Cape Abigail - A Carter A. Johnson & Kate Menke Thriller

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
No murders occurred in the quaint coastal town of Cape Abigail in six years. Last January, three people were heinously murdered in one night. The meager evidence pointed to a husband and wife who were deeply involved with the three victims.
Carter A. Johnson arrived and soon called on Kate Menke's assistance. When the ruthless killer turned his attention to Carter, both had their hands full More

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About Robert Schobernd

Robert Schobernd has published nine novels and two short stories. His favorite genres are hard core crime, but he ventured to the horror genre with a short story and a zombie apocalypse tale. Robert and his wife live NE of St. Louis, Missouri, where he pursues his passion for writing.

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NoraLee1 reviewed on on Dec. 13, 2017

Carter is a vigilante and takes a case in Cape Abigail Maine. He’s a good looking guy and has woman troubles, three of them. Then Kate Menke joins him and the action is non-stop. These two characters work well together and I hope they stay together in other books. A great read.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
Rable reviewed on on Nov. 21, 2017

Carter Johnson and Kate Menke, from the previous book, have teamed up as vigilantes. He has enough women after him to complicate his life until he settles on Kate. The action sequences are superb as both main characters are attacked and Kate proves herself to be a capable partner. These stories get better as they go on.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Lomar reviewed on on Oct. 19, 2017

This story opened with an unacceptable revelation from Carter’s girlfriend that was all too real. She was far too liberal for my taste, too. His assignment took him to Maine where the action began soon after his arrival. I liked the addition of Kate Menke from the previous book. There are some really bad-assed assassins in this story, bad to the bone types. An all around good action read.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
SCader reviewed on on Sep. 9, 2017

The fictional city of Cape Abigail, Maine is the setting for this Carter A. Johnson story (I couldn’t find it on line or on maps). Vigilante Carter is dispatched to learn if two convicted murderers are truly guilty. From the beginning, he has his own problems with a girlfriend in Oregon and a policewoman he meets in Cape Abigail. Then Kate Menke shows up to assist him and he had triple troubles. The action is fast and furious as the team digs into the case and the antagonist retaliates by attacking Carter. Several times he was thankful Kate had his back covered. I enjoyed this book and look forward to more in this series.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
VigilantReader1 reviewed on on July 18, 2017

Title – Cape Abigail
Author – Robert Schobernd
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Hard Boiled
261 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 7/18/17
No. 29-2 - 2017

My impressions: framed, violence, rape, intimidation, romantic triangle, vigilante justice.

Main Characters:
Carter A. Johnson – vigilante investigator.
Kate Menke – vigilante investigator.
Mattie Boker – Carter’s girlfriend in Oregon.
Sharon Collins – Cape Abigail, Maine Police officer attracted to Carter.
Steve Snowe – Cape Abigail, Maine Police Sergeant.
Lynn Lancaster – both of her parents were convicted of committing three murders.
Frank Lehnen – husband of murder victim.
Fidel Elizondo – drug cartel assassin.
Fiona Wiesmann – exotic dancer and more.

The fictional seaside town of Cape Abigail, Maine is the setting for Cape Abigail in current times.

Carter Johnson is assigned by his vigilante group handler to look into the conviction of a husband and wife imprisoned for the premeditated murder of three people in the quaint, peaceful town.
Before leaving Oregon he and his current girlfriend Mattie have a serious discussion about their future relationship. Carter is not pleased with the direction they’re headed. In Cape Abigail, he comes to the aid of Police Officer Collins and then on the rebound from Mattie starts an affair with Collins.
The daughter of the convicted murders, Lynn Lancaster is adamant her parents are innocent until she suddenly becomes sullen and withdrawn and changes her position to accept their guilt. Carter asked for another investigator, preferably female, to get next to Lynn and learn what is troubling her. Kate Menke is sent to assist him and Carter finds himself dealing with three women he is attracted to.
As the investigation gets closer to the person actually behind the murders, Carter is attacked and then he and Kate are attacked. The action scenes are well orchestrated and believable. They pulled me into the story with the detailed accounts leading up to the scene’s conclusions. The final attack on Carter was cold and calculating and he barely escaped with all his parts. The assassins portrayed were well conceived and truly evil, each in their own way.
Through many twist and turns in the plot, the vigilantes eventually learned the identity of the antagonist and brought him to justice.

Both the editing and sentence structure are very good.
The character development is thorough and detailed for all of the main characters.
The plot is complex with more danger and turns than a coiled rattlesnake.
The writing style is to the point without a lot of extraneous detail that constitutes filler.
Thorough research is evident throughout the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed the plot's fast, action filled pace plus Carter’s resolute handling of his feelings for each of his three love interests.

This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
I. Readalot reviewed on on May 19, 2015

This third story in this series is as fast paced as the first two. The action quickly builds to a surprise ending. I recommend it for action fans.
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)
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