"Strong as Steel" By Jon Land: Review/Giveaway

by Sandra Murhpy

Details on how to win a signed copy of this book at the end of the review and links to purchase it.

Caitlin Strong is a Texas Ranger. It’s not like she had a lot of choice, given her genes and her background. Her dad, his dad, etc., all Rangers. The saying is “one riot, one Ranger” so you’d think going along to serve a simple search warrant would be a snap. Unfortunately, as soon as the team of computer geeks and law enforcement got off the elevator, the shooting started.

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Instead of the usual synopsis of the story, I’ll say the violence in this thriller goes far beyond cozy mysteries. The plot is also more complex as events from the past merge with the present. Years ago, crates were buried along with their secrets. Now, like Pandora’s Box, the crates have emerged, and the secrets are coming to light in a most deadly fashion.
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This is the tenth book in the Caitlin Strong series and is different than the first nine in that the plot isn’t two stories converging, but two timelines circling around to a time when something can be accomplished. It’s hard to tell who are the bad guys and who are the good guys when each have their reasons for helping the other side, once or as a collaboration. From an incident in Turkey, to deaths on a train, to current shoot-outs, and assumed identities, this tale will thrill from beginning to end. Keep breathing and try to keep up as the action gallops from one page to the next.

To enter to win a signed copy of Strong as Steel, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line "steel,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 25, 2019. US residents only. If entering via comment please include your email address. And if entering via email please include your mailing address in case you win. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won't see coming.

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  1. Sounds different. Count me in!


  2. A new to me series, would enjoy reading this. Thanks for the chance! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  3. A great new book by a terrific author! I'd love to win a copy, thanks for the chance! crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  4. I really liked the description of the book. Sounds like a great read.

  5. This looks great—I’d love to read this! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com


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