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Eye Contact A Mark Manning Mystery ❰EPUB❯ ✵ Eye Contact A Mark Manning Mystery Author Michael Craft – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Reviews for Michael Craft's Mark Manning series have been unanimously enthusiastic full of praise for Craft's tightly wound and intriguing mystery plots as well as his sensitive insightful portrayal o Reviews for A Mark eBook ´ Michael Craft's Mark Manning series have been unanimously enthusiastic full of praise for Craft's tightly wound and intriguing mystery plots as well as his sensitive insightful portrayal of a man coming to terms with his sexuality Kensington will re release Eye Contact as well as Flight Dreams and Body Language so that Eye Contact eBook º the entire Mark Manning series will be available as it continues to be published by St Martin's PressEye Contact is a fiercely unpredictable adrenaline rushed story of murder erotic illusion and a devastating crime that reveals the mysteries of the human heart It begins as a simple assignment for Chicago Journal reporter Mark Manning He's been hired Contact A Mark PDF/EPUB é to replace colleague Cliff Nolan on a top story renowned astrophysicist Pavo Zarnik claims to have discovered a tenth planetTo the skeptical reporter there is no story because there is no proof But soon Manning makes some startling discoveries Nolan's body is found with a bullet hole in his back and the last interview with Zarnik is missing Now the story is no longer a matter of metaphysics but of murder And to complicate matters Manning's young new assistant is haunting is days and dreams Together they're determined to find the truth about Nolan's deathand the inevitable damning piece of evidence that the killer will do anything to destroy even it means committing murder again.

  • Paperback
  • 342 pages
  • Eye Contact A Mark Manning Mystery
  • Michael Craft
  • English
  • 25 August 2016
  • 9781575664255

About the Author: Michael Craft

Michael Craft A Mark eBook ´ is the author of than a dozen novels and three stage plays He is best known as the author of the popular Mark Manning series set in the Midwest as well as the Claire Gray series which takes place in Palm Springs California Three of Craft’s novels have been honored as national finalists for Eye Contact eBook º Lambda Literary Awards His latest latest novel Inside Dumont is a collection of l.



10 thoughts on “Eye Contact A Mark Manning Mystery

  1. Ulysses Dietz Ulysses Dietz says:

    Eye Contact Mark Manning #2By Michael CraftFour starsHow fun it is to read books written back in 2000how long ago that feels The second of the Mark Manning books “Eye Contact” takes place two years after Mark Manning has embraced his new gay self and has begun living with the younger architect Neil whose design genius has transformed Manning’s raw loft into a dazzling modern space Neil has also transformed it into their home symbolic of what they have become to each other and to the larger worldWhat’s most important about this second book is that Mark Manning himself is a much happier likeable person than he was in book one “Flight Dreams” Some of this might simply be the way Craft writes about him but I’d like to think that having finally recognized who he truly is Manning is finally happy; and being happy is able to just be warmer gentler and generous of heart Of course there’s a mystery here in fact a brutal murder that seems to be linked to a major scientific discovery; but is also somehow tied up in a massive millennial celebration taking place in Chicago in the summer of 2000 As Neil becomes ever deeply involved with his pivotal role in the planning of this citywide cultural festival Mark and his newspaper reporter sidekick David Bosch try to unravel the knotted threads of an increasingly puzzling investigation Craft is very good at interweaving a diverse cast of characters and the various tangled plotlines into what ends up being a fairly harrowing suspense story And there is also a bit of unexpected violence that left me gasping And in the midst of it all Craft puts Neil and Mark’s connection under a lens as he did in the first book Now that Mark no longer tries to ignore his attraction to men he finds himself grappling with attractions that could put his relationship with Neil at risk So we get murder mayhem and a good dose of romantic philosophy You can tell how Craft’s confidence as a narrator and a writer grew in this second book It was immediately engaging and had me far involved with all the characters than the first chapter in this most interesting storyThis surely bodes well for book three

