Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery

Deviations A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down It seems there were problems with her

  • Title: Deviations: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery
  • Author: Mike Markel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Former police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down It seems there were problems with her departure A high profile murder gives Karen a chance to work as a detective again but the new chief is one for the rules and Karen has too many deviations from officialFormer police detective Karen Seagate is drinking herself to oblivion and having dangerous sex with losers from the bar when the new police chief tracks her down It seems there were problems with her departure A high profile murder gives Karen a chance to work as a detective again but the new chief is one for the rules and Karen has too many deviations from official protocol These deviations may get her fired They may also get her killed But she s determined they ll also help her find the killer.

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    1. Mike Markel is a master of this genre. “Deviations” is exceptionally well-written throughout, with no wasted words: “Age had defanged the Reverend Barry and was draining the lifeblood of his organization.” It’s the stripped-back writing style of this genre at its best: “I give him money. He gives me drinks. A streamlined relationship.” The author has a similar relationship with his reader: s/he gives him a little money, he gives her/him a great story, skilfully told. I read this on [...]

    2. An alcoholic female detective who was terminated by her chief of police is called back to duty by the next man appointed chief. She has to be good, though, and play by the rules, which is difficult if not impossible for her. Her first case back is a politician who was murdered by someone in a neo-nazi white supremacist group. Well all goes well for a few minutes, then her boss, her partner and the FBI guy assigned to the case all start acting strange. She picked a bad time to quite drinking. All [...]

    3. Wow! I didn't want to stop reading! At the beginning I wondered if I would like the book but goodness, it sucked me right in. The main character is well defined, I could certainly follow her train of thought. The book moves along at a steady pace, no boredom here!

    4. Still working things out.Karen Seagate is sitting in a AA meeting when one of the attendees comes up to her and gets up in her face. This guy that has come into the meeting in a suit steps in between and backs the girl down but as he turns to leave he tells Karen the he wants her to be in his office the next morning and be on time. Oh, and he is the new Chief of Police. Not sure why but she shows up and get the surprise of her life, he offers her her job back, on conditions, of course! And Karen [...]

    5. I read the first book in this series (Big Sick Heart: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery) a year ago, and I was afraid I wouldn't remember enough to enjoy the second as it was intended. I was wrong; within the first five minutes, I was completely caught up with everything I needed to know, and full engulfed in Karen Seagate's second adventure.I say Karen Seagate because her partner, Miner, plays only a cameo role in this one. Similar to the first one, it has more to do with our heroine's per [...]

    6. After reading Big Sick Heart by Mike Markel, I knew I had to find out what happened next. So I read this story and I was not disappointed.This is a mixture of mystery and police procedural.Seagate is on her own facing the life she created from her bad habits. When she reaches rock bottom see seeks help. It is then she is approached by the new Chief of Police and they come to an agreement. She is not to deviate from police protocol while on probation. Unfortunately she feels she has to go 'off re [...]

    7. I love stories like this. The main character is a normal person, who is dealing with real problems. Detective Karen has hit an all time low. She is at her lowest and is fighting to figure out whether it's worth the fight to climb back out of that pit or just let it consume her. She has and does make some really bad decisions. You are right there with her, listening to her talk to herself about her choices and her decisions - at times sad, at times witty. She is definitely someone you will connec [...]

    8. This is the second book in the Seagate and Miner series. In this one Seagate has been fired as a police detective and her life continues to spiral out of control. She is drinking and sleeping around now more then ever. In this one there is a new chief of police who Seagate runs into at an AA meeting, after the meeting he asks Seagate to please meet him in his office the next day. When she gets there she is told she can have her job back on a few conditions. She agrees to try and within a few hou [...]

    9. A well written suspenseful mystery thriller with some graphic violence and sex. The characters are well developed. I especially liked the witty dialog that the protagonist, an alcoholic detective in her forties, carries on with herself in her head. But there were many instances of repetitive information and long-winded sections of script that had nothing to do with the story line. All in all though, an entertaining story that I can recommend whole-heartedly. I will be reading more by this author [...]

