2008 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize — Longlisted
Jack’s life and career are on the line in a gritty return to the dark Vancouver underworld of Loose Ends.
RCMP detective Jack Taggart has avenged the murders of his niece and nephew, but the consequences linger. His deal with Damien, leader of the "Satans Wrath" motorcycle gang, has put him in a bind and jeopardized an informant in the gang. Meanwhile, other gang members led by a mysterious figure known only as "The Boss" have been working to eliminate Taggart by destroying the lives of anyone with connections to him.
And if the bad guys aren’t enough of an obstacle, there are problems on the force itself. Assistant Commissioner Isaac is becoming more and more suspicious that Jack may have been responsible for the death of a corrupt Crown prosecutor.
With Jack’s life and career on the line, Above Ground is a tough and gritty follow-up that will more than satisfy readers who were pulled into the dark Vancouver underworld by Loose Ends, the first Jack Taggart mystery.
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Another Page Turner
I'm very surprised there isn't more reviews for this series written by Don Easton. His first book Loose Ends was offered as a free book on iBooks. Having never read the author I had nothing to lose downloading it. I was immediately hooked and could not put it down until I finished it. So good is this author's skill and talent I am unable to guess the "bad guy" until he reveals it. That is not the norm for me. It is an absolute pleasure to discover an author who writes so masterfully in his creating of characters and weaving their roles in a tightly woven plot line. I immediately purchased all of the available books in the series and continue to get his newest one on pre-order. I do not buy e-books as I support my small library by donating my books once read. Don Easton is the exception to that rule. I pre-order every new book as soon as it becomes available. If this genre is what you enjoy reading, do yourself a favor and get them. You won't regret the purchases.
Rita Anne Kincade-McDougal