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A prestigious job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife all made for an ideal life - but then life gets in the way. For Mac McRyan, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the family business - the St. Paul Police Department. After four years as a cop, Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn't add up. In an emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his First Case.
New York Times and USA Today
©2012 Roger Stelljes (P)2015 Roger Stelljes
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By MobileMinx on 04-12-15

Thankfully, There Will Be More!

Imagine that you've left behind a profession that could propel your future to unknown heights for a place in a family legacy of public service. Mac Ryan doesn't have to envision that possibility. He's living the reality.

In a tight and matter of fact style, he approaches his first foray into murder. Ably accompanied by a seasoned veteran, he shows a deft technique enhanced by his tendency to map all of the facets, and finds the answer, gets the guilty party and manages to extract himself from a personal entanglement no longer worth his investment.

As the beginning of a new series, this was a compelling tale that whets your appetite and has you glad that you know there will be more!

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By Sunshine on 02-16-15

Murder, mystery and intrigue

Would you listen to First Case again? Why?

A short twelve chapter story that is the start of the series. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the books in the series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mac McRyan was my favorite character. The book told the backstory and about his first case. A great way to dive into the books.

What does Johnny Peppers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Peppers brings the characters to life with multiple voices and an easy listening style. The books have a lot of characters so this is no easy feat and he seems to do it seamlessly and creates suspense.

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By Jules on 08-09-16

Struggled to finish it

Very disappointed after reading reviews and being recommended to read this short book first. I struggled to get into it, couldn't follow any story and in honesty can't understand why it got good reviews. Didn't get any sense of the main character and still not sure what the plot actually was. Certainly didn't grip me like a good book should. Reluctant to purchase his full books in this series now.

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