  2. ElphaReads ElphaReads says:

    Whenever I go to the Twin Cities Pride Parade and Festival I always make a point to stop at the local GLBTA library's stand I do this because they almost always have a large selection of books for sale that they weeded from their collection This year I bought two books and decided that I may as well pick up one of them for my next book on the list The one I chose was EYE CONTACT by Michael Craft and while I don't know what I was expecting it wasn't really what I found But that's not to say that all hope was lost I just wasn't as into it as I thought I would be It's a second book in a series that might be part of the problem about a reporter named Mark Manning He's a great journalist living in Chicago with his lover Neil who has built a very satisfactory nay HAPPY life with his lover and is asked by his boss to write a news story about an astrophysicist who thinks he has discovered a tenth planet Manning's colleague Cliff Nolan as originally suppose to write the story but Manning replaces him at the last minute Along with this big story he is given a new assistant a hot young twenty four year old named David who seems to know what he wants and that is Manning And maybe Manning kind of wants David too On top of all that Nolan turns up murdered which pulls both Manning and David into a conspiracy of galactic proportions and tempts Manning in ways he's never knownI think that my problem was less the mystery itself it's a little ludicrous but I could give in a pass up to a point and to do with how the 'tempted by the fruit of another' story was laid out Mainly that it had to happen at all Now I realize that that may not be a fair thing to say since I jumped into the second book of the series and really don't know how Manning is characterized before this They allude to it a bit but overall I didn't SEE it outside of this context And I really really like Neil his live in boyfriend Neil was probably my favorite part of the story really because he was so sweet and just seemed so realistic Maybe that was what got me all riled up because I was sympathetic to Neil than I was to Manning I was invested in the two of them being okay than I was in the actual main conflict And while it did end in a way that I would consider 'good' for them I wanted to see it get good again I wanted to have Manning and Neil be okay AT THAT MOMENT so I could see them be okay This is getting a little spoilery and I'm sorry but man I wanted to see them reconcile I wanted to cry with that I wanted to become a blubbering weeping mess over their love because I was SO invested in Neil's no THEIR happiness I WANTED TO SEE IT ALL So maybe two stars isn't really fair because the story I wanted was never this story to begin with Nor should it have been It was about mystery and conspiracy and angst had to take a backseat to intrigue and illicit forbidden sex I read the back cover It was all laid out for me I stand by my review but EYE CONTACT I assure you it wasn't you It was me

  3. Alannah Davis Alannah Davis says:

    Cannot put it downI'm rereading the Mark Manning series after reading Michael Craft's wonderful Inside Dumont and his AWESOME new series starring Abyssinian cat Mr Puss who may or may not talk but definitely communicated with the humans of his choosing This 2nd entry in the Mark Manning series proves that a series can get better and intriguing I love the premise of a 10th planet being discovered andwell I don't want to ruin things for anyone who hasn't read it Just read it

  4. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    SlashReader It's a fairly good book mixes a lot of interesting things both religious and otherwise It also deals with emotional things it's a good mix of adventure thrill and romance as well as other issues The mystery is good I didn't figure it out for a while the point where everything starts to fall into place it's an interesting sock But yeah It's a good book deals with various other issues as well as a good read

  5. Oaken Oaken says:

    I followed Imps sage advice and skipped big chunks of it to get through on the promise that the next in the series starts picking the pace along I like the characters but there are flaws to the writing #1 being since the book is mainly from the POV of Mark Manning why in God's Green Earth does he refer to himself as Manning? And yet Neil the partner is referred to as Neil? Does he think of himself as Manning? And abrupt POV changes mid scene are the #2 flaw

  6. Nicolas Chinardet Nicolas Chinardet says:

    Mark Manning is a hot shot investigative journalist; a contender for a Pulitzer type prize Or so we are repeatedly told In fact Manning keeps his investigating his sleuthing to a minimum and he only seems to stumble on evidence by chance or has it volunteered to him by other charactered As for piecing that evidence together it's generally only when the truth is bludgeoning him on the head with a flashing sign that he finally puts two and two together The premise of the book the mystery is not uite believable and rather ludicrous It is also fairly obvious from the start Several of the conversations and social situations don't ring true and there are also regular dream seuences as in the first volume that I'm sure Craft thinks are a very clever way to clue up the reader on his hero's state of mind but are actually boring and off putting All that said Craft isn't trying to be a contender for a Pulitzer one hopes not anyway This is just a bit of fun for a raining weekend And on that level alone the book kinda works It's entertaining and the characters although sketches than actual paintings are interesting uite a few of them return from the first book of the series Of note is the letter from David to Neil near the end which is unexpectedly moving Don't expect too much and you might enjoy yourself

