Saturday, July 11, 2009

Baby Shark’s Jugglers at the Border

Robert Fate sent me an ARC for the latest in his Baby Shark series. It’s called Jugglers at the Border. Before I could read it, I had to get it back from my dear husband, also a Baby Shark fan.

All the Baby Shark books are set mostly in Texas in the 50s and star Kristin Van Dijk, also known as Baby Shark. You could read this fourth book without having read the others, but I’d encourage you to start at the beginning. The first book will let you know why Kristin Van Dijk is known as Baby Shark and why she can be as lethal as her moniker would lead you to believe she could be.

In Jugglers at the Border, the focus is on Kristin’s partner, Otis Millett. Kristin and Otis team up with the Fort Worth police to find out who killed Millett’s estranged wife and ex-stripper Dixie Logan - and why. They’re on the trail of a gang of ruthless cop-killing bank robbers led by nut-job who hears voices and has no respect for life. To find the killer and the bank heist money, they’ll go from Fort Worth all the way to Taos, New Mexico, most of it at about a hundred miles an hour. And that’s about how fast you’ll be turning the pages.

The story is fast-paced and packed with action. Baby Shark lives up to her moniker. She knows how to handle herself and how to handle those who threaten her, her friends or the innocent. You might want to read Jugglers at the Border in one sitting - or you’ll be wondering what Kristin and Otis are up to when you’re not looking.
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  1. I'm not familiar with the Baby Shark series. But after this hearty endorsement my interest is definitely piqued.

    The Old Silly

  2. I think you'd like this series, Marvin. Jugglers is the fourth, so there's time to catch up with Baby Shark.

  3. I'm not familiar with the series, either...thanks for the tip.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Don't you love it when the husband steals your books?

    L. Diane Wolfe

  5. I do, Diane, but I rather wish he'd steal them AFTER I've had a chance to read them. ;-)

    He needs a Kindle. He travels a lot and is always looking for a book to take.

  6. So you also have that problem with ARC's? My husband grabbed Carolyn Hart's Merry, Merry Ghost before I could read it as well as Tim Hallinan's Breathing Water.

    Thanks for introducing me to the Baby Shark series. I'll have to order all four so that I can get my hands on one first. :)


  7. Luckily, he spends quite a bit of time on airplanes, so he usually gives the books back quickly.

    It's good that, for the most part, we both like the same kinds of books.

  8. Helen, I received an ARC for the book, too. Great read. I need to get the review done for

  9. I have an ARC I volunteered to read, but feel bad that I haven't touched it in the week ir so I've had it. 've fot to get busy this weekend with it.

    Steve Tremp

  10. The series sounds intriguing. Thanks for letting us know about it.

  11. Sometimes it's difficult to find time, Stephen. I've been so busy lately with the book that's due Aug 1. I've tried to set aside a half-hour in the morning to read. Hopefully, soon, I'll have more time. My goal is to get the book to the publisher this coming week.

  12. I think Baby Shark is a very catchy and memorable nic name. Fate sure knows how to make his work stake in readers' mind.

    Bargain with the Devil

  13. That's true, Enid. It's a good thing for writers to remember when they are thinking of a series.

  14. The Baby Shark series hasn't received enough recognition. Fate's a great writer and Kristin is a memorable character.

  15. I agree, Mark. I hope the movie gets made. I'd go see it.


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