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ISBN:
1590586352
Author:
Frederick Ramsay
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press; First Edition edition (June 5, 2008)
Pages:
250 pages
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Rating:
4.2
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Choker Choker Frederick Ramsay ww. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2008937737. He peered off to the starboard. A series of intermittent flashes, this time green and difficult to see, were directed toward him. He murmured into the microphone attached to his headset. The forward anchor chain was allowed to play out.

Dr. Frederick Ramsay was born in Baltimore, MD. After the Army, he joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. He is an ordained Episcopal priest and lives in Surprise, Arizona with his wife, Susan.

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5 - Choker: Ike Schwartz Mystery 5 (Ike Schwartz Frederick Ramsay. Year Published: 2011. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

It leads me to suspect that Ramsay's Ike Schwartz series is intended to be a Christian novel

Choker: An Ike Schwartz Mystery. It leads me to suspect that Ramsay's Ike Schwartz series is intended to be a Christian novel. There's nothing wrong with that, except where it impedes the sense of realism.

And everyone dismisses Ike Schwartz as a stereotypical rural sheriff. Frederick Ramsay has published fourteen books that range from historicals (The Jerusalem Mysteries), to Africa (The Botswana Mysteries), to police procedurals (The Ike Schwartz Mysteries)

And everyone dismisses Ike Schwartz as a stereotypical rural sheriff. Frederick Ramsay has published fourteen books that range from historicals (The Jerusalem Mysteries), to Africa (The Botswana Mysteries), to police procedurals (The Ike Schwartz Mysteries). In addition, his stand-alone Impulse was named one of the Best 100 Books of the Year in 2006 by Publishers Weekly.

Ike Schwartz Mystery SeriesFrederick Ramsay. Ike Schwartz, former CIA operative and now sheriff of Picketsville, the small Virginia hamlet, takes a long-delayed vacation on the Maryland shore of Chesapeake Bay. Only it turns out to be a busman's holiday. Artscape (Ike Schwartz Mysteries). A friend and former colleague at the CIA asks him to look into the disappearance of his niece's fiancé who was flying over the bay on July Fourth when his plane disappeared from the radar.

The Ike Schwartz series by Frederick Ramsay has something for everyone. rural concerns mixed with CIA intrigue, a very different sort of hero and a great relationship between his protagonist and his lady friend. I am only sorry that now I've read every book in this series and am eagerly awaiting more. This item: Rogue: An Ike Schwartz Mystery (Ike Schwartz Series). Pages with related products.

He could get used to that. He spread out his road map and planned the day. Innumerable inlets and creeks would make it impossible to move directly from one point to another. Innumerable inlets and creeks would make it impossible to move directly from one point to another own one road, backtrack and drive down another. The aroma of fresh brewed coffee pulled him back to the moment. He drowned a biscotti in his cup, scarfed it down, and headed for the car. He snatched the jockey shorts from the ceiling fan. He assumed the surveillance system had been shut down, but you never knew, so he gave the camera a quick one-fingered salute on the way out.

Author Frederick Ramsay. Clandestine operations, angry watermen, and out of place dredging spoil complicate Ike’s efforts to unravel the mystery. Producer Книга по Требованию. Ike Schwartz, erstwhile sheriff of Picketsville, on vacation, is approached by Charlie Garland, an old CIA friend, to look into the disappearance. The missing pilot was engaged to Charlie’s niece and the family is not dealing well with the lack of closure. More importantly, Nick, just before his disappearance, had placed a call to Charlie moments leading him to conclude something more than pilot error might be involved in the disappearance.

This is the tenth book in Ramsay’s series featuring Ike Schwartz, the sheriff of fictional Picketsville, Virginia, a small town . And that’s part of the appeal of this book, and I presume of other books in the series

This is the tenth book in Ramsay’s series featuring Ike Schwartz, the sheriff of fictional Picketsville, Virginia, a small town some three hours southwest of Washington, . Ike is a former CIA agent, and recently married to Ruth, the wise-cracking president of the town’s university. And that’s part of the appeal of this book, and I presume of other books in the series. Mixed in with all the wise-cracking is a profound and passionate dedication to social justice.

His pilots rating barely a month old, Nick Reynolds drops off the radar at night over the Chesapeake Bay. Investigating agencies call it another tragic pilot error accident. No trace of the plane is found in the Bays murky waters. Ike Schwartz, erstwhile sheriff of Picketsville, on vacation, is approached by Charlie Garland, an old CIA friend, to look into the disappearance. The missing pilot was engaged to Charlies niece and the family is not dealing well with the lack of closure. More importantly, Nick, just before his disappearance, had placed a call to Charlie. Was something other than pilot error invovled in Nick's disappearance?Ike accepts the assignment as a favor to Charlie and also because vacations do not work for him. Ikes wide-eyed entry into a simple missing persons case catapults him into an international thriller á la Robert Ludlum with intimations of terrorism that might threaten the nation and its leaders. Clandestine operations, angry watermen and out of place dredging spoil complicate Ikes efforts to unravel the mystery.While this activity thrusts a reluctant Ike into harms way, back in Picketsville, The Rev. Blake Fisher and Acting Sheriff Frank Sutherlin sort out the mystery of the missing communion silver and a possible occult group operating in the high school.
  • Gholbithris
Like this one. Its the first time we really get the CIA involved since Book #1.

