The bomb squad's off to investigate another suspicious package at the mall, and kids are beating the crap out of one another and posting it on YouTube. And before Magozzi and Rolseth can wish for a straight-on homicide, the call comes in: a floater. Soon they're humping it along a derelict stretch of the Mississippi River, beyond the green places where families picnic and admire the views.
They can see her- she looks like a bride in her white formal gown- face down, dead in the water. And so it begins. It's not long before Magozzi, Rolseth, and Monkeewrench discover the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet to date. Using their skills to scour the Net in search of the perpetrator, the team must race against the clock to stop a killer in his tracks. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published April 29th by G.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Shoot to Thrill , please sign up. Can this be read as a standalone? See 1 question about Shoot to Thrill…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. I am really enjoying this series with its clever mix of ultra smart computer geeks on one side and the activities of a team of homicide detectives on the other.
This one adds a dash of FBI plus numerous unusual murders and the fun begins! As with most series the books are best read in order to get the full benefit of the character development. By now we are very comfortable with the ongoing attempts at a relationship between Grace and Leo and the rather odd behaviours of the Monkeewrench team. Th I am really enjoying this series with its clever mix of ultra smart computer geeks on one side and the activities of a team of homicide detectives on the other.
The authors write effective and often very entertaining dialogue. A very satisfying book but then came the epilogue which was way out of left field!
I was stunned. What a cliff hanger! I had to go straight to Amazon and order the next book. View 2 comments. I love this series! Great mystery with great characters. Leo and Gino and the guys at the precinct have a fun back and forth, and the Monkeewrench gang always make me laugh. Grace and Leo continue to make baby steps towards a more solid relationship, kind of a necessity with Grace's background and trust issues.
Listening to the series. Love Buck Schirner's performance and comedic timing. Jul 15, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook.
Play to Kill @ Shoot to Thrill #5 Monkeewrench [used book]
Tracy continues her wonderful series with a fifth novel that taps into some of the technological aspects of crime in the 21st century. As they still remember their last major case in the middle of a blizzard, Homicide Detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth find themselves in the middle of a Minneapolis heatwave. They are, however, fitted out in a wonderfully air conditioned ride, at least for a time.
When they are called to the river to investigate a floater, Magozzi and Rolseth soon learn P. It would appear that a number of people have been anonymously posting videos of killings, which is troubling enough. Who is out there, posting snuff films to social media across the country? Working an angle with some of their high-tech software, Monkeewrench discovers that people have been posting cryptic messages about potential killings, all around America. Working not only to crack through the plethora of chat room messages, Grace MacBride and her team try to sift through snuff versus fake murder videos, all while Agent Smith waits idly by to stop this spree of killings.
Magozzi soon learns that his own case might have some ties to the social media killings, along with trying to decipher the struggles with his ongoing relationship, which seems to have hit a dry patch. Tracy proves that this is a series worth the time invested. Series fans will flock to this one, and those new to the party can binge as I did with ease to catch up. I cannot put into words how much I enjoy P. The stories continue to scratch an itch that I get when needing something a little lighter to pass the summer months.
Magozzi and Rolseth assume their positions as protagonists again, using great banter and strong sleuthing skills to keep the reader hooked from the early chapters. There are some great character development moments for Magozzi, who continues to struggle with Grace MacBride and a potential new woman to keep things spicy. The series reader will know that the Magozzi-MacBride oscillation has been one that is simmering, tension—sexual and otherwise—always present.
The entire Monkeewrench crew is present, using their skills to crack the current case open and Tracy shows some development with them, if only peppered throughout the narrative. He sticks out against the strong characters found within the narrative and there are some interesting hints about whether he might reappear, but that is for the reader to discover in the novel. Secondary characters offer some interesting perspectives within the novel, as Tracy is able to effectively utilise them to push home key points to drive home a theme throughout the narrative.
The narrative flows well and the reader is treated to decent writing that lacks at times within the genre. Moving away from the traditional police procedural, P. Tracy entertains the reader with strong storylines, perfect for a vacation or summer binge. I am eager to keep racing through these books and will likely soon catch up to a great Goodreads friend who is bingeing as well.
Kudos, P. Tracy, for another wonderful piece. I am so happy to have found this series and hope to feel more chills throughout this summer reading binge! Apr 12, Mike rated it really liked it. Entertaining whodunnit, with Minneapolis homicide cops and the Monkeewrench guys on one side, with a cadre of internet killers on the other. My favorite hombres in this one were peripheral characters: a former judge, now an infamous local drunk, and a FBI agent working with the core group of computer geeks to find the supersmart criminals.
