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With his house in Cincinnati in ruins, Seamus McCree retreats to the family cabin for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But his plans for a quiet, contemplative winter in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are thrown out the window when he discovers a naked woman on his porch during a blizzard. The mystery woman is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, high feverWith his house in Cincinnati in ruins, Seamus McCree retreats to the family cabin for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But his plans for a quiet, contemplative winter in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are thrown out the window when he discovers a naked woman on his porch during a blizzard. The mystery woman is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, high fevers, amnesia—and rope burns on her wrists and ankles.Snowbound at the cabin, without transportation or phone coverage, Seamus struggles to keep the woman alive and find a way to get an SOS message out. What he doesn’t know is that a domestic paramilitary organization is hunting for an escaped female prisoner—and closing in on his isolated refuge....

Title : Cabin Fever
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ISBN : 34838820
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Number of Pages : 291 Pages
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Cabin Fever Reviews

  • Edith Maxwell
    2019-01-19 21:51

    Jackson gives you the opposite of cabin fever: you won't want to leave home, or even your chair, until you finish this high-suspense tale of intrigue in the frozen northern woods. Seamus MCree finds his solitude disrupted by a militia, a naked ill woman arriving on his porch, and threats from all directions. He's aided by his super-smart son and a few others, who you're not sure if you can trust or not. Plot twist after plot twist keep you guessing until the end. I've never been to the Upper Penninsula, but immersing myself in this book took me there and kept me feeling the ice under my feet. Highly recommend this second in the series with canny-but-human financial crimes investigator McCree.

  • Lynn
    2019-01-13 15:53

    As a big fan of Bad Policy, the first published Seamus McCree novel, I loved the sequel. And while the series is not a police procedural, I'm certain that lovers of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch would enjoy this series. Paddy, Seamus's son, has a return appearance in this novel (I love that character!) but its all in a new setting. Michigan's U.P. sounds frigid, but makes for a fun location in our electronic and hyper-communicative society. Can't wait for Doubtful Relations!

  • John Mckeel
    2019-01-14 14:53

    A very exciting read with an abundance of action, twists and turns. Lots of local favor and interesting characters. You will not want to put it down once you get started. I won an advance signed copy of this book and am very glad to add it to my book collection.

  • Cherie O'Boyle
    2018-12-19 19:19

    Cabin Fever is a terrific mystery in the British tradition. There are twists, turns, and surprises aplenty, and even better, the story hangs together throughout. Well developed characters and evocative descriptions. I'm ranking the author, James Jackson, right up there with Linwood Barclay and Robert Crais, two of my favorites.

  • Norma Huss
    2018-12-22 18:13

    A mystery of surprises, deaths (naturally), a bit of romance, and solutions (of course). I mention surprises first, because I dearly love to be surprised by a twist or turn completely unexpected, but so right!

