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Ex-Army helicopter pilot Eb McLean is struggling to deal with his emotional scars and return to civilian life, but a sudden explosion and vicious murder throw him back into another kind of war. Now his sister Maggie's car is burning in front of their restaurant and hardened FBI agent Nick Kavadas wants to nail Eb for the crime. Eb finds himself in a race against time to fiEx-Army helicopter pilot Eb McLean is struggling to deal with his emotional scars and return to civilian life, but a sudden explosion and vicious murder throw him back into another kind of war. Now his sister Maggie's car is burning in front of their restaurant and hardened FBI agent Nick Kavadas wants to nail Eb for the crime. Eb finds himself in a race against time to find the real killer and peel back the layers of deceit and lies which threaten to destroy everything he holds dear. But whom can he trust? ATF Special Agent Danielle Ricci, who may be harboring a secret of her own? The deadly, but sexy, Imme Amoud? Or could his involvement with her be a fatal attraction? In the frantic hunt for the killer Eb is forced to confront his own tortured past."And I felt the ground move under my feet, and I thought it was the Judgment Tramp of The Almighty, finally come to visit those who had started this terrible war...." From the diary of a Union soldier with the 4th Michigan Regiment...

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ISBN : 13510305
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Number of Pages : 195 Pages
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Judgment Tramp Reviews

  • Martha Bryce
    2019-03-14 03:50

    Eb Maclean is an immensely troubled, terribly angry former Army helicopter pilot. He’s very judgmental, a strong, attractive man whose relationships are all with women. He is attracted to strong women: his half sister Maggie is a former FBI agent who now runs the restaurant whose ownership she shares with Eb. His girlfriend Sarah is a gorgeous Barbie doll blonde,with a PhD in psychology who is, oddly enough, working in the restaurant. Eb is going to fire her from the restaurant because she is totally inept in a kitchen, serving or even hostessing.This close but unlikely trio is drawn into a web of deceit and danger when Maggie’s car is blown up outside the restaurant, killing a local farmer who supplies produce to the restaurant. Both the FBI and the ATF are drawn into the investigation. The FBI agent is a pain but the ATF agent, Danielle is a great looking, powerful woman, exactly Eb’s type but there are a couple of complications. The first is that the detonator for the car bomb is the cell phone found in Eb’s pocket and the other complication is even more Machiavellian and revealed later in the book. Although Sarah dumps Eb because he is emotionally so closed down from his war experiences, she is still in love with him and integral to the story.The web of intrigue widens as Eb realizes that his sister has not been truthful about leaving the FBI and some other very important issues. He is drawn into the investigation as Maggie is first arrested and then disappears. Additional familial ties are revealed that may be pertinent to the explosion and another murder that occurs. We see flashes of Eb’s legendary temper as he tries to deal with the emotional turmoil of his sister’s disappearance, the loss of his girlfriend, and his inability to cope with any strong emotion. On the run chasing clues, Ricci and Eb take refuge in the parish house of a priest who has known Danielle since she was adopted shortly after her birth by one of his parishioners. Danielle’s adoptive father is in failing health and being cared by the priest and doctor in charge of their medical clinic. As Eb seeks answers, he is forced to seek help from his other half sister, Patty’s cousin, the international terrorist, Imme Amoud.Things are rarely what they appear to be in this deftly written novel of intrigue and judgment. Eb is a wonderful character, masculine yet real, dealing with real human challenges, trying to find inner peace in a world writhing with turmoil and hidden and half truths. The ending is powerful and, like the rest of the book, complicated and satisfying.

  • Sue
    2019-03-18 05:00

    I received a free download of " Judgment Trap by J.D. Currie Ed to read on my Kindle.This was a fast-paced action thriller that has you glued to your seat from page one.Eb Maclean is a troubled,former helicopter pilot living in the small town of South Haven,Michigan.After serving time in Iraq, he has come home with anger-management issues.Eb left the FBI because of ethical considerations. His half-sister, Maggie,a former FBI agent, is running a restaurant there that they both own together. Sarah, his fiance works in the restaurant, but is the worst server-baker-hostess employee around.Maggie is ready to fire her on the spot.Sarah has a masters in clinical psychology and a doctorate in psychiatry.She is writing a book about children with autism.One big happy family living in the same house.John Thompson supplied fresh organic products for the restaurant. Maggie sent him to her car to pickup a couple of books he was going to borrow from her, left on the back seat. All of a sudden, there was a blinding flash and Eb and Maggie were on the floor, her car had exploded, and John was dead.Who had wanted Maggie dead? Ed then begins to look into what is going on.Danielle Ricci, a ATT investigator and Nick Kavadas, a FBI special agent were called in to investigate.Nick suspects Eb of the crime.He had motive and opportunity.Eb's cell phone had triggered the explosion.Then someone else was murdered who worked on the Thompson farm.Maggie was arrested for the crime, and was in FBI custody ,but then disappeared. This novel involves terrorists groups, undercover agents, and lies and deceits. Eb is determined to find his half-sister and uncover the secrets that have been hidden for so many years.A great enjoyable read.

  • Anthony
    2019-02-27 00:14

    A great book. A must read.

