Playing God (A Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 1) Playing God (A Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 1)
Book 1 - The Joe Burgess Mystery Series

Playing God (A Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 1‪)‬

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Publisher Description

"Joe Burgess is the most realistically drawn and memorable police detective I've encountered in years. This is as much a moral fable as it is a whodunit." ~Edward Morris, Verified Reviewer

On an icy February night, the body of Steven Pleasant, a prominent Portland, Maine physician, grows cold in his parked Mercedes. All signs point to a john killed by a disgruntled hooker: his pants are unzipped, wallet is gone, and the good doctor has a reputation for entertaining girls in his car.

But the deeper Detective Sergeant Joe Burgess digs, the muddier the case becomes. While juggling hookers, wives, ex-wives, fathers, stepfathers, dealers and doctors, a nurse on Pleasant's staff suggests another angle—disgruntled patients.

Now, ensconced in the darkness of a sleeping hospital, Burgess comes face-to-face with ghosts from his past and must decide what being a detective really means.

"If Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch lived in Maine, he'd be Joe Burgess." ~Verified Reviewer

"It was the emotion that gripped me as a reader and as a person. Kate Flora has accomplished what very few authors are able to do, she made me believe." ~Michael S., Verified Reviewer

THE JOE BURGESS MYSTERIES
Playing God
The Angel of Knowlton Park
Redemption
And Grant You Peace
Led Astray
A Child Shall Lead Them
A World of Deceit

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2014
April 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
412
Pages
PUBLISHER
EPublishing Works!
SELLER
INscribe Digital
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

GNDyogi ,

Best grumpy cop ever!

This murder mystery plays in Maine in February, and it’s got a dismal and dreary feel to it. Detective Burgess and his team meet more twists and turns, suspects, missing people, and arrogant, uncooperative “people of interest“ than you would want to encounter in a lifetime! The case winds its way to an end, and although this sounds mighty boring, the way the characters are drawn and the stories unfold, it’s a fantastic read. Not a surprise ending with no loose ends and a nice bow, but a messy, half finished tale of lots of bad guys and gals, some of who get what they deserve.
For any author of any book reading this, please consider characters’ names and how you use them carefully. Stan Perry and Terry Kyle, the two main detectives working with Joe Burgess, were both referred to sometimes by the first names, sometimes by the last names. As all four names could be either first or last names, I had a heck of a time keeping them straight!

I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.

Playing God (A Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 1)
Kate Flora
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