Title: The Rented Mule
Review: An excellent story set in the Montgomery Alabama vicinity. It involves a cast of characters which could be found in most communities. I think that this alone makes for an enjoyable read. The main character, Cooper Dixon, is a man conflicted with several problems who sees the real truth while solving, and rescuing, his wife Kelly who has been kidnapped. There are several villains involved, some who are loveable, some who are clueless, and some who are downright nasty. But the author is able to bring them together in a great story. Must also comment on the sage advise given by Cooper's old family housekeeper near the end. This is advise that should be followed by everyone be they newly married or married for a long time.
I rate this book at five stars and would read other offerings by this author.
Thanks go to Frank for this review.
Published: Expected publication: March 1st 2014 by Thomas& Mercer
Page Count: 506
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars –
Why I Read this Title: Sent by the publisher fro review
Synopsis: Cooper Dixon should have it made, with a beautiful wife, Kelly, two great kids, and a thriving business, the Tower Agency. But for Cooper, things aren't turning out how he expected. He and Kelly are caught in a never-ending cycle of arguments? Cooper can't remember the last time they had sex. And Cooper's troubled business partner, Gates Ballenger, is scheming to sell the Tower Agency out from under him.
When a gang of criminals is hired by a mysterious client to kidnap Kelly and set up Cooper to take the fall, Cooper's life goes completely off the rails. The cops quickly zero in on Cooper as the prime suspect, and the combination of an attractive suburban mother, workaholic husband, and a million-dollar insurance policy makes the case primetime television fodder.
Soon, Cooper's face is plastered on every TV screen in the country. Cooper races against time to find his wife before the gang turns her over to their client, whose plan to take down Cooper is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.
Author Information: Born William Robert Cole, Jr., in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1964, writer Bobby Cole now lives in West Point, Mississippi, where he is President of Mossy Oak® BioLogic®. He and his wife Melissa are the parents of a daughter named Jessi. Cole is an avid wildlife manager, hunter, and supporter of the Catch-A-Dream™ Foundation (a program for terminally-ill children). He began writing his first book, The Dummy Line, after a camping experience with his daughter, and he now regularly enjoys writing in his free time.