Dead Tree Tales
by Rush Leaming
June 7 - July 2, 2021 Tour
“Dead Tree Tales by Rush Leaming is about a lot more than a dead tree. It’s a mystery. It’s a crime story. It’s a thriller. It’s a powerful comment on today’s society and politics… fast-paced, full of action and intrigue… It’s a real page-turner and just a fantastic read.” – Lorraine Cobcroft, Reader’s Favorite
This is an engaging novel right out of today's headlines. Racial tension in a southern city. Clashes between extremes on the right and left. Political ranting leading to violence. Police detectives with personal lives that interfere with their work. And it all starts with a dying tree.
The plot might seem to get of to a dull start. A dying live oak thought to be a thousand years old. But then evidence of a violent crime is found next to it and the plot is off and running. I like the plot design, a combination of investigative action and personal life events. Leaming is good at showing the human side of the detectives, including their sex drives, though nothing overly graphic was included. Leaming is also good at weaving the personal lives of the detectives and politicians into the ongoing investigation of a possible murder.
This is an engaging novel reflecting so many issues troubling the U.S. I found nothing offensive in this hard hitting novel but it is not for the faint of heart. The subject matter is serious and all too real. It's a good read even if it is somewhat heartbreaking.
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