Deadly Dunes Review

Deadly Dunes Review
Mac McClellan was hired by a woman to investigate the possible suicide of her brother, an archaeologist. Jake was an associate professor of archaeology at Florida State University who was on his way to conduct preliminary research on possible archaeology site. His findings would probably shut down a multi-million dollar Florida community development.

He was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound that was made to look like he committed suicide, but it was later found he had been heavily sedated with his wife’s drugs.

Exactly two months to the day after her brother was killed, Jessie died as a result of an automobile accident. Mac took the death hard. Although he only had his private eye license for six weeks and he no longer had a client, Mac decided to keep the case open at his own expense. He found Jessie had also been heavily sedated when she hit a bridge abutment.

During his investigation, Mac found out that the man who adopted Jessie’s daughter was the owner of the construction company building the Dunes. There was one lot left to purchase before the development could move forward and that was a historic site right in the middle of the land.

Mac continued the investigation on his own, but at great risk. Someone wanted him dead.

Deadly Dunes by E. Michael Helms is the third book in the Mac McClellan Mystery series following Deadly Catch and Deadly Ruse. The award-winning series has taken readers from the beginning when Mac retired from the military to his becoming a private investigator and his growing relationships with his girlfriend, Katie, and his fellow investigator, Hank, who is teaching him the ropes.

This story is addictive and an easy one to get lost in as the reader continues to turn pages. The characters are well drawn, the even pace builds tension, and the ending satisfies. The author is adept at creating settings and has an eye for detail giving one the feeling they are a part of the landscape.

If you are interested in purchasing Deadly Dunes (A Mac McClellan Mystery) or any of the other books in this series, they are available at

A special thank you goes to Camel Press for providing us with a complimentary copy of this novel.

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