Lauren Carr

Best-Selling Mystery Author 

Mac Faraday Mysteries, Lovers in Crime Mysteries, The Thorny Rose Mysteries, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries 


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"I must say, I truly enjoyed reading this book! I found myself waking up slightly early for work just to finish a couple chapters! Not only was this book captivating, I found myself laughing at Gnarly, the ever so lovable and rambunctious German Shepherd! I look forward to reading the next book by Lauren Carr!" Review by Debbie Hill, Miss Book Lovers 

"I loved every minute!" Review by Shana Benedict, ABookVacation 

"Lots of drama, action, murder and humor. I did not want to put the book down until I had finished it." Review by Rhonda Laney, Readalot Book Reviews 


A woman is killed when she falls down the stairs. Men die writhing, in a little coffee shop.  Death may not be that unusual these days in Deep Creek Lake, but then someone tries to kill Archie, the woman Mac Faraday loves.

When she tells Mac the reason behind it and her secret is exposed, Mac and the entire police department will go to extremes to keep Archie safe.

That raises rather a lot of questions:

Who exactly are they protecting her from?
Could it be warring crime lords? Hit men?
Why does one particular couple keep showing up around town?
Just how many killers are there, anyway?
Is anyone who they say they are?

Gnarly plays a much bigger—and more effective–role this time round, and he is showing off his training whether he means to or not.  From taking down bad guys—he seriously knows how to do that– to protecting a little girl staying at Mac’s.  Not to mention that for a dog, he is a surprisingly good confidante when the right little person needs to talk.

Once again, we have a lot of suspects!  When they start dying too, the field thins, but then so do the motives.

Even when the witness protection service and the FBI get involved, it will still take Mac’s intelligence, deductive reasoning,  and years of experience to figure out who is responsible for what.  Can he keep Archie safe while he does it?

Merri Citarella, Jaquo Magazine

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Mac is up to his Eyeballs in Mobsters & Feds!