Jun 03, Katy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fans of genres, series. Please note : Read in Dec. This book is not a true mystery, in that we know the names of at least a couple of the doers at the outset—so we watch as the good guys try to figure out who they are. This is another book that deals with issues of people taking justice into their own hands, as well as some of the darker repercussions of the international community that is being created by the World Wide Web.
Watch for that review! Disclosure : I purchased this book for myself in hardcover shortly after its release. All opinions are my own. They can see her- she looks like a bride in her white formal gown—face down, dead in the water. Across town, Grace McBride's Monkeewrench crew—the computer geeks who, after making a fortune on games, are now helping the cops with anti-crime software—have been recruited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted on the Web.
View 1 comment. Nov 25, Chibineko rated it liked it. Don't get me wrong. I loved this book. Not only is it another P. Tracy book, but this one features the Monkeewrench crew more heavily in this book than the previous book Snow Blind. It's just that this book had one or two things I'm just not entirely sure about. This volume of the Monkeewrench series focuses on killers who are videotaping their murderous exploits.
The FBI is at a loss as they appeal to various internet geniuses including the Monkeewrench crew for assistance. The Minneapoli Don't get me wrong. The Minneapolis police become involved after one of the latest killings happens right in their backyard. The FBI send in agent John Smith to work along side the Monkeewrench crew as the threat of more videotaped murders escalate.
It really hasn't been done all that much, all things considering. I also loved that we get more of the Monkeewrench crew in this book. There's just a few things that didn't sit right with me. I know that their position towards the government has softened somewhat from the beginning of the series, but this was a little far fetched. Not by much, but enough that I just didn't really find their interactions all that believable.
Then there's Smith's interactions with Grace. There is some sort of weird chemistry between the two of them, but of what type it really isn't clear. Tracy has put out another book. I just have to warn people- if you haven't read any of the previous books in the series then you are going to be lost as far as character development goes. The drag queen was killed after being put on a hit list by the victim's father. Apr 11, Laura Salas rated it did not like it Shelves: adult , mystery. This was really bad. I've loved the other Monkeewrench novels, but this one was pretty useless.
They find one killer, who you kind of feel sorry for.
Play to Kill @ Shoot to Thrill #5 Monkeewrench [used book]
And that's the one whose story you know. Then there's the psycho teacher, who they have no explanation for the two waitresses he terrorized. Then there's the rest of the online killing gang who Monkeewrench tracks down from "an anonymous tip" and gives to the FBI. No explanation. Just people do crap kind of stuff. And then the ending is very ambiguo This was really bad. View Count: 0.
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What's Ping? Ping includes: Learn More. Other listings you may like. Closes: Mon 14 Oct, pm 5 days, 16 hours, 6 minutes. Email reminders: 12 hrs. Always use this option. It should have been a simple journey - a drive from Minneapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. But a couple of unplanned detours lead Grace MacBride, Annie Belinsky and police deputy Sharon Mueller deep in the northern woods, far from civilization and a mobile phone signal.
Then the car breaks down. The nervous search for a landline and a mechanic leads the women to Four Corners, a sleepy crossroads town. And place they soon wish they'd never stumbled on - because something terrible happened in Four Corners Minneapolis, winter's first white flakes; a park full of snowmen. But the layers of packed snow hide a ghoulish surprise First, the bodies of two cops are found inside the snowmen, and then a day later, in the countryside to the north, Sheriff Iris Rikker makes a similarly shocking discovery.
Soon Detectives Gino and Magozzi are sent north through the worst blizzard Minnesota's seen for years to find what else links the investigations. But some secrets you don't want to uncover. And as the cases unravel, it seems snowmen aren't the only ones with something to hide Call it murdertube Minneapolis homicide cops Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth fish a murdered drag queen out of the Mississippi. Another day, another corpse. Except the victim's death throes quickly appear in a video posted online.
And there are other videos, other murders. Unable to trace who is posting the videos, the cops turn to Grace MacBride and her crew of eccentric computer mavericks. Or of several killers who have taken social networking to the darkest extreme A missing girl is found dead in a parking lot, her throat cut. Two young immigrants are gunned down in their apartment. And with each passing day the body count rises For Minneapolis homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi it seems that this autumn the bodies are falling faster than the leaves.
With few leads to go on, yet evidence that these killings are linked to others taking place in other cities, the pair turn to Grace McBride, maverick computer analyst. On a cold winter's night in Minneapolis, two friends are brutally murdered on opposite sides of the city. It's clear to homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi that the men were targets - but why?
As Gino and Magozzi begin to uncover evidence, the clues rapidly start to disappear.