LOOSE ENDS KILL is a fast paced mystery/thriller that takes place in the historic city of San Antonio, Texas, and throws Jim West into the middle of a police investigation of the murder of an old friend's wife. The police already believe they have the killer - West's friend.
In this new novel, Jim West comes to the rescue of an old friend suspected of killing his own wife. West rolls up his sleeves and begins to dig deep-perhaps too deeply-as someone begins to follow and target him.
It's not long before West discovers that he didn't know his friend's wife as well as he thought. Everyone but West and his friend knew that she had many affairs. Any of her lovers could have had a motive to kill her.
As he investigates one lover after the other, West ignites an outbreak of more deaths and mayhem. The killer wants him dead. His friend's lawyer wants him to go back home, and the police threaten to arrest him.
Feeling the pressure to solve the murder quickly West sets a trap for the killer-using himself as bait. However, he soon learns he may have only outsmarted himself.
Doerr enters the mind of a policeman and a criminal with equal skill and precision in his latest mystery/thriller Loose Ends Kill. His tale is fascinating, using the realism of a southwestern setting to its fullest.
-- Darden North, award-winning author of mystery novels and medical thrillers
"Doerr does it again! Loose Ends Kill is another fantastic Jim West novel. His personal experiences in law enforcement have shaped another gritty murder mystery that keeps you turning pages...from cover to cover...until you reach the exciting end!"
-- Mike Angley, author of Child Finder and Child Finder Redemption
"Loose Ends Kill is a great read! Reminds me of a Mickey Spillane effort and Jim West could be the next Mike Hammer. Definitely a great book for all the armchair crime fighters out there. Loose Ends Kill is a keeper! Jim West is going to be busy! You'll see him again - I look forward to his next book. This is "Real-Life Stuff" and Bob Doerr's been there!"
-- J. Al Cannon Jr., Sheriff of Charleston County, SC
Author Bob Doerr grew up in a military family, attended the Air Force Academy, and then had a career of his own in the Air Force. It was a life style that had him moving every three or four years, but also one that exposed him to the people and cultures of numerous countries in Asia, Europe and to most of these United States. In the Air Force, Bob specialized in criminal investigations and counterintelligence gaining significant insight to the worlds of crime, espionage and terrorism. In addition to his degree from the Academy he also has a Masters in International Relations from Creighton University. Bob is also the author of two other Jim West thrillers, Dead Men Can Kill and Cold Winter's Kill.