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Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Review: Deadly Plunge by Sam Slater

Welcome to our stop on the Deadly Plunge book tour!

Dad so enjoyed the first novel in this series, Lastof the Seals , that when this one came in he grabbed it as soon as it was out of the envelope and sat down to start reading it! Read on for his review!

Former baseball player and newly-minted private investigator, Sam Slater is hired to find out why a rich, politically-well connected San Francisco man, Arthur Bolender, suddenly ended his life by plunging off of the Golden Gate Bridge. All those who know Arthur say unequivocally that he did not commit suicide. However, Bolender’s body was found floating in San Francisco Bay and his car was abandoned in the traffic lane of the bridge. Meanwhile, Sam’s romance with glamorous TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan continues to blossom and deepen. 

She is now his secret fiancee. Amelia also eagerly helps Sam solve his cases when she’s in town. The key to unraveling the mystery seems to be a strange old Victorian-style house. Bolender’s widow, a rich, seductive socialite named Maggie Bolender, was not even aware that her husband owned the house. What is really going on behind the doors of the mysterious house? Finding the answers will plunge Sam and Amelia into a dangerous world of political intrigue in the exciting sequel to “Last of the Seals.”

Review: Deadly Plunge is the second book in the Sam Slater PI novels, and it is a sure winner!

If you like action, romance and just general good reading you will love this book. Mr. Messel displays a unique writing style, that will keep you captivated with every page that you read.  He doesn’t think that using foul language is necessary to make his novel “realistic”. It will take you back to a time in this country when people looked out for each other by their actions and deeds.

Follow Sam Slater and his girlfriend Amelia as they try to find out why a well to do and highly respected man in San Francisco took the deadly plunge from the Golden Gate Bridge. Many unusual events and people will come into play as the story unwinds. We will revisit another well to do family that used Sam’s services in his first novel. International events will come into play as Sam’s investigation for the wife of the dead man gets more and more complicated. Enter the FBI and Sam’s old friend Vince from the SFPD. As the story progress you will also be introduced to political activists in the realm of Senator McCarty and the communist hunters of his day.  If you enjoy a good action adventure you will truly enjoy this wonderful novel. 

Check out the Book Tour Page: http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2012/11/03/pump-up-your-book-presents-sam-slater-mysteries-virtual-book-publicity-tour/  for more reviews, guest posts, and interviews with Greg!

About the Author:
Greg Messel has written four novels and three unpublished memoirs. He published his premiere novel “Sunbreaks” in 2009, followed by Expiation in 2010 and The Illusion of Certainty in 2011. Last of the Seals was the first book in this series of mysteries ,which are set in 1957 San Francisco. Greg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has had a newspaper career as a columnist, sportswriter and news editor. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist while working for a daily newspaper in Wyoming. Greg also spent many years in the corporate world as a Financial Manager. He now devotes his energies to writing at his home in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, where he lives with his wife, Carol. Visit Greg’s website at www.gregmessel.com

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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I was sent this book, free of charge, for review purposes, from Pump Up Your Book Book Tours. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

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