Triple Cross Epub Þ Hardcover

Triple Cross Epub Þ Hardcover

Triple Cross [BOOKS] ✴ Triple Cross ✻ Kit Ehrman – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Although 23 year old barn manager Steve Cline doesn't expect to stray far from the horse world he has enrolled in a private investigations course and is working on the final project But when his fathe Although year old barn manager Steve Cline doesn't expect to stray far from the horse world he has enrolled in a private investigations course and is working on the final project But when his father racehorse trainer Chris Kessler invites him to Louisville on a two week all expense paid vacation that will culminate with the running of the Kentucky Derby how can he refuse Except it isn't really a vaction Kessler has a Derby runner and needs a reliable fill in when one of his employees is injured With only two horses to care for the workload is light and Steve decides to get that class project out of the way a simple records search But the very act of initiating the project triggers a chance encounter that plunges Steve into the world of the ultra rich A world where greed and revenge and ambition drive some men to commit unspeakable acts amid the pageantry and glamour of thoroughbred racing In uick order Steve finds himself the prime suspect in a murder investigation and the target of brutal thugs From the relative security of the backside to the Derby festivities that transform downtown Louisville into Party Central to the opulence of a Lexington horse farm Steve deals with his own personal demons and strained relationships as he attempts to stop a murderer before a power play culminates in shattered dreams and a bloody Triple Cross.


6 thoughts on “Triple Cross

  1. vicky reynolds vicky reynolds says:

    Loved it2nd time to read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it again It's a good mystery with good characters Hated for it to end


  2. Adam Watson Adam Watson says:

    I feel compelled to offer some preconditions on this review The worst thing to do of course making excuses before you've said word one about the text itself But here goesFirst of all I don't naturally gravitate toward mystery genre books Now I'm a sucker for a sci fi or horror genre book cliches and all but mystery cliches cause a lot of eye rolling for me There's several in Triple Cross but they come with the territory so I can't find fault for their useSecond I know nothing about Ms Erhman's other books and in fact I haven't read the first three of this series If I had perhaps I would have had a deeper affection for the characters and an overall positive view of the bookLast I picked this up solely because I'm from Louisville and was interested in how closely this replicated some places around the city In fact I first heard about the book from John and Ricardo owners of the Rocking Horse Manor when my wife and I stayed there recently When I found out both they and the B B show up in this novel I was curious so I picked it up and plunged inI was underwhelmed If it wasn't for my desire to see if John and Ricardo would show up again it would have been hard to get past page 200 Ehrman obviously has done her research; her mastery of the jargon of horse racing oil drilling and 19th century architecture is obvious The problem is unless you have a glossary on hand it's wasted on the reader A few context clues or paraphrases would have helped me out especially with the horsetalk but perhaps by #4 of the series Ehrman expects that you're either on the train or you're not getting on in the first place But even assuming I'm just dense the dialogue seems unrealistic It may further plot at times but otherwise seems present only to show Ehrman's expertise For example why would a oil company executive use so many technical terms when telling about his drilling processes to the protagonist who is clearly a non geologist? Wouldn't it make sense for Steve to shake his head and beg the exec to put it in layman's terms for the readers' sake at least? Later another character gives a great and accurate description of the Rocking Horse Manor architecture but it fails as a character moment or a revelation of info tied into the plot for that matter because it reveals nothing personal If he said that his pappy owned one just like it or it showed he cared for structures than people if say he ogled the staircase instead of a leggy blond walking up it then it would be worth it; otherwise it's just an encyclopedia entry All that said I admire a writer who at least cares enough to visit the places she writes about in order to get the details rightAs for the mystery itself the story seems to plod along until 23 through when a chase scene with the Derby Festival's Balloon Glow as the background kicks the story into an enjoyable gear Ehrman is a good action writer both in suspense and detailed imagery frankly I wish she had of it In the end it was these last 100 pages of the book the deft inclusion and accurate protrayal of Louisville highlights and Ehrman's obvious researchknowledge of the horse world that shows her writing skill


  3. Grey853 Grey853 says:

    This is the fourth in the Steve Cline series TRIPLE CROSS is set during the two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby Steve's dad has a horse running in the race so Steve is there to help him Steve is also taking a course in detective work and as part of that he picks a person at random to research When he does so he stumbles on a major mystery when the woman disappears and is later found murdered Steve is roughed up and robbed his room tossed and is then chased all around the city by men who think he has information they want It's obvious that the author has a firsthand knowledge of the city of Louisville The streets the Derby festival the restaurants and Churchill Downs are all spot on with her descriptions It's another wild ride for Steve as he works with the police to find the killerkillers


