Scam at Old River

Fiction - Crime
305 Pages
Reviewed on 04/06/2021
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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, 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 Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Scam at Old River by Mike Mackay features Jack Rhodes as the main star and hero of the story with a cast of both good and bad players. Debbie is an accountant that has found some illegal goings-on and is trying to escape from her job. When Jack learns her story, he tries to step in to help by getting a job at the company she works for - Magna. Magna is a real estate company that seems to a scam. Stella is a rich hacker whom Jack meets as he tries to sell her into the Magna land deal. Marx, O’Brien, Rizzo, Conti, and Evelyn are the bad guys involved in fraud, murder, and more. Jack’s cousin Freddie is a policeman who can do things that the normal police force cannot. Jack’s task is to gather information to give to Freddie to take down the organization of criminals. There is danger around every corner but Jack is determined to see it through to the end.

Scam at Old River got off to a slow start but soon was knee-deep in suspenseful excitement that offered twists, turns, surprises, and lots of crime and adventure. The good guys were extremely likable, especially Jack, and the bad guys were truly unsavory. There was a lot of detail and clear explanations as the investigation moved along. Author Mike Mackay took true facts and expertly made them into a “sit on the edge of your chair” fictional story. If you like crime, murder, and upheaval, then Scam at Old River is a book you must read and will certainly enjoy.