A Witness Above: A Frank Pavlicek Mystery

A Witness Above A Frank Pavlicek Mystery What s the PI series that Edgar winners Michael Connelly Jeffery Deaver Steve Hamilton and Rick Riordan read when they want the best This one Thirteen years ago NYPD Detective Frank Pavlicek quit

  • Title: A Witness Above: A Frank Pavlicek Mystery
  • Author: Andy Straka
  • ISBN: 9781941298725
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • What s the PI series that Edgar winners Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Steve Hamilton, and Rick Riordan read when they want the best This one Thirteen years ago, NYPD Detective, Frank Pavlicek quit the force after a controversial shoot out that left an unarmed African American teenager dead The divorced father of a teenage daughter, Pavlicek now works as a private inWhat s the PI series that Edgar winners Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Steve Hamilton, and Rick Riordan read when they want the best This one Thirteen years ago, NYPD Detective, Frank Pavlicek quit the force after a controversial shoot out that left an unarmed African American teenager dead The divorced father of a teenage daughter, Pavlicek now works as a private investigator and hunts with a trained falcon While hunting, he discovers the corpse of a black, teenage drug dealer with ties to his daughter Unable to ignore the connections to his family or the shooting that cost his career, he goes after the killer to find the truth, save his daughterand free himself from the shackles of his past The first novel in the blockbuster Frank Pavlicek series An Anthony, Shamus, and Agatha Award nominee Pavlicek is a breath of fresh air in the field of private eye fiction Jeffery Deaver Highly recommended I dare you to tell me I m wrong, Michael Connelly A book this good, and this original, helps remind me why started reading mysteries in the fist place, Steve Hamilton Storytelling as sharp and strong as talons, Rick Riordan

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    1. An excellent murder mystery set in my home state of Virginia. The prologue gives you sufficient background on the main character, Frank Pavlivek, to understand his methods and techniques. The story progresses in an orderly fashion and will not leave the reader with any head scratching questions at the last page. I will put this author on my will read list.I have rated this book 4.25 stars.I obtained this book from in Kindle format.

    2. I received a copy of this book from the Publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest review.After reading a pre-release copy of A Killing Sky I fell in love with the Author's writing, his PI Frank Pavlicek is such a down to earth ex-detective who has a knack of getting involved in murder cases (old habits die hard I guess).A Witness Above is another of the Frank Pavlicek stories, this one involves him stumbling across a dead body, and the dead man has in his wallet Frank's daughters telephon [...]

    3. A Netgalley reviewThese books just keep getting better.So unless you really need to read all the back story, I don’t suggest you start here with the very first novel in this series. I didn’t. and I’m really glad, I guessed all that was necessary from what was written in the book I did read. However, don’t let me stop you reading these books in order - it is often the best tactic .This is an author who has learnt his trade as he has written and published.His main character is fairly stock [...]

    4. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)Thirteen years ago, NYPD Detective, Frank Pavlicek quit the force after a controversial shoot-out that left an unarmed African-American teenager dead. The divorced father of a teenage daughter, Pavlicek now works as a private investigator and hunts with a trained falcon. While hunting, he discovers the corpse of a black, teenage drug dealer with ties to his daughter. Unable to ignore the connections to his fam [...]

    5. Disgraced NY cop, Frank Pavlicek now living in Virginia is a falconer; out hunting with this Red Tailed Hawk, Armistead, they come across the body of a dead former drug dealer. Pavlicek soon wonders if the dead man might have had something to do with his daughter, finding clues that seem to point to her.Soon she is in jail, the local sheriff’s suspicious of Pavlicek and his former partner, Jake Toronto, who lives nearby, while Pavlicek tries to prove his daughter’s innocence. The county atto [...]

    6. Good book. I found the information on falconry fascinating. :) A common enough plot, but I did like the characters. They were well done. I would read more in this series.

    7. This book definitely starts off with an intense start that leaves you with the interesting question if the cop decides to be honest or not. This is a really good crime story/mystery. The author has done a good job of weaving the past into the present so you get a good sense of what happened from the first chapter throughout the rest of the story. There is definitely a lot of misdirection, it will keep you guessing as to who the bad guy is. Interesting twist at the end. I definitely recommend thi [...]

    8. Fantastic!I was mesmerized from the beginning with this book! Love the way falconry was interjected into the story and the glimpse into gang related activities. Will certainly be reading more of this author!

    9. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    10. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three- [...]

    11. Falconer Frank Pavlicek finds a dead, black teenager while hunting with his bird. Memories return about the shooting of a black teenager 13 years ago when he was a police detective. How are the two deaths related? His daughter, his ex-wife, and his former partner all figure into this - but how? Are all the good guys really good and the bad guys really bad? Fingers point at everyone. The murderer is known, but unknown.

    12. Decent bookOverall, it was a decent book, but it was a bit slow to get interesting. Also, I noticed the last 1/3 of the book or so got a little difficult to read because there would be sudden scene changes without any indications, such as a page break or double-spacing, and there were quite a few words (mainly articles) and punctuation marks missing throughout. It was a decent quick read, but in need of some more editing and with that I’d happily give it more stars.

