Dead Man's Bridge (Jake Cantrell Mystery #1) by Robert J. Mrazek

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Read Dead Man's Bridge (Jake Cantrell Mystery #1) Online Free - Disgraced former army officer Jake Cantrell and his pal, Bug, a wolf-dog he saved while in Afghanistan and the only friend he has left, try to put their bitter pasts behind them as Jake finds employment at the bottom rung of the campus security ladder of a small upstate New York college. But things only turn for the worse when the college’s richest and most powerful alumnus is found hanging from a campus footbridge on the eve of homecoming weekend.

Jake is convinced the man was murdered, but with no honor to his name, no one agrees―at least not until a second body is found hanging from the same bridge. Unable to push aside his military training, Jake and Bug finds themselves working to bring justice to the small college town. But as a vicious hurricane sweeps up the Eastern seaboard and the college’s homecoming weekend rapidly unfolds, the clock is ticking and it’s only a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

From award-winning author Robert Mrazek, comes Dead Man’s Bridge, the first in a new heart-pounding mystery series sure to keep readers hooked until the very last page.

Title : Dead Man's Bridge (Jake Cantrell Mystery #1)
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ISBN : 1683312694
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Liz rated it ★★★☆☆

July 28, 2017

If there's a dog as a “character” in a mystery, you can bet your bottom dollar I'm going to read it. In this case, the dog is Bug, an 18 year old wolf dog rescued in Afghanistan by Jake Cantrell. Jake has since been dishonorably discharged and is back in the States working as a security guard for...

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

Jake Cantrell was wrongly court-martialed from the army. His only companion is a wolf-dog named Bug that he found in Afghanistan. But now Bug is eighteen and suffering from cancer. Jake is working as a security guard at the upper New York college where he graduated and was a football star. His ro...

Sean rated it ★★★☆☆

May 04, 2017

Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author for an ARC copy for an honest review. Disgraced former army officer Jake Cantrell and his pal, Bug, a wolf-dog he saved while in Afghanistan and the only friend he has left, try to put their bitter pasts behind them as Jake finds employment at...

Maria rated it ★★★★☆

May 11, 2017

"Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review" 3.5 stars I requested this book because of its hero, Jake Cantrell, a former Army officer suffering from sense of guilt and PTSD, who owns a frail and very ill old dog, Bug. My interest in the thriller was subsidiary. First off, I like...

Thomas rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

Robert J. Mrazek’s first in a new mystery series, “Dead Man’s Bridge,” sets up a captivating narrative. Former army officer Jake Cantrell, now a campus security officer, is phoned in the middle of the night about an emergency near the footbridge at St. Andrews College. The body of a man is hanging...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

April 10, 2017

This is a Goodreads book. This is the first in a series of books featuring Jake Cantrell. There is plenty of action, maybe more than 1 mystery and a surprise ending. I liked the interaction between Jake and Bug. I just wish mystery or crime writers did not find it necessary to in a sense glorify al...

Didi rated it ★★★☆☆

August 06, 2017

3.5 stars Robert J. Mrazek is a new author to me and Dead Man's Bridge is a debut novel to a new cozy mysteries series. So I was quite excited at the chance of reading it. the book proves to be an compelling introduction to Mrazek's writing; it was hilarious, thought provoking, yet touching. The s...

Lesa rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2017

Fans of Glen Erik Hamilton's Van Shaw mysteries may want to pick up Robert J. Mrazek's Dead Man's Bridge. The protagonist is an Army veteran, courtmartialed after his tour in Afghanistan. But, Jake Cantrell is in the tradition of Robert B. Parker's tough, ex-veterans with a heart of gold. And, th...

Jan rated it ★★★★★

September 01, 2017

Juggling dynamite in lieu of firecrackers. Dumped by his wife for his friend while he was deployed, now working security courtesy of same friend, drummed out of the army for political expediency, unable/unwilling to play the game with employers, pretty much living on alcohol and paying for chemo...

Kathy rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2017

4.5 stars. In Dead Man's Bridge by Robert J. Mrazek, disgraced Army  veteran and St. Andrews College campus security officer Jake Cantrell is certain the hanging death of college alum Dennis Wheatley is murder but his boss Captain Janet Morgo declares it a suicide. Jake left the Army under a cloud...

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