Loose Ends was published in , after several years of gestation; since then, nearly one new title has arrived annually, supported by the fine Canadian mystery publisher, Dundurn Press; the latest -- Birds of a Feather -- is slated for release in Sep Jack Taggart is something of a bad-ass rogue undercover c When he retired from a career as a hard-nosed undercover cop, Don Easton took up a career writing crime fiction and invented the character of Jack Taggart, a hard-nosed undercover cop.
Jack Taggart is something of a bad-ass rogue undercover cop whose anger at the system -- which too often allows the guilty to roam free -- leads him to cut corners. His superiors hand him a new partner, Danny O'Reilly, whose job is also to "keep an eye" on Jack and report any unseemly activities.
But before he can play stooge, Danny is wrapped up in Jack's latest vendetta -- tracking down the biker killers of his niece and nephew. In too deep, there is no place to go but unravel the puzzle and try to stay alive while through the roller-coaster of drug deals, murder and abuse. Easton may have refined his writing skills in later books but this one is decidedly clunky in places, with rather crudely drawn secondary characters and dialogue that does not always ring true. There's more gritty, real life violence than I care for as well.
Part of the challenge is telescoping what, in real life, might have been months of investigation into a few days in the story telling. Lastly, the resolution of several threads are rather too predictable and pat to leave this reader feeling satisfied.
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If you are seeking a cold shower dose of reality into the seamier side of Vancouver's drug scene, you won't be disappointed. After reading the author's last book in the Jack Taggart series, called Birds of a Feather, I wanted to go back and start from the beginning with this, his first book. Jack Taggart is an undercover RCMP officer who battles some seriously bad guys, and solves some truly horrifying crimes.
The author is a former RCMP undercover agent, and one can't help wondering how much of the stories are fact versus fiction. I found this novel just as engaging as his last one, and will now work my way through t After reading the author's last book in the Jack Taggart series, called Birds of a Feather, I wanted to go back and start from the beginning with this, his first book. I found this novel just as engaging as his last one, and will now work my way through the rest of the series.
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Wow, I found it extremely unsettling and gritty at first but I persevered and am glad I finished it. I thought it was well written and had lots of suspense. Reminds me a bit of the Dragon Tattoo series. The story deals with biker gangs in Canada-the story takes place in Vancouver. The protagonist is an undercover Mountie who has learned how to survive when dealing with the extremely bad characters he encounters. His sense of justice is what reminds me of Lisbeth in the Laarson series. This book was amazing. I went to the mall one day and i saw this man Don Easton signing books so I start talking to him about his novels so I purchase the book He sign it and I got home and start to read it I loved it.
At a later date Don Easton was there again and I purchase 3 more books. Having a actor sign my books made me so happy, I never had that before in my life.. Don you are amazing.. Conny from Victoria. Jan 30, Val Dyck rated it it was amazing. I could not put this book down once I started reading it. I couldn't get to the next page fast enough.
I am so thankful a friend told me about Don Easton becoming an author.
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Loose Ends had me on the the edge of my seat. I was very thankful there were more books out when I first learned of this author because Loose Ends had me wanting to read more. Apr 27, Bryan Sharpe rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-own. At first I had trouble recommending this novel because of the dark and gritty start but as the novel progressed I fell in love with the writing style and the story. The local aspect made it that much better! I own most of the books by Don Easton and recommend them to most of my freinds! Nov 17, chelepissbcglobal.
Absolutely fantastic. One of the best books I've read.
Full of great characters, thrill packed, action galore and tons of surprises. Don't wait, read it now. This book deserves ten stars.
Mar 09, Gord rated it it was ok. Pretty standard fare. Abundant cliches; the hooker with a heart of gold, the rogue cop who does things his own way etc. Kept thinking it would be referred to as a "dime store novel" if this was fifty years ago! Mar 13, Aisha Isis rated it it was amazing. Dec 20, Carmel McCartin rated it liked it. Simply written and easy to read. The plot line was a little see-through at times, but still enjoyable. Would recommend as a good weekend read - not too complex. Too good to be playing by the rules.
The brass decide to assign a new partner to spy on him. Taggart's new partner discovers a society dependent upon unwritten rules. To break these rules is to lose respect. To lose respect is to lose one's life. Loose Ends is terrifying.
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It is a tale of violence, corruption, and retribution, but it is also a story of honour and respect. Condition: New. More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Dundurn, Seller Inventory NEW Ships with Tracking Number! Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory n.
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