At Their Own Game

At Their Own Game Jake Stankovic has been flying below the radar for years dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two man crew But times are tough so he decides to step up to the big money with a drug deal

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  • Title: At Their Own Game
  • Author: Frank Zafiro
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Jake Stankovic has been flying below the radar for years, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two man crew But times are tough, so he decides to step up to the big money with a drug deal Everything that can go wrong, does The deal goes bad, a vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, one of his crew might be a turncoat, and a woman from a long past affairJake Stankovic has been flying below the radar for years, dealing safely in stolen property crime with his two man crew But times are tough, so he decides to step up to the big money with a drug deal Everything that can go wrong, does The deal goes bad, a vengeful detective sets his sights on Jake, one of his crew might be a turncoat, and a woman from a long past affair suddenly reappears All of this would be complicated enough on its own, but for Jake, it s even worse.The woman is the detective s ex wife.And Jake Stankovic used to be a cop.Now Jake must face new problems and old vendettas in an all in proposition with lives on the line He has to find a way to get his money back, keep the girl, and beat everyone involvedAt Their Own Game.

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    1. When I read the description of this book at , it got my attention right away. The "hero," Jake Stankovic, is a relatively successful thief with a crew of two, but there's a big difference: Jake used to be a police officer. Then when I learned the author is a retired law enforcement officer with a number of writing awards under his belt, I started to think seriously. And when I was able to download it free as part of my trial membership in Kindle Unlimited, well, let's just say I got right to it. [...]

    2. I really enjoyed the main character. He had a lot of flaws and and was an ex-cop. I was definitely surprised how he dealt with'traitors'. I also enjoyed the plot and just as I thought I knew what was coming nextrprise.I'd like to see this made into a series. I think much more can done with the antagonist, Kyle.

    3. At Their Own Game was a different take on a detective novel. The protagonist this time is Jake Stankovic, who used to be a police officer until he was ousted from the police force by another officer with a vendetta against him for sleeping with his wife.Now Jake is a property crime thief, considering stepping up his business into drugs. But he considers himself “one of the good guys”. The good guys don’t deal in drugs. They don’t murder. But this deal goes sour and Jake loses all his mon [...]

    4. Jake Stankovic, a former cop, now earns a living dealing in stolen property with his two sidekicks, Matt and Brent, while managing to keep out of the clutches of the law. With money tight, Jake decides to break into drug dealing, something which he has avoided up to now, because of the dangers involved, but just this once he takes the risk - a big mistake - he soon finds out, as he gets involved with Ozzy the local drug dealer.At the same time, Helen, who is the ex-wife of detective Falkner, ret [...]

    5. The brilliance of Frank Zafiro’s book AT THEIR OWN GAME is that you’re inside the head of a “basically good” ex-cop who gradually turns the corner into a different kind of animal. The change is so gradual – and the reader so complicit in this change – that any avid Breaking Bad fan might not immediately recognize the careful tight-rope act this novel walks. In this tension-filled crime novel, Zafiro gradually reveals the truth behind protagonist’s Jake Stankovic’s problems. Every [...]

    6. Wow! This one came loaded with some very surprising plot twists. You don't see them coming until they slap you up side the head. The writing was excellent, editing flawless, and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat to the end of the ride. The protagonist drew you in, making you feel empathy for the raw deal he got early on in life, and then later after becoming a cop. You're drawn right into the trap through great writing by an author at the top of his game. I highly recommend this to [...]

    7. At Their Own Game was a different from the other Frank Zafiro books I have read, but I enjoyed it just as much. I was uncertain at first, but soon became absorbed in Jake Stankovic's problem of the week which only grew in its enormity as the story progressed. With a truly imperfect protagonist and even more imperfect characters populating the setting, the book ended in a way I had not completely foreseen. As always, thank you for a very enjoyable read.

    8. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I would have read it straight through, but had to sleep a few hours, then got up and began reading again. The plot twists and realistic dialogue keep you laser-focused, and the insight that only a true cop can give disclosed fascinating insight into a world most of us don’t even know exists – and perhaps don’t want to.Captivating, intriguing, surprising - definite recommend.

    9. When I first read the description on Barnes and Nobel the book sounded amazing. When I started reading it I liked it, but on one hand Matt screwing Jake over was pretty predictable from the get go. When Jake did his test and it turned out Matt snitched on him and he killed him was surprising. What was even more surprising was that Brent was working with Ozzy the entire time. Helen I figured would screw him over, just not the way I thought. In all I loved the book a lot.

    10. Frank zafiro has put together a thriller that is beautifully told, and intertwined to create a marvelous mystery. If I were to explain this further, it would definitely be a spoiler. The characters - all interesting - are developed slowly and fully. This is a page-turner, and I've been up until 3 AM for the last two nights to read how it "turns out." I wholeheartedly recommend "At their own game" and will keep reading more of Frank zapiro books , he just have a huge catalog of books!

    11. This was a good book. I was really drawn in by the main character, Jake. I liked that he was an ex-cop turned con with a big heart. The ending of the book was somewhat of a let down. I didn't think the character build up that the author did led to the ending but it was a surprise and didn't totally ruin the book for me.

    12. This book had potential but fell short in the ending. There were a few surprises along the way but they were not ones to make you stop and say 'I never saw that coming'. With so few characters I felt they could have been developed further especially the roles they played in the end.

    13. Bad Cops?Drugs, police corruption and snitches! Story about a cop removed from the force and sent to prison essentially for a misunderstanding. Years later, he is a fence of stolen property and about to delve into the drug world. A good story with interesting characters!

    14. Was a great read until the end. Ending makes you think there is another book to let you know how everything endsn't see anything to give me that impression so I really didn't like the endingiffhangers aren't good!

    15. Very noir, great tension. Complicated characters struggling against themselves as much as each other. I felt the ending cut off a little too abruptly, though.

    16. A good "ex-cop" story written by a real retired cop. Good stuff. Nothing too out of the ordinary here but lots of cool "insider" information.

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