Aug 11, 2017

Book Review: Tahoe Payback by Todd Borg

Title: Tahoe Payback, August 1. 2017 by Thriller Press.
Source: author, for review
Objective rating: 5/5
The mystery features Owen McKenna, private investigator, and his harlequin Great Dane, Spot, with Owen's girlfriend, the entomologist Street. 

The novel tell much about the beautiful Lake Tahoe area and also deals with self defense methods, especially for women; search and rescue dogs, scams such as fake charities, and more. Add likeable, interesting personalities and a killer plot to the mix and you have another great Todd Borg thriller - suspenseful and unpredictable.  

Not only does McKenna have to solve an unusual murder or murders, but he has to protect Street from her homicidal father, now out of prison, who blames her for having him incarcerated in the first place.  McKenna and Spot do an admirable job of finding the killer as well as protecting Street. 

Book beginning: 
The person with the gun said,"Get out of the boat." The woman hesitated.
The woman's hands were tied behind her back. She had no way to catch herself if she lost her balance....

Page 56:
"Sergeant Bains calling. I was talking to Santiago at Placer County, and he said you and he have talked about a missing woman. I thought I'd give you a courtesy call."

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  1. I love the Lake Tahoe area. It is so beautiful. It has been years since I was last there. This sounds like something I would like. It sounds like it covers quite a bit of territory in terms of topics. I will have to look for this one. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

    1. His books cover lots of different topics, timely ones too!

  2. This mystery novel sounds very good. I was recently near to Lake Tahoe, about an hour way, but did not have the chance to go, unfortunately.

    1. Haven't made it to Tahoe, as yet....

  3. I thunk that my wife might like this a lot. I will be sending her the link to it.

    I think that the book's cover is great.

    1. You might like it too, Bryan. It's not a cozy, but a good suspense thriller.

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    1. Yeah. That scene from the beginning of the book sets the suspense!

  5. What a beginning!! Holy crap! LOVE it! Happy weekend!

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