In this thrilling prequel to Bad Policy and Cabin Fever, when thirty-eight retirees meet a gruesome end at a picnic meant to celebrate their achievements, financial crimes consultant Seamus McCree comes in to uncover the evil behind the botulism murders.
What Readers Say ...
Jim Jackson nails a first line: "I flicked on the porch light and discovered grief standing in front of my door." I loved ANT FARM, the prequel to his other two Seamus McCree mysteries. The twists of plot just kept on giving, and his characters felt like real people, especially Seamus and his hacker son, Paddy. The writing was deep, the crimes intriguing. Read the book. You won't be able to put it down!
What I loved most about Ant Farm are the vivid characters. I actually felt like I was in the room, car, etc with Seamus McCree. An awesome sequel that is suspenseful till the end.
Dirty dealings, dirtier secrets, and one rough-edged sleuth come together in this gripping follow-the-money mystery. Seamus McCree is a brilliant, temperamental protagonist, capable of both gruff concern and charming guile, unsurprised by the depths of human greed.
Fast paced, with fully drawn characters, Jackson draws us in with the skill of an accomplished storyteller.
Seamus McCree can be cantankerous, but he's also smart, resourceful, and dogged in his pursuit of results, and watching him untangle this particularly knotty mess of murder, money and mayhem was very satisfying.
Jackson's prequel to his Seamus McCree Mystery Series is rich in textural details and flush with three-dimensional characters. I very much enjoyed reading Seamus' hair raising adventures.
What I really liked best about Ant Farm was the relationship between Seamas and his son, Paddy. It was loving without being sentimental, with enough tension to make it believable.
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Doubtful Relations STATUS (4th in the Seamus McCree series): Rewriting based on Beta Reader Comments:Return from Beta Readers
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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
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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.False Bottom First Draft
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