Seamus McCree U.P. North [978-1-943166-16-9]
by James M. Jackson
For Readers Who Enjoy the Wilds of the Northwoods ...
Set in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, this compendium includes unabridged versions of two of the best-loved Seamus McCree novels, and two short stories, one also featuring Seamus at a 30% discount from buying separately. Of course you can read any of the novels for free on Kindle Unlimited.
With his house in Cincinnati in ruins, Seamus retreats to the family cabin for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But his plans for a quiet, contemplative winter in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are thrown out the window when he discovers a naked woman on his porch during a blizzard. The mystery woman is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, high fevers, amnesia—and rope burns on her wrists and ankles.
Snowbound at the cabin, without transportation or phone coverage, Seamus struggles to keep the woman alive and find a way to get an SOS message out. What he doesn’t know is that a domestic paramilitary organization is hunting for an escaped female prisoner—and closing in on his isolated refuge.
If you love the suspense and plot twists of domestic thrillers, this page-turner will be for you. Seamus McCree’s first assignment hiding a witness goes from bad to worse. His client disappears. His granddog finds a buried human bone. Police find a fresh human body.
His client is to testify in a Chicago money laundering trial. He’s paranoid that with a price on his head, if the police know where he’s staying, the information will leak. Seamus promised his business partner and lover, Abigail Hancock, that he’d keep the witness safe at the McCree family camp located deep in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s woods.
Abigail is furious at his incompetence and their relationship flounders. Even his often-helpful son, Paddy, must put family safety ahead of helping his father. Seamus risks his own safety and freedom to turn amateur sleuth in hopes he can solve the crimes, fulfill his promise of protection, and win back Abigail. Wit and grit are on his side, but the clock is ticking . . . and the hit man is on his way.
PLUS Two Bonus Short Stories: In “Accidents Happen” Seamus looks into a series of accidental deaths at an open-pit iron ore mine. “Homework” is a coming-of-age story with a delightful twist.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING about the Seamus McCree series
I love Seamus McCree—a savvy PI who tackles the mysteries of life with heart and brains and humor.”
“The Seamus McCree series is one to watch!”
"Cabin Fever is a recommended pick both for crime and mystery readers who enjoyed the prior Seamus McCree story in Bad Policy and for newcomers such as this reviewer, who encounter Seamus here for the first time.
"Seamus McCree is a protagonist that if you're ever a woman running from evil incarnate you want on your side. He's one smart protagonist and James M. Jackson is one fine writer who I compare to William Kent Krueger and Craig Johnson in that he knows how to reel in the reader, turn a phrase and pace a book perfectly that you have to know what's going on and can't stop thinking about it. Highly recommend for thrilling mystery."