  • Kristin Comstock Mosblech
    2019-02-24 23:56

    Judgment Tramp was a fun read right from the beginning. Suspenseful with touches of humor. What I loved about the characters in this book was how real they seemed. The hero, Eb MacLean, is a veteran struggling with real issues and relationships-a real guy. Unlike most thrillers in which the male protagonist is self-assured and the center of the book, the author brings Eb's uncertainties right into the open making him likable and someone the reader can relate to, and surrounds him with strong female characters- both friends and foes. In fact, the many strong female characters was another unusual aspect to the book I found enjoyable.When a bomb blows up his sister's car and his cell phone is found to have been the trigger, Eb is the obvious suspect. When his sister is arrested for another murder and then disappears, Eb is compelled to discover the truth. With plenty of twists and surprises, Eb and I were both swept along to the exciting climax. I will be waiting for the next book in this series.

  • Benjamin Wretlind
    2019-03-18 00:05

    While I prefer my thrillers to have some sort of underlying speculative element making the reader question things from the first page (e.g. Preston & Child, Rollins), I was pulled in immediately by Judgment Tramp. The main character, Eb, was anything but perfect and certainly not overly confident in his ability to do things. He has problems, and those problems act almost as a third antagonist, a weight that keeps him down. I found his character--and the lead female characters, as well--engaging, sometimes humorous, full of flaws, and just plain human.Judgment Tramp is a thrilling ride that starts from page one and doesn't let up until the end. There are twists and turns and good times all around. I look forward to more from Currie, and recommend this to anyone who likes their thrillers to be non-stop action.

  • Lynn Hallbrooks
    2019-03-21 05:12

    This book could be considered a mixture of Family Drama and mystery/thriller.Eb is confronted by his family's past as he tries to understand why his sister's vehicle has been bombed and he has been set up as the patsy. While his sister wasn't in the vehicle at the time, a friend of hers was blown up. Will Eb find the truth or will the web of lies keep him from saving the people he loves?This is the only book I have read so far in this series, so it was almost like coming into the middle of a movie. Enough was revealed throughout that gave me some background on the family tree and the underlying dynamics. I hope to read the first book at some point and maybe even other sequels. Warning: This book is for Mature Audiences due to violence, adult language, and sexual situations.

  • Gloria Antypowich
    2019-03-20 03:00

    I received this book as a Free Friday selection in March, 2012 at WLC."Judgement Tramp" was a good read. It is a well written, fast-paced, action adventure with intrigue and a dash of romance and lust. Along the way Eb discovers that many things are not what they seem to be; he has been lied to over and over again and he discovers that even his family ties are not what he thought they were. The plot had surprising twists and turns to the very end.I liked Eb Maclean’s character. He is far from perfect; he is a former veteran who is struggling. His life experiences have left him an angry man and his temper works against. But he is loyal to those he cares about; especially his half sister Maggie and his fiance Sarah. He goes to the mat for them. He has strength and determination, and he uses both.

  • Christine Cunningham
    2019-03-16 02:00

    A man who is shuttled around his life by the women who surround him describes main character Eb Maclean. He has a twisted relationship with his sister Maggie that becomes more convoluted when she is accused of murder. Each woman who shows up in this story brings out more undesirable characteristics in our main character.I found it hard to get involved with the story. There is plenty of action and intrigue, but the characters failed to have any redeeming qualities, in my opinion. There are bad tempers all around with caustic and toxic interactions.Overall, I felt the story bit off more than it could chew. I wasn’t really entertained and felt annoyed with the flippant use cursing. It’s a good start and has the potential to be a great story.

  • Rjsmommy
    2019-03-27 03:59

    I don't know but I just didn't enjoy this book. Eb, an ex-helicopter army pilot, is supposedly suffering from PTSD but I didn't really see it factor in until the very end of the novel. The mystery of who and why a bomb was placed in his sister's car (an ex- FBI agent) was really kind of confusing with so many undercover and double undercover people and who's retired and who isn't. And how many surprise, hidden relatives can there be in one novel. Sorry, it just seemed convoluted and the author just seemed throw in plotline twists for the heck of it.

  • Joyce
    2019-02-27 01:07

    Ed Maclean is a troubled (PTSD?) former helicopter pilot living in small town Michigan. HiS sister, a former FBI agent, is running a restaurant there that they. Own together. When her car is bombed Ed begins to look into what is going on. The plot is more convoluted than complex but it is fast reading although more than a bit unrealistic.

  • Joni
    2019-02-24 22:09

    A thriller with lots of twists and red herrings. A helicopter pilot having returned from Afghanistan and still suffering from the aftereffects must find out who set off a car bomb and is murdering people in order to save his sister.

  • BonusMom
    2019-03-25 22:51

    Spy thrillerLots of action and deceit going on here. Just who is telling the truth? The author did a good job of bringing the past into the book for the reader so we weren't confused for too long.

  • Linda
    2019-03-15 00:06

    It was okay but too technical and too much government crap for my taste!

  • Lynn
    2019-02-27 06:14

    FBI, ATF agents, car bombing, murder, kidnapping and more. Secrets and lies being told. Eb MacLean is right in the middle of it and his sister, Maggie is one of the ones telling lies.

  • Anna Wadlow
    2019-03-21 23:53

    Looking forward to book 2.

  • Flosi
    2019-02-27 05:07

    A little confusingMaybe it's because I didn't read any of Eb MacLean before this one, but I was confused several times during the read. Not sure I'll try any of the others.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-04 22:10

    The author made a decent effort but the writing seem very amateurish to me.

  • J.D. Currie
    2019-03-04 04:57