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Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail. But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about ... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all. Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something. Fuzzy Navel is Jack's fifth adventure, perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.


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Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack Things are going well for Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. She has solved some of the city's toughest and most high-profile homicides. Her personal life is finally in order. Her friends and family are safe and happy. And she just got a call that eased her mind like nothing else could: Alex Kork, one of the most dangerous criminals Jack ever arrested, killed herself while in jail. But things sour quickly when a group of vigilantes on a murderous spree decide to take down a cop and the people she cares about ... and they turn downright awful when Jack discovers that Kork may not be dead after all. Trapped in her house with a psycho and everyone she cares about, and unable to leave because she's surrounded by snipers, the next eight hours will be the worst of Jack's life. And that's saying something. Fuzzy Navel is Jack's fifth adventure, perfect for readers who like their mysteries with a shot of humor.

30 review for Fuzzy Navel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mary Beth

    This is the fifth book in the Jack Daniels Mystery Series! This series is a very dark suspenseful series. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. Even though this book isn't so dark as the others. I love this series and even though it is a dark thriller it is also quite humorous. I had to laugh several times while reading this book. Harry and Mr. Friskers get a laugh out of me all the time. At the beginning of this series Harry got on my nerves and he is now growing on me and I can now say This is the fifth book in the Jack Daniels Mystery Series! This series is a very dark suspenseful series. It is definitely not for the faint of heart. Even though this book isn't so dark as the others. I love this series and even though it is a dark thriller it is also quite humorous. I had to laugh several times while reading this book. Harry and Mr. Friskers get a laugh out of me all the time. At the beginning of this series Harry got on my nerves and he is now growing on me and I can now say that I love Harry. Chicago PD Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is going through a good period in her life. She’s engaged to Latham, a guy she’s crazy about, is living with her mom in a house outside the city, and has just received word her archenemy Alex Kork is dead. Jack and her partner Herb Benedict are called to the scene of a murder, where a sex offender has been killed by a sniper. But the sniper isn’t finished and keeps taking potshots at Jack and the police officers investigating the crime scene. Jack manages to get the officers out of danger, attracting the attention of the sniper, and learns that two other snipers have murdered sex offenders in other parts of Chicago. In the midst of all this, Jack gets a call from her mother telling her she needs to come home. Jack, feeling something isn’t right, rushes home, where she finds her mother and Latham held prisoner by Kork. From that point on, Jack is engaged in a battle to save her own life, as well as her mom’s and Latham’s, and even that of her ex-partner Harry McGlade when he shows up. And not just from Kork, but from the snipers, who have tracked Jack down and want in on the fun. Take a deep breath before beginning this book because there’s nonstop action and nail-biting suspense from the first page. Jack Daniels is a tough cop but Kork proves herself to be more than a worthy adversary and is as relentless as the Energizer bunny. The book moves along at a fast pace, with plenty of dark humor and witticisms thrown around, and a quirky surprise involving the obnoxious McGlade. There is a cliff hanger ending that leaves questions unanswered but that's OK because now I want to read the next book even more. If there wasn't another book though and I had to wait to find out the an answered question, I think I would of been upset.

  2. 5 out of 5

    J.A. A. Konrath

    By far, the best book I ever read that was written by me. And you should see the book trailer. It cost $37,995, which was more than I paid for college (I went to an art school.)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Maureen DeLuca

    Did you ever watch one of those Sly Stone or Bruce Willis movies--where everything gets blown up and people are getting shot at all the time- and they good guys (most always) survive? Well in a weird way , that is what this book reminded me of (sorta) In the 5th of the Jack Daniels series - Poor Jack gets herself in a jam where 1 psycho is back trying to kill her and at the same time another psycho group just happens to go after her for as well. Silly? A bit- but I happen to really love this ser Did you ever watch one of those Sly Stone or Bruce Willis movies--where everything gets blown up and people are getting shot at all the time- and they good guys (most always) survive? Well in a weird way , that is what this book reminded me of (sorta) In the 5th of the Jack Daniels series - Poor Jack gets herself in a jam where 1 psycho is back trying to kill her and at the same time another psycho group just happens to go after her for as well. Silly? A bit- but I happen to really love this series- The psycho, evil, serial killers are really -- well psycho- Not for the faint of heart, but a series that I've been reading from book 1 and will just continue to keep on reading. It is best to read this series in order - they do follow (some sort) of continuing story line. You can pick up what is going on- if you chose not to read them in order- but for me, that is the way that I would go.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    I love love love this series. This one was action all the way, taking place over 24 hours. Harry McGlade continues to be hilarious and receives good news concerning his family. Jack is not so pleased. One helluva cliffhanger.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ij

