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  • Electing To Murder McRyan Mystery #3
  • Roger Stelljes
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  • 20 February 2019
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  1. says:

    A tight presidential election a Republican candidate named Donald with a son named Donald Jr a clandestine meeting Super PACs and election fraud Wait Electing To Murder was published in 2013 And it’s fiction Roger Stelljes’ third McRyan cop mystery is a political thriller that takes Detective Michael MacKenzie McRyan away from his beat in St Paul Minnesota to Milwaukee and even to Washington DC What begins as a “simple” murder at a sleazy hotel on Snelling Avenue in St Paul soon turns out to have far deeper implicationsMcRyan is a young detective from a family of cops He started out as a lawyer but after a couple of life changing events he left his promising law career and joined the St Paul police force like a long line of McRyans before him He rose through the ranks uickly and is now a highly regarded homicide detective His girlfriend Sally Kennedy is working as an aide on Minnesota Governor James Thompson’s presidential campaign Mac is smitten with Sally and she with him She is also intoxicated with the buzz of the political race; the campaign takes her on the road constantly while Mac stays put in St Paul At least until now The victim turns out to be a political blogger When another dead body shows up and a former FBI agent turned political investigator Dara Wire comes on the scene things get complex She’s working for Joyce “the Judge” Dixon a throwback cigar smoking pol who’s respected by all including Mac Judge is known for his political savvy He respects Vice President Donald Wellesley the GOP candidate but there is no love lost on his campaign manager Heath Connolly Connolly is considered to be a man who will do anything to win Turns out Ms Wire knows just a little about that clandestine meeting and was tracking the guy who turned up dead in the motel room With her ties to the Judge and Mac’s partner “Dick Lick” having been shot in one of the many adventures that make Sally cringe with fear for her cop boyfriend McRyan and Wire team up to get to the bottom of these politically motivated murdersAt this point I’m wondering “When does the FBI come in?” I mean how does a civilian – granted former FBI agent – get involved in an official police investigation I know – fiction Got it While I’m at it there are some very creative names in this book Moriarity and Holmes Lyman Hisle The latter name a character who’s a lawyer might seem obscure but Lyman Bostock and Larry Hisle were outfielders for the Minnesota Twins in the 1970s Well played Mr Stelljes Having spent 30 years in the Twin Cities area I appreciated the many references to streets and cities in the metropolitan area I only wish I could appreciate the Milwaukee citations but my family moved from there when I was a toddler There are also plenty of fictional places like McRyan’s Pub that add authenticity even charm to the book and to the seriesMcRyan is a likable guy He’s confident capable and smart With the addition of Dara Ware we didn’t see much of his team in this one although they were plenty active behind the scenes We did catch glimpses of Sally when she wasn’t out on the campaign trail Now that she’s caught the political bug I hope this won’t mean a permanent change of venue for our couple as St Paul gives this series a uniue flavor There’s also that special spark between Sally and Mac that would make Mac a dull guy if Sally weren’t aroundWith the election just days away our crime fighting duo keeps pounding down coffee as the corpses appear like flies on flypaper Whoever is behind this does not want to leave loose ends There is action strategy romance and suspense – so much to like in this one Stelljes tried hard to surprise me but I had a pretty good idea what his tricks might be and was behind it all It was all well executed The biggest distraction for me was the need for proofreading I tried to give the author the benefit of the doubt with the prepositional phrases when Mac would use “I” instead of “me” but he’s a very intelligent man Yes I know that many people talk that way but come on Mac would know better wouldn’t he? Besides he often not always but many times got “whom” right The other error that I noted several times was the use of an apostrophe in plurals NO Mr Stelljes please find a proofreader who knows grammar and will do your writing justiceNow that I’ve gotten that off my chest let me say that I enjoyed Electing to Murder It’s a tad long and slows down in places but mostly the pages fly by There is a mystery man in this one someone behind the scenes pulling the strings and that may bother some readers Does that happen in the world of politics and international espionage? Possibly I found it intriguing Let’s hope that our 2017 version of Russiagate doesn’t approach anything portrayed by Stelljes’ imagination

  2. says:

