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by Clair M. Poulson

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Keene Tempest was born to be a cop. After years spent preparing for a career in law enforcement, he’s finally working his dream job with the LAPD, and his criminal justice degree is almost within reach. The last thing he wants to do is return to his sleepy Wyoming hometown to run the family hotel after the death of his mother. But at the insistence of his older siblings that he honor his late mother’s wishes, what choice does he have? When Keene arrives at the Tempest Hotel, it quickly becomes clear that all is not as it seems. He’s shocked to learn that his mother’s death was anything but natural—foul play was almost certainly involved. As he becomes embroiled in the investigation—and in his budding relationship with lovely local law enforcement Officer Chaille Donovan—the body count rises: another murder victim is discovered, and there is no doubt that this bizarre string of crimes is somehow tied to the hotel—and to him. Against a chilling backdrop of family feuds, shootings, and armed robbery, Keene must draw upon his years of training to unearth a killer. And in a town this small, no one is above suspicion

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About the Author

Clair M. Poulson

Clair M. Poulson retired after twenty years in law enforcement. During his career he served in the U.S. Military Police Corps, the Utah Highway Patrol, and the Duchesne County Sheriff's Department, where he was first a deputy and the the county sheriff. He currently serves as a justice court judge for Duchesne County, a position he has held for nineteen years. His nearly forty-year career working in the criminal justice system has provided a wealth of material from which he draws in writing his books. Clair has served on numerous boards and committees over the years. Among them are the Utah Judicial Council, and FBI advisory board, the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, the Utah Justice Court Board of Directors, and the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Other interests include activity in the LDS Church, assisting his oldest son in operating their grocery store, ranching with his oldest son and other family members, and raising registered Missouri Fox Trotter horses. Clair and his wife, Ruth, live in Duchesne and are the parents of five married children. They have twenty-two grandchildren.

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(based upon 7 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2019-05-18

it was great and I loved it.

Least favorite Poulsen ever
By , Submitted on 2019-02-28

I honestly love this author but this one was a long read and not worth the time. Check out his others though. :)

Just great
By , Submitted on 2018-12-10

Need more from this author and this reader. They are so good!

Didn't want to take a break from it.
By , Submitted on 2018-09-06

I listened to the audio-book while driving from California to Utah and back. I needed something to keep me alert while driving and this book turned out to be perfect for the task. I'm not a frequent reader of novels, so I won't even pretend to critique the book, I'll just say I loved it! We still had two hours left of the story when we arrived at our destination in Utah and I couldn't wait to get it playing again a few days later on the drive back to Calif. The author includes enough detail to create wonderful mental imagery, and the story moves and flows quickly enough to keep it lively. And so many plot twists!

Also, the narrator did a superior job. He put a lot of character into the characters!

Great Little Mystery
By , Submitted on 2017-05-16

I listened to this book using Bookshelf Plus. I enjoyed the narrator and the story was great. It delved into the family dynamics of Keene Tempest who is a former cop. He is guilted into running his mothers motel in a small town after her death. He soon realizes there may have been foul play involved in her death. The author throws in a little romance with the local law enforcement and it made for a perfect book.

Twists and Turns
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the first book I have read of Clair M. Poulson's. He has written quite a few but I haven't had a chance to read one before.

This book deals with a police detective, Keene Tempest. He has just lost his mother and is "forced" to take over the family hotel. His mother wished for him to run it, and his siblings agreed with her decision. He does it to respect and honor his mother.

The job held more than he could have ever imagined. His brother is murdered in the hotel, and he discovers that his mother may have also been a murder victim. The detective in him has to discover the truth and solve the case, regardless of his own safety.

He gets to work with a beautiful female cop, Chaille Donovan. Their attraction to each other is instantaneous. They also make a great team working together.

The book takes some interesting twists and turns. At one point I thought I had it all figured out, but soon realized that the plot was more complex than it seemed.

There were a few references to religion in the book, but it played a minor role. This book is a murder investigation with a little romance.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

What an AMAZING mystery!

Tangled with so many suspects you really don't know who did it until the very end where clues are dropped making you suspect, but not really knowing, until the masks are down and the killer is pointing a gun at the hero.

I couldn't put it down!

Keene Tempest just wants to be a cop, but with his mother's passing he takes up the management of the family hotel.

When one of the local police officers stops to introduce herself, she tells Keene that his mother's death might not be as it seems.

Keene's police-trained mind goes into play and he starts asking the townsfolk questions.

After someone else is then murdered in the hotel, Keene sets out on a journey to find the killer.

But to do that he will also have to solve an old-case armed robbery, and discover the persons behind the multiple shootings that are now happening.

Along the way his family feuding will be mended and a relationship will start with the beautiful local officer named Chaille Donovan.

and Captivating!
You will LOVE this story!

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