James Montgomery Jackson
Writing about when "Honesty Isn't Everything"

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What will Seamus do this time?

Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree has wife problems, and Lizzie's not even his wife anymore. Her current husband disappeared on a business trip to Savannah. Was he kidnapped? Dispatched by his hedge fund partners? Or did he run off with another woman? Police assume he's AWOL, and Lizzie turns to Seamus for help.

Seamus has no desire to be sucked into Lizzie's drama again, but her angst is also affecting their son, Paddy. Seamus agrees to help discover the truth, a quest that soon involves the entire extended family. Long buried secrets surface and each member must confront the question, "How far can you trust your family?"

Equal parts road trip, who done what, and domestic thriller, book four in the Seamus McCree series takes psychological suspense to a new level. Seamus McCree fans and newcomers alike will delight in this fast-paced novel that leaves no one in the family unchanged and keeps you guessing until the very end.

What Readers Say ...

James M. Jackson has once again proven himself a skilled storyteller with this highly entertaining page turner that takes the reader into the heart and soul of Seamus McCree's often dysfunctional family. Doubtful Relations is a rollercoaster ride of missing persons, drug cartels, crime lords, shady stock market dealings, car crashes and shoot-em-ups that left me breathless—and not quite knowing who to trust—until the very end.

~ Annette Dashofy, USA Today bestselling author of the two-time Agatha nominated Zoe Chambers mysteries.

Set in Cincinnati, New Jersey, Savannah and the outerbanks, and Chicago, this top notch whodunit leaves you guessing to the bitter end.

~ Goodreads Review

Often readers are offered a choice between books that are character driven or plot driven. In James M. Jackson's book "Doubtful Relations," you get both. Jackson's characters are well developed, but at the same time the story moves along at a pace that will keep you turning the pages.

~ Amazon Review

Unpredictable circumstances, unexpected relationships, and a complicated plot arching across several eastern seaboard cities are cleverly linked with the wonders of Internet technology.

~ Amazon Review

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Empty Promises STATUS (5th in the Seamus McCree series): This one takes place in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Empty Promises First Draft
First draft finished 12/31/15.
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Completed 6/8/16.
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Second draft started 6/9/16.

False Bottom STATUS (6th in the Seamus McCree series): Uncle Mike is murdered. Seamus mistakenly thinks being Uncle Mike's executor will be straight forward.

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Last Updated 9/19/2016


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