Deadly Ruse (2020)

Deadly Ruse E.Michael Helms Deadly Ruse Mac s girlfriend Kate Bell thinks she s seen a ghost Wes Harrison Kate s former boyfriend supposedly perished twelve years ago in a boating accident But now she swears a man she spotted in a crowd
  • Title: Deadly Ruse
  • Author: E.Michael Helms
  • ISBN: 9781616140090
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
Deadly Ruse E.Michael Helms Mac s girlfriend, Kate Bell, thinks she s seen a ghost Wes Harrison, Kate s former boyfriend, supposedly perished twelve years ago in a boating accident But now she swears a man she spotted in a crowded theater lobby is Wes Mac has his doubts it was only a fleeting glimpse But to calm her shattered nerves, he starts making inquiries.A clue leads him from his home in SMac s girlfriend, Kate Bell, thinks she s seen a ghost Wes Harrison, Kate s former boyfriend, supposedly perished twelve years ago in a boating accident But now she swears a man she spotted in a crowded theater lobby is Wes Mac has his doubts it was only a fleeting glimpse But to calm her shattered nerves, he starts making inquiries.A clue leads him from his home in St George, Florida, to a Texas orphanage There he uncovers startling information that turns both his and Kate s world upside down Diamond smuggling, sex, deceit, and murder are just part of the twisted tale that emerges from Kate s earlier life Using wit, grit, and the ingrained military training of a former Marine, Mac starts to fit the pieces of this scrambled puzzle together.Further clues point to the Palmetto Royale Casino and Resort near St George He and Kate discover that the casino is a front for big drug deals When they barely escape a murder attempt, Mac knows he s on the right track But he better play his cards right because losing this high stakes game could cost him his life.
Deadly Ruse E.Michael Helms

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  1. Dianne

    MYSTERY LOVERS Has Mac started investigating the paranormal E Michael Helms Presents Another Mac McClellan Mystery DEADLY SPIRITS Blitz Giveaway Click on Banner to Enter INTL unless stated Ends March 16, 2017Mac is Back After his brilliant performance and adventures in Deadly Catch, Mac McClellan returns in another fast paced mystery thriller, thanks to E Michael Helms and his latest novel, Deadly Ruse I guess some guys are just magnets for intrigue When Kate sees a ghost from her past, it s har [...]

  2. Raven Haired Girl

    Mac is warm and entertaining He becomes an old friend with the turn of every page, the connection is there Kate is aloof, almost hanging in the background, I liked her but the connection was lacking, development would have made a world of difference in my lukewarm response to her Mac s newfound career as a PI is interesting to witness as he sheds his military career and ways to the background His humor will make you smile The narrative is layered creating tons of action, never dull The momentu [...]

  3. Sherry Fundin

    Deadly Ruse is Book II of the Mac McClellan Mystery series These novels will stand alone.What do a blown up boat, a crashed airplane, sparkling ice and drugs have in common Mac McClellan.Mac is a former Marine and after helping to solve a crime in Deadly Catch, Book I, he has decided to become a Private Investigator.Kate is his girlfriend On a date with Mac, a ghost enters her life She is sure her ex boyfriend has risen from the dead She doesn t realize how lucky she was to have escaped when she [...]

  4. Pamela

    What a great new series E.Michael Helms knows how to reel in readers with his delightful blend of savvy wit, southern grit, Semper Fi integrity, and wet your whistle suspense This second installment featuring U.S Marine, retired, Mac McClellan come hither P.I is every bit as enthralling and tightly crafted as Deadly Catch A Mac McClellan Mystery except with a bit polish Mac is one of those characters of delightful contradictions affably flawed, slightly old fashioned, aloofly hip, gentlemanly s [...]

