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Those Who Walk In Darkness

(2016)
(The first book in the Jacks Jackson Mystery series)
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Three years ago in 1867, Julia Jackson was a well to do young woman from Boston whose fiance, Jonathon, was killed right before her eyes. Obsessed with finding the killer, a man whose face she saw only in a flash as he walked up and shot Jonathon, she leaves her family and her life behind. She starts a new life as 'Jacks' Jackson - a cigar smoking, dead eye, female Pinkerton agent... pretending to be a man.

Now Allan Pinkerton needs Jacks to find the man who kidnapped the wife and son of a railroad official, David Boyd. Their only clues are the severed finger from the man's wife, complete with wedding ring, and a map of the Qualla boundary, the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina.

Jacks doesn't like the way the whole thing sounds from the beginning. David Boyd isn't important enough to target for a kidnapping. And why travel so far with two hostages?

But Pinkerton tells her that he believes the man responsible for the kidnapping worked with Jonathon's murderer in a train robbery five years ago. Jacks agrees to go after the kidnapper with hopes of catching him before he can reach his home grounds.

Pinkerton insists that Jacks bring three men with her - Boyd, her new partner, and a Cherokee guide named Running Wolf, who's always watching her, like he's trying to figure it out.

Can Jacks catch the kidnapper with her secret - and her life - intact?

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Joyce And Jim Lavene's Those Who Walk In Darkness

Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Those Who Walk In Darkness (Jacks Jackson Mystery) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene
ISBN: 1-5303-4957-5 / 978-1-5303-4957-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Those Who Walk In Darkness (Jacks Jackson Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene, Jeni Chappelle
Publisher: J. Lavene
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU