This is the second in a series, but it didn’t really feel that way to me, it read perfectly well as a stand-alone. It was a fun mystery and I felt like I was going along on an adventure with the main character. Would recommend for soft mystery fans. -Amazon Reviewer
Introducing Durwood Oak Jones and his clever loyal dog. Dear Durwood is officially the second book in the Third Chance Enterprises series, which began with Anarchy of the Mice, but it absolutely can be read as a stand-alone – I would even recommend starting with this one, which is a more concise, conventional thriller, featuring only two of the series’ heroes, the wonderfully strong Durwood Oak Jones and his clever loyal dog Sue-Ann. -Amazon Reviewer
(Third Chance Enterprises Book 2)
MEET DURWOOD OAK JONES, THE MAN READERS ARE CALLING “A LITERARY JACK REACHER.”
Book two in the epic Third Chance Enterprises series, Dear Durwood is a standalone mystery pitting uncompromising principle against big city greed.
Durwood Oak Jones is a man of few indulgences. One he does allow is a standing ad in Soldier of Fortune magazine soliciting “injustices in need of attention.”
This month’s bundle of letters includes one from Carol Bridges, mayor of the dusty, blue-collar town of Chickasaw, Texas. For nearly a century, Chickasaw has relied on the jobs and goodwill of Hogan Consolidated, a family-run manufacturer of industrial parts. Now East Coast lawyers and investment bankers have taken aim at the company. The citizens of Chickasaw fear it may be acquired or bankrupted, leading to massive layoffs — effectively destroying the town.
Durwood and his trusty bluetick coonhound, Sue-Ann, fly to Texas to see what can be done. They find a young CEO born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Factory workers with hammers. A good woman, Carol Bridges, who knows her town is being cheated but can’t get to the bottom of how. And lawyers.
Dirty, good-for-nothing lawyers.
About the Author
Jeff Bond is an American author of popular fiction. His books have been featured in The New York Review of Books, and The Pinebox Vendetta received the gold medal (top prize) in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards. A Kansas native and Yale graduate, he now lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.