Rookie crime reporter Jason Wade, a troubled loner from the wrong side of the tracks, pursues the story of a murdered Seattle nun. The case leads him to a hermit nun who founded a mysterious religious order; and ultimately to the dark secret that has tormented his ex-cop father for decades. It culminates in a life and death struggle against the clock. With time running out, Jason and his father battle the odds to confront a terrible truth.
Another excellent addition to the Jason Wade investigative journalist crime thrillers.
I don't think I need to recap the story but will say that as with this author's other books he tells a realistic tale depicting crimes and consequences that could be right out of headline news. My guess would be that he pulls from his own 30+ years experience as a crime reporter.
I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED this series as well as his other Reed and Sydowski series. He also has a stand alone "They Disappeared". I have not yet read the Jack Gannon series but have every intention of doing so.
I don't understand why this author does not get more recognition, he is one of my favorites.
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A Perfect Grave was first released in 2007 then released in Kindle format in 2015 and released at Audible today. This is the 8th audio novel by Rick Mofena I have listened to and reviewed; five were in the Tom Reed and Walt Sydowski series and A Perfect Grave is the third in the Jason Wade series. All have earned 5 stars for both the story and the narration. There are many excellent writers of the crime suspense mystery/thriller genre, but none are better in my opinion than Rick Mofina. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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The reader was very stiff and stilted. Think the story line had opportunity but with major glitches in the audio I was not able to finish or even get halfway through it. Sort of aggravated because I paid for it.
I managed to get to a point where the audio played again. So was able to finish the book. It was okay.. So after considering figured I should redo my review.
I dislike the profanity! So thought about giving it a 3 but have it a 4. Was an interesting story line.
This offers an unusual story line and some interesting characters. If you like an autho, who can put together a complex mystery, you will appreciate this. Not a gentle cosy and not a bloody bash. (in spite of the opening)
A Perfect Grave is my first book by Modena. This is part of a series (3rd)and I got strong inclinations that the series should be read in order. Nevertheless It is great storytelling with charismatic characters.
The inside workings of news reporting, with its ethics, sourcing, competition and love/hate relationships with law enforcement is fascinating. This alone is worth the price of admission.
The series features Jason Wade as the main hero. Here is where I wish I had started with the first novel, because I never felt I knew enough about the young reporter. That said, he is a great reporter with high ethical standards and extremely fun to follow.
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