Big City Heat

Big City Heat Burnsworth nails the voice of new Southern noir This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi faceted hero then keep you turning pages with his suspense Southern voiced wit and

  • Title: Big City Heat
  • Author: David Burnsworth
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Burnsworth nails the voice of new Southern noir This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi faceted hero, then keep you turning pages with his suspense, Southern voiced wit and sharp insight into the not so pleasant side of a fascinating city Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning Author of Say No MoreLowcountry bar owner and ex Burnsworth nails the voice of new Southern noir This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi faceted hero, then keep you turning pages with his suspense, Southern voiced wit and sharp insight into the not so pleasant side of a fascinating city Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning Author of Say No MoreLowcountry bar owner and ex Marine Brack Pelton heads to Atlanta in the wake of a panicked 3 AM phone call A woman is missing and Brack s friend Mutt is in danger Brack s old flame, investigative news correspondent Darcy Wells, now lives there and is set to marry another man If Brack was honest with himself, and he usually wasn t, he d realize that the missing woman isn t the reason for his visit His Semper Fi buddy Mutt can handle himself just fine.When Brack and Mutt team up to find the woman, the Atlanta underworld revolts, the two biggest players target them, and people start dying Most people would size up the situation, call it impossible, and walk away But most people are not Brack Pelton Impossible situations are his specialty He made it through Afghanistan and when the military commanders mistook suicidal tendencies for leadership qualities they promoted him Can Brack succeed at finding the woman, protecting his friend, and winning the girl without destroying the Capital of the South Not since Sherman s march across Georgia has the city of Atlanta been in this much danger Hop on board for a hard edged debut that s fully loaded with car chases particularly Mustangs , war veterans, old grudges, and abundant greed A choppy start belies a well executed plotline enhanced by the atmospheric Palmetto State setting Library Journal on Southern Heat This second case for Brack is marked by a challenging mystery, quirky characters, and nonstop action Kirkus Reviews on Burning Heat In Brack Pelton, Burnsworth introduces a jaded yet empathetic character I hope to visit again and again Susan M Boyer, Agatha Award Winning Author of Lowcountry Book Club What could be fun than sitting down with a David Burnsworth novel about Brack Pelton and his colorful life in Charleston Burnsworth is outstanding as he brings out the heat, the smells, the colors, and the history of Charleston during Pelton s mission to bring the killer to justice John Carenen, Author of A Far Gone Night If you have always suspected that there is to Charleston than quaint Southern charm and ghost stories, then David Burnsworth s noir series, featuring ex soldier, tiki bar owner, and part time beach bum, Brack Pelton may just be the antidote to a surfeit of sweet tea Michael Sears, Shamus Award Winning Author of Black FridaysRelated subjects include Private investigator books, suspense, whodunit mysteries whodunnit, murder mystery series, Southern fiction.Books in the Brack Pelton Mystery Series SOUTHERN HEAT 1 BURNING HEAT 2 BIG CITY HEAT 3 Books in the Blu Carraway Mystery Series BLU HEAT Prequel Novella IN IT FOR THE MONEY 1 Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you ll probably like them all

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    1. Dollycas’s ThoughtsThe 3rd installment to this thriller series takes Brack Pelton and his mostly faithful dog Shelby to Atlanta to help his friend Mutt find a missing woman. Star reporter Darcy Wells is in Atlanta too and is engaged, but not to Brack, something he is not too happy about. The 3 team up for a wild adventure that may be the end of them. Buckle in and hold on tight as David Burnsworth takes us at breakneck right along with them.The author continues to bring the “heat”. Our cha [...]

    2. In the third book of the Brack Pelton / Heat Mystery Series, Big City Heat, author David Burnsworth transports the reader back to the lowcountry setting of Charleston, SC for another intriguing Brack Pelton Southern noir / mystery adventure. Brack Pelton is an Afghanistan war veteran and owner of the Pirate's Cove bar on the Isle of Palm. When he gets a call that his friend Mutt is in danger and needs his help finding his girlfriend Cassie's missing little sister Regan, Brack leaves his sultry l [...]

    3. This is a shoot 'em up novel. I lost track of how many bad guys Brack killed. There is certainly more action in the novel than there is character development. Brack is a dark hero. I did not find him very likable, although he was very loyal to his friends and relentless in rescuing Cassie's sister. His background was a bit fuzzy for me. How did an ex-marine and bar owner afford a hundred and twenty-five thousand dollar Porsche (two syllables)? And how can he kill so many people and never get arr [...]

    4. This was an action-packed and violence-packed mystery. Brack Pelton comes to Atlanta to help a friend and gets in the way of the local crime boss. Brack is an interesting and complex character summed up by his lawyer as "impulsive heroic, masochistic, loyal, arrogant, lost, direct, immature, dangerous, and self-destructive." He reminded me of John D. McDonald's Travis McGee who had a number of similar characteristics. I liked the loyalty he shows to his friend Mutt and I like the relationship he [...]

    5. Fast paced with lots of action. Unfortunately this one just wasn't for me. I had a hard time getting into the story and the whole thing just seemed a little disjointed. It seemed as though the book was missing the first few chapters (it wasn't), as if the story had already started and I, the reader, was jumping into an ongoing narrative with no point of reference as to what was happening.I have a sneaking suspicion that this is a case of me just not "getting it" in terms of what the author was a [...]

    6. Madness, murder and mayhem – but slightly OTT Set in Atlanta, Georgia, this novel is pacy and has well-constructed and bold characters. Brack Pelton, ex-Marine, now comfortably-off bar-owner, is answering his friend’s call for help. Mutt has asked him to find his girl Cassie’s kid sister, Regan, who apparently has taken up with a real baddie. But as soon as Brack and his tan, mixed-breed dog Shelby hit town in his brand-new Porsche (two syllables!), they find trouble. But all is not as it [...]

    7. ******Copy from NetGalley in return for an honest review******Not my sort of adventure thriller as it turns out - too much violence and death, not enough investigation or humour. I like my books like this more Steph Plum, less Schwarzenegger. Never mind.

    8. I read the novella, BLU HEAT recently and knew that this was an author, and series, that I wanted to read more of. I then had the opportunity to read BIG CITY HEAT and was not disappointed. Even though I read these books out of sequence, they easily read as a stand alone.Brack Pelton will do anything for his friends, so when the call comes in to help locate a missing sister, he is on it. However, he quickly learns that this isn’t an ordinary missing person case.This book has non-stop palpable [...]

    9. “Burnsworth nails the voice of new Southern noir. This talented author will win you over with his engaging and multi-faceted hero, then keep you turning pages with his suspense, Southern-voiced wit and sharp insight into the not-so-pleasant side of a fascinating city.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of Say No More

    10. I'll admit, I was a little anxious when I found out that the third Brack Pelton Mystery was going to take place in Atlanta and not in Burnsworth's beloved Charleston. I should not have been. Burnsworth immerses his readers in a Deep South culture that is is just as rich and diverse as the lowcountry and he does it with expertise and familiarity. Don't worry, Brack is just as much of a trouble maker (or solver depending on you look at) in Georgia as he is in South Carolina. His devotion to Mutt, [...]

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