    Electing To Murder is book three in the McRyan Mystery Series by Roger Stelljes One night in St Paul Jason Stroudt was killed in his motel room This incidental start Detective Michael Mckenzie McRyan on a rollercoaster ride to try and find who killed Jason Stroudt and why Readers of Electing To Murder will love the ending of this book I enjoy reading this series and the characters especially Detective Michael Mckenzie McRyan I like the way Roger Stelljes portrays and intertwine his characters especially the relationship between Detective Michael Mckenzie McRyan and Richard Lich Also I enjoy the way Roger Stelljes takes the readers of Electing to Murder on a suspensive ride until the ending of the bookReaders of Electing To Murder will learn about electoral fraud Also about law enforcement protocol in The USA Reading Electing To Murder will give you incite into the shenanigans and procedure of being elected to the President of The USAI recommend this book

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    Don't know WHY GR doesn't have the right book cover and info about this book it's recently released but stillANYWAY we have a change of pace in this book Mac gets pulled into homicide and politics and potential voter fraud via electronic voting machines in this fast paced thriller filled with suspense and intrigueThe Setting 2012 about 1 week before the presidential election No it's not Obama vs Romney of course not It's the Republican vice presidential candidate Republicans are currently in office in this one versus the Democratic candidate current governor of MinnesotaWe're introduced to Dara Wire an early 30s former FBI agent who's trailing the Republican presidential candidate's campaign manager around the country for the Democratic candidate's campaign manager See Connolly the Republican presidential campaign manager is known to be oily and do anything to get around the rules His idol is Joe Kennedy Sr for heaven's sakes The event that sets everything off takes place in Kentucky at a cabin in the woods where some big meeting is going down between Connolly and several mysterious men Dara is there but she's clueless about what's going on She gets some pictures but there are 2 other guys that she doesn't know in the position that she really wants So Dara goes to find another position to take pictures and watch when all hell breaks loose A limo pulls up and Dara only gets a shot of the security men and a leg coming out of the limo But that's when someone spots the other 2 men taking pictures and shots are fired Dara can't take the chance on being followed so she gets out of there fastFast forward 12 hours or so and Mac is pulled into a homicide investigation at a rundown motel in downtown St Paul No ID or luggage or anything in the room They're only lucky to discover a boarding pass that slipped behind the bed The pass says that this is Jason Stroudt who turns out to be a DCpolitical blogger and one of the 2 guys that Dara spotted at the meeting the night before Of course Mac doesn't know that yetAs Mac follows the leads he meets Dara because The Judge hired her So Mac gets pulled into the political side while trying to keep the focus on the murder In the process Dara ends up shooting the hired killer after the other guy at the Kentucky cabin who's at the home of the Judge's 2nd in command Montgomery Jason Stroudt's partner in biz is trying to showtell something important when the meeting is interrupted by the killer Dara was on the trail and manages to save one of the people in the house but the 2nd in command Dem campaign and Montgomery are killed When Mac arrives the body of the hired killer is gone plenty of blood thoughMac arranges to meet Dara The Judge and Sally at the McRyan Pub But once again whoever's behind all of this is in step and a drive by shooting ensues wounding Dick Lich Dara and Mac team up with the Judge's resources to track down the killer or killersWhich leads us and them on a merry chase around the country ending up in DC with meetings with the FBI Director and the Attorney General Seems all of this is about electronic voting machines with memory cards that change every 1 in 5 votes for the Democratic presidential candidate to a vote for the current Republican vice presidentBut can Mac and Dara prove who's behind it? And can they catch the really Big Fish the Bishop who's funding the entire thing and sending out his private mercenary team out to do the dirty work? They've already got 7 murders and bodies to deal with can Dara and Mac figure it out and prove it in time?LIKE A lot to like about this book it's fast paced so there's no dragging Lots of twists and turns and good progressive disclosure of the real plot and who's behind it But as usual there are almost too many players involved That's real life but it's sometimes hard to remember who's who like that Duffy is the FBI agent in MN Many of the usual cops and people are relegated to the background on this one as Mac Dara jet around the country LOVE Dara Wire I know Sally Mac are together currently But I'd like to at least see Dara and Mac as partners at work if not in life Maybe because I got to actually KNOW Dara through this last book she just feels like a better fit for Mac IMO than Sally But I don't really know Sally other than the glimpses I've caught of her so far She was featured as a secondary player in the 1st book The St Paul Conspiracy but after that she was relegated to the background With Sally off to DC and a political career well I just don't see that working out for Mac Good insight into politics Makes me realize that it's as important to look at the campaign manager as the candidate often that person becomes Chief of Staff or takes on an important cabinet or inner government position And while the poor vice president in this story was shafted