Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery / Michael Brandman.

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      Summary: "...Another irreverent, complex lawman." --Library Journal When San Remo County Acting Sheriff Buddy Steel is deputized by the California Coastal Commission to investigate a reclusive Russian billionaire who has repeatedly violated state law by obstructing public access to his vast beachfront property, he makes a shocking discovery. And learns that the politicos, some with a history of corruption, some just chicken, will not back up enforcement. This makes Buddy, a former LAPD cop dragged home by his Sheriff father's ALS diagnosis to "temporarily" head the department, dig in his heels and face down the Russian's imported goon squad. It can and will get uglier. At the same time a string of random murders in the county's normally sleepy town of Freedom, a wealthy enclave up the coast from Los Angeles, places the Sheriff's Department on high alert as it seeks to apprehend a serial killer whose crimes are so perfectly executed they leave no forensic evidence. Buddy enlists an old adversary in his war with the Russian. She's a legal shark from L.A., a savvy negotiator--and former lover. He needs to carry this fight to court. And he needs more backup--from the Sheriff's Department staff, not the Sheriff, who resists being sidelined. Nor Freedom's mayor, Buddy's stepmother. Unconventional and meticulously obtuse in his methodology, wild card cynic Buddy Steel barrels his way through the myriad obstacles that defy him. He may not want the job but his quest for serving the law is relentless. Wild Card is the third in the Buddy Steel series by Hollywood ace Michael Brandman who, among his other credits, has both written New York Times bestsellers in the Robert B. Parker Jesse Stone series and brought Jesse to the screen in nine films starring Tom Selleck.
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      BRANDMAN, M. Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery. [s. l.]: Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. ISBN 9781464211584. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
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      Brandman M. Wild Card : A Buddy Steel Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672
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      Brandman, M. (2019). Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery. Poisoned Pen Press.
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      Brandman, Michael. 2019. Wild Card : A Buddy Steel Mystery. Buddy Steel Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672.
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      Brandman, M. (2019) Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery. Poisoned Pen Press (Buddy Steel mystery). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
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      Brandman, M 2019, Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery, Buddy Steel mystery, Poisoned Pen Press, viewed 9 August 2020, .
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      Brandman, Michael. Wild Card : A Buddy Steel Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672.
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      Brandman, Michael. Wild Card : A Buddy Steel Mystery. Buddy Steel Mystery. Poisoned Pen Press, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672.
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      Brandman M. Wild card : a Buddy Steel mystery [Internet]. Poisoned Pen Press; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 9]. (Buddy Steel mystery). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.650672


Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1

Los Angeles Police Department detective Buddy Steel loves his job. When his father, the sheriff of San Remo County, becomes ill, he asks Buddy to come home and serve as acting sheriff. Buddy does so reluctantly but soon finds himself dealing with major cases. A serial killer is on the loose, and a Russian billionaire with a huge estate is defying state law by denying access to the public beach in front of his home. Buddy must face down a powerful oligarch with ties to the Kremlin who thwarts his efforts to open the road to the beach. As he turns to the Coastal Commission and the district attorney for help, he finds that money and politics are major obstacles. His friend and occasional lover, attorney Jordyn Yates, assists him. Meanwhile, the serial killer, who is very clever and leaves no evidence, is still at large. Readers who enjoy action and attitude will find much to enjoy in Buddy's third adventure (following One on One, 2018). Brandman is also the author of three Jesse Stone novels starring the character created by Robert B. Parker. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.