Monday, July 31, 2017

Poacher's End by P. Wesley Lundburg (The Frank Mattituck #2)

Poacher's End
by P. Wesley Lundburg

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Frank Mattituck Series - Book 2
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Publisher: P.Wesley Lundburg
Genre: Mystery | Thriller
Print Length: 381 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
A fishing poacher murdered.... hated by the entire town.... a long line of people who would be happy to kill him....

But Frank Mattituck and his friend Alaska State Trooper Todd Benson are at odds over who killed the despised halibut poacher, Ned Simmons. A friend of both Mattituck and Benson is the prime suspect, and Todd carries out his investigation accordingly, causing a rift in his and Mattituck's growing partnership. Monica Castle gets involved, representing the accused. They all find there is a long line of people with plenty of motive to kill the surly old fisherman. Suddenly, the case is wide open, and the resulting pandemonium spins them all in a dizzying whodunit as they try to figure out who brought Ned Simmons to his grisly end.

About The Frank Mattituck Series:
Alaska charter boat captain Frank Mattituck had established a tranquil fishing life that allowed him to keep the haunting of his past at bay. He had a successful business and a solitary personal life that provided him control over his world. That is, until his sense of justice was awakened by the murder of a close friend and his solitude was broken by the rekindling of his relationship with Monica Castle. No longer able to hide from the world, Mattituck finds himself assisting State Trooper Todd Benson track down killers and criminals in Alaska, forming a unique crime-fighting duo.

  
  Poacher's End by P. Wesley Lundburg
(The Frank Mattituck #2)

Poacher's End (The Frank Mattituck #2)Many thought Ned Simmons had it coming, but when the halibut poaching, anti-social fisherman was found brutally stabbed to death, the law says the killer must be found and brought to justice. Deputized charter boat captain, Frank Mattituck and State Trooper Todd Benson are once again, teaming up to fight crime, one case at a time. This time out, they each have their eye on different suspects, both with either motive or evidence against them, both claiming innocence. Someone killed Ned and that someone will be caught, but there is a strain on the relationship between Frank and Todd and it could prove to hinder the investigation.

When they each realize that Ned’s charm had made him a “boatload of enemies,” the suspect list begins to look like the who’s who of the small Alaskan fishing town. Was it the little rich boy whose daddy bought his boat? Was it the town drunk who has been the victim of Ned’s wrath? Maybe it was one of Ned’s crew, sick of being bullied, or of breaking the law? Once again, the plot thickens and Frank finds himself in some precarious situations, ones that a simple charter boat captain may find overwhelming.

P. Wesley Lundurg’s POACHER’S END not only casts the net of doubts, danger and mystery into Frank’s life once again, but we are privy to just a little of who Frank was in his past and what makes him an excellent choice to be deputized. Once again, with straight forward writing, in his down-to-earth style, P. Wesley Lundburg keeps the pot stirred and the action high as Frank and Todd attempt to reel in the killer and piece together all the loose ends. Entertaining, intriguing, easy reading as we take another mental journey to the fishing waters of Alaska and feel the atmosphere of small town living, gossip and good ole boy camaraderie. Pretty sure there is no butler to blame in this who-dunit, these characters are too down-to-earth.

I received this copy from P.Wesley Lundburg in exchange for my honest review.

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