The Grand by Dennis D Wilson #review#

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Chicago cop Dean Wister takes a forced vacation when he is on the brink of a breakdown after the death of his wife. During his summer solstice in Jackson Hole, where he met her years before, he is called in by local police to consult when a notorious Chicago mobster is found dead in the Snake River. What has drawn the hit man west to murder a popular local citizen and pollute the pristine mountain enclave of the rich and famous—is it love, sex, money, or power? Or is it somehow related to the Presidential campaign of Wyoming’s favourite son? Dean’s investigation threatens to uncover the secrets of a group of memorable suspects, ranging from rich tycoons to modern day cowboys, with political consequences reaching far beyond the small resort town. As Dean follows the leads in the case from Jackson Hole to Chicago to Washington D.C., he also struggles to cope with the personal loss that threatens his mental stability, as the nocturnal visits from his deceased wife suppress his will to let her go and make him question his purpose in life. The climactic scenes contain reveals the reader will never see coming. A funny, romantic, sexy, roller coaster thriller!

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I don’t get to say this often enough but this is definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. You have murder, money laundering, political intrigue and human trafficking all in the beautiful setting of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

Chicago cop Dean Wister loses his wife to cancer and when he seems to just be going through the motions at work , his boss sends him on a mandatory 3 month leave. He goes back to the place where he first met his wife Sara when he was a river guide in Wyoming.
Wyoming Senator Tom Mcgraw has decided to run for president but he’s hiding a big secret.
Property manager Hayden Smith is dating Eliza who’s separated from her husband Matt Nelson.
Boris Birkov is running a human trafficking ring from Russia to Chicago to Wyoming.
Mario Rosati is a Chicago mobster laundering money, blackmailing the Senator and in cahoots with Boris.The Chicago feds have been after him for ages Dean included.
All these links start to come to light when a hit man from Chicago is found dead via a car accident in Wyoming and Hayden’s cousin Jordy is found murdered.
This book hooked me from page one and I could stop reading I had to know what would happen next. From the stripper who’s trying to help her boyfriend start up his business to the sheriff who doesn’t want any of this dumped in his lap the story keeps flowing. When Dean rescues an abused dog he got high marks from me and the conversations he has with his wife’s ghost are absolutely adorable. Even in death she’s his sounding board for all that’s going on. The characters are all well fleshed out and are three dimensional and his descriptions of the beauty of Wyoming made me feel as if I was right there watching it all unfold.
 There’s more twists and turns than the roads in the Grand Tetons in this awesome story that had me reading into the wee hours.And the ending, all I can say is WOW definitely not what I expected and I loved it. I will definitely be recommending this book to all my friends and reading more by this amazing author. My only complaint was there wasn’t more of this great story.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 hearts.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1880311300

https://www.amazon.com/review/R1XDIVN8BB6ZMB/ref=pe_1098610_137716200_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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Posted on January 17, 2017, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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