  • Susan Van Kirk
    2019-01-19 20:58

    James M. Jackson’s new thriller, Cabin Fever, grabs you in the first chapter and never lets you go. It is the second Seamus McCree book but it can be read as a stand-alone. His earlier book, Bad Policy (2013), is the first in the McCree series.Cabin Fever has many wonderful qualities, but I’d like to describe three: the setting, McCree’s character, and the non-stop plot.You will shiver as you read this book because it is set in the upper peninsula of Michigan, a place Jackson knows well. Three feet of snow, minus four degrees, thick mud, your breath crystalizing in the wind, no cell phone coverage, and ten hours of daylight all add to the atmosphere of the novel. It is not a place for the faint of heart and it is quite isolated, a characteristic Seamus McCree desires. Added to the weather are gorgeous constellations in the night sky, black bears, loons, moose, wolves howling, snowmobiles, snow shoes, cross country skiing, and you have the world of Seamus McCree. But the isolation is top on the list. This setting works well with his plot because there are times McCree could use help, but the elements are working against him.Why would a character go to a remote cabin in Michigan? Seamus goes there for peace and quiet after the thrilling, but scary, events of his life in Cincinnati in Bad Policy. Now he just desires to be alone and figure out why he can’t keep love alive in his life. He just lost his girlfriend and is skittish about commitments. Part of this isolation comes from his father dying when Seamus was young and his mother turning into an emotionally remote parent. McCree is a problem solver, a very intelligent guy, a former financial examiner, and a great dad. He’s also physically tough when he needs to be. But right now he just wants peace and quiet.This is not to be. Into his life comes a naked woman, unconscious on his front porch, in the middle of a blizzard. She is practically frozen, has an erratic heartbeat and shallow breathing, and she is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, and a high fever. Once conscious, she has amnesia. To make matters worse, she has fresh rope burns on her wrists and ankles. Who is this woman and where did she come from? He can’t leave the cabin to ski for help because she might die while he is gone. He has no cell phone coverage so that won’t work either.Meanwhile, a crazy paramilitary organization with a smart leader and keystone cop followers is looking for an escaped female prisoner. By the time Seamus does get help, the police suspect him, the paramilitary thugs are after him, and dead bodies begin to pile up. This is a thriller of a plot with an amazing main character and a setting that works well with the plot and also parallels the inner life of Seamus McCree. I’d highly recommend it for people who love page-turning thrillers.

  • Bookseedstudio
    2018-12-20 20:17

    Riddle:When would a private investigator, who is a loner, find a fresh barefoot track in heavy snow at his North Woods retreat, eight miles from a snowshoe hike to another place?Answer: When Seamus McCree, troubled financial guru needing private time, overwinters in below-teen temperatures. He’s unloaded supplies at his Upper Peninsula, Michigan property. Without telephone, teevee, or much technology. And lots of books.But, who made that fresh foot fall? How? Why?The genuine chills from ice season and from the curious circumstances McCree drifts into, pile up like winter lake effect, to the pleasure of suspense mystery fans. CABIN FEVER schusses across the intrigues of a picturesque region close by Canada, as McCree and unlikely sidekicks, including loveable locals in this area of evergreen forests and calling loons, trail someone – but who? – intent on helping a paramilitary network create havoc nearby and worse than that far beyond.Seamus reboots his lone eagle status to find himself making split pea soup for two, & eating warm apple pie with a slice of sharp cheddar while also attempting to dodge bullets. Tough women who readers enjoy spending time with figure into the tension, layering in plot flurries that make the reader worry, page to page. Add a gotcha! aspect, splendid writing & picture window scenery to guarantee a tingling tale.The series creator, James M. Jackson, also an expert on bridge, and his wife split their time between Georgia’s low country and the far north Canada-hugging reaches of Michigan. This second installment in Jackson’s Seamus McCree adventures, following BAD POLICY, is salted with outcomes as unexpected as a February thaw. I read it rapidly during time stolen on an active family holiday weekend away, just after I received my copy won on the blog, Dru’s Book Musings (Reading Is A Wonderful Adventure). I’m new to the series & will keep an eye out for the third McCree escapade, potentially titled, DOUBTFUL RELATIONS, in 2015, this next one set near historic Savannah, Ga.(less)

  • Chi Dubinski
    2019-01-18 20:18

    Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree retreats to a cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for rest and solitude. His home in Cincinnati burned down, his girlfriend was almost killed, and his personal life is on hold. While out hiking in the forest, Seamus returns to find a naked woman on his porch during a snow storm. She’s suffering from frostbite, fever, amnesia and has rope burns on her wrists and ankles. With scant supplies in his first aid kit, Seamus manages to keep the woman alive, but she needs medical attention, fast.Without transportation or phone Seamus tries to help the woman. His contact who brings in supplies, Owen Lyndstrom, isn’t due until Tuesday, five days away. Seamus doesn’t believe the woman can last that long without medical treatment. The woman, drifting in and out of consciousness, can’t remember her name or how she wound up on Seamus’ porch. Or does she remember more than she is willing to tell Seamus?It’s eight miles away on cross-country skis to the nearest neighbor, with no guarantee anyone will be home. Meanwhile a local paramilitary organization is searching for the woman, who took a snowmobile and escaped into the wilderness. Jackson’s description of the brutal beauty of the Upper Peninsula is spot-on. The isolation and winter conditions of Seamus’ cabin are as cruel opponents as the paramilitary killers. Readers of Steve Hamilton’s mysteries will find much to admire in Seamus McCree, as will fans of Joseph Finder’s thrillers.

