Item description for Intentional Take: A Jeff Tribe Mystery by Robert Roberge Jr....
"Intentional Take" is a mystery-thriller, first of a new series from RJR Press, featuring the character of Jeff Tribe. The series will follow Tribe as he evolves from helping family and friends to taking cases as a true detective. "Intentional Take" begins a year after Jeff Tribe got himself released from prison on a technicality and tracked down his fiance's true killer, the crime for which he was unjustly convicted. Now Tribe's estranged aunt wants him to use those same detective skills to find her kidnapped daughter Charlene who was taken off a city street in broad daylight eight days ago. The police have no leads so Tribe teams up with a former boyhood pal, Esai Morales, who loved Charlene when the two were teenagers but is now a local criminal, and together they search for the missing woman from Massachusetts, to New Jersey, and down the coast to North Carolina. Along the way Morales painfully relives his fateful romance with young Charlene while Tribe deals with a shoebox full of memories from the father who abandoned him and who could now still be alive, two cops who may or may not want to help find Charlene, outlaw bikers, and a dark secret that will rip apart what's left of Tribe's tattered family. Author Robert Roberge Jr. lives in Massachusetts. "Intentional Take" is his first novel. Fans of Elmore Leonard and Robert B. Parker will enjoy this story. - RJR Press (www.rjrpress.com)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 5, 2007
Publisher RJR Press
ISBN 1934632430 ISBN13 9781934632437
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INTENTIONAL TAKE is a great first effort by a talented and creative author Dec 1, 2007
Robert Roberge Jr. Is a Massachusetts resident. INTENTIONAL TAKE is his first Jeff Tribe mystery, and it looks like RJR Press is also a new publisher.
Jeff Tribe is an educated and savvy man who found himself in prison for three years for a crime he didn't commit...the murder of his fiance. Using his innate detective skills, Jeff tracks down the real killer and garners enough press to convince his estranged aunt to come to him for help when tragedy once again strikes at his fractured family. His cousin, Charlene, has been taken off the street by bikers, and the police don't seem up to the task of either finding or freeing her. Tribe enlists the aid of his boyhood friend, Esai Morales, who is both the leader of a gang called the Kings and is a former boyfriend of Charlene's. It doesn't take the duo long to locate Charlene, but the biker gang is a vicious cult who have brainwashed her and kept her on drugs. Charlene is now convinced that her name is "Rainbow," and the task to saving her seems daunting:
"She was crying before Tribe even spoke. Esai stopped near the edge of the pumps, not sure if he should move closer.
Tribe said, 'Hi Charlene, it's me Jeff. You remember, from the other day?'
'Charlene is dead,' she said, tears running down her face. 'Don't you get it?'
'I don't believe that.'
'You don't KNOW. Just leave me alone.'"
White slavery is a topic that has received little attention in the press, but it is something that has gone on as long as other forms of slavery. Roberge takes it on in all of its horrific drama in INTENTIONAL TAKE. The idea that the police would so easily give up on a case where a modern woman is minding her own business and is taken by a gang of cutthroats is presented in graphic detail. Roberge's plot is intricate and detailed, pulling the reader into this excellent mystery from page one and not letting go until its somber conclusion. Roberge has written a refreshing and original tale that pulls at the reader's heartstrings even as its almost constant action thrills and enrages. INTENTIONAL TAKE is a great first effort by a talented and creative author. Well done!