Three Deadly Drops
Sep 28, 2012
Three Deadly Drops
A Donald Youngblood Mystery
Available September 2012
All of that changes when Jessica Crane walks into Don’s office, asking him to look into the apparent heart-attack death of her husband. Don is convinced that Mrs. Crane’s request is just the delusion of a grieving widow, but as he goes through the motions of his investigations, he uncovers a mysterious note and a 20-year-old photograph of a group of soldiers known as the Southside Seven. Don soon thinks the grieving widow might be on to something.
The Silver Star, a soldier with a stress problem, an Army Ranger black ops mission gone wrong, a mysterious assassin, and a missing vial are all pieces to the puzzle that Don races to fit together before anyone else dies.
In the desert of New Mexico, the bayou country of Louisiana, the mean streets of Memphis, and small towns in South Carolina and Kentucky, a haunting mystery unfolds as Donald Youngblood uncovers a startling secret from Desert Storm that haunted the seven men who shared it.
Don is an extremely likable character that you enjoy sharing your time with. He's kind, caring, laid back, sincere with no apparent dark side just waiting to pop out, which is generally how these types of characters are developed in other books.
There's the main story line as described above, but it's a fast paced book with several other mysteries to be solved and home front antics all occurring together. Personally I'd be exhausted to be running around like this all the time.
A fast, easy, enjoyable P.I./"whodoneit" type book that woman and men can both enjoy.
PS - There is a lesson to be learned in this book... the government REALLY needs better psych evaluations before training people to be in the special forces!
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