Death's Door

Death's Door

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by Michael Slade
     
 

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The photos pinned to the Strategy Wall in Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq�s office are of surgically mutilated corpses dumped throughout the West Coast�s San Juan and Gulf Islands. The Mounties of Special X and San Juan County Sheriff�s deputy Jenna Bond are faced with cunning fiends creating human monsters.

Plus there�s the perfectly preserved Egyptian… See more details below

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The photos pinned to the Strategy Wall in Chief Superintendent Robert DeClercq�s office are of surgically mutilated corpses dumped throughout the West Coast�s San Juan and Gulf Islands. The Mounties of Special X and San Juan County Sheriff�s deputy Jenna Bond are faced with cunning fiends creating human monsters.

Plus there�s the perfectly preserved Egyptian mummy stolen in England by a heist that incinerates eight security guards. Was it smuggled into Vancouver when two customs agents were shot?

Mixed in with these macabre events are a local porn king, a made-to-order snuff film producer, a necrophilic hit man called the Undertaker, and a renegade plastic surgeon to aging Hollywood stars.

The worst threat, however, is from Mephisto. Not only is that megalomaniac out to gut DeClercq, but he plans to shove the world to the brink of Death�s Door.


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�DEATH'S DOOR is a Grade A thriller. Slade has finely honed his skills: twisted, near-omnipotent villains, brutal violence, sharp plot twists, solid (and enthralling) historical research, the latest in high-tech crime-fighting techniques. Cliffhanger rushes headlong into cliffhanger. You�ll be up all night reading it and, before you finally sleep, you�ll check under the bed.� - The Vancouver Sun


�RCMP Staff Sergeant Christine Wozney is the second real life cop to be used as a character in a Slade novel. For Wozney, the head of ViCLAS - the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis Section - on the West Coast, the flights of frightful fantasy in Slade�s psycho thrillers represent all-too-real events. And she should know. �There may be a lot of things in Slade that you�ll read and go, �Oh my goodness, they don�t really do that to people, do they?� says the Mountie. �I can tell you, yes, they do.�� - The Outlook



�There are psycho thrillers and there are psycho thrillers, and the ones to watch are those by Michael Slade. This high-powered mystery stars a psycho so heinous that you might want to take a deep breath before starting this baffling case. Here�s a story to be read with caution.� - The Ottawa Citizen


�There isn�t a precedent for the barbaric brilliance of a Slade novel. With its well-researched, candid ventures into the most deranged of sick psyches, DEATH�S DOOR is a witches� brew of intense intellectualism, police procedure, and white-knuckle, wince-inducing gore.� - Rue Morgue


�This is not your typical serial killer thriller. The bad guys are REALLY bad. The murders are described with great detail, so it�s not for the faint of heart. We�re also given an in-depth look at what�s involved in the cyber side of tracking killers. All in all, a very satisfying read. Graphic? Yes, yes it is. Fun?? Yes, yes it is!� � Crime Spree Magazine


�DEATH�S DOOR is a fascinating excursion into the sick and psychopathic mind. Readers will feel sorry for the Mounties who have to deal with three killers who make PSYCHO�s Norman Bates look like a choirboy.� � Harriet Klausner

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149565207
Publisher:
Headhunter Holdings Ltd.
Publication date:
03/05/2014
Series:
SPECIAL X THRILLER , #9
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
405,779
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Criminal lawyer Michael Slade has acted in over a hundred murder cases. He specializes in the law of insanity, and argued the last hanging appeal in the Supreme Court.

Slade was guest of honor at both the Bloody Words Crime Convention in 2011 and the World Horror Convention in 2001. He teaches �How to Write a Mystery Thriller� at Simon Fraser University.

Slade was guest speaker at the international Police Leadership Conference and several RCMP regimental dinners. Reader�s Digest says: �The Slade books have developed a strong following among police officers because of their strict adherence to proper police procedure.�

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