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Two years after Clint Wolf's life has been disrupted forever, he's asked to serve as police chief for a quiet little town deep in the swamps of Louisiana. But the tranquility of the town is shattered when a severed arm is found in the jowls of an alligator.
With the aid of Sergeant Susan Wilson, Clint investigates and it isn't long before they realize someone has been murdered. As the investigation ensues, Clint battles secret demons from his past as he befriends a local reporter named Chloe, who proves to be an asset to the case when she shares information from a source who says the murder was part of a larger plot.
Will Clint and Susan unveil and foil the larger plot before it's too late, or will the citizens of Louisiana awaken to a horror worse than any in their state's history?
©2015, 2016 BJ Bourg (P)2017 BJ Bourg
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By Darcy on 12-17-17

Crocs, dead pp, mayhem...all in a day’s work

Clint is the new sheriff in a small LA town. Two years ago he his wife and daughter during an armed robbery at a restaurant. His 2nd day on the job and he’s on the bayou responding to a crocodile attack...that turns out to be quite an adventure! Then a crocodile is killed and an arm is discovered in its the hunt is on for the missing man. Throw in a sweet reporter, who seems to care for Clint, former sheriff with a grudge, someone taking potshots, literally...and there isn’t a dull moment. Clint is also using alcohol to treat his PTSD. The murder of a high government official casts suspicion on Clint and the suspense really ramps’ll never guess the mastermind behind it all. Truly an excellent book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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By Kindle Customer on 12-08-17

5 Star

I loved every minute of this book, I didn't want it to end!
I read many detective/thrillers and this one is top class, first rate. Excellent story line superbly written detective genre, with a main character that is both likeable yet with flaws.
My first outing with BJ Bourg but I look forward to more.
The narration is excellent - I've never been to Louisiana but with J Scott Bennett's narration I can picture it hear it even smell the swamps.
Author and narrator combine to make this book a very good Listen.
I received a free copy book at my request in exchange for an honest review.

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By Norma Miles on 11-12-17

What happened to your face?

The first day as Chief of Police in the backwater Louisiana town of Merchant Loup wasn't as quiet as Clint Wolf had expected - an oversized alligator had taken a large dog and had to be hunted down. It does not go well and Clint spends the night in a tree, cold, miserable and covered in mosquito bites. Welcome to the new job. Things are going to get far worse.

This superbly written story sucks the reader in like the river mud of the bayou The characters, especially Wolf himself and his small police team, are completely three dimensional, with realistic dialogue and interaction. The feel of the surrounding land just oozes from the pages. And the story is pretty good, too, with fights and confrontation, murder and conspiracy, jealousy and hatred, crocodiles and a dog called Achilles. Oh, and just a twist of romance. Add in the (always) superb narration of J.Scott Bennett, whose deliciously softly accented voice perfectly fits the subject as well as bringing all the other protagonists vocally alive, and this book is as near perfection as it can get. O.K. perhaps one or two tiny flaws, but way too small to matter.

This is not a slick, poster comic detective; Clint Wolf is a fully rounded, if flawed and troubled man trying slowly to regain his life. But he has kindness, loyalty, strength and a good sense of humour. He'll need all of those to get him through his first few days as Police Chief in swampy Merchant Loup.

Highly recommended.

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