Third Strike

Third Strike

A Brady Coyne/J.W. Jackson Mystery

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
When a union striker is killed in an engine room explosion and accused of setting the bomb that ended his life, J. W. Jackson is entreated by the victim's widow to prove the man's innocence, in a disturbing case that exposes suspicious relationships among strikers, boat owners, and the midnight activities at a Martha's Vineyard loading dock. 17,500 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
It's late August, just when thousands of vacationers on beautiful Martha's Vineyard are preparing to go home so the kids can return to school. There's a problem, though. A union has gone on strike, paralyzing the Steamship Authority, which runs the ferries to "America," and creating panic and anger among many tourists and islanders alike. When an explosion destroys a boat's engine room and kills the striker who apparently planted the bomb, J. W. Jackson, once a Boston cop but now an island man-of-all-work, reluctantly agrees to the widow's pleas that he attempt to prove her husband innocent of the crime. As J.W. begins inquiries, he discovers a complex series of relationships among strikers, scabs, and boat owners, and encounters violence of his own.
Meanwhile, Boston attorney Brady Coyne gets a call from a former client now living full-time on the Vineyard, who tells him about a group of armed men loading and unloading mysterious crates at a dock at midnight. Jackson and Coyne get together and discover that not only are their cases connected but that time is running out for them to prevent a crime that could have international ramifications - and their only hope will be to confront dedicated killers face-to-face.

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When a union striker is killed in an engine room explosion and accused of setting the bomb that ended his life, J.W. Jackson is entreated by the victim's widow to prove the man's innocence.

Simon and Schuster
Eminent mystery authors Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply team up for a richly nuanced new installment in the Brady Coyne/J. W. Jackson series that is a tribute not only to two witty, smart fictional sleuths but also to the enduring friendship of their creators.

It's late August, just when thousands of vacationers on beautiful Martha's Vineyard are preparing to go home so the kids can return to school. There's a problem, though. A union has gone on strike, paralyzing the Steamship Authority, which runs the ferries to "America," and creating panic and anger among many tourists and islanders alike.

When an explosion destroys a boat's engine room and kills the striker who apparently planted the bomb, J. W. Jackson, once a Boston cop but now an island man-of-all-work, reluctantly agrees to the widow's pleas that he attempt to prove her husband innocent of the crime. As J.W. begins inquiries, he discovers a complex series of relationships among strikers, scabs, and boat owners, and encounters violence of his own.

Meanwhile, Boston attorney Brady Coyne gets a call from a former client now living full-time on the Vineyard, who tells him about a group of armed men loading and unloading mysterious crates at a dock at midnight. Jackson and Coyne get together and discover that not only are their cases connected but that time is running out for them to prevent a crime that could have international ramifications -- and their only hope will be to confront dedicated killers face-to-face....With its winning contrast of page-turning suspense and evocative Vineyard ambiance, Third Strike is crime fiction at its best.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2007
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416532569
1416532560
Characteristics: 323 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Tapply, William G.

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Nov 29, 2014

This is the worst of the three collaborations with the tandem Craig/Tapply. The whole plot seems stretched to the limit. The focus is non existent and the whole thing is just filler for nothing at all. Going to the police, repeating the same whole drivel again and again, to one cop, than another, than the FBI. Waste of good paper. It reads good, but it all seem so amateurish with stupid details that doesn't bring anything. If there is a fourth collaboration I'd by quite scare to read it.

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