  5. Col

    Synopsis blurb.Mac s girlfriend, Kate Bell, thinks she s seen a ghost Wes Harrison, Kate s former boyfriend, supposedly perished twelve years ago in a boating accident But now she swears a man she spotted in a crowded theater lobby is Wes Mac has his doubts it was only a fleeting glimpse But to calm her shattered nerves, he starts making inquiries.A clue leads him from his home in St George, Florida, to a Texas orphanage There he uncovers startling information that turns both his and Kate s worl [...]

  6. Jonel Boyko

    I picked this novel up to just read a couple of chapters before bed one night The next thing I knew the sun was coming up and it was time for work Helms jumps right into this story from the first sentence and doesn t let up It s like being back with an old friend He had me mesmerized, trying to unravel the mystery right up until the very last moment.Helms has an approachable, inviting style I love the way that he writes in the first person, allowing the main character to tell you his story as if [...]

  7. Diane Coto

    Have you ever seen a ghost Well, according to Mac s girlfriend, Kate Bell, it wasn t a ghost She really saw her ex boyfriend, Wes Harrison, who has supposedly been dead for twelve years At first Mac tries to reason with her maybe it was just someone who resembled Wes but she was sure it was Wes The bodies were never found for Wes and two of his buddies who d been in a boating accident Mac McClellan agrees to check into it He has a couple of contacts with the police He is a retired Marine who beg [...]

  8. Steve

    There are two kinds of great detective stories in my opinion The all knowing detective who figures everything out and makes you feel foolish at the end, and the bumbling amateur who happens on clues by accident I can t pick a favorite but it is fun to mix it up with some of both.I would classify Deadly Ruse into of the second category While not exactly bumbling, Mac comes by his information mostly through the good will of others and happenstance Mac is a well drawn and finely fleshout character [...]

  9. Rebecca Larsen

    4 StarThis is the second book in the series Mac is studying to legally become the private investigator he s been acting like His sleuthing endangers not only his life but other lives precious to him His girlfriend, Kate Bell, involves him in this mystery when she thinks she s seen a ghost Wes Harrison, her old boyfriend who she thought died years ago in a boating accident, is not only alive, but he is involved in some pretty shady activities Kate and Mac begin work to find out what s really up i [...]

  10. Max Everhart

    Ghosts of boyfriend s past Check Diamond smuggling Check A Texas orphanage Casinos Check and check Yes, all the seemingly random elements that make up a satisfying Mac Mcclellan are present yet again in Deadly Ruse But it all begins when Kate Bell, Mac s girlfriend, spots her ex boyfriend outside a movie theater Only problem is, he s been dead for twelve years Mac, at his girlfriend s insistence, looks into things, and is quickly drawn into another complicated puzzle to solve if he can live long [...]

  11. Chuck

    This is a fun private investigator mystery I like the protagonists, Mac McClellen and his girlfriend Kate Bell and to me that s important It also takes place in the Florida panhandle with which I am reasonably familiar and I think that s fun Mac is a retired Marine sergeant and circumstances have pushed him into the PI business In this yarn Kate is sure she has seen her ex boyfriend in a localtheater Mac is not so sure about this because the man allegedly died in a boating accident ten years pri [...]

  12. Johanna

    Mac McClellan returns in another action packed mystery full of intrigue and suspense Kate Bell is taken by surprise by a ghost from her past literally While leaving the theater on a date with Mac, she is convinced she has seen her former boyfriend, Wes The only problem is, he died twelve years ago in a boating accident Or did he The Mac investigates, the the story begins to stink, and he soon finds himself embroiled in a maze of deception of epic proportions Who exactly was Wes Harrison Kate s [...]

  13. Jo-Anne

    Mac McClellan is a retired Marine living in Florida with his girlfriend, Kate Bell, where they are living a quiet, uncomplicated life Uncomplicated until she saw her ex boyfriend, Wes Harrison, who has been dead for twelve years Mac doesn t believe she actually saw Wes and tries to make her see that it was probably someone who looked like him But Kate was positive it was him Mac has been playing around at investigating so when Kate introduces him to Frank Hightower of Hightower Investigations, a [...]

