Mobile 9: A Novel

by Bill Haugland | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 1550652559 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Lemonitsa of Montréal, Québec Canada on 10/19/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Lemonitsa from Montréal, Québec Canada on Friday, October 19, 2012
Set amid Montreal’s police strike and the political turmoil of 1969, this gripping mystery follows Ty Davis, a young television reporter, as he is drawn into an underworld of violence and chaos following an explosion at the home of the mayor. While an innocent colleague is accused of the crime, Davis and his family are caught in a web of drug smuggling and murder—a fascinating story of Montreal’s seedier side during a time of great change.
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Journal Entry 2 by Lemonitsa at Montréal, Québec Canada on Sunday, November 04, 2012
Interesting look back at what my home city was like. I liked the mystery and had a good time reading about local things.

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I will be sending this book to a bookobsessed member for an exchange. I hope the historical parts and the Montreal flair interest her :)

Journal Entry 3 by Lemonitsa at Montréal, Québec Canada on Thursday, November 08, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (11/5/2012 UTC) at Montréal, Québec Canada

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Happy Birthday!!! :)

May you have the most wonderful day!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 11, 2012
I received this book in a fantastic birthday package from Lemonitsa! Thanks so much Lemmy. I really enjoy reading Canadian lit so I'm looking forward to this.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 03, 2012
It's 1969 in Montreal, Quebec and Flash News is a popular English-language news television show of which Ty Davis is a crime reporter and Greg Peterson is a young up-and-coming cameraman. When a woman is beaten and a news truck is reported at the scene, all of the guys that have access to the trucks are brought in for a line up. Peterson is ID'd as the perp but he didn't do it. The news team starts to investigate what is going on. Soon they dig up connections to the mob and all the fun stuff that comes from mob-related activities; drug smuggling, murders, etc.

This book is a bit of a different perspective than what I'm used to, which is almost always the cop hunting for the killer. This time, it's the journalists that are piecing together the puzzle and hunting down the killer.

Written by a Canadian author, this book has a lot of Montreal and general Canadiana included, which is great to read. The general story was good but I feel that Haugland tried to cram too much in to this book. The Grey Cup, multiple mob stories, boxing matches, characters opening their own businesses, it just got to be too much to handle in one book. Perhaps as Haughland's first novel he just tried to take on too much at once.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, January 17, 2013
Mailed today to my birthday partner. Happy birthday!

Journal Entry 7 by loriped at Keizer, Oregon USA on Thursday, January 31, 2013
Received this "birthday" book as part of my birthday box. I look forward to reading it, especially since two of my favorite Canadian book friends have read it before me.

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