Dead Gold Book Review and Book Tour Giveaway

I love mysteries and thrillers.  Having read the first three books in Hawk MacKinney's Moccasin Hollow Mystery series--I was excited to read his latest.  What did I think of Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney?  Read my review, learn about the author and the series and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney
Category: Adult Fiction, 221 pages
Genre: Mystery / Suspense

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.

About the Book

The dazzling lure of Olympic gold fame is a spotlight glare hotter than any fifteen minutes of fame. During plans for a cross-country ski vacation, Aspen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Detective David “Spinner” Krespinak and SEAL-bud Craige Ingram are ensnared by glamour, upmarket glitz and bling, and greed in the deadly champagne powder world of a money-gets-you-anything high-country ski-mecca. Body parts start turning up in the most unlikely places. As the two friends start their investigation, A hornet's nest of the local elite do not want the publicity. For good reason it seems, they may be part of the mystery of bodies and body parts piling up at the morgue.

The closer they get to the killer, the more confused they become. Who is behind the murders and mutilation? The list of suspects grows as they close the net on the killer. The tender underbelly of Aspen is not what it seems. It is a raw open sore that oozes blood, drugs, and murder.

My Review

Dead Gold Offers Great Characters and a Well Developed Story. The author does a wonderful job developing his characters just enough to keep readers doubting their motives through most of the book. Once the author establishes his background stories and lays the basics for the current book--the pace of the writing and the twists and turns mount to create an engaging mystery. The novels in this series are written as stand alone stories--but, I think it is easier to fall into the author's writing style after reading the main character's previous adventures in earlier books.

Readers will find action, adventure, suspense and more. Once again, readers will be met with a lot of action, adventure, suspenseful twists and turns in a very believable story line. The author provides a lot of detail in his character development, his settings, and everything from his crime scenes to the various stages of the investigation. Readers will feel like they are solving a real crime along with the novel's main characters.

Would I recommend Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney? I have enjoyed every book of this series--and Dead Gold was no exception. The author creates a complex mystery that is still easy to follow and holds interest through to the end. It is easy to become attached to the characters and to become so caught up in solving the mystery that you can't put the book down. I would definitely recommend this book to crime thriller and murder mystery fans.

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Meet the Author

Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel.

In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction—historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers. His titles are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series—murder and mayhem with a touch of romance. Hidden Chamber of Death, the first book in the mystery series, was followed by Book 2, Westobou Gold and his latest, Book 3, Curse of the Ancients. All have received national attention. The Bleikovat Event was Vol I in The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series followed by Vol II, The Missing Planets. Vol III, Inanna Phantom is in final galleys. ​

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  1. A Mama’s Corner of the World – Angela THOMPSON - Thank you for hosting Dead Gold, Book 4 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series. An earlier title, Moccasin Trace is a prequel historical romance establishing the bloodline(s) of serial protagonists Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series along with glimpses into the in-laws & outlaws of the Ingram family. A new sci-fi title in the upcoming sci-fi series is in galley-edit.

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    1. Victoria SCOTT - Hope U enjoy the read – it was fun to write -

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  3. This sounds like a great mystery read!!



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