Title: Flight or Fight
Author: Dirk Greyson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 Pages
Category: Mystery/Suspense, Western
At a Glance: Dirk Greyson brings us a well plotted murder mystery with non-stop suspense and action.
Reviewed By: Maryann
Blurb: Life in the big city wasn’t what Mackenzie “Mack” Redford expected, and now he’s come home to Hartwick County, South Dakota, to serve as sheriff.
Brantley Calderone is looking for a new life. After leaving New York and buying a ranch, he’s settling in and getting used to living at a different pace—until he finds a dead woman on his porch and himself the prime suspect in her murder.
Mack and Brantley quickly realize several things: someone is trying to frame Brantley; he is no longer safe alone on his ranch; and there’s a definite attraction developing between them, one that only increases when Mack offers to let Brantley stay in his home. But as their romance escalates, so does the killer. They’ll have to stay one step ahead and figure out who wants Brantley dead before it’s too late. Only then can they start the life they’re both seeking—together.
Review: Brantley Calderone escapes from the hectic life of a financial market advisor in NYC. He’s bought a ranch in the small county of Hartwick where there’s peace and quiet. Or, not so much: there’s a dead real estate agent on his porch, neighbors’ cattle on his property, he’s facing a drought and townspeople who aren’t friendly, and it just goes downhill from there.
Then there’s the biggest problem of all, Mackenzie “Mack” Redford. Mack is the sheriff in the small county of Hartwick. It seems like crime is starting to be a headache for Mack. Then, when Brantley comes on the scene, Mack has his hands full in more ways than one. When one shot from a rifle comes too close to Brantley, Mack immediately jumps into protective mode. Mack takes Brantley home where he meets Lew, Mack’s dad, and the lovable pups, Leo, Rex and Lulu.
Mack and Brantley share an attraction to each other. Both are a little unsure, but in between trying to solve crimes, they do take time to get to know one another. They team up together to try and figure out who’s causing all the problems, and why. I thought Mack and Brantley were really well developed characters and made a great couple. Lew is also a great character. He’s a wonderful dad to Mack, and he shares so much with Brantley. He also brings wisdom and humor to the story.
Dirk Greyson brings us a well plotted murder mystery with non-stop suspense and action. The danger never lets up in Flight or Fight; it keeps escalating right up until the guilty party is discovered. Right from the start there seems to be new characters that pop up and get added to the list of suspects, and the author kept me guessing. The big question is, what do they want? The ranch, land, water or something else? Absolute page turner for me!
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