After a large sum of money has gone missing, P.I. Burnside uncovers far more, including a tangled web of long-held secrets -- and a seemingly straightforward case of embezzlement suddenly evolves into brutal murder. From seething rivalries to old resentments to sordid affairs, many suspects have a shady past to hide -- and a desperate reason to kill. And through it all, a sordid betrayal from Burnside's own past continues to haunt him, waiting for an opportune moment to materialize.
This well-crafted novel is the embodiment of the classic Southern California noir thriller, set against a late summer backdrop that is both sizzling hot and eerily quiet. The story leads readers down a trail of theft, murder and deceit, with sharply honed banter and strikingly original characters. It is a tightly written story that is loaded with both suspense and humor.
|Publisher:||Cold Spirit Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
David Chill is the author of seven mystery novels: Post Pattern, Fade Route, Bubble Screen, Safety Valve, Corner Blitz, Nickel Package and Double Pass, all featuring Burnside, a private investigator and former LAPD officer and college football star. He is also the author of Curse Of The Afflicted, a political suspense novel that chronicles the journey of a political pollster who becomes embroiled in an assassination attempt.
Post Pattern was a finalist in the St. Martin's Press contest for New Private Eye Mystery Writers. The Burnside series has received much critical acclaim, and all of his novels have spent time on the Amazon.com best seller lists. David Chill currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
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If a 76 year old female can enjoy this book anyone can. Highly recommend. Great read.