    Fuzzy Navel 1 ½ oz. peach schnapps (Fuzz) 3 oz. orange juice (Navel) Pour schnapps in a rocks or old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Add orange juice. Teatotalers: For a Buzzless Navel substitute peach nectar for the schnapps. Fuzzy Navel J. A. Konrath Kindle Edition: January 2013 Fuzzy Navel is the fifth (5th) book in Konrath’s Jack Daniels series. The protagonist for the series is Lieutenant Jacqueline (Jack) Daniels. Jack is a detective for the Chicago Police Department (CPD). She has handled a num Fuzzy Navel 1 ½ oz. peach schnapps (Fuzz) 3 oz. orange juice (Navel) Pour schnapps in a rocks or old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Add orange juice. Teatotalers: For a Buzzless Navel substitute peach nectar for the schnapps. Fuzzy Navel J. A. Konrath Kindle Edition: January 2013 Fuzzy Navel is the fifth (5th) book in Konrath’s Jack Daniels series. The protagonist for the series is Lieutenant Jacqueline (Jack) Daniels. Jack is a detective for the Chicago Police Department (CPD). She has handled a number of major homicide investigations. Jack currently lives with her mother in the suburbs of Chicago. According to CPD regulations she is supposed to live in the city. However, she makes the drive to the city which is a chore because of the distance. She and her mother also live with their “psychotic” cat Mr. Friskers. The story takes place of an eight (8) hour time period, but a lot can happen, and did, in that short time. While responding to a crime scene to investigate a shooting Jack gets a second call to another shooting. While at that crime scene she gets a call to another shooting. There are three sniper attacks within minutes of each other. To make matters worse an old nemesis Alexandra Kork has escaped prison and is looking to get even for their past meetings. A lot of action and humor occurs in a short period of time.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Fuzzy Navel 4 Stars Life couldn't be better for homicide lieutenant Jack Daniels - a satisfying job, a man who loves her, a house in the 'burbs and a call from the mental hospital with the welcome news that Alex Kork is dead. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end as is evident when a team of vigilante snipers follows Jack home and takes her, and those closest to her, hostage. To top it all off, Alex returns from the dead to make Jack's life even more miserable. To begin with, there are Fuzzy Navel 4 Stars Life couldn't be better for homicide lieutenant Jack Daniels - a satisfying job, a man who loves her, a house in the 'burbs and a call from the mental hospital with the welcome news that Alex Kork is dead. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end as is evident when a team of vigilante snipers follows Jack home and takes her, and those closest to her, hostage. To top it all off, Alex returns from the dead to make Jack's life even more miserable. To begin with, there aren't as many gruesome descriptions as in the earlier books, which makes one wonder whether Konrath has decided to tone it down. While the tension and suspense are off the charts, and there are some "edge of your seat" moments, the villains are very one-dimensional and the outcome is predictable. Moreover, the Alex Kork storyline is wearing thin and it is time for Konrath to wrap it up. One the more positive side, the quirky cast of characters is what makes this series such a delightful read. Whether it is the tough-as-nails Jack herself, or the self-absorbed Harry McGlade, who always ends up doing something altruistic despite himself, or Jack's obese partner Herb and his terrible eating habits, or Mr. Frisker's the psycho-kitty, each and every one has something to contribute. In terms of the cliffhanger ending, it might have been more irritating if the next book weren't readily available. Although I have my suspicions as to which character has been killed off, mainly because he contributes nothing to the overall storyline, it will be interesting to see if my guess is correct. On a final note, Dick Hill and Susie Breck's narration is fantastic as always and their voices add another layer of enjoyment to the book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    I'm not quite sure what to make of this story. In some ways it's a 4 star book, but others dropped to a 2, so I'm settling on 3. Up until now, Jack Daniels has been a fairly serious cop. Oh, there's some humor, but overall it's been a serious story. Konrath pulled out the stops on this one, though. Serious turned into seriously slapstick, almost "Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein". It wasn't badly done, although not what I expected. Another change was structure. There were a lot of short chapter I'm not quite sure what to make of this story. In some ways it's a 4 star book, but others dropped to a 2, so I'm settling on 3. Up until now, Jack Daniels has been a fairly serious cop. Oh, there's some humor, but overall it's been a serious story. Konrath pulled out the stops on this one, though. Serious turned into seriously slapstick, almost "Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein". It wasn't badly done, although not what I expected. Another change was structure. There were a lot of short chapters, each told from a different point of view & titled for that character. It was well done & I liked it. The book took place in a much smaller slice of time than normal, too. Instead of days or weeks, it takes place in hours. This made for more detail & some exhausting action. There were a few real kickers in here for anyone that's been following the series. That added to the humor & was what pushed it over the top a few times - not always in a good way - but it made it a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Konrath gave in to some machinations I just detest. Excitement building scenes often ended chapters on cliff hangers & then came back around later with a few screws loose. The end especially sucks. (I'm going to throw the next comment under a spoiler because it's iffy - not really a spoiler, but it says something about the ending you might not want to know.) (view spoiler)[Someone close to Jack dies at the end, but we never find out who it is. Given the order in which the ambulances left, we can guess, but it could be any of 3 people. (hide spoiler)] Cheap shot, Konrath. You get my back up when you resort to such trickery to rope me in. Just for that, I'm not buying the next book new, but getting it used. I want to keep up with the series anyway. It is a fun, light read. Perfect for me right now, in the middle of budget season.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mort

