Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Rogue: An Ike Schwartz Mystery by Frederick Ramsay

  • Author:  Frederick Ramsay
  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (July 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590589041
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590589045

Ruth Harris, Sherriff Ike Schwartz's fiancée, is involved in a near fatal automobile accident. But Ike is convinced the crash was rigged. Even though he is embroiled in a close election, has no jurisdiction over the investigation, and can find no support in the usual law enforcement community, he places himself on leave goes rogue to instigate and seek the person or persons responsible for putting Ruth in a coma.

His efforts attract help from unexpected and irregular sources. Old friends in the covert community step up, covert help from his loyal staff combine to help. It is a journey which takes him first to State's Rights organizations, then to zealots and dissident academics before it finally ends at home in Picketsville.

Along the way Charlie Garland connects with Eden Saint Claire, his father manipulates the re-election campaign, and the folks at the Crossroads Diner cheer him on.

7th in a series.

My Review:

I was provided an ebook galley by Poisoned Pen Press through Net Galley for the purpose of this review.

While this is the seventh book in Frederick Ramsay's Ike Schwartz series, this is the first book that I have read.  Now I wish I had read the first six first as I really enjoyed this novel.  I enjoyed the story, the characters and the setting.  It was very enjoyable getting to know the characters that inhabit Picketsville in Virginia!  Highly recommend this book!

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