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Broken Ground (The Jay Porter Series Book 4) Kindle Edition
|Length: 248 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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Praise for the Jay Porter Series"The writing snaps. The story crackles. The characters are achingly real." --Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning and best-selling author
"Clifford's edgy prose and masterful pacing, combined with flawed and profoundly human Jay Porter at the helm, make Broken Ground irresistible." --Wendy Walker, author of Emma in the Night
"Gritty and gripping, with prose that cuts to the bone. Joe Clifford has crafted a modern noir that pulls no punches." --Riley Sager, New York Times best-selling author
"Joe Clifford writes the kind of books that I love to read, mysteries that not only make you think, but make you feel. He is a master at creating characters that bind to your DNA and stay with you long after the last page is turned." --Allen Eskens, USA Today best-selling author
"Joe Clifford writes with empathy, wisdom, and wicked wit about characters at the edge of society, sobriety, and their own tenuous sanity. Broken Ground is a feast, and Jay Porter is a unique noir hero who shines brightly in a dark world." --Nick Petrie, author of Light It Up
"Joe Clifford's latest in the Jay Porter series is a tense, emotional tour de force ferried along on a mystery that's both timely and chilling. Don't miss this!" --Jamie Mason, author of Three Graves Full
About the Author
- ASIN : B07CW2JFYY
- Publisher : Oceanview Publishing; Sew edition (5 June 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 2170 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 248 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,507,847 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There are times that loving Clifford’s series feels like chewing the aluminum inserts out of gum packets, but it’s in service of a payoff, and boy is that payoff worth it! Does it take a brave reader to keep loving Jay? Yes! There may be some moments (at least there were for me), that feel like an uncomfortable reminder of what a stubborn jerk I’ve been in the past, aiming for martyr and hitting “just plain miserable”.
It’s all in service of letting this story run on all cylinders, and staying completely believable.
If you’ve been following this series from the beginning there are plenty of moments that feel like sweet relief, and if it’s your first time reading about Jay, there’s enough backstory to make it totally worth your time.
What I like in particular about this entry is that it takes the overarching story line of the series up another level. In the way it tackles power and corruption, now it's really in the same vein as Robert Towne's "Chinatown."
Jay Porter has also come to remind me a bit of another character, but from the small screen. That's the maverick journalist Carl Kolchak from "The Night Stalker" series. Kolchak also clashed often with authorities and higher powers as he sought to uncover the truth, and was also often dismissed as a crackpot.
Because of the way it sets up the finale of the series, with the big payoff to come, the mystery in this installment wasn't quite as compelling as the one in "Give Up the Dead" -- but there are other rewards. Jay's ongoing personal journey is one. Also, Clifford's knack for description remains very deft.
Angela G. Wright-
Didn't care what happened to main character. Lots of self destruction.