    As usual, Konrath delivers with another Jack Daniels story. There is a part of me that has to wonder how the idea of this one came around. Did he lie in bed one night and think to himself: Okay, how bad can I make the situation for Jack this time...hmm... Give her a really bad enemy, maybe someone from her past, who is completely insane, like Kork, who invades her house and holds all the people she loves hostage. But that's not bad enough...hmm... Maybe a sniper outside, so she can't get out of the h As usual, Konrath delivers with another Jack Daniels story. There is a part of me that has to wonder how the idea of this one came around. Did he lie in bed one night and think to himself: Okay, how bad can I make the situation for Jack this time...hmm... Give her a really bad enemy, maybe someone from her past, who is completely insane, like Kork, who invades her house and holds all the people she loves hostage. But that's not bad enough...hmm... Maybe a sniper outside, so she can't get out of the house. No, wait, three snipers so they can cover the entire house. And lets make them shoot into the house, trying to kill Jack and everyone she loves. Yes! But wait, can we make it any worse for her...hmm... Well, we can always make Harry McGlade related to her in some way...No! Am I really that sadistic? This is not a Kilborn story... However...lets see where we can go with it...you know, just for fun... We still need some comedy, though. What to do...what to do...I know! Let's make McGlade and Mr. Friskers meet...while Harry is handcuffed and can't get away...hmm... Need something unexpected for the ending...hmm... Superb effort, this story - recommended to all.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mylene

