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Blood on the Vine (Full Version)

Jay Leicester (pronounced "Lester") is a retired Airline Pilot, retired because he could not stand the bureaucratic web the government spun over the aviation industry, and partly because anyone with the price of a bus ticket could fly on the airlines, which resulted in overbooking, overcrowding, and near chaos on every route. Raised in a family of Judges and police officers, the only thing he knew to fall back on was the law. Opening his own private investigation business was a natural evolution, especially since he had trouble with authority, and could work outside the constraints of legalese. Handling mostly aviation related cases; recovery of stolen aircraft, investigating drug-hauling pilots, and helping set up corporate aviation departments kept him busy.

The crash of a Gulfstream V corporate jet with three of his friends aboard leads Leicester from Mississippi to the Napa Valley wine country in California where he becomes involved with an old world family winery, the investigation of the crash, murder, and a beautiful raven-haired siren who could love him or kill him, and a beautiful blond who almost does kill him. Fine wines, good food, and evil people all come together in a powerful work reminiscent of Ross MacDonald or John D. McDonald. Character driven and plot oriented, this is a must read for the serious Mystery/Thriller 'aficionado.'

There are 10 ebooks in the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series by JC Simmons:

Blood on the Vine
Some People Die Quick
Blind Overlook
Icy Blue Descent
The Electra File
Popping the Shine
Four Nines Fine
The Underground Lady
Akel Dama
The Candela of Cancri

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 27
JC Simmons
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Gail 823 ,

Blood on the Vine

Great story.... great characters. Fast read. I feel like I know a lot more about the winery business and aviation while solving a murder at the same time!

tjamaco ,

Blood on the Vine

Enjoyable read. Having visited Napa, the inferences were spot on. My only complaint would be that the misspelling of words and incorrect usage of the language were distracting. Yup, i''m the hyphen in 'anal-retentive.'😊😊. Thanks. I will read more of your books.

Cwomble576 ,

Blood on the Vine

Well written, very interesting, good plot. Fun reading

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