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  • ISBN 1594153795
  • ISBN13 978-1594153792
  • Language English
  • Author Kate Flora
  • Publisher Five Star (February 15, 2012)
  • Pages 366
  • Formats doc lrf lit docx
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1281 kb
  • Size Fb2 1199 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 261

When a long-lost friend's body is found by two boys fishing, Detective Joe Burgess of Portland, Maine, must put his hopes for a normal life on hold to investigate the death. By the author of The Angel of Knowlton Park.

He leaned forward into Burgess's airspace, yelling to be heard over the wind. I didn't want to say anything in front of Mrs. Libby. Looked like she was falling apart. So how are we doing this?"

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Books in A Joe Burgess Mystery (5 Book Series). Page 1 of 1Start OverPage 1 of 1. Previous page. 1. Playing God (A Joe Burgess Mystery. ate Flora. This is the second book by author Kate Flora that I've read (her Joe Burgess Mystery, Book 5 " Led Astray" is, also, a 5-Star read) and I can't say enough about just how good these books are! Not only has the author created a wonderful protagonist in the form of Detective Sergeant Joe Burgess, but she has given "life" to all of the other characters, as well. to the point where it is impossible not to get caught up in the drama that befalls all of them.

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Burgess's hopes for a calm Columbus Day picnic slam up against reality when two boys spot a dead body in the water. Now, Reggie's fight for redemption is over. Then the ME questions Reggie's accidental drowning, giving Burgess one last chance. It's Reggie the Can Man-a damaged, alcoholic veteran who Burgess has tried to patch back together since they returned from Vietnam.

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Kate Flora's Redemption takes us to Portland, Maine, but not to the postcard Maine, or to the action-packed world of police procedurals where handsome big city detectives eat, sleep (with sexy broads,) drink, get beat up (occasionally, and with little bruising), and solve complicated high powered crimes that save the world from catastrophe. No, Kate Flora's detective, Joe Burgess, is a regular guy. He wishes he could take more showers and get more sleep. He argues with his girlfriend and she moves out. He's not always happy with his fellow police. And the murder he's trying to solve in REDEMPION is that of an alcoholic Vietnam vet who has PTSD and supports himself by collecting bottles in the streets of Portland. Flora takes us inside Joe's world and shows us the underside of Vacationland. It's not pretty. But it's real, and Joe is real. Justice ain't easy. Reading REDEMPTION, I wanted to believe that Joe Burgess wasn't fictional. Because if I'm ever in trouble, he's the guy I'd want on my side. In the meantime, I'll take more books about him from Kate Flora.
Almost everyone who grew up during the Vietnam War era knows or knew a Reggie. Heck, some of us may have even been on the cusp of becoming one. In Kate Flora's third Joe Burgess police procedural, Redemption, Joe and Reggie Libby were high school buddies and played football on the same high school team. They even went to Vietnam together and Joe pulled Reggie through a hellish night of blood, mud and fire after he had been wounded.
Years later, Joe and Reggie's brother Clay have been on a perpetual roller-coaster of hope and frustration over Reggie's (now known as Reggie The Can Man) inability to get the demons in his head under control and crawl out of the bottle.
It's Columbus Day weekend and Joe is on his way to enjoy a rare non-cop day with Chris, his girlfriend and the two foster kids she wants to adopt. Joe doesn't get far before two spooked teens jump out in front of his car, waving him down so they can have him call the cops to report a body at the bottom of Portland Harbor. Poor Joe. Not only does his weekend go to hell, but his gut gets a nasty wrench when he discovers the deceased is Reggie.
From there, readers get on a non-stop express train of action and confusing events as they run smack dab into one of the most interesting cast of characters in a long time. There's Reggie's girlfriend Maura, a barely functioning schizophrenic whose goodness and fragility come through loud and clear. There are a bunch of really, really nasty people headed by Joe's godson Joey, who was Reggie's son. His mother, Claire is the ex-wife from hell, but is she even worse than that? There's a serial arsonist, a self-proclaimed witch who is also Reggie's cousin, her husband who she claims is dead and a scrap metal dealer you'll love to hate.
Intertwined in all of the misdeeds and lies spawned by these evil doers are the life stresses the cops who work with Joe experience. The nonstop pace necessary to keep up with new developments in the investigation pushes all of them to the brink and there's one incident that's positively scary when one of them lets his macho get in the way of common sense.
Two-thirds of the way through the story, Joe gets a piece of news that leaves him at a complete loss. It's a situation so unexpected he has absolutely no idea how to cope with it and it's a dandy plot twist that eventually sets the stage for the next book in the series. Yes, the language is really raw and there's a lot of violence in this book, but they fit, given the constant pressure the good guys are under. Frankly, you're probably going to find yourself wincing in sympathy at some of the damage the protagonists experience on their way to a solution. If you like full-bore cop action, this book is your next meal, complete with dessert.
If you haven't read the first two in the series, (Playing God and The Angel of Knowlton Park), do so before reading this one. It will help you understand what makes these cops tick and enhance your enjoyment of this dandy addition to the series.
I read Redemption when it first came out and thought I'd written my praise of it then, but must have let actually doing so slip. Now, on learning that Redemption won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction--very well deserved!--I realize that I'd previously written a review for Angel of Knowlton Park. Actually, ALL of Kate Flora's writing merits high praise--her two mystery series and her true crime--but it's her portrayal of Det. Joe Burgess that I find exceptional. Here's a cop who is empathetic and caring about the victims of the crime he encounters, yet who also knows under what circumstances he's to put on the expected macho persona necessary to getting witnesses to open up. This decent human being is a crime story hero I can relate to, and whose emotions I can genuinely feel. After all, it's the emotional connection to a character that most of us read for, whether we acknowledge that or not. I enjoy both this feeling of connection and the thrill of a well-constructed mystery investigation that keeps me a devoted reader of the Joe Burgess series.
Kate Flora is an excellent mystery writer, who I knew of from her Thea Kozak mysteries. I found the Joe Burgess mysteries next and found them to be just as excellent. The crimes are a little darker, and the character of Joe is a bit dark as well, but I still found him endearing. The Joe Burgess mysteries are more Police oriented, and about the difficulty of solving the crime and bringing the criminal to justice. They are plotted well and keep your attention right to the end.
Kate Flora has developed an engaging character in Joe Burgess. ,,,though the reader will want him to enjoy his happy moments a bit more than the author allows. I have read the 3 books in the Burgess series and much prefer them over the Thea books.
Thea's personality wore on me .......she had so much "attitude" it distracted from the criminal investigation.
I really like the Portland Maine backdroop to the Burgess stories.
I agree with the previous reviews- this is the best Joe Burgess mystery yet! Suspense-filled and real, a fascinating read. Although I'm not usually a mystery fan, Kate Flora's characters are so well developed and interesting that the stories, manifold and well-written, draw me in and won't let go until I reach the last page. A very well-written book, a great story, a wonderful experience.
Loved the story; fast paced, believable characters, metaphors were spot on and great dry wit. True to the genre--I want the next one!