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The Dead Man (Jack Davis Thrillers Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Joel Goldman

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"Locked and loaded and full of the blood of character and the gritty detail that make up the truth...I loved it." - Michael Connelly (on Shakedown)"

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If you like John Grisham's twists and turns and James Patterson's page-turning thrills, you'll love Joel Goldman's The Dead Man, the second book in the Jack Davis Thriller series!

"A masterful blend of rock-solid detective work and escalating dread. The Dead Man is both a top-notch thriller and a heart-rendering story of loss, courage and second chances. I loved it."
Robert Crais, NYT Bestselling Author

"The Dead Man is one of those rare novels you will be tempted to read twice: the first time to enjoy and the second time to appreciate how Goldman put the pieces together. The hours spent on both will be more than worth it."
Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com

When people in a study of the human brain start to die exactly as they have dreamed they would die, Jack Davis crosses paths with a serial killer, taking him onto both sides of the law and into the path of a murderer's terrifying rage.

Think John Grisham meets James Patterson and you've got Joel Goldman in The Dead Man!

"Goldman's realistic setting, fast-paced dialogue and chilling plotting will have you wanting to read more in this gritty suspense series."
Cindy Bauer, bookpleasures.com

"The Dead Man has all the plots and twists one may expect from a Grisham novel and the pace of a James Patterson crime story."
Carolyn LeComte, Curledup.com

It doesn't get any better than that, so grab The Dead Man and don't let go!

And use your other hand to grab Shakedown, the first book in the Jack Davis Thriller series. When FBI Agent Jack Davis investigates a mass murder, a leak of crucial information and his imploding personal life throw him into the ultimate danger zone - where truth lies at the heart of betrayal

Don't miss the Lou Mason Thriller series by Joel Goldman featuring trial lawyer Lou Mason.

When a troubled young woman turns herself in for murder, Lou Mason takes the case - yet something about her story doesn't add up. To catch a killer, Lou dives into a sordid world of money, drugs and a devastating black market where the price for the truth is paid in blood. A riveting, page-turning romp in the tradition of James Patterson!

Ryan Kowalczyk denied slaughtering a young couple even after his best friend turned against him, sending him to death row. In Deadlocked, Lou Mason is hired to prove Ryan's innocence and killer does whatever it takes to stop him. The deeper Mason probes, the greater the danger - until the past and present collide in an explosion of deceit, corruption and murder.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1066 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0786020407
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joel Goldman (Nov. 25 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006EB76Z6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #85,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FAST PACED AND CHOCK-A-BLOCK WITH DANGER April 9 2009
By Gail Cooke - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Someone recently wrote an article indicating that the sale of romance novels has gone up during this economic slump. People, it seems, want to escape through their reading. Since I'm not a great fan of bodice-rippers I'd like to suggest that reading a good thriller is a fine way to escape for a while, and to this end try Joel Goldman's The Dead Man.

Second in the Jack Davis series this story will capture with the opening pages - a sheriff goes to a brutal murder scene at a farmhouse. A couple is dead, brutally murdered, slaughtered really, rather reminiscent of the Clutter killings. But in that case the murderers were caught - in this case they are not.

As many will remember Jack is a former FBI agent. He suffers from a movement disorder that causes him to shake, thus the FB no longer believes he is capable of service. Milo Harper runs an institute aimed at helping people control their dreams. However, her institute may now be named in a law suit due to recent deaths of patients.

A friend of Jack's recommends him to Milo to run security for her. Said friend presents this opportunity to Jack as the perfect job for him - set your own hours, take breaks whenever you wish, etc. Jack's response is, "I haven't had a perfect job since Sue Ellen Erickson asked me to carry her books home in the fifth grade." Nonetheless, he takes the job.

It's not long before he has reason to wish he was back in the fifth grade as his investigation soon reveals that there is a psychotic serial killer on the loose.

Chock-a-block with danger and fast-paced The Dead Man will take anyone's mind off a dwindling bank account, at least for a while.

- Gail Cooke
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too predictable! Jan. 12 2012
By Othercat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book really shouldn't be compared to Grisham or Patterson. It had a great storyline, but it was soooo predictable! I knew who the killer was within 15 minutes. After that, I felt like I was just waiting for the characters to catch up. This could have been easily avoided by omitting just a couple of scenes.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 star mystery thriller June 9 2009
By Denise Crawford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Entertaining thriller featuring a very interesting protagonist!
Former FBI agent, disgraced Jack Davis, suffers from a neurological ailment that causes tics (involuntary spasms and muscle movements) and brain fog. Nevertheless, he is hired by billionaire Milo Harper to investigate why participants in a dream study he has funded have started to turn up dead - and have died in just the very way that they had nightmares about! The body count rises and Jack teams up with his landlady, a former cop named Lucy who was jailed for stealing diamonds from a crime scene, and the search for the killer is on.

The story is set in Kansas City, my hometown, and that added another interesting layer to the novel as I had fun identifying with the landmarks, streets, and other familiar details. The story blends past events to current circumstances in a well crafted tale but there is one main unanswered question at the end!

The characters are the best part of this mystery and I think there might be a sequel using them - at least I hope so.

Enjoy!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but OH so predictable! June 30 2009
By Barbara J. Ray - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed reading this book mostly because of the characters. I loved the interaction between Jack and Lucy most of all. HOWEVER - the killer's identity was so obvious - almost from the beginning. Most of the time when this happens I generally give the book only one or two stars - but because the characters were so interesting and the "read" pleasurable I gave it the three stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A new take on FBI Profilers Sept. 16 2012
By Folamiluvs - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was a bit surprised by the ending and was longing for more. Excellent writer as I often wonder how the characters are doing even today. I'd definitely recommend this book. I'm certainly looking forward to more books by this author.

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