Sharon Woods Hopkins
- Title: Killerwatt
- Author: Sharon Woods Hopkins
- ISBN: 9780615537238
- Page: 316
- Format: Paperback
Banker Rhetta McCarter s ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt, and her closet drinking husband But after one of her mortgage clients dies in a mysterious car accident, she stumbles upon evidence of a terrorist plot to wipe out the entire Midwest power grid No one believes her not the FBI, local law enfBanker Rhetta McCarter s ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt, and her closet drinking husband But after one of her mortgage clients dies in a mysterious car accident, she stumbles upon evidence of a terrorist plot to wipe out the entire Midwest power grid No one believes her not the FBI, local law enforcement, or her husband Rhetta convinces her assistant, and loan officer, Woody, a former Marine, to help her stop the attack Problems mount and time begins running out, leaving Rhetta alone to stop the bad guys Can she do it Praise for Killerwatt Oh, I love Rhetta McCarter She s hilarious, smart, savvy, tenacious, loving and just the teensiest bit stubborn Good thing, or her hometown would be in serious trouble Killerwatt is a high voltage, high speed adventure with humor, heart, and a frighteningly realistic story Hank Phillippi Ryan, Anthony, Macavity and Agatha winning author Feisty amateur sleuth Rhetta McCarter takes us along on a thrilling ride in her 79 Camaro as she tries to stop a terrorist plot that could mean lights out for the countryd for Rhetta An exciting, fast paced thriller from a promising debut author Sharon Potts, award winning author of In Their Blood and Someone s Watching
Recent Comments "Killerwatt"
Really good story. I was even doubting Rhetta and her theory! Enjoyed it enough to want to continue with the next book in the series!
Great book. Really like Rhetta. This is the first in the series. Read the second, Killerfind first and am looking forward to number 3.
One of the things that makes great fiction is that the premise is believable and scary. That is the case with Killerwatt. I've long thought that a major attack on this country would be carried out by something far more sophisticated than military warfare, namely something that paralyzes the nation. Sharon Woods Hopkins nails it in this book. I enjoyed Rhetta as a heroine. Smart, daring, and more than competent. A very enjoyable read.
This was a debut novel of a feisty, loyal, brave Insurance/Mortgage agent, Rhetta McCarter. Rhetta is married to a retired Judge, now artist, and enjoys her life and friends. Her associate is an Afganistan/Iraq war veteran, Woody. Woody has PTSD but is loyal to his wife, Rhetta, and the U.S. of A.A German nationalist (Green Card) citizen has come to their bank to refinance his home. Both Rhetta and Woody have a funny 'feeling' about him and his silent wife. Just after receiving his money, which [...]
This debut novel is set in southeastern Missouri, in cities, towns, and back roads. A page turner, this mystery is well-written, detailed, funny, and exciting – all rolled into one package!Mortgage broker Rhetta McCarter is hot on the trail of suspected terrorist activity – everyone who has seen or heard of an innocuous piece of paper with the mysterious pencil sketch is ending up injured…or dead. When her husband, the judge, has an accident, Rhetta starts to take the whole thing personall [...]
Sharon Woods Hopkins has brought to life the wonderfully sassy and smart , Rhetta MCarter in her debut novel, KillerWatt. McCarter, a woman working in the mortgage industry finds herself with evidence of a terrorist plot after a customer winds up dead shortly after a refinance. The Police, the Feds, and even her husband refuse to believe her. Only Woody, a coworker and former Marine is willing to help her stop the terrorist and thwart their plans to cripple the nation. Killerwatt is as fun and f [...]
I really liked this book. When I read the description " Banker Rhetta McCarter’s ongoing battles usually involve mortgage loans, federal lending regulations, threats of bulges on her butt . ". Now I ask you what kind of "who done it" thriller can possibly be centered around a loan officer? Much to my delight and amazement this book turned out to be one of the best "who done it" thrillers I have read. The book has it all, conspiracy, murder, high speed chases and much more. The was an excellent [...]
A mortgage banker uncovers a terrorist plot that threatens to turn the nation dark by starting with the Midwest grid. That is certainly believable. Rhetta and her sidekick Woody are smart and courageous, but almost every member of law enforcement all levels and in all agencies was portrayed as totally incompetent. It was hard for me to suspend disbelief that two amateurs could figure out the plot and race to the rescue when no one in authority would even listen or do any investigation.
I'm not much of a whodunit book lover, but this book was recommended by a friend so I picked up. Lesss than a day later I finished it. It's a quick moving book with well defined characters and a story line that will keep the reader engaged from begining to end. I'm now waiting for Sharon's next book. I'm still not a whodunit fan, but I like Sharon's writing. I'd give it a five but the person I wanted to be guilty wasn't. Dang!
Fans of fast cars and mysteries won't be able to put this fun read down. Sharon Woods Hopkins offers believable characters in (sadly) believable situations. When banker Rhetta McCarter uncovers a terrorist plot in sleepy southern Missouri, she and others she loves--including her restored '79 Camaro, Cami--become targets. Despite what should be glaring proof of the plot, the hometown sheriff's office and even the FBI won't pay attention. Looking forward to Killerfind!
Killerwatt's Rhetta McCarter and her assorted friends and family make for a lively bunch I'd like to see more of! The crime Sharon Woods Hopkins uses as the focal point is eerily prescient, revealing a potential - and catastrophic - threat that remains unaddressed today.
Nice, easy readNice, easy read for mystery lovers. A terrorist plot endangers mortgage banker, family and friends. Set in Missouri. Will read more by this author.
Kindle free download 7/7/12.
This was a good start to a new mystery series. I liked the main characters and will probably end up following the series. It wasn't my favorite for a series but it was fairly good.
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