The mutilated body of a young woman The town doctor lying comatose in the road A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine seaport.As detectives Maggie Savage and Michael McCabe investigate, they realize the man they are after does not exist Nobody knows his real name Nobody has seen his facThe mutilated body of a young woman The town doctor lying comatose in the road A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine seaport.As detectives Maggie Savage and Michael McCabe investigate, they realize the man they are after does not exist Nobody knows his real name Nobody has seen his face But everybody fears his blade.The only one who may know the murderer s true identity is an eleven year old girl who has vanished into thin air.Taut, twisting, and starring two unforgettable heroes, Darkness First will thrill fans of John Sandford and C J Box.
Darkness First The mutilated body of a young woman The town doctor lying comatose in the road A hundred and fifty tablets of Canadian OxyContin This is the havoc that a merciless killer has wreaked on a sleepy Maine
This outstanding mystery thriller is the third book in a police procedural series taking place in various locations in the state of Maine The first two were evidently published in paperback only, while Darkness First is the first e book published by BN and retailed for.99 The wonderful retail price belies the old saying about getting what you paid it s a tightly drawn, fast paced mystery with a memorable bad guy pursued by the most intriguingly dynamic female detective I ve ever read While we al [...]
I don t think I enjoyed this third in the series as much as the first two The setting has changed a bit from Portland to the Eastport Machias area The main protagonist changes from McCabe to his sidekick, Maggie, but McCabe puts in a brief appearance near the end Characters travel from one place to another quickly, which is a bit off putting, because the distance between, say, Machias and Augusta isn t just a hop, skip, and jump like the plot implies The whodunit part was cleared up early on as [...]
A drug dealer and killer is on the loose in a small Maine town Detective Maggie Savage is called in by her father, the local sheriff to assist Detective Savage later calls in her partner, Detective McCabe, for backup.Though told primarily following from Detective Savage s point of view, when there are other points of view, the shifts are done effortlessly.The writing style and narrative are crisp, action packed, and descriptive without being overly verbose.Vivid and varied characters fill variou [...]
Another well written thriller starring Portland ME detectives Michael McCabe and Maggie Savage in an interesting plot that kept me guessing until the end In the first two books in this series, I or less figured out who the bad guy might be about half way through the novel, but not so in this one In this book, we meet Maggie s dad, brother, and her childhood friend as well as some additional law enforcement officers and other good and not so good Maine citizens, all with distinct and believable [...]
Great story Well, all I can say is I m delighted that I took one of the reviewers suggestion to read this book I couldn t put it down The relationship between Maggie and McCabe showed the trust and security they both felt about each other I enjoyed Tabitha and Harlan s relationship too because it showed me how special and smart Tabby was not weird and how protective and loyal Harlan really was in spite of the troubles he and his father shared I would definitely refer this book to all suspense th [...]
Now I have read 3 and.What I like the most is the permanent characters surrounding the murder and mayhem In this one names of too many characters offstage would pop up at one odd time and there I am in the midst of the story asking and who is thatybe a cheat sheet of the caste would workis book was particularly grizzly and yet it worked.but what happened to Susan Marsh
Savage and McCabe pair wellThis is a well done, suspenseful murder mystery It is very American The characters are straight forward You can picture them in your mind s eye The author is action focused, leaving the psychological aspects of the characters to your imagination, if you so choose to indulge And action there is, solid and non fantastical, but guaranteed to satisfy.And Ed is so right The price is the best Nothing like getting satisfaction on sale
thriller 3I think this is my favorite of the three I have read It was fast paced and I didn t want to stop reading.
Really well written book The plot is well thought out and Maggie and McCabe are great characters.Maggie is called to her home town by her father, sheriff of the town, when a woman is murdered and Maggie s best friend, Emily, is seriously injured Maggie is determined to help out in the investigation, whether Sean Carroll, the hot shot detective in charge wants her to or not.There is a connection between the murdered woman, Tiff, and a recent heist of Canadian OxyContin And Tiff has a connection t [...]
