Harold Bartz, aka Bandit, has a low IQ which contrasts sharply with his delusions of grandeur. He flees Minneapolis after witnessing a murder. Once in Las Vegas, rather than hiding, he starts cooking up schemes. His pals, Banger and Diggs, soon join him. Bandit has company in Vegas: Yuri Vostov and Nikki Kerlenko, two Russian hit men sent by the sadistic Jethro Plack. A shady telemarketer, Plack separates guileless customers from their money. His company is in Minnesota, but he oversees Internet swindles from a hidden office in London.
Plack’s scam, Fortune Fate Lottery, gains the attention of Sean O’Dell, a St. Paul police lieutenant. O’Dell is investigating the explosion of Internet crime and its elderly victims. “C. J.” Johannson, a Minneapolis cop, is assigned a suicide case. Lana Winton’s death however, doesn’t fit the profile of a suicide. C.J. begins gathering clues that lead him to Plack’s office in St. Paul. Plack’s elaborate scheme has evaded detection thus far. Working against him this time however, is his own man, hacker extraordinaire Tommy Ling, who becomes uncomfortable with the idea of destroying the lives of innocent victims.
Ling hatches a plan to scam the scammers and become the Robin Hood Hacker. When Bandit finally comes forward, C. J. can go after Plack for murder and O’Dell can foil Plack’s Internet scheme in London. With Plack behind bars, the Robin Hood Hacker makes headlines while Bandit and his pals stumble into a surprise in Vegas.
A Real Page Turner...
This book has it all. Starts at a fair pace and then goes faster, faster and you end up racing to see what the ending is. We have characters that are really a little wacky and they completely draw you into their world. We have the evil villain Jethro Plack and the angel like, but stupid Bandit. Here you have what it takes for a complete success. The author takes short chapters, short as one and a half to two pages, and puts so much detail into that short of space. You keep turning those pages with excitement as to what is next. This book will give you a wild, crazy ride, a good read and a whole lot of fun. With living in the world we do, with all the uncertainty, the villain gets what he deserves, the good guy gets the girl and those with no clues get a chance. You will have to read the book yourself to find out what really happens. You won't be disappointed. SIMPLE WITNESS has everything you could want, it's a page turner, twists and turns, going from old London all the way to LA. What more could you want?I was given a complimentary copy of SIMPLE WITNESS from the author, Bob Siqveland and Out Skirts Press for my view of the book.
May 17, 2015
By gayle pace
A Rollicking Good Page-turner Of A Tale...
Bob Siqveland may not have been a sprinter, but a marathon runner he certainly wasn't either. This tale starts out at a reasonable pace, and then picks up and up and up until you are racing to the end in a frenzy. Couple that with a cast of goofball characters that draw you into their world, everything from the diabolically evil villain Jethro Plack to the angelically stupid Bandit, and you've got a recipe for success. With some chapters as short as one and a half to two pages in length it is amazing how the author packs so much detail into such a small space, and leaves you racing from one chapter to the next in anticipation. This is a wild ride, a great read, and just plain a lot of fun.In a world of such cruel uncertainty as ours, it is good to read a tale where the villain gets his just deserts, the good guy gets the girl, and the clueless actually get a break. But I won't give away the ending, you'll just have to read it for yourself, something I highly recommend you do. Page turner, plot twists galore, scenes from stodgy old London all the way to the warm streets of Las Vegas, Simple Witness has it all. A good book I can heartily recommend.
May 16, 2015
By Amazon Customer
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Given To Me For An Honest Review...
Simple Witness by Bob Siqveland is a must read. It is a page turner but before you open the book you have to make sure that you have your seatbelt on because you are about to go on the crazy, twists and turns ride of your life. When you open the book it will grab you, hold you down tightly and you will watch the pages turn and turn and turn some more until you get the the last one. It is full of intrigue, surprise and suspense besides being fast moving. As you read, you feel as though you are drawn in and become a part of the story. The two main characters are: the evil, Jethro Plack and the good, Bandit. Bandit unwittingly witnesses a murder. He goes to Las Vegas. Jethro sends Russian hit men after him. Do the hit men find Bandit? What happens between Jethro and Bandit? I loved the ending, do you? This book is a great read. I loved reading it and I plan on reading it again. I gave it 5 stars but it deserves more. I highly recommend it to everyone and I look for more from Bob Siqveland.
May 23, 2015