  14. M.J. Payne

    Deadly Ruse A Mac McClellan Mystery By E Michael Helms has a plot that is as tight as a night of bondage The storyline swirls wickedly enticing the reader into deep involvement in the solution of why Mac s girlfriend, the fetching and fiery Kate, has seen her long dead lover with the eerily mismatched color eyes alive and well as she and Mac exit a movie theatre Mac does not see him because he bumps into his busty, red haired companion and his eyes are drawn to her abundant cleavage Kate insists [...]

  15. Terry Ambrose

    Mac McClellan is a retired Marine enjoying an uncomplicated lifestyle with girlfriend Kate Bell in the Florida panhandle While on a date with Mac, Kate sees Wes Harrison, a former boyfriend who s been dead twelve years Mac wants to be supportive but is not sure how to help her.When Kate introduces Mac to long time family friend, Frank Hightower of Hightower Investigations, Mac receives a proposition to work for Frank while taking courses to earn his PI license Frank offers to be Mac s sponsor an [...]

  16. Christa Nardi

    Mac may not have figured out what he s doing with his life for the future yet, but he s prepared to enjoy the present with Kate What starts out as a pleasant night out starts a journey into Kate s previous relationships back in Destin He gets to meet the rest of the family, including old family friends, but not exactly the way he planned Unfortunately, instead of bringing them closer, the information Mac is able to come up with, the farther Kate seems to drift Romance aside, the information in [...]

  17. Ellen Behrens

    Throw together maybe dead, maybe guilty of something characters in a twisting, turning plot and you get a damn stewpot so full it was in danger of spilling over in E Michael Helms second and newest Mac McClellan mystery If it s possible, this second installment in the series is even intriguing than the first.When Mac s lady friend Kate is sure she s seen an old beau a supposedly dead old beau Mac can t help but investigate Like the fisherman Mac is, he casts and reels, and pulls all manner of o [...]

  18. Sheri

    Deadly Ruse A Mac McClellan Mystery by E Michael Helms Mac s McClellan girlfriend Kate, thinks she sees her previous boy friend Wes But Wes allegedly died twelve years prior in a boating accident Mac is not so sure, he travels to Texas to unravel this mystery Once there he uncovers a diamond smuggling ring, people end up dead and this mysterious sighting turns into something much bigger than Mac anticipated Mac begins to wonder if Kate has any ties to this crime, it all seems to revolves around [...]

  19. Marjorie

    Given To Me For An Honest ReviewDeadly Ruse A Mac McClellan Mystery by E Michael Helms is a real page turner Make sure you have your seatbelt on because you are going on a ride like no other Once you open the book, it will grab you, hold you down tightly and you will watch those pages turn and turn and turn some until you get to the last one As you read you have some twists and turns coming at you and all you can say is, OMG This book is a fast paced action thriller Where can you read about a r [...]

  20. Ellyn Baker

    Deadly Ruse is the second of the Mac McClellen mysteries by E Michael Helms I honestly loved this book as much as I liked the first the second mystery brings back some known characters from the Deadly Catch Returning to Parkerville, the mystery of Kate s lost boyfriend goes much further than anyone realized The boyfriend s reappearance tests Kate and Mac s relationship Mac cannot understand how Kate can believe her ex is alive after than 10 years When murder attempts on Kate and Mac s lives beg [...]

  21. Larry B Gray

    E Michael Helms has done it again with another fast paced, action packed thriller Deadly Ruse by E Michael Helms will grab you by the seat of the pants and not let you put this book down.I really liked the way he continued to develop his characters from his book Deadly Catch in this book You could watch each of them mature and grow into their parts as the book progressed I found them to be very believable and easy to identify with.E Michael Helms is an excellent storyteller His style made the bo [...]