    BEST DANIELS' BOOK YET!!!!!!!! Wow! Talk about page-turner. Konrath just gets better and better. And, here I thought this was going to be a ho-hum read because it was about snipers. Boy, was I wrong! Fans of this series will love it when halfway through the novel Konrath hits you with a surprise and a half. Throughout the book, you never know which character will make it and which won't. Gotta run! I need to start the next novel to see who bit the dust. (BTW, I hope Daniels ends up with Phineas. M BEST DANIELS' BOOK YET!!!!!!!! Wow! Talk about page-turner. Konrath just gets better and better. And, here I thought this was going to be a ho-hum read because it was about snipers. Boy, was I wrong! Fans of this series will love it when halfway through the novel Konrath hits you with a surprise and a half. Throughout the book, you never know which character will make it and which won't. Gotta run! I need to start the next novel to see who bit the dust. (BTW, I hope Daniels ends up with Phineas. Much better fit for her than Latham. He is the only character that I have trouble buying into.) Another great story, Mr. Konrath!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    Boo and hiss...copycat thriller, January 17, 2010 Nothing like a copycat -- due to my disinclination to spoil this horrific novel for anyone who chooses to read it, I can't say which author nor what title -- I can say, however, that if you don't like cliffhanger endings, either have the next book, Cherry Bomb (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries), ready to open or skip this one altogether. That said, I am also trying to find the advertised "hilarious" thriller within this novel -- which consist Boo and hiss...copycat thriller, January 17, 2010 Nothing like a copycat -- due to my disinclination to spoil this horrific novel for anyone who chooses to read it, I can't say which author nor what title -- I can say, however, that if you don't like cliffhanger endings, either have the next book, Cherry Bomb (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries), ready to open or skip this one altogether. That said, I am also trying to find the advertised "hilarious" thriller within this novel -- which consists of 9 parts murder and mayhem and one part suspended disbelief. The body count rises quickly in this 5th installment of the Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels mystery series that opens with three simultaneous sniper shootings of sex perverts in various parts of the city. Where's the humor? Meanwhile, a crazed psycho killer whom Jack sent to prison, the infamous Alex Kork, has apparently escaped from prison and has a diabolical plan to destroy Jack and whoever else gets in the way of that endeavor. Funny? Fast forward to Jack's house in the suburbs; she and her ex-cop mom now live outside the city for the peace and quiet. Kork quickly locates the house, and the murderous vigilantes who vow to leave no witnesses to their sniper spree, converge on the place. As part of Kork's intent to torture and kill all those who caused her ruin and capture, Jack's fiance, Latham, her current partner Herb, her ex partner Harry, and her friend Phin are also invited to this unsavory debacle in the woods. Humorous? The house then becomes the setting for the rest of the action which consists of shootings and fights and blood and guts. In short, chapter after chapter of more unbelievable mayhem told in different narrative viewpoints -- again my sense of humor didn't find anything funny in this -- and then a completely unsatisfactory cliffhanging, copycat ending. I opened the next book to read the first sentence, just to see if I had guessed right, and then promptly closed it. I've had enough. I suppose on some level, the interaction between some of the characters could be construed as amusing -- under other circumstances, but when mixed with the detailed description of various injuries and wounds, it wasn't so for me. This is the last one I'll read in the Jack Daniels series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Chicago PD Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is going through a good period in her life. She’s engaged to Latham, a guy she’s crazy about, is living with her mom in a house outside the city, and has just received word her archenemy Alex Kork is dead. Jack and her partner Herb Benedict are called to the scene of a murder, where a sex offender has been killed by a sniper. But the sniper isn’t finished and keeps taking potshots at Jack and the police officers investigating the crime scene. Jack Chicago PD Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels is going through a good period in her life. She’s engaged to Latham, a guy she’s crazy about, is living with her mom in a house outside the city, and has just received word her archenemy Alex Kork is dead. Jack and her partner Herb Benedict are called to the scene of a murder, where a sex offender has been killed by a sniper. But the sniper isn’t finished and keeps taking potshots at Jack and the police officers investigating the crime scene. Jack manages to get the officers out of danger, attracting the attention of the sniper, and learns that two other snipers have murdered sex offenders in other parts of Chicago. In the midst of all this, Jack gets a call from her mother telling her she needs to come home. Jack, feeling something isn’t right, rushes home, where she finds her mother and Latham held prisoner by Kork. From that point on, Jack is engaged in a battle to save her own life, as well as her mom’s and Latham’s, and even that of her ex-partner Harry McGlade when he shows up. And not just from Kork, but from the snipers, who have tracked Jack down and want in on the fun. Take a deep breath before beginning this book because there’s nonstop action and nail-biting suspense from the first page. Jack Daniels is a tough cop but Kork proves herself to be more than a worthy adversary and is as relentless as the Energizer bunny. The book moves along at a fast pace, with plenty of dark humor and witticisms thrown around, and a quirky surprise involving the obnoxious McGlade. Some readers may feel cheated by the ending, which leaves a question unanswered.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Eisenhauer