it's still important to know who's running your campaign If you're not in alignment with that person and totally on top of what heshe is doing in running your campaign how can you expect to run a government? OK so that's probably really hard for the candidate since at the national level the party likely chooses for you And the candidate is running around doing what heshe needs to do trusting that the campaign manager has the best interests of the party and the candidate and platform in mindCONCERNS With Sally likely leaving to pursue a political career in DC will Mac go too? Does that mean we'll lose touch with all these great characters we've come to know and love in Minnesota? I don't want to lose Dick Lick Flannagan Rock Riles Hisle or any of the other folks we've met along the way But I don't see how Sally and Mac can do a long distance relationship for too long without breaking up Maybe that's the point I wouldn't fight it Sally's OK but somehow she's not my cup of tea But a break up would be tough because Sally is Mac's 1st relationship since his divorce and vice versa They're supposed to be deeply involved and in love Breaking up would really be hard to do for these two If Mac goes to DC will he become a Fed? I can see the FBI among others wanting to hire Mac especially after this last book Mac would become a little fish in a big pond which might be really good for him personally and professionally He wouldn't know everyone or be connected to everyone; sure he's got some heavy useful connections but maybe a bid dose of reality would hit Mac See my NITSBeefs belowExcept I don't see Mac doing well in an environment where he'd have his hands tied And he would if he joined the feds Mac's profit from his investment in the Grand Brew coffee shops makes him independently wealthy But he's not the kind of guy to sit still And his series means nothing if he's not investigating SOMETHING So how does all this come into play? Will Mac create his own private investigations company? That doesn't feel right eitherWill the come in between Mac and Sally? Will his ex come back and try to hone in on that money? True Mac effectively shut her down in the preuel but that doesn't mean she won't try Frankly I'd like to see her come back and try something or be involved in the next murderNITSBeefs Usually when a governor runs for office heshe resigns The campaign focus is so hot and heavy it's tough to actually govern Now I realize there are exceptions to that rule but still It seems unlikely that Governor Thomson wouldn't have stepped down But what do I know? Getting the Bishop is cool and provides a great ending But really? Everything tied up so nice and neat at the end of the book? Not reality I'd like to see the Big Bad Guy get away like he would in real life or remain unscathed and untouchable That's like real life And Mac needs a good dose of that real life He's too charmed too charming too good Yes I know he's dogged and determined and logical and all of that He's a GREAT cop not denigrating his skills But he wouldn't win every single one every single time It's about time that he doesn't As with Mac his dad Simon is just TOO GOOD Everyone who's anyone in law enforcement knows the McRyans great for the books but really? Sure someone at the federal level would look up the info But does EVERYONE connected have to personally know Mac or his dad? And there's NO HINT of anything at all in the background at any time? Look my dad was in law enforcement and he had a distinguished career even in his small fish pond But everyone has regrets some bad guy that got away some case that didn't go as planned some action that wasn't technically illegal but came back to cause trouble later something Mac and his dad are simply TOO GOOD it's time for a dose or reality in ways than one Personal stuff Mac and Sally seem to LIVE their jobs We know very little about their private lives except for the gratuitous sex scenes between them in this book Yeah in the last book we went from PG 13 for violence to RMature to include language and sex But it doesn't necessarily feel organic; it feels as if the author's attempting to insert grit or kowtow to the demand for sex language and violence OK the language is real in the environment where guys are nicknamed Dick Lick and PeckerBut we have YET to see Mac Sally really interact with anyone outside business or their business associates Now I get that in this book since the time frame is compressed to 7 days And because Sally's been busy with the campaign But what about her family? How do they feel about Mac and this relationship? Does she have brothers sisters? Are her parents living? What about Sally's ex?Mac has a mother and 3 sisters Other than a brief mention of one of the sisters in the last book nothing Only cousins and uncles in the force or at the McRyan Pub Why? Shouldn't we know about this family dynamic? Shouldn't Mac have told his family about his profit? What about the friends that Mac invested with we don't know them at all Don't they count? Mac's been business partners with them for yearsIt just seems that BY NOW we'd have some insight into Mac's life and Sally's if she's going to remain important to Mac other than the business side Mac doesn't seem all that well rounded simply by the written page And yet Mac does seem to be a well rounded guy So tell us MORE about his off duty lifeAll that said I really like this series and I really like Mac I have a soft spot for Minnesota since I spent from 3rd grade to 12th grade growing up in rural Minnesota 1 hr north of the Twin CitiesI like this series and I really look forward to the next book hope that this author will get the press he deserves and I for one will go off to com and write reviews on the McRyan series book there tooWHEN'S THE NEXT BOOK? Yeah I know this one just came out

