The Blonde Heiress, a Carter A. Johnson novella

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Carter A. Johnson's newest case is The Blonde Heiress. She has been found innocent of murdering her husband and housekeeper. The investigation is fraught with danger but nothing will keep Carter from learning the truth as he follows the bloody trail left by a diabolic killer obsessed with wealth. Travel with Carter as he overrides the justice system to dole out the ultimate justice. More
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Published: Aug. 12, 2011
Words: 38,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465711151
About Robert Schobernd

Hi, I publish my writing as Robert Schobernd.
My wife and I have three children, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. When I'm not writing we share the work that an extensively landscaped yard requires. Our home is in the Midwest, northeast of St. Louis Mo.
Currently I have seven ebooks published at Smashwords. Six are in the crime category and one is a love story.
My crime stories started with a trilogy character study detailing an assassin’s rise and fall. The trilogy title is Irrevocable Change and the individual books are: Reverse Metamorphosis, The Assassin Evolves and The Devil's Homecoming. These stories are about coarse criminals and focus on the life experiences of an assassin. The language is rough and the actions are explicit. The story involves murder, torture, rape, and incest. Please don’t read the books if you are repulsed by these actions.
The first series I’ve written is the Carter A. Johnson novels. They depict a vigilante who invokes double jeopardy on criminals he determines to be guilty. The first is, The Blonde Heiress, a novella length introduction to the series. The second novel is The Dogtrot Murder. The story follows the prison internment of a wife convicted of killing her husband and Carter’s efforts to free her.
In another change of genre I wrote a short, very dark thriller, titled 59 Hours. I’ll give you a hint; some people bloom, wilt and die in fifty nine hours.
Even the love story has a crime as the catalyst for love to be tested and eventually triumph. The title is Choices: Karolyn's Story. It will be published by the middle of March, 2014. This novel was originally published as a short story The Agreement but has been expanded to let the characters grow.
My next work in progress is the third Carter A. Johnson novel. The title is Cape Abigail and its setting is Maine.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy my stories.

Bob

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Reviews

Review by: dj mcpherson on Jan. 29, 2013 : star star star star
This book was fast paced and kept me intrigued until the end. If you like action, this is for you!
(review of free book)

Review by: Clair Roxanna on Dec. 02, 2012 : star star star star star
The first part took some time to introduce the character. Then it was flat out pedal to the metal. How Carter got his name was neat. It's short but I liked it enough to download the second book. The mean guy is really mean and the final scene was great.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jay Patterson on Nov. 24, 2012 : star star star star star
A very good read for a novella. Carter is a tough vigilante who is one step behind the antagonist until the end. The fight scenes and gun fights are believable and well executed. I recommend this story if you like a lot of action.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Elizabeth Young on Aug. 12, 2012 : (no rating)
i really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. 5 stars! but i'd really like to see better cover art for this story. i almost passed it up thinking it was not such a great read based on the artwork.
(review of free book)

Review by: Ske Stanley on March 10, 2012 : star star star star star
A good fast moving story with some good twists, maybe there is justice after all.
(review of free book)

Review by: Kristi (Books N Beans) on Nov. 29, 2011 : star star star star star
Absolutely gripping story! How could it not be? The Blonde Heiress starts in a courtroom with Carter A. Johnson (interesting tidbit how he got his name) receiving an innocent verdict for murder and other charges, he resigns from the police force due to corruption amongst his peers, and he's offered a job with a secretive and elite group (with no name) who want him to carry out vigilante justice for those who have escaped through normal legal channels. Why did they choose him? Well, let's just say the idea of being a vigilante isn't offensive to him.

Now we jump into the current investigation, which creates a bit of a lull in the otherwise fast-paced story. Don't dispare though, just as things get a little quiet up pops an action scene. Oh yeah, this one fits all the criteria for any stereotypical action-loving guy. There are bullets flying, hot girls, car chasing, and a touch of murder just to keep it interesting.

Then the ending! Fantastic!

On a side note, for the more technical of you, there is quite a bit of punctuation issues, a few grammar mishaps, and a word here and there that don't fit as they should in the sentence. But honestly, who cares? It was a great read!

Sadly, to the best of my knowledge, this title is only available on Smashwords. Not that Smashwords is bad, it just limits accessbility for readers to one site. However, it's highly recommended for anyone that loves a good action packed book to head on over and get it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: I. Readalot on Aug. 22, 2011 : star star star star star
This author has been one of my favorites since I read his trilogy Irrevocable Change. The description of action sequences is again great and I can imagine each move as it flows from start to finish. The lead character comes across as being real and is a modern day intelligent tough guy with feelings. The story moves quickly as Carter gathers information and is always one step behind the villain. The role of a vigilante to right the wrongs of the judicial system is interesting and is the main theme in this novel. For a first book in a series I thought it was a bit short and suggest the author make the next ones longer.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Nora Lee on Aug. 19, 2011 : star star star star star
I have enjoyed The Blonde Heiress thoroughly, so much that I read it twice. The editing is good and character development is great, especially the way Carter A. Johnson was introduced and shown to be a stubborn and focused contrarian. The action scenes are well thought out and detailed. The plot and dialog are believable and fast paced. I anticipate this is going to be a series and look forward to the next book.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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