Thursday, May 30, 2019

BOOK REVIEW TOUR: Dead Gold (Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series Book 4) by Hawk MacKinney

Book Details:

Book Title: Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney

Category: Adult Fiction, 221 pages

Genre: Mystery / Suspense

Publisher: Sage Words Publishing

Release date: February 2019

Tour dates: May 20 - 31, 2019

Content Rating: R (for language and graphic murder scenes)

Book Description:

The dazzling lure of Olympic gold fame is a spotlight glare hotter than any fifteen minutes of fame. During plans for a cross-country ski vacation, Aspen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Detective David “Spinner” Krespinak and SEAL-bud Craige Ingram are ensnared by glamour, upmarket glitz and bling, and greed in the deadly champagne powder world of a money-gets-you-anything high-country ski-mecca. Body parts start turning up in the most unlikely places. As the two friends start their investigation, A hornet's nest of the local elite do not want the publicity. For good reason it seems, they may be part of the mystery of bodies and body parts piling up at the morgue.

The closer they get to the killer, the more confused they become. Who is behind the murders and mutilation? The list of suspects grows as they close the net on the killer. The tender underbelly of Aspen is not what it seems. It is a raw open sore that oozes blood, drugs, and murder.

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My Review:

Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney is the 4th book in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. Not only is this book but the whole series is filled chock full of action, adventure, mystery and suspense. Even though this is a series they are more or less stand alones. There are a few references to the other books in the series but each book is a separate story. There is a lot of the backstory at the beginning of the book so it is a slow start but once you are caught up the story really takes off.

This book features  Craige Ingram and his friend Spinner Krespinak as the main characters. Craig decides to take a vacation and spend some time visiting with his friend Spinner in Aspen Colorado. Instead of down time though he walks into a murder investigation where the body count is rising. He offers to help Spinner with the investigation. Spinner is a Police Detective. Reluctantly at first but finally Spinner accepts Craige's help to solve the mystery before they body count gets any higher.

This book is full of twists and turns, every time I thought I had the killer figured out, something came up to change my mind. 

Meet the Author: 

Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel.

In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction—historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers. His titles are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series—murder and mayhem with a touch of romance. Hidden Chamber of Death, the first book in the mystery series, was followed by Book 2, Westobou Gold and his latest, Book 3, Curse of the Ancients. All have received national attention. The Bleikovat Event was Vol I in The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series followed by Vol II, The Missing Planets. Vol III, Inanna Phantom is in final galleys. ​

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Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series

Book 4

Dead Gold
Hawk MacKinney


Soon as he received the advance record and checked the details of the UCMJ disciplinary action of no-compromise David Wellington `Spinner' Krespinak, OIC Craige Ingram kept his eye on Krespinak for unit Executive Officer. Settling in for their BlackOps buzzcuts and drawing their SEAL field gear, plus there was no grumbling about their shackled quarters…unit even got tighter’n after some senior officer snafus with the loss of Darrell Maddox during the night-action off Lastovo Island. OIC Craige Howelle Graeme Roynane Ingram knew XO Krespinak had been a good decision.

After active duty Craige went back to his ancestral home, Moccasin Hollow, and his part-time private investigations. Meanwhile, Kaintuck and Texican Spinner Krespinak accepted a position with the Aspen and Pitkin County constabularies. Both Craige and Spinner held pilot licenses, and along with Craige’s private jet kept up their close friendship through vacations or other wild excursions on the Aspen champagne powder or cross-country backpacking on the Rocky Mountains.

In Dead Gold Craige jets to Colorado to join Spinner for some much-needed vacation time. However, their plans for downhill powder and a cross-country sojourn quickly collide with murder, blackmail, greed and the ugly underside that falls into Spinner’s bailiwick. The two team up against all manner of twists-double-twists that threatens both their lives with bullets and betrayals from the mundane to the macabre. And through it all, each man has the other’s back. Their friendship stronger than ever.

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    1. T’s Stuff – Teresa - Thank you for following & hosting Dead Gold, Book 4 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. An earlier title, Moccasin Trace is a prequel historical romance establishing the bloodline(s) of serial protagonists Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series along with glimpses into the in-laws & outlaws of the Ingram family. A new sci-fi title in the upcoming sci-fi series is in galley-edit.

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  2. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

    1. Rite WRAY - Enjoy the read –

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    1. Dale WILKEN – Hope U enjoy the read – writing it was even more fun -

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  4. I enjoyed the book description.

    1. Becky RICHARDSON – The host put together an excellent presentation -

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