Nothing Stays Buried by P.J. Tracy

Nothing Stays Buried

P.J. Tracy

The Monkeewrench crew returns to help Minneapolis detectives stop a serial killer and solve a decades-old crime.

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The Monkeewrench crew returns to face the city of Minneapolis’s worst nightmare—a rampant serial killer on the loose—in the electrifying new thriller.
When Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth are called to a crime scene in a heavily wooded city park, everything about the setting is all too familiar. And when they discover a playing card on the victim's body, their worst fears are confirmed—there’s a serial killer operating in the city for the first time in years.

Across town, Grace MacBride and her unconventional partners at Monkeewrench Software find themselves at both personal and career crossroads. Weary of the darker side of their computer work for law enforcement, they agree to take on a private missing-persons case in a small farming community in southwestern Minnesota.

As the violence accelerates in Minneapolis, Magozzi and Gino soon realize their killer is planning to complete the deck, and they enlist Monkeewrench to help stop the rampage. As a baffling tangle of evidence accumulates, the cops and Monkeewrench make the unlikely connections among a farmer’s missing daughter, a serial killer, and a decades-old stabbing that brings them face-to-face with pure evil.

Advance Galley Reviews

The Monkeewrench Crew is back, Grace, Harley, Annie and Roadrunner. Joining them are the homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth. The Monkeewrench Crew has taken on an unusual case for them. They are asked to look into the case of a woman missing from rural Minnesota. The woman's Father and the local Sheriff want closure on the case, one way or another, so the crew packs up their computers and heads out. Meanwhile in Minneapolis the detectives are working a case of multiple murders of women, killed in parks with a playing card left on their bodies. It is obvious there is a serial killer on the loose and no clues. Monkeewrench is one of my favorite series and the author delivers another winner in this entry. The action is fast paced and the story line is great. All my favorite characters are back. This is the 8th book in the series and could be read alone, but the characters and the stories in the previous books are so good I highly recommend them.

I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book to read and write a review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book it was hard to put down. Enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story, it kept my interest. Through the story we got to learn more about the characters and feel like we knew them. I would recommend this book if you enjoy books with suspense.

The only thing I would change would be the title. Kinda sounds like a formula zombie book, but its totally not that. Do not let the title scare you away. Finished in 3 sittings, and only because I had to go to work in between. A very different mystery, and not run of the mill characters. I haven't read any of the Monkeewrench books before, but they're going on my to read list. This was that engaging.

This was a real page turner! I opened it at bedtime last night and finished it at lunchtime today. I think this may be the best of the MonkeeWrench books, and that's saying something! In this book, Minneapolis Detectives Rolseth and Magozzi are called to the scene of a murder. Evidence points to a serial killer, but one who hasn't struck for over a year. However, things accelerate all too quickly. In the meantime, the Monkeewrench crew is at loose ends when they are contacted by the sheriff of a rural county in southern Minnesota. A woman has been missing for two months; the sheriff and the woman's father both realize from the scene of her disappearance that she is most likely dead, but they want to know what happened. Of course, the two disparate cases converge in a terrifying plot that includes the Mexican Mafia and drug cartels, an escaped African lion, and tornadoes. Lots of tornadoes, portrayed with absolute midwestern accuracy. I loved the book and hope very much there will someday be another.


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