ExcellentI ve come to enjoy the books by Mfr yt F2f f2f mI ve come to enjoy Mr Hayman s writing and with this book he has proudI have come to enjoy Mr Hayman s writing This book has exceeded my expectations I recommend his books to my friends and he now has some new fans.
I didn t enjoy this installment as much as the first two but it was still an okay read In the previous two books Michael McCabe was clearly the lead with Maggie Savage taking a decidedly supporting role In Darkness First Maggie is clearly the main protagonist with McCabe bringing up the rear We will see how the next one goes.
The 3rd book in the McCabe Savage series This one focuses on Maggie Savage, her family, friends and upbringing We learn about her She goes back to her home town of Mathias, Maine This one does not take place in Portland Her best friend is severely injured after she witnesses a murder Maggie joins the State Police to help find the killer This book will stand alone if you haven t read the other two There are a couple of twists in this one A thoroughly enjoyable read.
CaptivatingA little hard to see a villainous cop being a brutle vicious sadistic killer Such anger in real life is difficult to hide From that perspective hard to believe Hayden should have delved into his character Just my opinion.
Thoroughly enjoyed This is one of the best books I ve read since reading with Kindle Interesting characters and also a great plot Would recommend to anyone who likes thrillers with some good twists and turns I ll definitely read of James Hayman s books.
Ich liebe den Schreibstil von James Hayman.
A really crisp novel that kept me guessing throughout the read It s my favorite McCabe Savage Thriller Good work Jim
Another thriller from this author Kept me guessing.
Excellent I could not have read a better storyI could not figure out who was the killer til the author wanted me toThat is how i like my booksGreat jobGreat storyGreat writing
Maggie takes the investigation personally when her best friend is attacked and goes on special assignment to the Maine State Police.
Good mystery Well written with good character development and a fast moving story Also enjoy the Maine setting If you are a fan of this duo, this is one not to be missed.
Fairly good readNot as captivating as the first book but still entertaining Not too long or short of a read Great for airport layovers
Interesting Convolution of PersonalitiesProtagonists and their families are swirled about in this tale of murder and discovery of facts When money, drug dealing, and murder are together, then the good folks show up to solve their problems.
Love the McCabe and Savage SeriesStayed up till 4 00 in the morning to finish this book Action and action Characters are evolving nicely and I like the direction of the plots Really good read
James Haymanter reading the first in this series, I thought I was going to like your books Now you ARE my fav new author I was lucky enough to win a giveaway of your 5th book in the McCabe and Savage series, bought books 1 4, and I CANNOT put your books down nowexcellent, fast paced, relative, and absolutely fun McCabe and Savage are the perfect duo I can t wait to get through the 4th and 5th And then I am buying the rest of your books Thank you for the amazing books
I had to fast forward through the extremely graphic murder scene which I thought was gratuitous The rest of the book was okay except for the terrible narration.
I love Maine and McCabe Maggie make it even exciting Thank you James Hayman Been waiting a while to read this installment but once I started, I could not put it down A thrill a minute but I will admit that I solved the mystery about 150 pages before the heroes did.
Really enjoyed it Good storyline, well developed characters Will read others from this author
This is, surprisingly enough for me, an e book E readers have become so ubiquitous that even I have been pulled into the web not that I like them, but too often that s the only way I can get a title I want So, my Kindle is becoming a constant companion.Darkness First was well worth reading this way It is set in Machiasport, Maine, a major factor in my choosing this book My husband is from southern Maine and I lived there for several years Although this is set in northern Maine, we traveled and c [...]
The rating is somewhere between a three and a four.Darkness First is an entertaining read The plot picks up right from the prologue and hurls you straight into a gruesome mystery involving a bunch of gory murders and drug thefts committed by an intelligent, merciless villain The book has everything it needs to be a popular whodunit a badass heroine with a unique name, a mostly attractive cast one of them looks like McNulty, except with blue eyes , partners with that sexual tension and a swift pa [...]