  22. Kait Carson

    Missed ya Mac I m addicted to this series read the entire book in three sittings, couldn t put it down.When leaving a showing of the classic movie Dead Men Walking, Kate spots an ex boyfriend a much altered ex boyfriend who happens to be dead As the story unfolds, Kate s past and present intertwine and Mac is drawn into the action and danger The story action ranges between Georgia and Florida as past and present collide in an explosive finale.The action in this book begins on page one and never [...]

  23. WiLoveBooks

    I was drawn into the mystery from the first page I was intrigued that Kate swore she saw her supposedly dead ex As the mystery progressed, I found it impossible to put down Mac is a retired marine still figuring out what to do with his life besides drinking beer and scotch, fishing, and spending time with his girlfriend Kate I love the fact that he s just a regular guy He stumbles onto clues, follows leads, and does his best to fit the pieces together, though he sometimes makes mistakes I look f [...]

  24. Petula

    A Mac McClellan Mystery, By E.Michael Helms Mac McClellan is enjoying his retirement from the Marines He and his Lady friend Kate are just leaving the cinema when Kate is shocked by seeing someone she thought was dead.Kate is so insistent that Mac promises to investigate He has a few contacts with the local police.The he discovers the bigger and dangerous the mystery gets.A really good crime mystery, with lost of twists and turns Plenty of action ,and some humour The hero is modest and easy to [...]

  25. StellaTemenu

    Deadly Ruse is a mystery that dives straight in Mac is out on a date with his girlfriend Kate, when she thinks she sees a face from the past The only bad thing is her ex boyfriend is supposed to be dead Mac doesn t immediately believe her, but he changes his mind after he considers it After all, she s never lied to him before, and what reason would she have to Wes was supposed to have died in a boating accident, but his body was never found It s up to Mac to unravel the mystery and help to bring [...]

  26. Colleen Schindler

    Great book I didn t read the first book in the series, but I was able to pick up everything from this one Mac is a veteran pursuing a career as a PI investigating a sighting of his girlfriend s ex at a movie showing Lots of adventure and great location FL panhandle Georgia While there were some unanswered questions about a few characters whom were thought to be still around, I can only guess that there will be another sequal Some of the female characters were a bit cliched but overall it was an [...]

  27. Betty

    Mac McClellan has a pretty good life He retired from the Marines after 24 years, he s almost learned to ask instead of order and he has a great looking girlfriend, Kate Bell He s pursuing his private investigator s license and everything is hunky dory Then Kate claims she saw her ex boyfriend, Wes So, big deal, right Well, actually, it is because Wes died a few years back So, of course, Mac and Kate have to investigate and then Full disclosure I received an advance copy of this book from The Rea [...]

  28. Connie Archer

    This story gripped me from the very beginning and I couldn t wait for Mac McClellan to sort out the clues and save his sweetheart, Kate Bell s, sanity The plot and pacing were excellent and kept me reading well into the night to see how Mac would sort out Kate s dilemma and bring her some peace Mac is no stranger to trouble, but this time, he s bitten off maybe than he can chew I don t want to give away any spoilers, but Mac s investigation is a clever and fascinating odyssey Mr Helms has craft [...]

  29. Cathy French

    This is the second book of Mac McClellan but can be read as a standalone I also have the first book but read this one first by mistake No harm as I really enjoyed this story and felt I was right there with him throughout An easy read and I would Definitely get along with Mac if I had the pleasure of meeting him I can t wait to read Deadly Catch so I can once again follow a new favorite character of mine to see how he gets out of trouble in a different kind of investigation Hope other novels foll [...]

  30. A.K. Klemm

    Retired marine, private eye, sexy girls, whiskey, drugs, diamonds, casinos, the good ol South what could you ask for in a genre crime novel I enjoyed my second adventure with Mac McClennan Despite the self depricating B movie references to its own plot points, closing a Mac McClennan book always leaves me wanting Mac.Read my full review here anakalianwhims.wordpress

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