    13. Wow! Riveting! Heart Warming!Star's does a great job of creating one of the most enjoyable, easy reading, action-packed mysteries ever created. His characters seem real, as do his scenes, and touch the reader's emotions on several levels. Most definitely a highly recommended read!

    14. Exactly as promisedThis is my first novel by Andy Straka, and it lived up to the high praise by some of my favorite authors. I enjoyed it immensely and have the next Frank Pavlicek downloaded and waiting for me.

    15. Good mystery with a twist at the end. Enjoyed this book. Good character development without sterotypes. Recommend it. Looking forward to the next book. Fun to read a book situated in my backyard.

    16. Needs editing.Too many errors. Abrupt shifts in the action occur without warning and without chapter or paragraph cutoffs so the reader can adjust. The whole book felt awkwardly written.

    17. Quick read with surprise endingWell-written story with believable, likable characters. The action moves along quickly and the murderer isn't who you think it is, so the ending is a shocker!

    18. This was a decent enough read about a P.I. who had been been forced out of the police force because of an incident where he shot dead a kid who he believed had a gun. He discovers a body while out hunting with his bird of prey and the book tells of the aftermath of his find

    19. A good read with an interesting sub plotEnjoyed this book very much. I found the information relating to raptors interesting as well as the story itself. Good strong characters. Definitely worth a read.

    20. A former policeman, now PI/falconer finds the dead body of one of his daughter's friends in a field. Of course he investigates.Not great. Even though it was written in 1991, it feel like it takes place in 1981. Some of the stuff on falconry was interesting, but that didn't make up for the rest.

    21. Synopsis/blurb.What’s the PI series that Edgar winners Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Steve Hamilton, and Rick Riordan read when they want the best?This one.Thirteen years ago, NYPD Detective, Frank Pavlicek quit the force after a controversial shoot-out that left an unarmed African-American teenager dead. The divorced father of a teenage daughter, Pavlicek now works as a private investigator and hunts with a trained falcon. While hunting, he discovers the corpse of a black, teenage drug de [...]

    22. This was an interesting story that holds promise for a great series to come. I liked Pavlicek as a main character. He's smart and determined, but also has some all too human flaws. I know nothing about falcons or the sport of "falconry". While we're given some insight into this, that aspect does not overshadow the story. I was intrigued by Pavlicek's relationship with his bird, and I found this approach refreshing and unique. We never learn exactly how or why Pavlicek became a falconer, and I wo [...]

    23. A Witness Above – A Frank Pavlicek Mystery – Andy Straka 4 starsWritten from the heart“The snow could have been confetti the way it swirled in the glow from the streetlights and skittered across the hood” When I read this in the opening chapter, I knew that I was in for a special read. The story starts with Frank Pavlicek and his partner Jake Toronto (detectives of NYPD) are on a stakeout, when a call comes in requesting their help. Shots had been fired in an officer down. When they arri [...]

    24. Interesting book with a twist at the end, for some reason, I just didn't love it. It wasn't a bad book though. I did like how it all came together at the end, I didn't figure out how it all could tie together until the end, which I liked, it wasn't too predictable but it still did come together

    25. Although I began this series out of order, starting with the second book, it doesn't matter too much. The novels are standalone, aside from the fact that since this is the first story, it details how and why Frank Pavlicek went from being a cop to being a police officer. Quite the interesting backstory.Unlike the second novel, this case is more personal for Frank, and it's not one he's hired on. His daughter is in jail after cocaine was found hidden in her vehicle, which she claims she was unawa [...]

    26. A very strong first book in a detective series that features protagonist Frank Pavilcek, who left New York City police service thirteen years ago after a troubling incident involving use of deadly force, and now works as a P.I. in Charlottesville, Virginia. (The time period is 2001.)Although his home base for future installments is an upscale college town, the action in this piece takes place in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, where his divorced wife is raising their teen-age daughter in the sma [...]

    27. Thirteen years ago Frank Pavlicek was with the NYPD. He and his partner Jake Toronto are called for backup to an "officer down" where they meet Cat Cahill whose partner is dying. There is a shootout where an unarmed African American teenager is killed. It ends their careers as police men. They all live in Virginia now. Frank is out exercising his red tail hawk, Armistead on Cahill's land. Armistead discovers the body of a dead Africam American teenager. In the victim's wallet, he discovers his d [...]

    28. ReviewA Witness Above is the beginning of a series of private detective mysteries, This book is the right one to start with as the reader gets the backstory for the character of Frank Pavlicek. Following a shooting, Frank and his partner Jake lose their jobs as NYC detectives and move to rural Virginia, where the main story begins. The addition of Falconry in this story was fascinating to this reader. I was captured from page one by this wonderful series and was unable to put the book down. I re [...]

    29. The witness above is a red-tailed hawk owned by a falconer, and they find a teenaged boy's body on wild land. Frank Pavlicek used to be with the NYPD and his instinct is to find out who the boy was, so even though he knows he shouldn't touch anything he checks the wallet. And finds his own daughter's phone number.Frank then starts lying to the police until he can check with his daughter but he doesn't see much of her these days, being divorced, and she's less than helpful. Days later she's in ja [...]

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