    Okay, I enjoyed this book but the theme is getting rather old. First of all, why does someone always want to kill our main character, Jack, in every single book? It find it amazing how many killers take such a personal interest in the detective on their case. Also, it's getting rather repetitive that she and everyone she loves is always at risk. Jack is a great detective, can't she just solve great cases? Does it always have to be life or death? Second, the ambiguous ending was a serious letdown Okay, I enjoyed this book but the theme is getting rather old. First of all, why does someone always want to kill our main character, Jack, in every single book? It find it amazing how many killers take such a personal interest in the detective on their case. Also, it's getting rather repetitive that she and everyone she loves is always at risk. Jack is a great detective, can't she just solve great cases? Does it always have to be life or death? Second, the ambiguous ending was a serious letdown. Also, the author makes Chicago/Illinois out to have the most incompetent penal system ever. Can't they keep ANYONE behind bars? I really wanted to give this book 4 stars because it's very well written, and I appreciate a little humor to break up all the violence. However, it just feels a little too much like "been there, done that a dozen times already."

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laurie (Kwiltreader)

    I didn't enjoy this one as much as Dirty Martini. Jack and a few characters keep getting shot and beaten and shot and beaten and shot and beaten...and yet, keep going...way beyond plausible.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tonya

    I love it I want more of this series

  15. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    I don’t think I like the direction Konrath’s books have taken. Instead of a crisp plot line that keeps you on the edge of your seat, Konrath indulges in about 250 pages worth of “I hate you you ruined my life I’m going to kill you horribly but first I’m going to make you suffer” “No you’re not I’m going to escape and kill you grrrr ouch you hit me I can’t fight anymore” “Ha ha now I’m going to hurt someone you love” “You are? Grrr I’m going to escape and kill you.” No plot, and so much bloodshed I don’t think I like the direction Konrath’s books have taken. Instead of a crisp plot line that keeps you on the edge of your seat, Konrath indulges in about 250 pages worth of “I hate you you ruined my life I’m going to kill you horribly but first I’m going to make you suffer” “No you’re not I’m going to escape and kill you grrrr ouch you hit me I can’t fight anymore” “Ha ha now I’m going to hurt someone you love” “You are? Grrr I’m going to escape and kill you.” No plot, and so much bloodshed I kept skipping ahead to see if, finally, Alex gets what’s coming to her.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michele Amos

    Wow! Another action-packed story, and this one with a cliff-hanger!! Gotta get the next book quick and find out what happened.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    3.5 Stars Edge of your seat drama in real-time! With all of our favorite characters fighting off evil together.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Hands down, my favorite book in the series so far. Much more action and suspense than any previous release, this one ratchets things up. Jack has bad guys coming out of her ears and Harry brings comedy to a new level. Good times!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    Konrath stated that this was the best book he ever read written by himself. I must disagree. This was probably my least favorite book in the series. I have generally enjoyed the 'Jack Daniels' stories, but this one was too much. The so-called humor was more middle school in nature than any real humor. I found the physical fight scenes between Jack and Alex over the top. I had to skim those parts because they were just awful. I am tired of the super villain, Alex Kork, anyway. She survives more e Konrath stated that this was the best book he ever read written by himself. I must disagree. This was probably my least favorite book in the series. I have generally enjoyed the 'Jack Daniels' stories, but this one was too much. The so-called humor was more middle school in nature than any real humor. I found the physical fight scenes between Jack and Alex over the top. I had to skim those parts because they were just awful. I am tired of the super villain, Alex Kork, anyway. She survives more events than superman, and I just can't buy into that. And while I really like Jack, she is up saving everyone (or trying to) after being shot in the head. I don't think so. Finally, the so called snipers are perfect shooters at the beginning of the book, but when they surround Jack's house they are suddenly idiots who don't know how to do anything right. I can usually suspend belief for a good story, but this was just too much. I have the next book, so I know who dies at the end of this book. Bad idea, Konrath! Once again Alex Kork does something super human and no one notices. Um, really? I don't think so. Anyway.... I have the next book, but that's it for me. I may not even read it for awhile. Makes me kind of sad; I really enjoyed this series, but it has been ruined for me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Darcia Helle