  4. Leslie Leslie says:

    While the horse details were dead on for the most part and other details were well researched I personally didn't care for the story I have read two of Ehrman's titles and simply can't warm up to the main character I don't search out mystery novels but I do horse related novels I'm going to have to say I'm skipping on this series from here on out Also I have a pet peeve about language and the use of than necessaryin my opiniontrash talk


  5. Greg Rothenberger Greg Rothenberger says:

    An engaging read especially if you live in the Louisville Kentucky area but not one of my favorites If you're not familiar with the area or the Kentucky Derby you may freuently be lost


  6. Denise Denise says:

    I really enjoy this series a mystery with a horsey side


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6 thoughts on “Triple Cross

  1. vicky reynolds vicky reynolds says:

    Loved it2nd time to read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it again It's a good mystery with good characters Hated for it to end

  2. Adam Watson Adam Watson says:

    I feel compelled to offer some preconditions on this review The worst thing to do of course making excuses before you've said word one about the text itself But here goesFirst of all I don't naturally gravitate toward mystery genre books Now I'm a sucker for a sci fi or horror genre book cliches and all but mystery cliches cause a lot of eye rolling for me There's several in Triple Cross but they come with the territory so I can't find fault for their useSecond I know nothing about Ms Erhman's other books and in fact I haven't read the first three of this series If I had perhaps I would have had a deeper affection for the characters and an overall positive view of the bookLast I picked this up solely because I'm from Louisville and was interested in how closely this replicated some places around the city In fact I first heard about the book from John and Ricardo owners of the Rocking Horse Manor when my wife and I stayed there recently When I found out both they and the B B show up in this novel I was curious so I picked it up and plunged inI was underwhelmed If it wasn't for my desire to see if John and Ricardo would show up again it would have been hard to get past page 200 Ehrman obviously has done her research; her mastery of the jargon of horse racing oil drilling and 19th century architecture is obvious The problem is unless you have a glossary on hand it's wasted on the reader A few context clues or paraphrases would have helped me out especially with the horsetalk but perhaps by #4 of the series Ehrman expects that you're either on the train or you're not getting on in the first place But even assuming I'm just dense the dialogue seems unrealistic It may further plot at times but otherwise seems present only to show Ehrman's expertise For example why would a oil company executive use so many technical terms when telling about his drilling processes to the protagonist who is clearly a non geologist? Wouldn't it make sense for Steve to shake his head and beg the exec to put it in layman's terms for the readers' sake at least? Later another character gives a great and accurate description of the Rocking Horse Manor architecture but it fails as a character moment or a revelation of info tied into the plot for that matter because it reveals nothing personal If he said that his pappy owned one just like it or it showed he cared for structures than people if say he ogled the staircase instead of a leggy blond walking up it then it would be worth it; otherwise it's just an encyclopedia entry All that said I admire a writer who at least cares enough to visit the places she writes about in order to get the details rightAs for the mystery itself the story seems to plod along until 23 through when a chase scene with the Derby Festival's Balloon Glow as the background kicks the story into an enjoyable gear Ehrman is a good action writer both in suspense and detailed imagery frankly I wish she had of it In the end it was these last 100 pages of the book the deft inclusion and accurate protrayal of Louisville highlights and Ehrman's obvious researchknowledge of the horse world that shows her writing skill

  3. Grey853 Grey853 says:

    This is the fourth in the Steve Cline series TRIPLE CROSS is set during the two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby Steve's dad has a horse running in the race so Steve is there to help him Steve is also taking a course in detective work and as part of that he picks a person at random to research When he does so he stumbles on a major mystery when the woman disappears and is later found murdered Steve is roughed up and robbed his room tossed and is then chased all around the city by men who think he has information they want It's obvious that the author has a firsthand knowledge of the city of Louisville The streets the Derby festival the restaurants and Churchill Downs are all spot on with her descriptions It's another wild ride for Steve as he works with the police to find the killerkillers

  4. Leslie Leslie says:

    While the horse details were dead on for the most part and other details were well researched I personally didn't care for the story I have read two of Ehrman's titles and simply can't warm up to the main character I don't search out mystery novels but I do horse related novels I'm going to have to say I'm skipping on this series from here on out Also I have a pet peeve about language and the use of than necessaryin my opiniontrash talk

  5. Greg Rothenberger Greg Rothenberger says:

    An engaging read especially if you live in the Louisville Kentucky area but not one of my favorites If you're not familiar with the area or the Kentucky Derby you may freuently be lost

  6. Denise Denise says:

    I really enjoy this series a mystery with a horsey side

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