    10. Deviations: A Detectives Seagate by Mike Markel was available on kindle and was recommended by my group. This is a finely written mystery in the first person. Karen, self-proclaimed alcoholic, who was fired once, probably for drinking on duty, was reinstated. Reinstated to investigate a murder. And, she, along with her colleagues did it, meticulously.The flow of the events in the story is smooth, and the language flawless. Though, at places, the reader loses interest, as it seems to be pulling t [...]

    11. An alcoholic Detective, who had been fired by her former Chief, is reinstated to her previous position by the new (non-corrupt?) Chief. She is ordered to attend a Psych evaluation and daily AA meetings for 90 days as part of her rehire. She and her partner investigate the rape and murder of a State Senator. The trail leads to neo-Nazis and an enclave of Supremacists. She goes off on her own to further investigate the camp because her real and imagined paranoia cause her to distrust everyone, inc [...]

    12. Number 2 in the series. I am loving the main character, Detective Karen Seagate, of the Rawlings, Montana, Police Department. She is seriously flawed, barely into recovery from alcoholism, insubordinate, crude/trash talking. The polar opposite of her partner, Ryan Miner. Ryan didn't play a major part in this story but remains an anchor for Karen as she makes her way back on the force with a new police chief. Intelligent mystery. I'm starting #3 immediately!

    13. Love this series!Mike Markel writes suspense with great finesse. I enjoy the thrill of the investigation as the clues are slowly given in each chapter leaving you wondering just what are the answers. Deviations gets us more into Detective Seagate's mind as we try to figure out what makes her tick and find out just why the new Chief gives her another opportunity. Now on to the next book!

    14. Short but seriousI finished DEVIATIONS and it was intriguing. With all the talk about terrorists from other countries we forget about our very own homegrown terrorists right here in the USA. Detective Seagate and Detective Miner were on the job to figure out who is responsible for the hate crime of Senator Weston I know the ending but you need to get the book and find out yourself. You will glad you did.

    15. Gripping storyThis story was an exciting, gripping and twisted tale of the struggles of Detective Karen Seagate. Her characters is so well developed that it's easy to understand her demons and her tenacity.I highly recommend this to those that love detective stories and those that love mysteries and those that wish to get inside a characters mind.

    16. This is the 4th book I've read by this author. Spoiler alert! This was a unique plot because the female police detective investigating a murder gets captured, beaten, and raped by the murderer she's searching for. Written in the 1st-person format, it was easy to get inside the detective's mind and relate to what she experienced throughout the novel. Great story.

    17. If you like books about "broken" characters, this is a great book. I have not read the first book in the series. However, it looks like pieces of the story arc through the series. So, not everything is neatly tied up in the end. Very enjoyable read.

    18. Fast and greatI started reading this series because the author is from Boise,ID,USA. Since I live in Idaho I wanted to see if the story was worth reading. Have to say I am hooked on this series. Good story line and believable character makes this a great read.

    19. DeviationsI live in the area this was written about so enjoyed this book. White supremacists were around. Good writing about it.

    20. Karen Seagate, ex-detective, an alcoholic is given a second chance by the newly appointed Chief of Police. Where she is assigned to her old partner, Miner, to find the killer of a Senator Weston.

    21. Too much worryWay to much analyzing about the main character and her life. Ending dragged out way beyond what was needed. I won't buy another

    22. Another free mystery/detective book on and another reminder why some of these books are free. Maybe it has a good ending. I couldn't get that far. Just didn't enjoy it.

    23. Well-written, fast paced, down and dirty mystery. The main character is believable and not your average by-the-book detective. She really gets under your skin. I rate this one 4.5 stars.

    24. ExcellentLoved the book. The cop is pretty screwed up in the head but still manages to work through the case. The characters were very well done and the story was well written.

    25. Central, narrating character was whiny, unbelievable as a supposed "great detective" and the story was ridiculous.

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