Saturday, November 05, 2005

TILT-A-WHIRL by Chris Grabenstein

Summer cop Danny Boyle (who doesn't even carry a gun!) is paired with Iraq veteran MP John Ceepak policing the resort community of Sea Haven. Danny's main job is driving Ceepak, a "Dudley Doright" Eagle Scout. Summer's idyllic part-time job takes a real spin when Danny and Ceepak encounter a young blood-soaked teen who just saw her father shot to death on the Tilt-A-Whirl at the not-yet-open-for-business amusement park. When the girl is subsequently kidnapped, the investigation really kicks into high gear. The grisly story is told with a light voice (Danny's), possibly because Grabenstein is a former comedy writer. Enjoy your ride on the Tilt-A-Whirl!

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