This one starts with a young man, Nick Reynolds, Annapolis Grad and the fiance of Charlie Garlands neice. He's flying over the Chesapeake Bay. He spots something. Takes a picture, leaves a cryptic message on his fiance's phone and disappears off radar. This takes place at night on the 4th of July and fireworks are exploding all over.

A search is made but no plane or body is found.

Charlie contacts a vacationing Ike. Ike is vacationing in the Cheseapeake area minus Ruth and Charlie wants him to look for the plane. He wants to give his neice closure. Ike agrees to give it three weeks. He is, after all, on vacation.

The more Ike investigates, the more unanswered questions he has.

By the time he gets it figured out he needs the help of the CIA, two highly trained Navy SEALS, the FBI, the US Navy and some very, very tough local watermen.

Meanwhile on the homefront Ikes newest and very capable deputy Frank Sutherlin is dealing with Satanic rituals, missing pets, stolen silver from the Stonewall Jackson church, parents who don't want to believe their little darlings can be such idiots, and one idiot of a High School principle. Throw in a sex offender teacher and you get a recipe for a big mess. One Sutherlin and Rev Blake Fisher are trying to nip in the bud before anything really horrendous happens.

One good read with a big surprise for Ruth at the end.

Five stars. Ike rocks.
  • funike
If you like up-to-the-minute scary mysteries with an international falvaor and one that reads as if it is portending what MIGHT happen tomorrow, this is the book for you.

It involves a former CIA operative turned small-town cop who's asked for a favor, a priest who uncovers what he thinks is a satanic cult among local high-schoolers, and a crotchety waterman pissed at the government and anyone else he thinks has killed his fishing and crabbing waters in Chesapeake Bay.

It also involves horrendous killing machines and how they could be used to make 9/11 look like an amateur turkey shoot. In today's political climate, the story rings all too true and thus even more spine-tingling.
  • Felhann
This is a dandy thriller. Author Ramsey spends a fair number of words thanking experts and vetting some of the essential elements of a decent terrorist plot. He sets things up in an animated and tense fashion, bringing forth several key elements that are necessary to anchor the threads of the main plot. Then he throws in some trouble back home in the Shenandoah Valley with parallel warnings.
This is the fifth in Ramsey's thoughtful series featuring ex-CIA agent Ike Schwartz. He's continuing his tenure as sheriff of Picketsville, Virginia, but in this novel he's on vacation, a vacation interrupted by his CIA buddy, Charlie Garland, who needs a personal favor. With great reluctance and some good-natured raillery, Ike agrees to try to locate a missing pilot, betrothed to Charlie's niece. The pilot disappeared over a piece of Chesapeake Bay where most of the action takes place.
The author has developed a fine set of characters in the folks of Picketsville. They are varied in their personas and have a wide range of characteristics on which to hang many stories. This one, however, deals primarily with the very modern and global proposition of international terrorism.
An important subplot on the subject of Satanism is a worthy counterbalance. I do wish the author had vetted more carefully some of the early ship handling scenes and had been a bit more restrained in his condemnation of flawed parents and flawed government however accurate his opinions as expressed by some characters may be. Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable novel.
A copy of the novel was supplied by the publisher.
  • Niwield
"Choker" is a very well written work of fiction. Frederick Ramsay has a natural gift of story telling that shines here in a story that otherwise goes way over the top for my general tastes.

Basically, what you have here are two story lines. One follows a cop on vacation who is dragged into looking for a downed airplane. The other follows the police officer left in charge of the town and a local priest. This officer gets dragged into investigating a satanism cult. The priest helps out in investigating.

The story that follows Ike, the cop on vacation, gets so overblown that is kind of stupid. The good writing cant rescue a plot line that becomes laughable after a while. Sadly I cant get into details without giving away the plot. But trust me, its just too much.

All in all, the story misses on two fronts. As I have said several times, the plot gets a little crazy and more than unbelievable. The other front that bothered me was the character development. Its a little hard to put a finger on, but I think that it could be best summed up by saying that the three main characters (the two cops and the priest) are all pretty much the same. They act and react to problems and moral questions in the same way. In my mind, this "problem" I am trying to talk about is the greatest hurdle an author can create for themselves. Ramsay avoids the biggest problem most writers encounter... the narrative is clean and does not feel like it skips from one disjointed narrative to another every chapter. Its sort of like if a movie, say StarWars, had Harrison Ford star not just as Han Solo, but as Luke Skywalker and Obie Wan as well. Thats how it felt skipping from one character to the next here. Like they were very much the same.

So, Two big thumbs up for the writing. Its as smooth as can be. A negative strike for character development and another for story line (silly beyond redemption). I think this is Ramsay's first book unless I have things wrong. If thats the case, he has a lot of room to grow. And I will look forwards to many more of his stories in the futur