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  • 06/2019
  • B07THCN8VQ
  • 168 pages
  • $4.99
The Big Bopper Rises
Reb MacRath, author
At an alt-right college, a professor plummets to his death. A simple insurance claim denial supposedly drove him to suicide... ...a plausible story, but one man doesn’t buy it. Gestalt Insurance’s top investigator Chief Armstrong is going undercover as the new kid on campus to investigate a tragic mishap. Back in the classroom, his 5’4" stature and ability to lie and cheat with the best help him fit right in. But as he gets closer to his classmates, it’s clear they’re on edge about something - the question being, what? Chief Armstrong grows sure the teacher was murdered, but now he has to find who’s behind the crime. It will take all of his training to uncover the facts without exposing his true identity. The clock is ticking - can Chief catch the culprits before the murderous miscreants make him their next victim?
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Kirkus Reviews

Members of a special Seattle unit investigate a suspicious suicide involving an insurance company and an elite, right-wing school in this comedic mystery sequel.

Chief Armstrong heads Seattle BOP, which stands for “the Bureau of whatever P is required”—be it payment, payback, or pursuit. Gestalt Insurance enlists BOP to look into the suicide of Roger Hansen, a teacher at an ultraconservative institution called the Right School. He apparently killed himself shortly after Gestalt denied his medical claim, but the company suspects that something’s not right about the situation. Chief poses as a student and, as part of his search for intel, he strives to become a star pupil, which entails copious physical combat in a style called “Right Fighting.” Other BOP members, meanwhile, including Chief’s girlfriend, Ammy O’Malley, have no way to contact him, as he has no cellphone or internet access. Ammy and her colleagues, Duncan and Starr Jackson, go undercover, as well, in an attempt to deliver messages to Chief. As he begins to uncover nefarious goings-on at the school, Chief’s predicament becomes increasingly dire. Meanwhile, the Right School’s Dean Ernst Tulley and his right-hand man, Stanton Crawford, are perpetually on guard. MacRath’s (The Big Bopper, 2018, etc.) sequel offers readers a breezy, often funny mystery. Political satire runs rampant throughout; for instance, The Right School’s rival is called the Woke School, whose students the Right calls “wrongos.” The author also loads his narrative with zany visuals (such as a Donald Trump–branded clock with an “orange glow”) and wordplay (“an ultra-barbelled blond dumbbell”). There’s suspense, as well, as Chief must be incessantly careful not to reveal anything about his true at the school. The investigation, however, often takes a backseat to the drollness.

A lighthearted novel with consistent wit and wry humor.

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Ebook Details
  • 06/2019
  • B07THCN8VQ
  • 168 pages
  • $4.99

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