oliver’s family and one of them is shot, the case explodes and Oliver and Jack go on the hunt for a sniper - Trained To Kill.

A fast-paced police procedural that will have you turning the pages.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011340703
Publisher: Cynthia Townley
Publication date: 05/22/2011
Series: A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 376 KB

About the Author

Cynthia Townley is the author of the popular new crime-fiction series – the Detective Oliver Rousseau novels. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, she grew up on the south side. With only one television in the house, she discovered a love for reading and spent hours with her nose in Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys Mysteries. Later, she branched out to reading true-crime novels, which inspired her lifelong love of writing. To this day, she remains a fan of mystery-suspense TV, movies, and books - although she leans toward fiction. After raising three kids, and in more recent years working for Big Oil - and transferring from Missouri to Colorado, to Texas, to Oklahoma, and back to Texas (Whew!), she never gave up on the dream that someday when she retired she would try her hand at writing and that time came in 2010. When Townley researched detective crime novels and saw they were a dime-a-dozen on the book shelves and cyber shelves, she decided to try a different approach - and one that seems quite lucrative based on her skyrocketing readership in the Detective Oliver Rousseau series. She incorporated psychics in her novels to help detectives solve the crimes. Not too much… and not too little mind you… but just the right amount of mystical powers to make even the most discerning skeptics believing in these flesh-and-blood characters that will keep you coming back for more. Townley has shown us that the best books might just land outside the present boundaries she is that good at what she does. Cynthia Townley lives in Houston, Texas with her husband. For more information you can visit her on Facebook at Mystery Crime Novelist – Cynthia Townley or visit her website, Psst: Don't miss this exciting new series #1 Trained To Kill, #2 Unsuspecting, and #3 The Protector and find out why these books are garnering 4 and 5 Star reviews at Amazon.

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Trained To Kill - A Detective Oliver Rousseau Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! I couldn't put it down from start-finish!! I had to have more! All of the definitely was gripping from the beginning! I can't wait to read more!!!!
Ashlee83 More than 1 year ago
A New Favorite Author!!!! This book has an interesting plot that is complex but not inconceivable, likeable characters ad enough intrigue to keep the reader guessing. This is crime-suspense at it fun-est and the author will have you thinking, "No, don't do that!"
Julie Adams More than 1 year ago
Excellent Book I'm not much of a fiction reader, but a friend suggested this book to me. It was amazing. I loved all the twists - right up to the end. I wish it was available in paperback though, but I find the most affordable books are on ereaders today. I will buy the next one in the series from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An Outstanding Suspense Novel At first I wasn't crazy about the psychic stuff but it's so minimal. This is more of a detective crime novel than anything else. Townley outdoes herself with police procedures and the detective legwork. Will keep you guessing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Plot! This story has a number of twists in the plot that are completely unexpected. I won't spoil the surprise for readers but suffice it to say this book is worth reading
CarlyRich90 More than 1 year ago
Book Club Review I read this book and then introduced it at my book club. Everyone gave it "two thumbs up". A must read for mystery fans.
KellyW0 More than 1 year ago
This book is worth reading. I am a huge fan of suspense thrillers and this one doesn't disappoint. The psychics fit in well with the storyline and are believable and well-done. They actually add to the suspense. Cudos to the author on her first book - and the first in the series. I will definately being buying the next one!
Heather Coleman More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. I have never read a mystery-crime book until this one. This book flows so easy, and keeps you on your toes! I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! If you like James Patterson you'll love Cynthia Townley. Trained To Kill is fast-paced and kept me glued to the pages. A real page-turner. This is a series!!! Can't wait for the next Oliver Rousseau novel.
C-Tillery More than 1 year ago
Very exciting! Keeps you guessing to the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the reviews for this author on other sites and discovered a talent I hadn't known about. These books are fantastic and keep you guessing until the very end. Need more books by this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book five stars all the way