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ISBN: 1590586166
Author: Mark de Castrique
Language: English
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; Large type / large print edition (July 3, 2012)
Pages: 250
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 412
Size Fb2: 1836 kb
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Target Mark de Castrique ww. arkdeCastrique. Russell Mullins looked ahead at the traffic clogging the 14th Street Bridge headed out of Washington, .

The 13th Target Mark de Castrique ww. Luguire laid the papers he’d been reading in the open briefcase on the seat beside him. Don’t bother.

The 13th Target is a suspenseful and dark political thriller. Rusty Mullins is-or was-much more than a bodyguard, so when the guy he's protecting ends up dead, he can't leave it alone.

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Instead, she found a spot in the Clarendon public garage where he’d parked the previous Friday. She felt confident no one was following her, and since Mullins had ditched his personal cellphone, she. knew he was traveling undetected. She left the convertible unlocked. Better to have a looter simply open the door rather than slash through the roof. She walked to the nearest stairwell and descended to the ground level. Rusty Mullins stood leaning against the wall of the bottom landing. Change of plan, he said.

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Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where he sets his Barry Clayton mystery series.

When his wife dies of ovarian cancer, Russell Mullins quits the Secret Service to repurpose his life. Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where he sets his Barry Clayton mystery series. Mark is a veteran of the television and film production industry, and he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Mark and his wife, Linda, live in Charlotte. Final Undertaking is the fourth book in the Buryina Barry series.

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Mystery book author and award-winning TV writer, director, producer. His years in Washington inspired his thriller, THE 13TH TARGET, involving a terrorist plot against The Federal Reserve. Mark and his wife Linda have two daughters: the older, Melissa Thomson, is an elementary school teacher in Northern Virginia and the author of the Keena Ford Journals, a children’s series published by Penguin Press. His younger daughter, Lindsay, works at Georgetown University in Washington .

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Praise for Mark de Castrique. Comparable to James Lee Burke and Margaret Maron. private protection company assigned to guard Paul Luguire, a Federal Reserve executive.

Mark de Castrique grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina where his mysteries are set. Mark is a veteran of the television and film production industry, and he serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina atCharlotte. The 13th Target is his first standalone thriller.

From the author of Blackman's Coffin, one of Amazon's Top 10 Mysteries for 2008

When his wife dies of ovarian cancer, Russell Mullins quits the Secret Service to repurpose his life. He joins a Washington D.C. private protection company and is assigned to guard Paul Luguire, a Federal Reserve executive and its chief liaison with the U.S. Treasury. Mullins and Luguire form a strong friendship. So when a police detective calls in the middle of the night with word of Luguire's suicide, Mullins doesn't buy it. His doubts are reinforced by Amanda Church, a former Secret Service colleague now in the Federal Reserve's cyber-security unit. She uncovered a suspicious financial transaction initiated by Luguire only days before his death. Even stranger, after Luguire's suicide, Amanda finds the transaction has been erased from Federal Reserve records. The regional bank now shows the money wired from an offshore account in the name of Russell Mullins. Someone is setting Rusty up. And when the bank president is murdered, Mullins rockets to the top of the suspect list. As a tenacious reporter develops leads, Mullins follows a conspiratorial trail of killing and kidnapping that leads from a shadowy mastermind to the possible destruction of America's financial system.

Comments:

Via
Amazing writer and ALL his books are top notch interesting from start to finish.
Conjulhala
Great item, buy this book!, nice finish and very interesting! and shipping is great!
Bine
First Line: "Rusty. Have you got any money on you?"

When Russell (Rusty) Mullins' wife dies of ovarian cancer, he feels a real need to take a different direction in his life. Ending his career in the Secret Service, he joins a private protection company based in Washington, D.C., and is assigned to guard Paul Luguire, a Federal Reserve executive and its chief liaison with the U.S. Treasury. The change means that Rusty gets to spend time with his grandchild, and he becomes good friends with Luguire.

Such good friends that when he gets a phone call from a police detective telling him that Luguire has committed suicide, Rusty doesn't believe it. His belief is confirmed by Federal Reserve employee Amanda Church, who once worked with him in the Secret Service. Church has uncovered an extremely suspicious financial transaction initiated by Luguire that now seems to be setting Rusty up. When a bank president is murdered, Rusty does indeed skyrocket to the top of the suspect list.

