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.
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of the convicted murders, Lynn Lancaster is adamant her parents are innocent until she suddenly becomes sullen and withdrawn and changes her position to accept their guilt.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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