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The Guise of Another
The Guise of Another | Allen Eskens
Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. Hes been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation. But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for James Putnam for years. As his life spins out of control, Alexanders last hope may be his older brother, Max, a fellow police detective who steps in to try to save his brother from the carnage his investigation has let loose. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Andrea4
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Well, I really enjoyed the last Eskens but this....just not for me. An overwhelming male cast, all of whom are blah to unlikeable imho. Then there is all the sex-violence-death and I'm just not into it, thanks. It already featured in his other book but at least that seemed more quintessential to the plot. This seems like it's for “flavour“ but the flavour is giving one note and it's getting old.

dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Andrea4 @dabbe 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
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Read4life
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#12BooksOf2022 @Andrew65

Allen Eskens writes in a way that really shows his knowledge of the justice system. I highly recommend his Max Rupert series.

Andrew65 This looks a good read. 2y
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Read4life
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#AdventRecommends @emilyrose_x

Book 2 in the Max Rupert series & a favorite read of 2022. The plot and characters are well developed and well written.

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Read4life
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Tagged book is my October favorite read.

I am really enjoying the Max Rupert series. While enjoyable enough to win October, it went up against one of my favorite reads. The Hawthorne Legacy is moving on in my bracket.

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Read4life
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#BookSpinBingo #BookSpin #DoubleSpin #October

Perhaps it just wasn‘t the right time for me to read The Silent Ones. 🚫
I did really enjoy The Guise of Another. In fact, I read the next two in the series during October as well.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!!! 2y
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Read4life
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NatalieR
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Allen Eskens knows how to write an intense, edge of your seat story with a powerful ending. Detective Alexander Rupert has a lot going on in his life; an upcoming grand jury trial, problems in his marriage, and he‘s been demoted to the fraud unit. He finds excitement when he investigates the identity of James Putnam, following his death in a car accident. #MountTBR

Texreader Excellent review 4y
NatalieR @Texreader Thank you! 😊 4y
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JenReadsAlot
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My 2nd book by this author and not disappointed! Will keep reading his books for sure.

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JenReadsAlot
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You guys the grocery store was chaos!
Home now to finish tagged book and hide.

katy4peas Sounds like a good plan to me! 👍🏼 4y
BethM I can only imagine! 4y
Books88 🙌🏻😷 4y
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mcctrish Grocery stores are the worst right now 🤣 but I could really use some more chips 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣 happy staying in and reading 4y
LauraBrook I ordered my regular groceries yesterday, no panic buying, and I‘m supposed to pick up soon. So far, no confirmation call or email. Getting worried... I need my vodka! I mean vegetables! 4y
JenReadsAlot @LauraBrook the lady in front of me said she usually does that but this week it said it wouldn't be ready until Tuesday! And we cant run out of wine. I mean salad! 4y
LauraBrook @JenReadsAlot I know! The horror of no 🍷 🍹🍺! I mean 🥗🥑🍎! 4y
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SqueakyChu
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This was a new author to me. I liked his first book so much that I went right out to buy his second book. I‘m reading it right now! 😊

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Eggs
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Crime mystery from Allen Eskins (The Life We Bury and others). 4⭐️

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Eggs
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1️⃣ tagged
2️⃣ “That night, there were a few things that the man knew to a religious certainty.”
3️⃣ Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise and Miracle Creek and Daisy Jones

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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swishandflick
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Man, I love discovering new (to me) authors! I didn't find it quite as addicting as The Life We Bury, but it was pulse-pounding crime fiction nonetheless. So many twists and turns. I really didn't see much of it coming, which only ratcheted up the tension. Now I'm just torn on whether to immediately pick up the next in the series or shake things up a bit 😆

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Amiable
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WTH did I just read?? I'm not entirely sure, but what a rollicking ride and a race to the finish to see who did what to whom and why. Definitely recommend. 👍🏼👍🏼

BookwormM Sounds intriguing stacked 6y
CouronneDhiver I love this author! 6y
Amiable @CouronneDhiver I'm now devouring the third one --it's so good! 6y
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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 7! #BEA17 edition! The cover reminds me of the forest around where I live 😆. Alex Rupert is a Minnesota detective, shunned by his colleagues and across his wife's having an affair. He is assigned a complex identity case involving one James Putnam. The case explodes with a trained assassin and Alex's older detective brother, Max, getting involved to save Alex from the unfolding carnage. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

Leftcoastzen Loved how you really got the most out of BEA!I was a publishers rep and I miss going! 7y
LitsyGoesPostal 😊👍🏻 7y
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Guildedearlobe
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There are a lot of books featuring likeable troubled antiheroes seeking redemption but in The Guise of Another author Allen Eskens flips the trope on its head taking what could be a typical crime thriller and turning it into a carefully constructed character character study that uses the readers preconceptions against them. It's a well executed tale that works on many levers leaving the listener satisfied yet a little off balance. #audiobook

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Guildedearlobe
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Been listening to this while making various doctors runs and running work errands and liking the book. Not living the narration so much especially compared to the previous novel.

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Audrey
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Enjoyable mystery with an unexpected twist.

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heidisreads
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Cannot wait for this author visit in a couple of weeks!

librariankris @heidifk Saw him Thursday in Mankato, and he was great. So happy for his success. Hope you have a great program! 8y
Bette Hi Heidi! 😊❤️👍 8y
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TheBookAddict
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A random audiobook that I found on the Daily Deal, and a good one too. A good mystery that keeps you guessing. Unexpected ending. The narrator did a good job as well.

Donna_sBookMinute Sounds like a good read. 8y
TheBookAddict It is. From the beginning the author throws you a curve ball. Hooks you and doesn't let you go, until the end. 8y
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TheBookAddict
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Since I finished listening to A Confederacy of Dunces I've decided to listen to The Guise of Another tomorrow. 🤓📚💕

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BibliophileBytheSea
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A multi-layered story with great characters including a crazed assassin from the Balkans. The story is highly charged with a few twists and a satisfying ending. Readers who enjoy crime and murder mystery stories should try this one. The author's debut novel, The Life We Bury, was a favorite of mine.

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