Dead in the Water
Book 1, The Reid Bennett Mysteries
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The first novel featuring “the most savvy cop currently in the genre” is a story of terror and suspense in a small Canadian town (Library Journal).
After his life was destroyed because of his efforts to prevent a rape, Reid Bennett relocated to Murphy’s Harbor, a quaint little town in Canada. But it may not be the quiet place it seems.
A corpse and a scared woman are each found on different sides of the lake. Then, another corpse. Reid, with his German shepherd, Sam, by his side, must go above and beyond the call of duty to get to the bottom of this mystery. The only way he can solve it—and remain alive—is to stretch the traditional definition of a police officer . . .
This is the first mystery starring Reid Bennett, “a series character worth watching for” (Los Angeles Times).
“A series character worth watching for . . . fast moving, intriguing.” —Los Angeles Times
“Danger, full‑bodied characters, and enough detail about police work and survival techniques to complement Bennett’s role as the most savvy cop currently in the genre.” —Library Journal
Ted Wood has been a flier, a beat cop, a pinboy, a soda‑jerk, a freight porter, and an advertising hotshot. He has also written dozens of short stories, hundreds of magazine articles, including two long‑running humor columns, television plays and one musical comedy. He has had fourteen books, thirteen of them novels, published in Canada, the Unieted States, Britain, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, and Japan. After being widowed, he married Mary in 1975. He is the father of three, stepfather to another three and granddad to a total of nine, counting steps and one step‑step. He now runs Whitby’s Ezra Annes House bed and breakfast in partnership with Mary. Jack Barnao is the pseudonym for Ted Wood, author of the acclaimed Reid Bennett mystery series. Barnao’s novels are Lockestep, Hammerlocke, and Timelocke.