    This is the fifth book in Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I loved the first four. This one, however, was a huge disappointment for me. Halfway through, I gave up and skipped ahead to the last few pages just to see how it ended. It didn't, really. Lots of "action", that was more gratuitous violence than anything else. Most of it made no sense. Lots of shooting. I mean lots! Houses being ripped apart by high-powered bullets. Yet the people inside are discussing birthmarks and Jack Daniels is holding This is the fifth book in Konrath's Jack Daniels series. I loved the first four. This one, however, was a huge disappointment for me. Halfway through, I gave up and skipped ahead to the last few pages just to see how it ended. It didn't, really. Lots of "action", that was more gratuitous violence than anything else. Most of it made no sense. Lots of shooting. I mean lots! Houses being ripped apart by high-powered bullets. Yet the people inside are discussing birthmarks and Jack Daniels is holding a frozen bag of peas to her sore jaw, as if it's just another day at the office. Coincidences bordered on the ridiculous. Jack Daniels' life has become a violent comic strip, with her as the heroine pursued by a constant onslaught of madmen and women that no one but her can stop. This was more of a satirical spin on suspense than a book I could take seriously, even for a moment. Konrath has proven himself a brilliant writer with prior books in this series, which is the only reason I bumped this one from 1 star to 2.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Candy

    Having read the last four books in this series, I find myself completely addicted to this author and to Jack Daniels and her entourage. I thought the premise of handling the story line over the course of a day was an interesting way to give us more information about the characters. There never was a dull moment and the action scenes kept coming and coming. As with all of the books by the author, the writing and editing were superb. My biggest complaint about this book was that the ending gave us Having read the last four books in this series, I find myself completely addicted to this author and to Jack Daniels and her entourage. I thought the premise of handling the story line over the course of a day was an interesting way to give us more information about the characters. There never was a dull moment and the action scenes kept coming and coming. As with all of the books by the author, the writing and editing were superb. My biggest complaint about this book was that the ending gave us just a little bit too much of a cliffhanger. While I typically like to have a good cliffhanger ending I cannot imagine reading this book as it first came out and having to wait an entire year. Having said that, it definitely ensured that I will read the next one. This book is recommended for all fans of the Jack Daniels series. It is definitely one you will not want to miss. This series is recommended for readers who like a light mystery, something like Stephanie Plum, with a little less silliness (not all bad, Stephanie can be annoying!)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laura (Kyahgirl)

    I originally put this on my 'mystery' shelf but I think it deserves to be called more of a 'thriller'. The story was non stop action from start to finish. I'm really stuck on whether to give it a 3 or a four. I DID like it, a lot, but it also had 2 components which are pet peeves for me. One; the cliffhanger ending. Two; such intense bad luck and endless disasters that it becomes a bit unbelievable. However, I must say the book engaged me from start to finish and it was perfect for an audiobook. I originally put this on my 'mystery' shelf but I think it deserves to be called more of a 'thriller'. The story was non stop action from start to finish. I'm really stuck on whether to give it a 3 or a four. I DID like it, a lot, but it also had 2 components which are pet peeves for me. One; the cliffhanger ending. Two; such intense bad luck and endless disasters that it becomes a bit unbelievable. However, I must say the book engaged me from start to finish and it was perfect for an audiobook. IT had multiple readers for doing the female and male voices and that worked really well in the format of this book. Usually when I have an audio book I have to listen to it over several days so it has to: -keep me interested, even if I'm doing something else, -not confuse me so that if I'm away from it for a day or two I can't remember what's happening, -not make me feel like I want to 'skim' to get past the boring or irrelevant parts. After reviewing it I decided to give it four stars instead of three.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Dubin

