"Skin in the Game" A Cain/Harper Thriller By D.P. Lyle: Review/Giveaway

by Doward Wilson

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

Bobby Cain and Harper McCoy had a very unconventional upbringing. They were raised as siblings by an itinerant gypsy family where they learned hunting skills necessary for survival and Bobby Cain honed his knife expertise. Separated when the government raided and disbanded their family, Bobby Cain was trained by the U.S. Military in the art of covert eliminations, and Harper McCoy was trained by the U.S. Navy to run black ops and wage psychological warfare. They are now civilians who hire out their special skills when ordinary skills aren't enough. Each one is lethal and deadly, but together they make a formidable team when only the best is needed.

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Case in point is Retired General William Kessler who hires the duo to find his missing granddaughter Cindy, a Vanderbilt co-ed. Bobby had served overseas with the general and would gladly do anything needed to bring the man's granddaughter home. As Bobby and Harper start their investigation, the clues lead them to a small lake side town in central Tennessee. Their investigation uncovers that Cindy isn't the only missing girl and the body of another one has come to light. Their search uncovers ties to high end prostitution, human trafficking, and a serial killer with unusual hunting tastes. Can Bobby and Harper find the killer in time to prevent another young woman's murder?

This was a compelling and riveting read. The story grabs you from the first page and never lets up. The writing is sharp and crisp which brings the characters to life. The mystery takes many twists and turns with many surprises thrown in but delivers on all counts, especially the ending. I highly recommend this suspenseful thriller for anyone who enjoys a roller coaster ride in the dark underbelly of society.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.

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  1. Sounds different, like a Men's Adventure novel. Count me in!

  2. New author to me. Sounds like an interesting book.

  3. Sounds like a great mystery from a master of the genre. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  4. This sounds good.



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