Photo Finish

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Wilson McKenna was a great skip tracer, but these days he’s just a Honolulu landlord. With a tenant begging him for help. His best friend warning him the gorgeous blonde is trouble. And a life coach he doesn’t want. Oh yeah, McKenna has trouble. He’s desperate to find out who threw a body from a plane on Oahu’s north side so he can get on with his life. If only trouble didn’t have such great legs. More

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Words: 80,160
Language: English
ISBN: 9780985954000
About Terry Ambrose

Terry Ambrose writes Mysteries with Character. He started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats, but quickly learned liars come from all walks of life. His McKenna Mysteries could be called Jessica Fletcher meets Magnum, PI on Social Security. Kirkus Reviews said Terry’s writing has “. . . the kind of snark that will remind readers of Elmore Leonard.” Terry also writes real-life scam tips, author interviews, and book reviews at


Photo Finish
As a skip tracer, McKenna was the best at finding deadbeats. He always followed the rules—his rules. He even gave the rules a name—McKenna’s Skip Tracing Secrets. True, sometimes his “secrets” got him in trouble—but he’s never seen trouble this hot. McKenna's first Skip Tracing Secret is, "When in doubt, lie." Watch the trailer to learn his second secret.

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Review by: Books4Tomorrow Reviews on Aug. 27, 2012 :
If you are looking for a thrilling but relaxing and humorously written book, “Photo Finish” is the perfect book for you. Not only does it have a cleverly constructed plot, it also boasts a colorful cast of brilliantly realistic characters. For a very pleasant and refreshing change, the main character, Wilson McKenna, is not a young, drop-dead gorgeous hunk but an older man. Said older man does however still have a very healthy appetite for attractive females - an appetite that very nearly gets him killed. When the elderly and rather deaf Meyer Herschel joins McKenna in the investigation, the stage is set for a very entertaining story. Oh, and let's not forget the ancestors who appear in the dreams of several characters to have their wise say in the matter.

Despite the seriousness of murder and drug running, I smiled and giggled my way through this book. Although the unraveling of the whole mystery seems somewhat passive during the first two thirds of the book, the humorous, witty narration more than makes up for lack of action. When the pace picks up in the last few chapters however, the nerve wrecking suspense and constant action had me biting my nails and cheering for the good guys.

Descriptions of nature and local Hawaiian legend and culture make this book an interesting and exciting read for the arm chair traveler as well as those who like a relaxing, light hearted mystery. Add to all this that the book is neatly written and well edited and I happily give Photo Finish 5 stars. Let's hope that we'll soon see more books by this highly gifted author. (Ellen Fritz)
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)

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