Author – Michael L. Patton
Genre – Mystery, Thriller
214 Amazon Pages
Rating 4 stars out of 5 Posted 6/7/2018
No. 22 - 2018
My Impressions: Good plot, inept antagonist, Barney Fife like Sheriff's deputy, greed, spy cameras.
So. California, east of San Jose.
Dan Williams – Machine shop owner & ranch hand
Wally Williams – Dan's uncle.
Albert Stevens – Bad guy or good guy?
Paulo – antagonist.
Syd the wonder dog – Dan's dog
Many more supporting characters
Retired physicist Dr. Willis is found dead in his home workshop. Shortly afterward, Dan is arrested for murder because his hammer is found at the crime scene with blood on it.
Up front we learn that Dr. Willis has been searching German records to locate lost submarines in South American waters. Near the end of WWII the Nazi's shipped uranium to Japan by submarines and gold bullion was carried on the return trips to Argentina. The bad guys followed the doctor's progress and sent an inept agent to take the information from him. Throughout the book there are many plot twist as the characters are fully developed.
The editing is better than usual, but not perfect.
Some of the sentence structures are clumsy.
Character development is good, especially for the main characters.
Details are adequate.
The plot is good but reads more like a cozy mystery than a thriller.
The writing style is wordy
There is some cursing but it's not excessive.
I recommend Death in the Devil's Range as a light read.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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