Truth Always Kills

Truth Always Kills


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ISBN-13: 9781933586823
Publisher: Stark House Press
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Rick Ollerman was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1963. He grew up liking sports and music and has been a part of numerous skydiving world records and competitions. After working in IT for many years, an injury forced him to curtail his start at a writing career and eventually become a stay at home dad. His non-fiction articles have appeared in sports and professional magazines, and he has numerous book introductions to his credit. After living in Minneapolis, Connecticut, Atlanta and various towns and cities in Florida, he now lives with his wife and two children in northern New Hampshire.

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Truth Always Kills 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KaneH More than 1 year ago
If you like your noir crime novels gritty and dark, you'll love this one. We have a cop under a cloud, several clouds, actually, and he starts off screwed and gets screweder, as the author is fond of quoting. His wife is taking his daughter and leaving, his new boss is looking for an excuse to can him, people around him are either helpful or hurtful, and a series of crimes complicates things to no end. Or bad ends. The setting is the Tampa, Fla, area, and the book depicts the geography and feel of the locale in good detail. We have some big questions throughout, such as: did our protagonist do a very bad thing to his wife's ex? He's a guy with a hair-trigger temper, and for a man on the edge, that's a deadly situation. The troubles pile up, as they should in this kind of book, until the pressure becomes unbearable. Remember the genre, and know that happy endings are not likely. But you'll get quite a thrill ride from the book.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: Jeff Prentiss’ life is a mess. As a homicide detective working in St. Petersburg, he knows he’s made too many mistakes and made too many enemies. When his wife’s ex-husband, Roy Lee Evans, is released from prison and threatens his family, Jeff does what he must to keep them safe. Now fighting for his career, his wife Lori believes he knows more about Evans’ whereabouts than he’s willing to say. With his family life strained to the breaking point, a “celebrity” thief is found dead, and Jeff and his new partner find themselves roasting in the media spotlight. There’s a disc that ties the dead man to a political bigshot in Tampa, but the link doesn’t make any sense. Everything keeps coming back to Lori’s missing ex, even as the case points to an organized crime operation. The dead man turns out to be one of the most prolific thieves of all time, at least in the Tampa/St. Pete area, and when another man’s body [the aforementioned political bigshot] is found killed in similar fashion, the cases converge, and a jurisdictional firestorm between the two towns erupts. Not long after Evans, “a smuggler running dope from Mexico across the Texas border,” had met Lori, she had gotten pregnant, after which they got married. After he’d been imprisoned, but before the baby was born, she’d gotten a divorce based on fraud. Jeff met her when her daughter, Roxy, was 3 years old, not long after which they’d gotten married, and he’d adopted Roxy. But now, years later, everything is upended when Lori and her daughter. Jeff finds himself thinking back about Evans, “a man who was released from a Texas state prison and immediately relocated to Florida so he could stalk and threaten her and his biological daughter in an effort to bring them back under his self-serving influence. But they had become my family and I’d had to do what I could to protect them . . . When Evans began stalking Lori at work, exhibiting the classic passive-aggressive behaviors of leaving small presents in her car and at her desk, sending notes and cards through the mail, watching Roxy across from her school, the pattern was all too clear.” Jeff’s personal and professional problems only escalate, in a thrilling and well-written tale that will have the reader completely engrossed. There is some ambiguity at the end, which only left this reader anxiously looking forward to, hopefully, the next Jeff Prentiss book by this terrific writer. Mr. Ollerman’s most recent book, which came out in August of 2016 and is entitled “Mad Dog Barked,” is apparently a standalone, but on the basis of “Truth Always Kills,” which is recommended, I will look forward to reading it!