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One historic lake house Seven murder victimsFour accused Army Rangers Two versions of the truthOnly one can surviveSullivan County, Georgia, belongs to Sheriff Emma Williams But not when Army Rangers posted to the local base are implicated in a major crime To an elite team of investigators led by Major Jeremiah Cook, the physical evidence Williams swears by presents clues to an entirely different story The small town sheriff has never worked a multiple homicide, and Cook knows it Unless he can convince the locals that the recent crimes are part of a larger mystery, this outsider may never unlock the century of secrets hidden inside The Summer House Great story that hooked me from the start I hope this becomes a series Really like the CID characters. Renewing their collaborative efforts, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois present readers with an intense and thrilling read in this new standalone novel Working a military investigation angle, the authors dothan pump up the US Military, able to spin a mystery like few others I have read of late In a small Georgia community lies a large house, referred to by locals as the Summer House However, after seven civilians, including one child, are slain there, the moniker Murder House seems a b Renewing their collaborative efforts, James Patterson and Brendan DuBois present readers with an intense and thrilling read in this new standalone novel Working a military investigation angle, the authors dothan pump up the US Military, able to spin a mystery like few others I have read of late In a small Georgia community lies a large house, referred to by locals as the Summer House However, after seven civilians, including one child, are slain there, the moniker Murder House seems a better fit Under 48 hours after the bodies are discovered, four Army Rangers are arrested and taken into custody Enter the Army Criminal Investigation Division CID and Major Jeremiah Cook When Cook s team is summoned from Virginia, they are tasked with going down to ensure that the Rangers receive the justice they deserve, as well as discover the culpability that may be involved When Cook and his team arrive, they receive cold shoulders from the local sheriff and police force, as well as the local military personnel It would seem that the case is fairly straightforward and anypeople snooping around is an insult to all involved However, Cook has his Army psychiatrist attempt to interview the Rangers to get a better idea of what happened, coming up short as they shut down Soon, one of the Rangers takes drastic measures so as not to share anything The local D.A is happy to move forward, hoping for some capital crimes to boost his notoriety While Cook feels that things are moving along, he cannot help but wonder if he is missing something, as though there isto the story that no one wants to share When his commanding officer is temporarily replaced, Cook is told the team is being sent home and their report will be buried Could there be a cover up involved to ensure no truths see the light of day Working on a hunch and without permission of his superiors, Cook sneaks off to the other side of the world to get some answers, hoping his hunch isthan a gut feeling As the list of witnesses diminish and increased violence leads some of posit that someone s trying to erase the truth, the CID team must act fast to get some answers for themselves and the locals A thrilling ride that leaves the reader in the middle of an intense read throughout Patterson and DuBois have outdone themselves with this piece Recommended to those who love investigative novels with a military twist, as well as the reader who enjoys some of Patterson s better collaborative efforts.I know I tend to whinge when it comes to James Patterson and his numerous publications, but I have a standard that I prefer not be violated in order to sell fluff novels Patterson has been able to find some quality collaborators over the years and this is one instance in which the novel lived up to the hype Brendan DuBois injects a great sense of plot and development here and I applaud him for that The entire CID team can be considered the protagonists of the piece, offering their unique characteristics and perspectives to solving the case at hand All of them chip in to bring their expertise to the table and much is revealed throughout Backstories and some evolution in the characters occur throughout, allowing the reader a sense of connection to each of them in their own way Some of the secondary characters do the same, spinning subplots that keep the story moving ahead and flavouring the narrative so as not to lose any of the momentum The story itself was unique in a way, as it sought not only to solve a basic crime, but to dig a little deeper and force the reader to think With a strong narrative that takes on a variety of perspectives, the reader can feel entirely surrounded by the action and in the middle of the developments Able to effectively break Patterson s trademark short chapter style without sacrificing fast pace action, the story clips along and the reader begs to knowbefore the end I was pleasantly surprised by this book and the collaborative effort that went into its creation While I suspect it will be a standalone, I would not mindin a series, as long as Patterson does not sacrifice quality for quantity, as seems to be his downfall of late.Kudos, Messrs Patterson and DuBois, for a great novel that came out of nowhere I am hope others who are on the fence about Patterson give this one a try and see what a good collaborator can do for a novel Love hate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons, a different sort of Book Challenge I like reading James Patterson books and I love his idea of trying new ways to get people reading This book was easily digestible even with little military knowledge It has good twists and turns that are always leading to the finale As I approached the last few chapters I could feel the tension increasing Thinking How will this all play out It was a steep climb to the top of this roller coaster but the drop to the finale was all I wanted it to be What a fun ride. Not bad at all A quick, fascinating read that reads like a small town southern mystery I actually enjoyed this onethan I thought I would It had a great pace with some complexity in the plot and characters Recommend thriller fans this book.