Off the Grid

Off the Grid

Book - 2012
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On a sailboat ten miles off the Florida coast, Grace MacBride, partner in Monkeewrench Software, thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith. A few hours later, in Minneapolis, a fifteen-year-old girl is discovered in a vacant lot, her throat slashed. Later that day, two young men are found in their home a few blocks away, killed execution-style. The next morning, the dead bodies of three more men turn up, savagely murdered in the same neighborhood. As Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth struggle to link the three crimes, they learn that there have been similar murders in other cities around the United States. Piece by piece, evidence accumulates, pointing to a suspect that shocks them to the core, uncovering a motive that puts the entire Midwest on high alert and Monkeewrench in the direct line of fire. Before it's all over, Grace and her partners, Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson, find themselves in the middle of a shocking collision of violence on a remote northern Minnesota reservation, fighting for their lives.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2012
Description: 305 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780399158049
Branch Call Number: Trac
Additional Contributors: Tracy, P. J. Off the grid


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Jul 14, 2020

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Apr 05, 2020

Disappointed in this book. Too negative on one of our (Minnesota's) largest immigrant populations as being "terrorists," mixed in with a group of ex-servicemen who have a group that goes after and kills local terrorists, mix in Native Americans as victims and vigilantes, it felt very contrived and unconvincing, not to mention the Saudi's who boarded and tried to kill a former FBI agent. Not so good - this one. Lets hope for better - next time.

Oct 08, 2019

got through this book, but I'm done with this series. can't pinpoint what I didn't like, but the premise feels stale and has strayed far from the original monkeewrench gang of quirky software engineers.

Jul 14, 2019

P.J. Tracy scared me with Snow Blind, but this installment and the previous Shoot to Thrill prove that the Monkeewrench series is back on track and Snow was an anomaly. This had a simpler mystery plot than others in the series, but that's no complaint; this book was very rich in emotion and deeper characterization, plus had a kick-ass, breakneck story. I hope they don't take so long between books again...

And Grace, pleasepleaseplease, give Magozzi a break, will you?

Feb 18, 2016

Didn't like this book very much. The plot was unimaginative and the writing was choppy, jumping from one scene to another without good transitions. Last book by Tracy that I read

Jun 17, 2015

I listened to the audiobook and enjoyed it very much. The reader was great and it was a good mystery. I plan to read more of this author's books.

ChristchurchLib Apr 08, 2013

"A missing teenage girl lies dead in a parking lot. Two young immigrants are killed in their apartment. Three men are found dead in the street nearby. As the police struggle to establish what's happened, they realise that the deaths may not be as random as they first appear." April 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

Nov 01, 2012

I thought it was a weak offering. Low on inspiration: do something with "the terrorists" as badguys. Then you don't need to come up with a decent motive or anything. Why, it practically writes itself!

VanessaCCL Oct 08, 2012

"Monkeewrench Software partner Grace MacBride thwarts an assassination attempt on retired FBI agent John Smith in the Florida Keys; Native American girls are going missing from their reservations; Somali men have been found killed, execution style, in Minneapolis. Taking centre stage, homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth team up to link all these crimes together to uncover a far-reaching and dastardly plot. The Monkeewrench books are a great, well-plotted series with wonderful characters, and while you can read this 6th installment on its own, to get the full history of Grace and her delightfully eccentric colleagues, you should really start with series-opener Monkeewrench." Next Reads Thrillers and Suspense October 2012 Newsletter

MadameCurie1 Aug 27, 2012

Not happy with this book. Seemed very thrown together and rushed. Hope the next book is better.

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