Item description for Tahoe Killshot (An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller) by Todd Borg...
On a gorgeous August morning the pop star Glory went mountain biking on the world-famous Flume Trail high above the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Something caused her to ride off the cliff-hugging path and she died when she plunged to the rocks below. Everyone thinks it was a terrible accident until private investigator Owen McKenna gets a call from a frightened young woman who says she has information about Glory's death. Owen's investigation turns up lots of suspects but no good leads until he gets a taunting call from someone who speaks with a synthetic voice. Owen realizes that the murderer has been watching him and his friends, including his girlfriend Street Casey, Deputy Diamond Martinez and Owen's Great Dane Spot. While Owen can't figure out why a sick killer with a robotic voice is killing people in exotic ways, he knows it has something to do with a huge money-making scam. Owen needs Spot and search-and-rescue dog Natasha to literally sniff out the killer because the bodies are piling up, and Owen's name is at the top of the killer's list...
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
ISBN 1931296146 ISBN13 9781931296144
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More About Todd Borg
Todd Borg is the author of the award-winning Owen McKenna mysteries set in the Lake Tahoe area. He's won the Ben Franklin Award for Best Mystery of the Year, Best Mystery and Best Thriller awards from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association, and made several Top 5 and Top 10 lists. His novels are perennial Tahoe-Area bestsellers and he's made Amazon's Mystery Thriller Bestseller list.
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BOMBS, BODIES, BULLETS, AND BLOODSHED!!! Jul 13, 2005
In Tahoe Killshot, author Todd Borg takes the reader up the mountains, through the towns, into the woods, down the bike trails, on the water, and on the winding roads of the Lake Tahoe, California, area in another one of his whirlwind murder mystery thrillers featuring his now famous cast of characters: private investigator Owen McKenna, his trusted dog Spot, and his girlfriend Street Casey. Borg brings these characters to life and puts them in a place he knows best: his home town. He uses this formula to write a truly convincing murder mystery that has bodies, suspects, and motives piling up with each turn of the page. From the opening scene to the surprise ending, Borg will have you under his spell and keep you guessing as friends become suspects and accidents become murders. And if this is your first time reading this author, you'll be happy to know there are three other "Tahoe" thrillers waiting for you to read.
BEST of BREED (just like Spot)! Apr 26, 2005
Todd Borg does it again. Tahoe Killshot is a page-turner.
When I started the book, I was thinking I had an idea of where Todd would be taking us, but my ideas were pleasantly battered into little pieces by page 20 or so. Todd takes Owen Mckenna, private eye, his dog Spot, all 170 pounds, and best of all the reader on a seriously wild ride.
I can't recommend reading this book without reading the previous three. Certainly you would be able to follow the plot and character development, but without the background, the characters would be less vivid - especially the minor characters in Killshot that were major characters and more developed in the previous novels.
I encourage anyone who has read the first three to buy and read this book. If you haven't read any of these books, just drop the cash right now and buy the lot (of four). I promise you won't be sorry.
Todd Borg is a most excellent author. Tahoe Killshot is an excellent read!
A trail that is as complex as the Flume Trail bike path Nov 3, 2004
Todd Borg and his wife [...]own three Great Danes, which provide constant inspiration for their character of Spot in Borg's mysteries. Three prior books, TAHOE DEATHFALL, TAHOE BLOWUP, and TAHOE ICE GRAVE, set the stage for the newest Todd Borg mystery, TAHOE KILLSHOT.
Owen McKenna is a retired San Francisco cop turned private eye when homicide duties became too much...as in the accidental shooting of a child. McKenna, his Great Dane and animal soul mate, Spot, return to duty when a famous singer, Glory, is killed on the Flume Trail situated in the mountains to the east of Lake Tahoe. McKenna quickly discovers that a mysterious caller by the name of Faith witnessed some damning piece of evidence. Faith is killed in a horrendous explosion which pulverizes her boat and nearly kills McKenna and Spot. When McKenna interviews Glory's bodyguard, his life is suddenly in peril and some man with an electronic voice is dogging his footsteps and attacking at every turn:
"It was like he had a seizure. He jerked and thrashed. I pulled myself up to my feet. He jerked so hard, the chair fell over sideways. The vacuum fell away and the man slumped away from the electrified lamp. I limped over toward him and kicked at the wooden handrail. It flew across my office. I was bending down to pull off ski mask when he kicked up hard. He foot caught me in the groin. I bent like a pretzel, unable to breathe. It took all my concentration to reach across the desk and grab the phone cord. The man was standing up, staggering. I swung the phone by the cord, and it wrapped around his neck and hit him on the head."
Todd Borg's tales are nail-biting page turners, packed with action and labyrinth plots. His characters are well wrought, interesting, and each intensely unique. His relationship with Street, his girlfriend, Glennie, his platonic friend, and Diamond, the Mexican cop with brains and brawn to match, combine with McKenna's own sense of justice and persistence to weave a wonderful yarn. Borg incorporates the beautiful backdrop of Lake Tahoe, along with the music business, a crooked non-profit, and even public office to create a trail that is as complex as the Flume Trail bike path, where the story begins. Borg's proof is in the pudding. A great read!