Death's Way

Death's Way

by Christopher Valen
     
 
The death of a beautiful escort in a downtown hotel room appears to be a case of autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong. But when a woman brings her young daughter to the police department with a strange story about a similar death six years before, Homicide Detective John Santana is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, sex, and deceit, and toward a secret that lies

Overview

The death of a beautiful escort in a downtown hotel room appears to be a case of autoerotic asphyxiation gone wrong. But when a woman brings her young daughter to the police department with a strange story about a similar death six years before, Homicide Detective John Santana is drawn into a dangerous world of drugs, sex, and deceit, and toward a secret that lies buried in the past; a secret that could not only destroy the lives of some well-connected and powerful men, but one that raises questions about the very meaning of life and death––and the boundary between the living and the dead.

Editorial Reviews

ForeWord Reviews - Jill Allen
Life, death, and the right path to take while alive are some of the themes poignantly
explored in Death's Way. . . The tightly-wound story moves at a fast pace, with each chapter ending on a cliffhanger so that the audience will want to keep reading . . . Christopher Valen deftly sketches characters with terse yet evocative descriptions so that one gets to know them well through a minimal number of words . . . This novel represents a gripping offering from an award-winning author.
Reader Views - Jennifer Hass
"Death's Way" by Christopher Valen is a fast-paced, thrilling ride inside the investigation of a prostitute's murder . . . Twists and turns continued to surprise me and until I reached the very end, I was desperately trying to get to the next page to figure out "who dunnit." I couldn't find one moment where I wanted to stop and take a break. I was consumed with this murder mystery and captivated by the well constructed plot . . . Five stars, no doubt!"
Rebecca's Reads - Charline Ratcliff
". . . this is yet another "must read." In summary, Valen is a master of words, of plots and subplots, and subplots within subplots. In "Death's Way" Valen has once again crafted a spellbinding tale of mystery, murder, intrigue and the unexplained. His readers, both old and new, will not be disappointed. Five stars."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148195726
Publisher:
Conquill Press
Publication date:
02/25/2014
Series:
John Santana , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
407,370
File size:
798 KB

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Meet the Author

Christopher Valen is the award-winning author of four previous works of fiction featuring Colombian born, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana, White Tombs, The Black Minute, Bad Weeds Never Die and Bone Shadows. Christopher is a graduate of the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy and has many contacts and resources in the law enforcement community. He lives in Minnesota with his Colombian-born wife, Martha. To learn more visit his website at www.christophervalen.com.

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