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The Guise of Another
The Guise of Another | Allen Eskens
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Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. Hes been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation. But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for James Putnam for years. As his life spins out of control, Alexanders last hope may be his older brother, Max, a fellow police detective who steps in to try to save his brother from the carnage his investigation has let loose. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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SqueakyChu
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This was a new author to me. I liked his first book so much that I went right out to buy his second book. I‘m reading it right now! 😊

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Eggs
The Guise of Another | Allen Eskens
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Crime mystery from Allen Eskins (The Life We Bury and others). 4⭐️

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Eggs
The Guise of Another | Allen Eskens
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1️⃣ tagged
2️⃣ “That night, there were a few things that the man knew to a religious certainty.”
3️⃣ Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Miracle Creek and Daisy Jones

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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swishandflick
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Man, I love discovering new (to me) authors! I didn't find it quite as addicting as The Life We Bury, but it was pulse-pounding crime fiction nonetheless. So many twists and turns. I really didn't see much of it coming, which only ratcheted up the tension. Now I'm just torn on whether to immediately pick up the next in the series or shake things up a bit 😆

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Amiable
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WTH did I just read?? I'm not entirely sure, but what a rollicking ride and a race to the finish to see who did what to whom and why. Definitely recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼

BookwormM Sounds intriguing stacked 12mo
CouronneDhiver I love this author! 12mo
Amiable @CouronneDhiver I'm now devouring the third one --it's so good! 12mo
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 7! #BEA17 edition! The cover reminds me of the forest around where I live 😆. Alex Rupert is a Minnesota detective, shunned by his colleagues and across his wife's having an affair. He is assigned a complex identity case involving one James Putnam. The case explodes with a trained assassin and Alex's older detective brother, Max, getting involved to save Alex from the unfolding carnage. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Leftcoastzen Loved how you really got the most out of BEA!I was a publishers rep and I miss going! 2y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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WHAT?! 😮

Everyone in this story is different than they first appear!

This is my 2nd Eskens novel. I love the way that he builds layered plots with such beautiful descriptions of people and places. Someone else might find his choice of words unusual but, to me, he's poetic.

Loved the book ... especially those last few chapters! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

kaykay521 I read the The Life We Bury and really enjoyed it. I'll have to give this one a try 2y
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CouronneDhiver
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My library's #overdrive app is keeping me busy these days... two more holds came in today! 🌤🌷

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Guildedearlobe
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There are a lot of books featuring likeable troubled antiheroes seeking redemption but in The Guise of Another author Allen Eskens flips the trope on its head taking what could be a typical crime thriller and turning it into a carefully constructed character character study that uses the readers preconceptions against them. It's a well executed tale that works on many levers leaving the listener satisfied yet a little off balance. #audiobook

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Guildedearlobe
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Been listening to this while making various doctors runs and running work errands and liking the book. Not living the narration so much especially compared to the previous novel.

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Audrey
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Enjoyable mystery with an unexpected twist.

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heidisreads
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Cannot wait for this author visit in a couple of weeks!

librariankris @heidifk Saw him Thursday in Mankato, and he was great. So happy for his success. Hope you have a great program! 3y
Bette Hi Heidi! 😊❤️👍 3y
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TheBookAddict
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A random audiobook that I found on the Daily Deal, and a good one too. A good mystery that keeps you guessing. Unexpected ending. The narrator did a good job as well.

Donna_sBookMinute Sounds like a good read. 3y
TheBookAddict It is. From the beginning the author throws you a curve ball. Hooks you and doesn't let you go, until the end. 3y
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TheBookAddict
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Since I finished listening to A Confederacy of Dunces I've decided to listen to The Guise of Another tomorrow. 🤓📚💕

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BibliophileBytheSea
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A multi-layered story with great characters including a crazed assassin from the Balkans. The story is highly charged with a few twists and a satisfying ending. Readers who enjoy crime and murder mystery stories should try this one. The author's debut novel, The Life We Bury, was a favorite of mine.

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