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Trade Paperback
352 pages
Aug 2004
Integrity Publishers

Deadfall, The McAllister Files #2

by Patricia Rushford &Harrison James

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Detective "Mac" McAllister has not been a detective for the Oregon State Police long when he is made lead detective on a case involving a grisly and brutal murder. The clues in the case lead nowhere.

Then a missing person case becomes a murder case with Mac again made the lead detective. Again the case has few leads.

While Mac investigates these two cases, he deals with personal problems. Why is his partner acting so strangely? Should he marry his fiancee? Why is he so attracted to the pretty young state trooper he is mentoring? When the cases finally start to break in an unexpected direction, is it just luck or an answer to his partner's prayers?

Deadfall is a good police procedural with an engaging hero. Though the dialogue is stilted in a few cases, the story moves well, is suspenseful, and has well defined characters. A couple of mildly off-color jokes among non-Christians may make some readers uncomfortable. The story will appeal to both male and female suspense readers.

Harrison James, a supervisor in a metropolitan police station with years of experience, provides the authenticity and atmosphere for the novel. Patricia Rushford, an award-winning writer, has forty books to her credit including the Angel Delaney series and the Jennie McGrady Mysteries.

The McAllister Files series will win fans who will be waiting for the next book. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Mac is back! And this time he's dealing with three difficult cases, two dead bodies and a decision of the heart. It's been just three months since Detective "Mac" McAllister solved his first homicide case with the Oregon State Police. Now he's working the search for a ski instructor who has mysteriously disappeared. The man's parents claim their son wouldn't have committed suicide, but they suspect his girlfriend of something sinister.