Scam at Five Mile Road

Fiction - Crime
362 Pages
Reviewed on 05/18/2023
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Author Biography

Mike has always wanted to tell stories. Possibly due to his Scottish/Irish Heritage. These stories have taken many forms; novels, short stories, poems, and spoken. They are now seeing the light of day via his publisher

In his work as an independent contractor in the IT Industry, he has created businesses, owned a five-star game farm, a one-star pub, driven trucks for his horse transport business, worked for a gangster, made money, lost money and made it again..

He is a fisherman, a hunter, a surfer, a water skier, a scuba-diver, a polocrosse player, a black belt karateka, a tournament fighter, and a daily writer in his journal.

He has worked on every continent and every business sector.

He has been married three times, and has five biological children, three step-children, and eight grandchildren. They live in England, South Africa, Australia, and China.

Mike now lives back in the land of his birth, Australia

    Book Review

Reviewed by Antoinette Wessels for Readers' Favorite

The leading protagonist in Scam at Five Mile Road by Mike Mackay is Jack Rhodes. He is a specialist in the installation of business systems and is also a forensic investigator. The action begins with Jack in Singapore enjoying a drink at a local bar when his part-time lover Stella asks him to return to San Francisco. There were some issues with a system in the company’s branch in Plymouth and she wants Jack to check it out. Three people have already died in peculiar circumstances. With the help of Stella, Sean, Gerald, Molly, Kenny, and Freddie, Jack uncovers a deep pit of scams and criminal activity. Will Jack be able to solve the mystery before anyone else dies or will there only be more innocent deaths at the hands of these criminals?

When I started reading Scam at Five Mile Road by Mike Mackay, I was immediately intrigued. The author kept me interested in this novel from the outset. I wasn’t able to put the book down for a minute because I kept wondering what will happen next. Just when I started to think I knew what was going to happen or what turn the story would take, Mackay made sure I was surprised beyond what I thought was possible. The book will have you guessing what was going to happen next until the final pages. I enjoyed this story so much that I will be reading more novels by this excellent author.