The Sweet Goodbye serves as an introduction to Danny Barrett, whose investigative adventures will undoubtedly continue to entertain readers.


The Description

Danny Barrett: Book 1
Publication Date: April 19, 2022

In this thrilling new series from Edgar-nominated author Ron Corbett, the most dangerous predator in the Maine wilderness walks on two feet—and it is Danny Barrett’s job to bring him down.

Something is not right in the North Maine Woods.

A small family-run lumber company should not have more than two hundred million unaccountable dollars on their books. Money like that comes from moving something other than wood across the border.

The first agent the FBI sent undercover was their best man—sure to get the answers that were needed. He was dead within a month.

Now, Danny Barrett is taking his place. Before he was a cop, Danny grew up in the woods of Northern Michigan. He is the only chance the feds have of getting answers, but how many more will have to die first?

The Review

Someone connected to Lee Forestry is involved in a money-laundering scheme, and the FBI wants to wrap up the case. Author Ron Corbett delivers an interesting crime thriller with The Sweet Goodbye.

Danny Barrett goes undercover in Maine to help tie the pieces together. He’s a compelling character with the ability to fit in with his surroundings. His role as a tree marker for Lee Forestry allows him to get close to the two Lee brothers. The setting of Birmingham, Maine, provides a framework to reminisce about the town’s better days when factories were still open, and people enjoyed prosperity. Even the Starlight Club, a key location in the book, is well past its prime.

Barrett is no stranger to betrayal, but he genuinely likes Travis Lee. In the ensuing investigation, the body count rises, and Travis is asked to cooperate with the FBI. In the aftermath, Barrett is left wondering what a person would do for love.

With twists and turns around every corner, the investigation takes readers deep into the North Main Woods, where danger lurks. Ultimately, family relationships are put to the test in an unexpected yet satisfying conclusion.

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About The AuthorRon Corbett is a writer, journalist, broadcaster, and cofounder of Ottawa Press and Publishing.  A lifelong resident of Ottawa, Ron’s writing has won numerous awards, including two National Newspaper Awards. He has been a full-time columnist with both the Ottawa Citizen and the Ottawa Sun. He is the author of seven nonfiction books, including Canadian bestseller The Last Guide and the critically acclaimed First Soldiers Down, about Canada’s military deployment to Afghanistan. The first book in his Frank Yakabuski mystery series was nominated for the Best Paperback Original Edgar® Award.




Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


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4-STAR REVIEW: THE SWEET GOODBYE By Ron CorbettThe Sweet Goodbye serves as an introduction to Danny Barrett, whose investigative adventures will undoubtedly continue to entertain readers.