Riverfield Series by Glenn Sartori

Union Of Friends by Glenn Sartori.

Riverfield Series Book One.

The announcement of Union Miller’s death arrived with the Saturday mail. That notice pushed Travis Gibbs to return to Riverfield only to discover that his best friend, Union Miller, had been dead for two years.

It was an open and shut murder case—Union had stalked a woman, had killed her, and then had been killed by her husband. However, women had always pursued Union. Why stalk one? Why kill one?

The search for answers propels Travis on a deceit-filled journey that ends in a conclusion he can’t believe, until violence steps into his life.

Review by Martha A. Cheves: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. They were best friends. Yet“Union was murdered two years ago. He felt a contraction in his heart and a cold tingling in his face, and couldn’t utter a word. Two years Travis thought. He lost the power of sight for an instant, but he conquered his emotion by a strong effort of willpower, almost a transport of rage. Why had she waited two years before telling him? He felt numb, lost, and as if he had just awakened from a coma and was being downloaded with events he missed. The words two years rolled through his mind – Union has been dead for two years. He heard her say something about coffee, and he followed her into the house, his mind returning to reality.

Union Miller and Travis Gibbs had grown up together. They were best friends. Yet, he had been dead for two years and Travis never knew until he received a letter from Union’s mother stating ‘My Union was murdered. Please come. He didn’t do it.’ So, he went to Riverfield to find out who killed Union and why.

According to the police Union killed Patti and Patti’s husband killed Union. But why? This simply wasn’t the Union Travis had known the better part of his life. And because of this, he was determined to find out what really happened. With the help of an old schoolmate Travis started his investigation through which the name Global Friends kept popping up. Could there be a connection? Could Union have found information regarding this company that needed to remain hidden?

Union of Friends is one book that kept me in the dark until the end. I never knew where it would lead me next nor which character could really be trusted. Author Glenn Sartori let nothing slip which kept me turning pages as I tried to decide how everyone connected. I’m now looking forward to the next book in this series.

Review by Chris Flesor: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. An old fashioned-detective story with a contemporary lightness. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2015. Verified Purchase. Great characters after a little initial confusion with double names! I really loved the detailed descriptions of the characters (I hate when you have to wonder what a character looks like and even, at times, what someone is wearing! I felt connected to the main character, Travis, liked the fast pace of changing locations, backdrop: from small town in Missouri to Honduras. Just when I thought I had a few things figured out about the story, the author threw in more than one plot twist. I think I need to read it again to find those clues! I hope to see Travis in future books. It reminded me of the old-fashioned “film noir detectives,” but with a contemporary lightness. I recommend this book to mystery readers.

Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Union of Friends-Read it Today! Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2015. Verified Purchase. Great story! So vividly described that I felt like I was right there the whole time feeling everything that Travis was feeling. Friends and small towns all intimately intertwined. I great mystery. I loved it! I couldn’t wait to finish it to see what happened and now I’m waiting for the next novel.  Union of Friends: A Riverfield Novel.

Review by Martha A. Cheves (VINE VOICE): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. They were best friends. Yet “Union was murdered two years ago.” Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. He felt a contraction in his heart and a cold tingling in his face, and couldn’t utter a word. Two years Travis thought. He lost the power of sight for an instant, but he conquered his emotion by a strong effort of willpower, almost a transport of rage. Why had she waited two years before telling him? He felt numb, lost, and as if he had just awakened from a coma and was being downloaded with events he missed. The words two years rolled through his mind – Union has been dead for two years. He heard her say something about coffee, and he followed her into the house, his mind returning to reality.

Union Miller and Travis Gibbs had grown up together. They were best friends. Yet, he had been dead for two years and Travis never knew until he received a letter from Union’s mother stating ‘My Union was murdered. Please come. He didn’t do it.’ So, he went to Riverfield to find out who killed Union and why.

