When Jolie Gentil goes to buy a cup of coffee the morning after a storm knocks out
power at her house in Ocean Alley, she finds Java Jolt unlocked and minus its
owner. A bigger surprise is seeing proprietor Joe Regan a few minutes later, badly
injured. A potential killer thinks Jolie has something Joe was hiding.

The normal routine of appraising houses and volunteering at the Harvest for All
food pantry is interrupted by an SUV that nearly smashes Jolie, a break-in at the
home Jolie and Scoobie share, and a terrifying kidnapping. Jolie needs to learn who's
telling the truth and how far the thugs will go to find what they want. Only solving
the puzzle will keep Jolie safe, protect a vulnerable Iraq war vet, and make sure
everyone stays alive. But if Jolie keeps searching, her budding romance with Scoobie
may grind to a halt.
Ground to a Halt
Eighth in the Jolie Gentil Series
Review I thoroughly enjoyed every page. Oftentimes, when a series grows to 8 books,
the author has settled into a formulaic rut, where book after book is essentially the
same characters doing the same things...this is NOT the case for Elaine Orr. Elisabeth
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Praise for the Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series
As a librarian, I'll recommend this series to readers who want a good story without too
much gore or sex...the right mix of humor, mystery and just a light touch of romance.
Carolyn Branch, Amazon, July 3, 2013

Engaging Mysteries Minus the "Yuck" Factor. I may be a wimp who doesn't like my
reading all mucked up with gore and guts, but I also like characters who are more
grown up and engaged with real life  C. Nisaragi, Amazon, July 17, 2013