Free Fall by Chris Grabenstein
A John Ceepak Mystery (John Ceepak Mysteries)

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Ceepak and Boyle’s eighth blasts the energy of a tilt-a-whirl into an offbeat procedural.
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The new novel in the award-winning mystery series that “moves like lightning” (Kirkus Reviews) “I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wise cracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now Chief of Detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor. Ceepak’s unshakable code of honor is tested when he trusts that the nurse is telling the truth. It’s stretched to the limit when one of the nurse’s home health care patients turns up dead. Now Ceepak and Danny must answer the hard and horrible question: “Did we just help a friend get away with murder?” Get ready for another fun and fast-paced page-turner from Anthony and Agatha award–winner Chris Grabenstein.
 

About Chris Grabenstein

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Chris Grabenstein was born in Buffalo, New York. At the age of ten he moved to Signal Mountain Tennessee and attended Chattanooga's Notre Dame High School. He studied journalism and theater at college and then moved to New York City. For five years, he performed and won awards with some of the city's top Improvisational Comedy troupes, making up scenes and songs on the spot in front of live audiences, just like they did on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" When not writing scripts for his friends to perform in the small Greenwich village theatre, Chris also wrote for Jim Henson's Muppets. In 1986, he and his college buddy Ronny Venable wrote a TV movie for CBS called The Christmas Gift. It starred John Denver and can still be seen almost every year during the holidays, usually on the Hallmark Channel. Chris also spent close to twenty years writing radio and television commercials for Burger King, Seven Up, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dr Pepper, and many, many others. He won the Anthony Award for best first mystery for his first adult mystery Tilt A Whirl. The other books in that mystery series have received all sorts of critical praise are called Mad Mouse, Whack A Mole, Hell Hole, Mind Scrambler and Rolling Thunder. In 2012 Chris collaborated with James Patterson on the book I Funny: A Middle School Story, which made The New York Time's Best Seller List.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Pegasus Books. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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on Mar 03 2013

Ceepak and Boyle’s eighth blasts the energy of a tilt-a-whirl into an offbeat procedural.

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