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Paramedic Zoe Chambers and the rest of rural Monongahela County’s EMS and fire personnel are used to wading into the middle of trouble to rescue the sick and the injured. But when someone with an ax to grind seeks retribution by staging accident scenes and gunning down the first responders, Zoe finds herself forced to not only treat her own brethren on the front lines, but also, in her role as deputy coroner, seek out whoever is killing her friends.
At the same time, Vance Township Police Chief Pete Adams races to track down a gun, a mysterious all-terrain vehicle, and the sniper before Zoe goes back on duty, placing herself—and Pete—firmly in the gunman’s crosshairs.
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This is the first of the Zoe Chambers books that I have read and it seems to be a fantastic series. Being a 4th volume to the series, one would expect the characters to be well developed and it is obvious that this core group of characters has been well explored over the course of the series.
The well woven mystery allowed one plot twist after another to open up the possibility of another suspect or motive. While I can honestly say I would never have guessed ‘Whodunit’, I can look back over the story I just read and say that I always felt something was just bit off about that particular character and that is a great way to end a mystery.
I love how small town gossip and drama played the perfect foil for this tale, leaving the solution up until the very end. I would like to read the previous books to see if there is some clue to the outcome in the backstories along the way through the series. I would certainly enjoy reading more about these characters.
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Annette Dashofy is the USA Today best-selling author of the Zoe Chambers mystery series about a paramedic and deputy coroner in rural Pennsylvania’s tight-knit Vance Township. CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE, published by Henery Press, was a finalist for the Agatha Award for Best First Novel and for the David Award for Best Mystery of 2014. LOST LEGACY, was released in September 2014 followed in April 2015 by BRIDGES BURNED, which has been nominated for the Agatha for Best Contemporary Novel. WITH A VENGEANCE, the fourth in the series, will be available May 3.
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