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Review of Golden Frog Poison

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[Following is an official review of "Golden Frog Poison" by Tom Ranseen.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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On a beautiful morning, one of those times when one wakes up in such a good mood that you almost smell that everything will go perfectly throughout the day, Suzanne Delacroix had the best feeling as she prepared for her golf course. At age 44, she was named Atlanta's most beautiful woman by Atlanta Magazine, topping contenders of all ages and races. The respected homicide detective never pursued fame, but the honor highlighted what many in Atlanta already knew—that her brilliance and courage were as striking as her appearance. Her triumph in cracking Atlanta's infamous "Game of Twins" case years prior had already cemented her status as the city's top homicide cop. But everything went south when she came home after her golf course and found her husband (Kip) dead. Beside him was a figurine of a golden frog, which had the most toxic poison ever.

She suspects a famous drug lord, Raoul Menendez, whom she had encountered when trying to retrieve her kidnapped stepdaughters, who were entangled in the "Game of Twins." The killer had poisoned her husband and set her up to be killed on the spot, too. It seems that the drug lord would stop at nothing to avenge the death of his lover. Will this top homicide cop bring justice to her husband's death? You will have to get a copy of Golden Frog Poison by Tom Ranseen to find out.

The author introduces us to Suzanne Delacroix, the daughter of a Chinese mother and a black father. I love how the author takes time to build the plot and develop each character. It was done gradually to fully differentiate each character's capabilities, and the characters were developed individually. Characters like Lazlo Kianian and Dr. Jill Treece were my favorites, as they were the bravest, in my opinion. I was shocked when I learned who Gary Popov really was because I didn't see it coming. The story contains themes of murder, racism, etc., and contains a lot of actions.

Though it is the fourth book in the Game of Twins series, Golden Frog Poison by Tom Ranseen stands confidently on its own. The author masterfully weaves in just enough backstory and context from previous books to enrich the plot without confusing new audiences. I was able to fully immerse myself in the high stakes of the action without having to start reading the first book in the series.

Those who have read the previous books in the series will be thrilled to reunite with their favorite characters and see how their adventures continue to unfold. I also recommend it to those who love reading murder mysteries and stories about drug lords. I am excited to read the previous books myself, as I would love to find out in detail how "Game of Twins" started. The book contains a lot of cussy words and racially derogatory speeches. If this triggers you, then you should avoid the book. I encountered some errors while reading the book, but they were minor and didn't affect my reading experience. There was nothing I disliked about this book, which is why I am rating it 5 out of 5 stars.

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Post by NetMassimo »

I had good impressions from the reviews published in the past of two books by this author and this impression is confirmed about this one, so I guess this author writes great thrilles. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by Pranav Dewangan »

I'm captivated by the intriguing plot and well-developed characters in your review of "Golden Frog Poison" by Tom Ranseen! Suzanne Delacroix's journey, coupled with the author's meticulous character-building, has me eager to delve into this murder mystery. The gradual introduction of key players like Lazlo Kianian and Dr. Jill Treece adds depth, and I'm thrilled to hear that the book stands confidently on its own, making it accessible to new readers. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Post by Donald Cecil Hufstedler »

The reviewer describes "Golden Frog Poison" as a well-developed murder mystery with intriguing characters. Despite being part of a series, the book stands confidently on its own. Readers who enjoy murder mysteries and stories about drug lords will find it captivating. However, the book contains explicit language and racially derogatory speeches that may be triggering for some readers. Overall, the reviewer rates it 5 out of 5 stars and is excited to read the previous books in the series.
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The reviewer's admiration for the characters' slow emergence as well as the unexpected insights into some of them points to a skillfully written narrative that keeps readers in suspense. Both new and returning readers will be able to completely immerse themselves in the storyline because to the series' seamless blending of background and context from earlier works.
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