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I have mixed feelings on this book. It's almost impossible to believe that this much bad luck can happen to one person. I mean seriously, Latham could not possibly love this woman anymore. She's going to be the death of him (if he isn't dead already as I have not read the next book and do not know who died). Now having that, if this book was a standalone with some back story it would have been a three point seven five star book. It was awesome in it's simplicity. The 'real' time was well done, a I have mixed feelings on this book. It's almost impossible to believe that this much bad luck can happen to one person. I mean seriously, Latham could not possibly love this woman anymore. She's going to be the death of him (if he isn't dead already as I have not read the next book and do not know who died). Now having that, if this book was a standalone with some back story it would have been a three point seven five star book. It was awesome in it's simplicity. The 'real' time was well done, and it was a great read. Just with all the other books, I am so thinking I might drop this series. Not sure yet.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jacque

    I didn't finish this, it was terrible. Every bad guy with in a thousand miles converges at the heroine's home intending to do her in. Caught in the cross fire is a fat pervert chained to the fridge, a wimpy boyfriend tied to a chair, and her elderly mother. I've always felt that mothers and the elderly deserve some amount of respect, but not this poor gal, she's constantly shot up, tortured, and still has to keep up her corny lines. I really wanted to like this series but I will discourage any o I didn't finish this, it was terrible. Every bad guy with in a thousand miles converges at the heroine's home intending to do her in. Caught in the cross fire is a fat pervert chained to the fridge, a wimpy boyfriend tied to a chair, and her elderly mother. I've always felt that mothers and the elderly deserve some amount of respect, but not this poor gal, she's constantly shot up, tortured, and still has to keep up her corny lines. I really wanted to like this series but I will discourage any one from reading them.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm conflicted. This was probably the best in the series so far, but I'm tired of the Korks. Everything else was great - the premise, the characters, the cliffhanger. I just hate Alex Kirk and am bored with her. Jack had better get rid of her in the next book, otherwise, I'm giving up on the seriously. Oh, who am I kidding. I can't leave series unfinished.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    I believe I gave the eye roll a whole new meaning with this book! I really liked this series when I first started it, but I won't be finishing it after this book. Even the little cliffhanger at the end is not enough to tempt me. Story was unbelievable enough to sound corny.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Davie

    Jack Daniels, 5 Talk about complete opposites. Fuzzy Navels are sweet and lovely to imbibe while this particular drink is tense and downright scary to swallow.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Erth

    I love this entire series. Your senses are pleased in many ways. I love the humor, suspence, mystery, characters and fast pace thrill ride. I would recommend the series.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Pat

    3.5 stars - that was intense! The whole story takes place in one day/night period. A group of three guns-ho types calling itself The Urban Hunting Club (TUHC) simultaneously kills three sex offenders with sniper shots. Then one of them goes off the reservation and starts taking pot shots at the police who attend the scene. Several are killed. Jack Daniels is there. Then, in an even stupider move, the idiot does a mad dash past the victim's house, past the remaining police. He stops only to surre 3.5 stars - that was intense! The whole story takes place in one day/night period. A group of three guns-ho types calling itself The Urban Hunting Club (TUHC) simultaneously kills three sex offenders with sniper shots. Then one of them goes off the reservation and starts taking pot shots at the police who attend the scene. Several are killed. Jack Daniels is there. Then, in an even stupider move, the idiot does a mad dash past the victim's house, past the remaining police. He stops only to surreptitiously pace a GPS tracker on Jack's car. On later meeting up with his baddies the mad shooter tells his partners that he might have been seen by the 'split tail' - can you think of a more offensive or dismissive term for a woman??? So these bright sparks hotfoot it to Jack's house to kill her so she can't identify one of them. Only unbeknownst to anyone, Alexandra Kork is already there with her own evil plans for Jack and her family. So we have a killer in the house and three snipers surrounding it. Jack's mother lives there anyway and then Latham arrives as he is invited for dinner. Alex makes Jack call others she is close to so Jack can watch all her loved ones be killed by the invincible Alex Kork. Let the fun begin! None of the shooters know just what Jack and her friends/family are capable of as they fight for their lives. There will be blood! The ending is a cliffhanger. Someone has died but we don't know who and there's still the outstanding matter of the evil Kork bitch. Naturally I will have to read the next book to find out how all this plays out. Its a very compelling series, quite violent, shot through with humour and showcasing as evil a parade of villains as you could wish for. I guess I marked it down half a star because I would have liked a bit more of a plot but I reckon the next book will address that.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Drummond

    First book I've binged in a day for years!

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