According to the police Union killed Patti and Patti’s husband killed Union. But why? This simply wasn’t the Union Travis had known the better part of his life. And because of this, he was determined to find out what really happened. With the help of an old schoolmate Travis started his investigation through which the name Global Friends kept popping up. Could there be a connection? Could Union have found information regarding this company that needed to remain hidden?

Union of Friends is one book that kept me in the dark until the end. I never knew where it would lead me next nor which character could really be trusted. Author Glenn Sartori let nothing slip which kept me turning pages as I tried to decide how everyone connected. I’m now looking forward to the next book in this series.

Review by Mayhem: Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2016. Travis Gibbs, a court reporter in Kansas City returned to his hometown of Riverfield, Missouri to try and prove his best friend’s innocence. Union Miller was dead. shot and killed by Matt Martin after Union allegedly killed Matt’s wife Patti. Sounds like an open and shut case, right? When Travis began poking around, Ally Richards, one of Union’s old girlfriends joins him in the investigation. As the plot thickens, questions are raised and Sartori introduces sidebars that will have you asking yourself: What is really going on here? If you like mayhem. madness and murder, you’re going to love this book and guess what? There is a real surprise on the last page.

Review by Carl A Wattenberg, Jr.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Midwest Murder Mystery with Global Human Consequences. Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2015. A double murder mystery in the St Louis area building to a thriller climax in Honduras centering on the timely topic of human trafficking and new internet technology, “Union of Friends” maintains an engrossing story line, with wonderful comparative descriptions for which Sartori is known. I recommend it highly. After Sartori’s first thriller “Epiphany”, now this, eagerly looking forward to his next.

Product Details:
Paperback: 290 Pages
Publisher: Prince & Pauper Press; 1st Edition (December 28, 2016)
Language: English
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
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Consequences of Falling by Glenn Sartori.

Riverfield Series Book Two.

Tragedy, murder, and conspiracy push three Riverfield residents down unfamiliar paths…

…. a psychologist who takes on an unethical mission; the wife of a detective who inserts herself in a murder investigation; and a former cabaret hostess who risks everything in order to discover her lover’s killer.

Mayhem abounds as Union Miller unwittingly becomes the link between the three—whose actions result in unexpected consequences that change the fiber of Riverfield forever.

5 Stars: Finally, Here!

Riverfield Novel Book Two is finally here and titled Consequences of Falling.

Bradley and Elizabeth survived a whirlwind romance, elopement and great sex, for two people who are as different as day and night and then their daughter Jessica was born.

Tragedy unfolds and life changes direction for Elizabeth. I Quote:

“As the clouds rolled across the sky obscuring the last bit of the evening light, Elizabeth kept watching the lake from her apartment’s deck. She thought of herself as a woman always watching something in motion, which was shifting and changing. She wasn’t in motion, or was she? It made her light-headed to think of this. She yearned for her mind to be clear like the water, to be clear of that day in court. And the occasional woodpecker’s remote tapping and the air rending silence that followed it were only sounds registered in her head. They were meaningless, but that day in court was not.

It seemed her thoughts were determined to wander along that shadowy path, where court arguments laid like exposed roots across the forest floor. It was the day that her life totally fell apart, the day she lost her daughter. It had happened last month.”

How could things go so wrong?

It is October 1989 and Elizabeth Trent finds herself running from her past and the only answer might be revenge. A new counseling job in Riverfield, Missouri at the CYA clinic might be a good start. Would returning to the place of her childhood be the answer or would there be old ghosts?

Falling into the routines that a small town has to offer; Elizabeth immerses herself into her clients and secretly hopes she will bump into an old heart throb Union Miller. The mundane has a way of becoming short lived when secrets threaten to break free.

Murder and mayhem begin on Monday May 7, 1990. Can Elizabeth live with the consequences of her actions? Join the investigation as “The morning fog was as thick and wet as breath on a mirror, dimming the heat lightning in the air. Yellow bolts the color of a cat’s eye forked out above the police station. Inside an oppressive mood had settled over the building. Everyone was feeling frustrated. They needed some sort of concrete lead in order to move.”

