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Todd Michael Greene5 Stars Out Of 5June 14, 2007Todd Michael GreeneWhen Sgt. Ron Yeager--a couple of years from retired and bored to tears--is asked to head up an undercover operation to stop car thieves, he jumps at the chance to shake things up. Little did he know what he was getting in return. An undercover cop who falls asleep at the most inopportune times--aptly nicknamed Dozer. Dozer's friend and fellow cop Jesse, who having a couple of years in undercover behind him things he's seen it all, done it all. An outspoken Christian named Mack Hazard, who wants to be an undercover cop when she grows up, but really doesn't have the heart for it it seems. Another who's always having to go the restroom. And . . . Ron's pastor? You'll have to read the book to learn about this last one and more.And when the operation goes beyond what anyone thought it ever would things really start cooking with this tale.Once again, Rene has written a heartwarming story of sincere faith woven into the fabric of a entertaining story. The one thing that really surprised me was Ron Yeager. Though the story is part of the Occupational Hazards series and one of the characters is a Hazard sibling, the main character always seemed to be Ron. I didn't mind though. He was engaging, entertaining, interesting and a character to care for. You really want this guy to rise above when he's become and see him shine. And he does.Like one other reviewer said, this is book two in a series and yet it stands on it's own. I never found myself wondering about what had gone before. Rene does a great job of helping you understand what came before and how it relates to now with feeling like you have to go back and read book one. Though I hope you will.If kooky characters in outrageously funny situations that stretch them is your thing, Rene Gutteridge is the writer to read. She always manages to be funny and serious in the right places. Her writing is tight and easy to read.Congrats on another great story Rene!
Ginny5 Stars Out Of 5May 24, 2007GinnyWhen asked to head up a task force to bust an auto theft ring in Las Vegas, Sergeant Ron Yeager isnt sure he wants to leave his desk job. Oh, he knows he still has what it takes. Hes just not sure he has the nerve to face his wife if he takes an undercover assignment this close to retirement! And when his overeager pastor inserts himself onto Rons mismatched team of officers, he begins to suspect they dont have a prayer of a chance. The resulting madcap adventure is full of unexpected twists, comical developments, and a wonderful example of living your faith at work. Gutteridges witty writing kept me chuckling all the way to the end. I loved this book, and I think you will, too.
Harriet Klausner5 Stars Out Of 5March 27, 2007Harriet KlausnerAlthough retirement looms on the near horizon and he earned the desk job, Las Vegas police sergeant Ron Yeager is bored. Thus when the brass asks him if he would agree to train an undercover task force of rookies to infiltrate an auto theft gang, Ron euphorically says yes. He may have reconsidered his agreeing if he met his inexperienced team before his acceptance.Ron meets his squad and instantly knows some idiot must be punishing him as they make the worst choices he could imagine going undercover inside the underbelly of Sin City. The squad includes an open Christian Mackenzie Mack Hazard trying to get converts, super-egotistical Jesse know it all Lunden trying to get Rons job, and Dozer trying to stay awake more minutes than Disneys Sleepy. Ron thinks this trio will send him into disability retirement due to high blood pressure.The second Occupational Hazards tale (see SNOOP) is a delightful police procedural due to a strong prime cast. Ron is fabulous as he wonders what insanity led him to say yes. His tyros are eccentrically different as Mack makes her religious beliefs known to her teammates, Jesse makes it clear he knows more than anyone else including Ron, and Dozer cannot stay awake. Humor and police on the job training and investigation fit nicely together in Rene Gutteridges fun inspirational tale.Harriet Klausner