Southern Peril

Southern Peril

A Jersey Barnes Mystery

eBook - 2009
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Reluctantly agreeing to investigate a high-ranking judge's brother, Jersey Barnes finds herself embroiled in a long-standing DEA case involving a drug ring and wonders if she will ever be able to retire and settle down with one of her love interests. By the author of Southern Poison. 15,000 first printing.

Macmillan School

Why is it so hard for Jersey Barnes to retire? When a state supreme judge calls in a favor, she tells herself (again) that this is her last case. She must investigate the judge's brother, Morgan, and his newly-inherited business. When Jersey realizes the DEA is checking on Morgan, too, she finds herself in the middle of a twentyyear- old mystery and a drug ring investigation. Still checking up on her geriatric father and his trouble-making friends, negotiating the steamy friendship/relationship with her bartender Ox, and dodging the flirtacious sparks flying back and forth with the cute DEA agent, Jersey begins to wonder if retirement is ever in her future. On the heels of the lauded Southern Poison, readers will welcome another hilarious, suspenseful, and sun-soaked adventure from the unforgettable Jersey Barnes.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781429990073
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 10, 2013

I love this series and hope to see more. Jersey reminds me of Stephanie Plum, but she's far more capable and accomplishes everything without all the bed hopping. I missed Ox in this book, but her dad and girlfriend are a hoot! A quick and delightful read.


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Aug 10, 2013

Jersey Barnes' retirement as a security specialist is temporarily put on hold - again- as her judge friend call in a favor to check up on her younger brother, Morgan, who has recently relocated to take over their parent's thriving restaurant after their deaths. Getting Morgan to trust her is like pulling teeth from a chicken, but when trouble gets too hot to handle, he turns to Jersey. Morgan confides in Jersey his suspicions about his parents deaths and the troubling conversations overheard at the Green Table. Blackmail, drugs, and humiliating secrets threaten to take the restaurant away unless Jersey can find the answers. With her partner-turned-over out of town, Jersey must rely on the help of DEA agent Brad. Sharing info never seems to flow both directions and she must trust her gut on how much to give to the alluring agent. Keeping her dad and his girlfriend out of trouble is just a side perk.


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