The Jake Roberts Series, Book 3

Fiction - Thriller - General
149 Pages
Reviewed on 04/16/2020
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Author Biography

“Cary Allen Stone is one superb writer!” – Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer
“Cary Allen Stone has created a detective to rival Morse, Rebus and Frost!” – Beck Valley Books, UK

Cary Allen Stone is a writer-producer (Room 9, Toy Box), editor, actor, voice actor, filmmaker, comic, creator of professional stage illusions and performed stage comedy-magic, sports and fashion magazine photographer, award-winning, bestselling author of crime and science fiction, and true crime (The Jake Roberts Series, The SEEDS Trilogy, Through a Mother's Eyes), and creator of the "Murder I Wrote" podcast." As a professional pilot, Cary flew commercial and corporate aircraft including Sir Ridley Scott on location scouts. When not flying, Mr. Scott mentored his writing. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts, History, Honor Roll, President's List, a member of both Phi Alpha Theta and Phi Theta Kappa.
2021 Independent Press Award – True Crime
2020 IAN Book of the Year Award - Science Fiction
2020 New York City Book Award – Distinguished Favorite, Thrillers
2020 Book Excellence Award – True Crime
2019 Reader’s Favorite – Science Fiction Award
2017 Book Excellence Award
2017 IAN Book of the Year Award
2017 BookViral Millennium Book Award
2017 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award
2016 CLUE Award

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tyler F. Hosea for Readers' Favorite

After the Goode is Cary Allen Stone’s first novel since living in Arizona. He continues to incorporate his surroundings into his writing, since he writes what he knows. The reader gets a complete picture of Atlanta, or in this case, Phoenix, airplanes, flying, comedy clubs, and the human condition. I thoroughly enjoyed creating a picture in my mind of the surroundings in the book. I also enjoyed reading detailed police procedure, something else that the author does extremely well. It is very evident that Stone spends a great deal of time researching his material before beginning to write.

As a reader, I know and love Stone’s lead character, Jake Roberts. I look forward to each new novel with excitement rivaling the release of Apple’s newest iPhone! In After the Goode, readers are treated to a plethora of new characters. Phoenix Police Department’s Wynter Williams and her father, comedian Bobby Goode, airline pilot and Jake’s best friend, Fred, Fred’s loving supportive girlfriend, Andrea, are all new to the mix. I’ve had a difficult time deciding which new character I enjoy most. I really find the relationship between Fred and Jake so special. What a beautiful friendship. It leaves the reader wishing that they had a best friend just like that. I can't think of any real people I like as well as Stone's characters. The events of this book will leave readers wondering how many new scars Jake’s psyche can withstand. Be ready for an emotional and exhilarating ride.