MASON’S MISSING By Teresa Burrell
Publisher: Silent Thunder Publishing (October 3, 2017)
Genre: Mystery Thriller Suspense – Murder
Tuper is helping find five-year-old Mason, who was presumedly taken by his father, but when Mason’s father is found unconscious, Mason has disappeared again. In an impossible search during a bitterly cold Montana blizzard, old cowboy Tuper and his hacker friend Lana’s quest blurs into one of insanity and murder. As wounded Tuper fights to stay alive in the bitter cold, Lana searches cyberspace and finds someone is working hard to ensure certain secrets remain secret–especially Mason’s true identity.
From the Author
This was a fun book to write. Tuper, a character from THE ADVOCATE’S FELONY, was a reader favorite. I received many emails asking for “more Tuper.” So I decided to give him his own series. Tuper is an aging cowboy who lives in Montana and seems to know everyone in the state. His interests include three things: guns, gambling, and women. People seek his services because he knows how to get things done.
Tuper reluctantly receives help from a very unlikely partner–a young woman who is more than proficient on a computer. They are polar opposites, but they both bring a unique skill set to the table.
BY John Kurtze
Teresa Burrell’s MASON’S MISSING is the first book in her new Tuper Mystery Series. Readers first met Tuper, in an earlier Advocate Story, where he helped JP and Sabre solve an intriguing case. Tuper steps out of the role of being a support character and into the main character in her Tuper Mystery Stories. The author provides her readers with bits and pieces of Tuper’s backstory. She describes him as a crusty cowboy investigator who solves cases using his own set of rules, his instincts, and his knowledge of people.
The storyline’s momentum builds slowly when a young mother asks Tuper to find her missing five-year-old son. Burrell places her readers next to Tuper as he follows leads that keep changing the direction of the story. Each new lead creates new theories and adds twists and turns keeping Burrell’s readers wondering what is happening. Burrell’s readers follow Tuper as he investigates the people who have a connection to the missing boy. The author introduces subplots that add new characters, mystery, murder, and family secrets to the developing story.
The author introduces Lana, a mysterious young woman whose computer hacking skills can help Tuper with his investigation. Burrell describes an exciting dimension between Tuper and Lana. She pits Tuper who is set in his ways against Lana and her computer hacking skills to help uncover clues in Tuper’s investigation. In the middle of his investigation concentrating on Mason’s disappearance, Tuper finds himself worrying that Lana is running from someone and or is afraid of something. Burrell describes the beginning of Tuper and Lana’s rocky relationship gradually developing into a budding friendship. Burrell delivers a cast of characters who aren’t who they seem to be, and when their secrets surface, Burrell’s MASON’S MISSING has an unexpected and unpredictable ending. The author moves quickly towards a spellbinding conclusion. MASON’S MISSING is a must read and earns a five-star-ranking.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teresa Burrell has dedicated her life to helping children and their families in both the courtroom and the classroom. As an attorney in San Diego, Burrell maintained a private law practice for twelve years, which specialized in domestic, criminal, and civil cases. Her work in juvenile court focused on representing abused minors and juvenile delinquents. Burrell has received several awards and special recognition from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers for her countless hours of pro bono work with children and their families. Burrell has also enjoyed a satisfying career as a teacher. She has taught children of all ages with diverse backgrounds and special needs. After creating an after-school program that kept kids off the street, she received a community service award. Now in semi-retirement in California, Burrell continues to educate groups about social issues impacting children and write novels, many of which are inspired by actual legal cases. She is the author of The Advocate Series which now contains eight novels: The Advocate, The Advocate’s Betrayal, The Advocate’s Conviction, The Advocate’s Dilemma, The Advocate’s Ex Parte, The Advocate’s Felony, The Advocate’s Geocache, and most recently, The Advocate’s Homicides. Burrell also has two children’s books that are fun for the whole family–Gaspar, the Flatulating Ghost, and Gaspar Meets a Bully.
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