Mind Scrambler, A John Ceepak Mystery

Mind Scrambler, A John Ceepak Mystery

Book - 2009
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Learning that a former crush, Katie, is happily employed as a magician's assistant, Sea Haven police officer Danny Boyle is shocked by Katie's subsequent murder and teams up with partner John Ceepak in a race against time to find the killer.

McMillan Palgrave
John Ceepak and Danny Boyle are making the rounds in Atlantic City when Danny runs into his former crush, Katie. She’s working for a magician named Rock, and her life seems to be in better order than Boyle could have hoped for. But Ceepak and Boyle soon find themselves on another case when Katie is found strangled to death. It is up to Ceepak and Boyle to find out who killed her. Their lives and the lives of others depend on it.


Blackwell North Amer
Ultra-straight-arrow John Ceepak and his laid-back partner, Danny Boyle, are on leave in Atlantic City when Danny runs into his longtime friend and former crush, Katie, who is working as a nanny for Richard Rock, a magician at one of the big casinos.
Her life seems to be going great, but Ceepak and Boyle soon find themselves embroiled in another case when Katie is discovered strangled to death in her backstage hotel room. Was it a jealous boyfriend? Could she have been involved in something seedy, despite her seemingly gentle nature? It's up to Ceepak and Danny to find out.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312382315
0312382316
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY GRABE...C
Characteristics: viii, 342 pages ; 22 cm

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AitchmarkB52
Sep 14, 2012

5th in the Ceepak books, a solid example, marred with a couple of examples of gratuitous political snark, and a somewhat over-inflated plot.

However, the development of Danny Boyle as an equal in the partnership is good to see; in this volume his maturation in character and virtue justifies Ceepak's investment of time and loyalty at a crucial point in the action.

As long as Grabenstein keeps this level of enjoyment up, I'll keep reading.

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klwallen
Aug 08, 2012

3rd Danny Boyle and John Ceepak, they're in Atlanta city for non-work business when an old girlfriend of Danny's is killed.

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accebeR1
Jul 11, 2011

I always thought it would be interesting to be a CSI; but after reading this book I have realized there are some things I never want to see. Ever. Some subject matter was disturbing (see notices). If you like the Ceepak series; and have a strong stomach I suppose you'd need to read this book to get to the next. (Rolling Thunder?). This was my least favorite.

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Jul 11, 2011

Sexual Content: Perverse sexual content (S & M and pedophilia)

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accebeR1
Jul 11, 2011

Violence: S & M death

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accebeR1 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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