Item description for Hallowed Ground (Julie Collins Series #2) by Lori G. Armstrong...
Overview Grisly murders are rocking the small county of Bear Butte where Julie Colilns has spent the last few months learning the PI biz without the guidance of her best friend and business partner, Kevin Wills. Tony Martinez convinces Julie to take the case of a missing five-year-old Native American girl, although skeptical about Martinez's motives, Julie sees the opportunity to hone her investigative skills outside the office.
Grisly murders are rocking the small county of Bear Butte where Julie Collins has spent the last few months learning the PI biz without the guidance of her best friend and business partner, Kevin Wells. Enter dangerous, charismatic entrepreneur Tony Martinez, who convinces Julie to take a case involving a missing five-year-old Native American girl, the innocent pawn in her parents' child custody dispute. Although skeptical about Martinez' motives in hiring her, and confused by her strange attraction to him, Julie nevertheless sees the opportunity to hone her investigative skills outside her office. But something about the case doesn't ring true. The girl's father is foreman on the controversial new Indian casino under construction at the base of the sacred Mato Paha, and the girl's mother is secretly working for a rival casino rumored to have ties to an east coast crime family. Local ranchers – including her father – a Lakota Holy group, and casino owners from nearby Deadwood are determined to stop the gaming facility from opening. With the body count rising, the odds are stacked against Julie to discover the truth behind these hidden agendas before the murderer buries it forever. And when Julie unwittingly attracts the attention of the killer, she realizes no place is safe, not even hallowed ground.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 7" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815740 ISBN13 9781932815740
Availability 0 units.
More About Lori G. Armstrong
Lori G. Armstrong left the firearms industry in 2000 to pursue her dream of writing crime fiction. She lives in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Lori G. Armstrong currently resides in Rapid City, in the state of South Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Hallowed Ground (Julie Collins Series #2)?
Character is key Dec 15, 2007
Character is key. This is what Lori Armstrong seems to understand perfectly. Julie Collins, already such a strong character in Blood Ties returns even more full-fleshed. Julie is cranky, smokes and drinks a lot, engages in shallow sex, enjoys rock music and is one tough woman. The convoluted plot starts out with a missing persons case. Looking for this Native American kid the dead bodies start to turn up quickly when the mob gets involved and rival casinos take on each other. Also love blooms for Julie in the person of the shady owner of a biker bar. Although the book is a bit too long (almost 500 pages) there's enough action and surprises to keep you entertained. I loved the characters, the action and writing. What could make this book even more perfect was maybe cut it down in size somewhat and trim a few plot elements.
Fast, fun read. Memorable characters. Oct 27, 2007
I'm glad I read this novel. I read it several months ago, and I'm still glad, so that's a good review from me right there. I didn't read the first novel in this series, but that didn't hurt my enjoyment of Hallowed Ground. Great pace, great characters, satisfying ending, and the writing shone throughout. The main character, Julie, is an interesting blend of traits and a complex balance of hard and soft. I thought it would be difficult to keep her consistent for the entire novel, especially with all she was dealing with, but the author pulled it off.
Sit down for a "keep you off your feet read." Jan 7, 2007
No kidding, this book kept me sitting in a chair all day and into the night. I've been waiting for the sequel to Blood Ties and I wasn't disappointed. It was a great read! I can't wait for the next book.
On Hallowed Ground by Lori Armstrong Dec 6, 2006
I had been awaiting Ms. Armstrong's second book in the Julie series, and I wasn't disappointed!! "On Hallowed Ground" is filled with excitement and action with every turn of the page -- I had a difficult time putting it down. I loved it. How soon is book #3 coming out???
Hold on to your seats! Nov 21, 2006
I read Blood Ties months ago and couldn't wait for HALLOWED GROUND to come out. Boy was it worth the wait! The relationship between Julie and Tony totally made the book for me, but the action and adventure kept me glued to the book when I should have been feeding my kids. The mystery had me guessing right until the very end, which is how it should be. This was a fantastically exciting read and I can't wait for the next book in the series!