  • Tonicecchetti
    2019-01-02 18:18

    Bad Policy, the 1st offering in the Seamus McCree mysteries, was such a good read, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Cabin Fever. Mr. Jackson did not disappoint. I have to admit, I'd built the anticipation up so much that I worried I wouldn't like the 2nd book as much as the 1st. What a waste of time! The worry, that is, because Cabin Fever was equally intriguing, if not more so. The character development, both in the introduction of new characters and further development of the continuing characters was excellent and made sense. There is plenty of interesting and surprising character progression. The plot took some impressive twists and turns, while staying credible and relevant. In short, I loved it and now I can't wait for Seamus' next adventure.

  • K.m. Rockwood
    2018-12-22 19:50

    From the moment Seamus McCree’s self-imposed solitude is shattered with the discovery of an unclothed, unconscious woman on the porch of his isolated winter retreat, this book had me enthralled and never let go.Jackson weaves a intricate but believable tale, set in a small community and surrounding environs. Everything is not as it seems, and merciless fanatics will stop at nothing to achieve their principled, if twisted, goals. Seamus, equally principled and perhaps only slightly saner, is willing to undertake any risk to unravel the dangerous secrets that lurk beneath the surface, immediately endangering a community he has come to love, and ultimately, the entire country.

  • John
    2018-12-30 20:19

    A Five Star mystery - which is complex & exciting which features a refreshingly original plot. Mr. Jackson's skill exceeds that experienced in the vast majority of authors of his genre. Cabin Fever features a plethora of interesting, major and minor, protagonists and antagonists. Each is well defined and exude interesting characteristics, feelings, motivation and emotion. The reader will enjoy the many plot twists and turns which surprise and intrigue. This a great encore publication from author James M. Jackson following his 2013 debut, "Bad Policy". I eagerly await the next Seamus McCree publication in 2015.

  • Tina Whittle
    2019-01-18 14:11

    With a twisty plot, blood-real characters, and fine, deft writing, Cabin Fever is one excellent way to spend a couple of hours. Jackson is masterful with point of view, juggling several (including our first-person narrator, Seamus, who for all his curmudgeonly grousing has a certain sharp charm). A passel of supporting characters adds texture to the story, and to Seamus' emotional arc (and arc he does, however reluctantly). This is an ice cold book with a warm warm heart -- highly recommended.

  • Judy Sheluk
    2019-01-14 19:09

    Is it possible to give a 6-star review? Because I gave Jackson's first Seamus McCree novel, Bad Policy, 5-stars and I enjoyed this one even more!Once again we meet Seamus and his son, Patrick (Paddy to Seamus), and once again there's a financial twist to the tale, but that's where the similarities end, proving that Jackson is as well-rounded a writer as the characters he creates. If you're looking for a fast-paced read with clever plot, look no further than Cabin Fever.

  • Kaye George
    2019-01-04 15:58

    A great book to read on a hot day if you want to cool down! The setting and atmosphere are drawn so vividly, I got chilled reading this. From the naked woman on his front porch, to the threats by nature and by mysterious bad people, to the personal tangle situation, Seamus is sweating while I was on the edge of my seat.

  • Marti
    2019-01-17 13:59

    100% a Thrill RideSeamus is an odd hero, as he doesn't like to use guns. Somehow, he survives all the "bad guys" after him.Strong characters and exciting plot kept me reading this book. Loved the descriptions of the area and the wildlife.

  • Kathy Jund
    2018-12-20 14:04

    3.75 stars!! Book 3 in the Seamus McCree series!