Romance, tragedy, abduction, murder and conspiracy engage this well-developed cast of characters that include detective John Turner, Mike Ryan, Anne Turner, Kimberly Young, Peter Benton, Randy Bennett, Connelly Dunnerman, and Seiko Dunnerman. The events that unfold will change Riverfield’s small town forever, for now fear grips the community.

I love this fast-paced novel with lots of suspense and mystery. Author Glenn Sartori uses real life stories as inspiration for this novel. He includes an excerpt from his next Riverfield Novel titled ‘Reflections Of Triplets’.

I invite you to read Consequences of Falling (Riverfield Novel Book Two) by Glenn Sartori. I reviewed this book from a Kindle format. I suggest you also read book one in the series titled Union Of Friends. Author Glenn Sartori has also published South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska which I have also enjoyed as book one in his South City Mosaic Series and his stand-alone book titled Epiphany.

Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).

Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A chance to visit Riverfield again—don’t miss it. Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017. Verified Purchase. Riverfield novel book two gives yet another look into the lives and characters in this small Mississippi River town. Union Miller, a featured character in book one, has a lesser but important role in the solution of several murders while new protagonist emerges as detectives in Sartori’s current book. Sartori continues to deliver vivid descriptions of people, places, and events while his character change and grow.

The novel is divided into three parts. Part, one has extensive backstory for several families suffering tragic events and introduces characters with a need to find answers to murders and apparent suicides. Be sure you get to the second and the third parts where the pace increases and the solution to several murders unfolds.

Book two is a good mystery and equally good read. I like to discover great sentences in the stories I read, and Sartori did not disappoint me. I found and marked numerous ones throughout the mystery. I recommend it.

Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Excellent mystery! Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016. Verified Purchase. I wasn’t sure I wanted to finish this book after the first chapter which sounded so dark but it kept my interest and surprised me several times that I had to finish it before I went to sleep. The different plots and happening kept me going. Character development was excellent and I felt like I knew these people and Riverfield. A good mystery that will keep you guessing. Well done!          

Review by Richard Lang: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Mystery. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2016. After a bitter divorce in Dayton, Ohio, Kimberly Young, aka Elizabeth Trent, returned to her hometown, Riverfield, Missouri. She signed on at the CYA Clinic to work as a psychologist and counseled Grace Benton. When Grace was abducted and found dead, her father, Peter Benton accused Kimberly of being involved and attacked her. She died shortly after the incident in a fiery car crash, then Peter was found by his boss, Ito, with his throat slashed in his home. Peter’s co-worker at Shikata, Connelly Dunnerman was found by Ito in his office with an apparent heart attack. Were the deaths related? Was there a conspiracy at work? Sartori does a masterful job of keeping the truth from the reader until the very end.

Review by Carl A Wattenberg, Jr.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Another Superb Mystery from Glenn Sartori. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017. Glenn Sartori has written another absorbing murder mystery in Riverfield, with local foreign technology intrigue, tragic manipulation of a Japanese enchantress, and a kidnapping gone awry, in 1990. As with his prior two novels, I heartily recommend Sartori’s third mystery novel, the second of Riverfield.

Product Details:
Print Length: 287 Pages
Publisher: Glenn Sartori, Author; 1st Edition (November 1, 2016)
Language: English
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
Mysteries (Amateur Sleuths)
Mysteries

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About The Author: Glenn Sartori is a lifelong resident of St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from St. Louis University with BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. In 1997 he married Rosanne and enjoy condo living in St. Louis County. They have two sons Michael and Jeffrey, both grown, live in different cities and have a family of their own.

Glenn worked in electronic design and engineering management at McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing, and traveled to many countries, his favorite was Japan. He retired in 2002, which is the same year Rosanne retired from teaching in the St. Charles School District.

In late 2002, Glenn started his second career as an author of text books. Along with his college friend, they have co-authored four engineering text books for Pearson Education Publishing Company. Glenn successfully transitioned to writing mystery novels and most recently published the first book of his memoir trilogy.

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