Reviews for the Last of the Good Guys

"We all have someone in our lives that we look up to and have the utmost respect for. When it comes to author Ernesto Patino's main character, Alec Santana, that individual is Ben Brody. So when he finds out that Ben has committed suicide with no apparent reason, Ben's wife come to Alec to help her make sense of it all. Written in the skillful way that Ernesto Patino has developed when it comes to a great story, The last of the Good Guys helps us to see what some will do to cover up a secret or keep the past buried. Loved this book... This was a great read for the sumer or anytime you are looking for a tightly woven mystery that keeps that pages turning"

C.A. Webb
Coversations Book Club

"Who doesn't like a great mystery story? Ernesto Patino may not be a well known mystery author...yet. But he has written another great book that I truly enjoyed. I read one of his earlier books last year titled Web of Secrets and was looking forward to reading this new one...This is a small book and read it in one sitting...The story was enjoyable, it kept my attention, from start to finish, and I would definitely read other books written by Ernesto Patino."

Janet Ruth
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Along the Way

"Ernesto Patino has a unique way of taking a story and filling it with twists and turns all mixed together in a smooth blend. It is this rare quality of his work that keeps the reader on the edge of the seat and makes a page turner of them. His story in The Last of the Good Guys starts out strong, peaking the reader's interest, keeping it elevated throughout the book then crescendos into an all time high with a surprise ending you can't possibly see coming. Patino is a master of storytelling and I highly recommend this book."

Marion M. Dollar
Reviewer -
Book Pleasures

"I really liked the character of Alec Santana and his fledging P.I. business. There were just enough characters involved to keep me guessing, but not too many to overcomplicate things. Secrets and lies always add up to a good mystery, and this author knows how to come up with some good secrets. this is the second book by this author that I have read. I enjoyed The Last of the Good Guys very much."

Linda
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Book Visions

"The Last of the Good Guys kept me guessing throughout the whole book. I had my suspicions about half way through as to who was causing the "suicides" but there were a lot of doubts that went along with my reasoning. In the Last of the Good Guys, Enesto Patino has done what he has done to me in the past...Kept me guessing until the end."

Martha Cheves
Reviewer -
Stir Laugh Repeat


Reviews for the Web of Secrets

"I started this book this afternoon and had read all 195 pages by tonight. Web of Secrets is very fast paced and I couldn't stop reading...just turning pages, becoming more absorbed with Sarah's story. There's a lot of racial issues in this book that I just couldn't get, meaning I don't get some people's ignorance. When Sarah finds out that she could be part African American her husband tells her to drop it because of what it could do to his career. Other characters in this book have similar problems with their loved ones (or themselves) not being able to deal with it...Take a peek at the first chapter. He reeled me in from that first moment..."

Heather M.
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The 24/7 Mom

"Web of Secrets has everything a good mystery should have. It has the interesting and competent P.I., secrets from teh past, and multiple mysteries that need resolution. It Caught my interest immediately with the initial set up of a story from the past. That character of P.I. Joe Coopersmith, the fifty-something, former FBI investigator is likable and in the story he has a way with people that gets results. There is fast paced action and several twists in the story that kept me wondering where it would go next...I hope this is just the first book featuring P.I. Joe Coopersmith.

L. Brandau
Reviewer -
Book Visions

"This book is filled with twists and turns, and just when I thought I had it all figured out, it changed again...I loved the characters, especially the private investigator. He had a big heart, and truly cared about his clients. I got lost in the story, and wished that it didn't end. I wanted to see how the relationship between the characters transpired, after the mystery was solved. Thumbs up for this one!"

Janet Ruth
Reviewer -
Along the Way

"Web of Secrets is an interesting read. Ernesto Patino explored many avenues and bubbling just under the surface is the subject of racial prejudice. Set in the mid 90's the story revolves around some events that occurred thirty years previously. Yet even in the 90's there are still vestiges of racism. Although racial issues are not a major factor in the plot, they are at the very heart of some of the subplots that Ernesto Patino develops...There is a delightful twist on the last page that just begs for another story to be written. I give Ernesto Patino very high marks for Web of Secrets and I do look forward to his future books."

Simon Barret
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Blogger News Network

"Patino takes you on a roller coaster ride as you travel with Joe Coopersmith from Miami to Key West and then to Mobile, ending on the Miccosukee Indian Reservation...Web of Secrets is fast paced from begining to end and a very enjoyable read."

Martha Cheves
Reviewer -
Stir Laugh Repeat

"After reading Web of Secrets in almost record time, I have gained not only insight into the life of a private investigator, but enjoyed a thoroughly delightful book. Mr. Patino has woven a tale of mystery, Intrigue and suspense that never lets go. I found his characters realistic and interesting, his descriptions of people, places and things to be very well written. I didn't want the book to end, and he's left  me wondering what happened to the characters I had grown to care about. This books is exceptionally well-written and I eagerly look forward to Mr. Patino's next book."

Linda Thompson
Host of Authors Web TV

"...I have only covered a brief outline of what is going on in this book. It is literally chocked full of mystery, intrigue, action and suspense. As the title suggests, it is a web of secrets that slowly gets unraveled and when the surprising ending is revealed, you will wonder why you did not see it all along. Ernesto Patino has written a truly wonderful well penned book in Web of Secrets."

Marion M. Dollar
Reviewer -
Book Pleasures

"Web of Secrets is engrossing novel weaved together by author Ernesto Patino that satisfies the reader with interesting characters and addictive storyline. It is easy to lose yourself in the situations you are introduced to, and will not be able to resist the notion to suggest it to others. A fascinating read from beginning to end."

C.A. Webb
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Conversations Book Club