As Rusty follows a trail of clues, he's joined by a discredited journalist and a police detective who's mere months away from retirement. Someone out there is conspiring to destroy America's financial system, and the Federal Reserve has a starring role in the plan. Twelve targets are known, and time is running out. What-- or who-- is the thirteenth target? Is this unlikely team of three going to be able to uncover the truth?

I'm familiar with de Castrique's two series set in North Carolina: the "Buryin' Barry" series featuring an ex-cop/ undertaker in Gainesboro, and the Sam Blackman series featuring an Iraqi war veteran who's now a private investigator in Asheville. I was eager to see what he'd do with the thriller format. As I expected, de Castrique does not disappoint.

The book is filled with fast-paced action, and although the plot is a little unwieldy from time to time, I dare anyone to use the U.S. financial system and the Federal Reserve as the basis for a plot and explain it as well as the author does. I have to admit that when the villain is revealed, I could have slapped myself upside the head-- the person was right out in plain sight from word one, and I was too caught up with other details to pay attention.

As always, de Castrique shines with his characters. Rusty Mullins is an honorable man that you believe from the start. He's fortunate to find Detective Robert Sullivan, a police officer who, although just months from retirement, knows an honest man when he meets one and is willing to go above and beyond the call to see justice done. As the discredited journalist, blogger Sidney Levine is perfect. Through his work in journalism and through his blog, he knows how to investigate, he knows how to get in touch with the more credible conspiracy theorists, and he knows how to flush out the information that Mullins needs. If I have any complaint about the book at all, it's that I would have gladly spent many more pages in the company of these three characters.

Mark de Castrique can write humorous mysteries. He can write mysteries with literary clues. He can also write a mean thriller. If you haven't read any of his books yet, now's your chance!
fetish
The 13th Target is a suspenseful and dark political thriller. Rusty Mullins is-or was-much more than a bodyguard, so when the guy he's protecting ends up dead, he can't leave it alone. It migh be a suicide, but he sure doesn't want to believe it. And pretty quickly, he becomes even more motivated to figure out what happened, as he himself becomes a suspect. He's as tough as nails, though, as well as smart and has friends in places to help. Intrigue blends with possible conspiracy here, in what quickly seems to be a government cover-up. We grasp that there is more than one `target', yet the aim of the conspiracy seems illusive.

Money makes this plot go around: and not just wealth but economics, the Feds, the internal operation of government departments and government controls.

Mullins is a great main character; flawed, but admirable. His friends are as distinctive, valuable to the storyline yet not slaves to it: they have their own lives, and so are completely believable as well.

This is as far from a light-hearted mystery as one can get: although there is a case to solve, it is more of a noir thriller. The overall complexity slows what would otherwise be a fast read, because it is truly engaging.

Volatile moments almost leap from the pages - truly giving many meanings to the word "thriller."

Straightforward writing style keeps this from becoming a terribly complex puzzle; I do think it will be most enjoyed by fans of the genre.

Originally posted at LAS Mystery Reviews
HappyLove
A carefully calculated mystery of unusual proportions and subject. Intensely engaging, and rich with sleight-of-hand misdirection, the novel is highly satisfying. None of that is surprising given the wide-ranging experience and talents of this author. His previous novels provide ample evidence of his abilities fashioning strong enjoyable crime fiction.

Rusty Mullins is at the heart of this tale. He's a former member of the US Secret Service, now working in D.C. for a private personal protection agency. When his assignment, a highly placed member of the board of the US Federal Reserve dies suddenly, Mullins is convinced it was not the suicide it appears and with almost no evidence on his side, takes a vacation to try to prove murder.

Mullins calls on several personal "assets" he has developed during his Secret Service tenure, including Amanda Church, now working in security for the Fed. Surprisingly, what begins to turn up are indications that Mullins himself may be involved in a vast, multi-national conspiracy against the United States and its banking structure.

A novel about banking and movement of large sums of money around the world may seem uninteresting and impenetrable, but the author does an excellent job of bringing personal danger and high emotion to the table. The novel recalls the excellent Emma Lathem series from the previous century that featured banker John Putnam Thatcher. Mullins is not a banker and is younger than Thatcher but numerous parallels exist. An amusing dimension the author has added is Amanda Church's husband, a thriller writer who offers intriguing insights into the roles sometimes played by minor characters in these crime novels.

The thirteenth Target is an excellent and enjoyable crime novel with an exciting logical conclusion.

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