living novels | 4.5 STAR REVIEW: TRUTH GUARDIANS by Barry Finlay

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Jake Scott Mystery Series: Book 2
Publication date: November 5, 2022

He’s a refreshingly different hero, he’s definitely not young and he’s got six packs, but…

Retired reporter Jake Scott knows a thing or two about exposing the truth and unmasking the fraud. Unfortunately, he walks a fine line between helping and interfering with investigations. Homicide detective Dani Perez, with whom Jake has a rocky personal relationship, doesn’t always appreciate him, but he can’t seem to help it.

The affable and cunning, if old-fashioned, Jake is on the trail of a case when a body discovered in a swamp and three suspects lead him to the doorstep of The Guardians of Truth, a shady organization with a charismatic and opportunistic leader. While the organization claims to offer undying support to its followers, Jake discovers the opposite is true.

Now Jake and an informant, Cassie Wright, want to expose the leader and protect his followers from financial ruin or worse. His harrowing search is not without its dangers, as one will disappear and the other will be forced to fight for survival.

If you like your heroes to be, well, like you and me, the second book in the Jake Scott mystery series it will draw you in and make you wish you could dive in to help.

The revision

Retired reporter Jake Scott faces another mystery in the guardians of truth. As the second installment of the The Jake Scott Mystery series, author barry Findlay once again offers an exceptional story.

This time, Scott and homicide detective Dani Pérez are on the hunt for a missing mother. Using his investigative skills, Scott works the case and uncovers valuable clues.

With Oliver feline adding some humorous moments, the story expands with darker elements. The author’s description of the sect and its charismatic leader is chilling. Using the slightest of clues, Scott finds a connection to the Truth Keepers. It’s a race against time to see if it’s too late for the missing woman.

From a writing perspective, the story progresses well. The writer has put a lot of effort into focusing on setting the scene and providing interesting details. As characters, Scott is memorable for his calm and methodical approach.

the guardians of truth it shows how effectively a scam can be exposed with an old-fashioned piece of investigative work by a man with a nose for the links

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About the Author

In 2009, barry finley climbed a mountain as an accountant and came down as a writer and philanthropist. After more than thirty years in various financial roles, he took his life in a different direction and scaled Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro in his sixties with his son Chris. Climbing and her fundraising efforts to help children in Tanzania led to the award-winning book, Kilimanjaro and beyond: a life-changing journey. She continued with the hilarious travel memories, Guess we missed the boayou, which was named Best Travel Book of 2013 by Reader Views in Austin, Texas. His first fiction book, the disappearing wife, won the New Apple Literary Award for Best eBook in the Thriller/Mystery category. He has published three other award-winning novels and a novella in The Marcie Kane Thriller Collectionbeing the last The burden of darkness. in 2020. Now, Barry has started a new series with the release of searching for the truthwith retired reporter Jake Scott.

In 2013, Barry was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for her philanthropic work in Africa. He lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Evelyn.

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