  4. says:

    I really liked the latest in the latest installment in the Mac McRyan series I think this book was a step up from Deadly Stilwater #2 in the series I found this book fast paced and a page turner Stelljes did a great job using the presidential election theme as a vehicle to drive the story line Mac McRyan reminds me a lot of another fictional Minnesota detective who does what it takes to get the job done John Sanford's Lucas Davenport There characters are very similar Both are no nonsense detectives who get the job done Both are independently wealthy as well as both being former hockey stars at the University of Minnesota Stelljes even pays a complement or takes a shot at Sanford I have't decided which yet in the book It comes Mac is talking to his girlfriend Sally about some money he recently came into and a possible purchase he might make Mac tells Sally that a rich cop with a Porsche is kind of cliche Sanford's Davenport drives a Porsche 911 I am really looking forward to the next McRyan book although I am a little disappointed with a possible scenery change for the series I won't give away where the series might move too But being a native to the Twin Cities I alway find it kind of neat to read about a fictional story happening right in your backyard with streets and places you can picture This is a really good bookseries in the crime fightingthriller genera

  5. says:

    Political murder mysteryThis book could be another House of Cards Main character Mac is bipartisan and I believe author is too Good level headed Republican vice president and democratic governor Minnesota running for the presidency Campaign manager Connelly for the VP is thousands times worse than Karl Rove VP son also helping But he's not like his father In the other side respected MN judge and his trusted investigator ex FBI Wire Super packs big money election fraud Innocent people trying to expose the irregularities in this campaign is being killed Mac McRyan twin cities favorite good cop starts to investigate the murders This author never fills the pages with long useless dialogue or descriptions every sentence clearly lets the readers understand his characters Good read especially in this election year

  6. says:

    Excellent series This story did not disappoint It did bogged down sometimes early on but picked up later The lead character is uite interesting and I'm sure will be just as daring in future seuels

  7. says:

    A really workmanlike book well worth reading and really uite satisfying However there are problemsThis author's primary problem is his apparent admiration for his own character He extols his virtues not to mention his good fortune at pretty well every turn Mac McRyan is tall lean exceedingly handsome undoubtedly a heart throb has incredible sex is surrounded by totally gorgeous dames is highly intelligent exceedingly that word again perceptive smart confident and to cap it all has just become wealthy Phew if that doesn't put you off don't bother to read any furtherThe story plot is pretty darned good and moderately believable for a thriller with political overtones Some of the problem is that Mac is a little too lucky and too damned good and that can get a little irritating as I've indicated above His instincts are almost unbelievable his liberties with his job he's only a local detective are just too muchFinally the author commits a sin The bad man who is discovered in the last fifth of the book is an unknown character That means you the reader don't get the opportunity to imagine which character he might be I tried indeed following the usual rules I thought I might know who it had to be but as a result of that sin I was miles out It's a pity Someone should tell Mr Stelljes about that particular rule because it damages an otherwise fairly good book

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    Good story line but Stlljes does a nice job on this storyline dealing with election fraud There are a few jump the shark moves that take our hero from a local detective to leading the FBI toward resolving the murders and the money that funded the murders My biggest issue is with his grammatical errors and typos I hope he learns the appropriate use of when to use me after a preposition

  10. says:

    Mac did it again whew what a rideA St Paul detective Mac Mc Ryan and his counterpart Ms Wire led us on a exhilarating chase It jumped all over the country and ended in a very unsuspecting way If your a murder mystery addict you'll love this one Can't wait to read the next installment

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Electing To Murder McRyan Mystery #3

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