  7. Lady*M Lady*M says:

    Two years after the events in Flight Dreams Mark and Neil live together They just finished renovation of their loft Mark is still a star of Chicago Journal Neil works in the organization of the city’s Celebration Two Thousand Life is good But Mark gets an assignment which at first doesn’t appeal to him – to basically cover a science story an alleged discovery of the tenth planet His editor also gives him an assistant a handsome young reporter David Bosch who suffers from hero worship The case of the tenth planet the death of the reporter who was originally assigned to the story and temptation in a form of a young man all conspire to make Mark’s life complicated to say the least Eye Contact is in many ways a better book than its predecessor The story is once again told in present tense but the writing is tighter mature and the dialogue believable The mystery and Mark’s private life are this time intertwined rather than being separated The characters are better fleshed out though there is still room for progress there Even Mark’s dreams are used better to show the temptations he’s facing subconscious examination of his relationship with Neil and his guilt But what impressed me the most is that the author demonstrated an exceptional eye for detail which was not the case in the previous novel Whether they are in descriptions of surroundings for example Nathan Cain’s offices or characters these details really have impact on the overall story Additionally Mark our protagonist is likable this time His smugness is toned down and he is not as judgmental towards people he doesn’t agree with But he has growing up to do – the rationalizations concerning his infidelity irritated me and I’m certain other readers will feel the same Also the way the author resolved the situation – off page – wasn’t what I hoped for I wanted to see Mark work to get back into Neil’s good graces As with the first time the mystery was interesting The author provided us with multiple suspects and motives Some of these secondary characters were especially colorful like Pavo Zarnik Lucille Haring or an Elvis impersonating neighbor of Mark’s murdered colleague Mark follows the leads on both cases – the tenth planet fraud and murder of Cliff Nolan – with the help of some of his friends and then the cases collide and lead him to the explosive revelation It’s over the top but entertaining The James Bond type ending might be too much for some readers I still don’t really know how to feel about it The element of the mystery I was least satisfied with was the villain’s motivation It’s hard to discuss this without revealing too much but I have to at least mention it The conspiracy that Mark uncovers is worthy of the craziest fanatics and the author didn’t convince me that this man was crazy enough to do something like this for such a weak reason For power? Definitely But not for this The character that was introduced as intriguing and mysterious turned into a diabolical figure – hence the comparison to the Bond villain’s His partners in crime made his actions even less believable However although it was published 15 years ago his motive puts an interesting up to date spin on the story Eye Contact is a satisfying continuation of the Mark Manning series The improvements in writing storytelling and characterization compared to the first novel are significant Considering the ending – Mark’s national fame – it will be interesting to see where the author takes him and Neil from here I am curious to know and I hope other readers will be as well Recommended

  8. Michael Brown Michael Brown says:

    A bit better written than the first There is still a tendency to explain too much out but the characters are well developed enough to pull you in as a reader This time around Mark Manning has to solve a mystery that strikes closer to home and has greater conseuences The red herrings are not so distracting but you feel comfortable with the characters until Mark makes a big mistake in judgment and gives in to base instincts but even then well he's forgivable from this reader's point of view

  9. Ken Cook Ken Cook says:

    Set just prior to the turn of the millennium actually a year early as the twenty first century began in 2001 in Chicago this newspaper writer focused procedural involved murder trickery and technology without really involving the police much While the main character is gay the writing is subtle and not offending A charming read good for sitting by the fire with a glass or two of a good wine

  10. Mark Gaulding Mark Gaulding says:

    This was a fun diversion I didn't read the first book but I really enjoyed this gay litmystery

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