Run To Ground: A Novel [NOOK Book]

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What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life - family, friends, jobs, house -and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this? Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend...

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Overview

What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life - family, friends, jobs, house -and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this? Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride, employ all their skills to track down the Fosters. But the murder of Walter Whitiker is not as simple as it seems. Tim and Martha are not the only ones who want Walt dead. Someone has twisted the evidence to keep the hot light of suspicion on the Fosters. Will the real killer please step forward? Sorry, Dub, you're going to have to work hard to solve this one.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the start of forensics expert Lyle’s middling third mystery featuring Huntsville, Ala., criminal consultant Dub Walker (after 2011’s Hot Lights, Cold Steel), Tim and Martha Foster hatch a plot to assume new identities and disappear after killing Walter Whitiker, who abducted and murdered their seven-year-old son, Steven, and is now due for early release after serving time only for perjury and obstruction of justice. As Whitiker walks out of Stone Gate Prison, he’s hit by two rifle shots, one of them fatal. Huntsville homicide cop T-Tommy Tortelli takes charge of the investigation, for which his friend Dub becomes an official consultant. In addition to sifting through trace evidence left behind at the shooting site, they need to locate the Fosters. J.D. Whitiker, Walter’s brother, is also looking for the Fosters for more sinister reasons. Lyle’s sure handling of forensic issues helps make up for thin characters and too many unlikely occurrences. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron and Associates. (Aug.)
Library Journal
Could grief push ordinary parents to commit murder? In Huntsville, AL, eight-year-old Steven Foster was abducted and, months later, found dead in the woods near his home. Murder charges were brought against pedophile Walter Whitiker, but dismissed evidence resulted in a greatly reduced sentence. After fewer than two years, Whitiker was released on good behavior but then killed by an unknown shooter as he left prison. Evidence seemed to implicate Tim and Martha Foster, Steven's parents, who disappeared without a trace the day Whitiker was killed. Forensics and criminal behavior consultant Dub Walker and his pal, homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli, work together to solve the case. In a tense, action-packed five-day manhunt across states, Dub and T-Tommy risk their lives to track down the answers. VERDICT This third series entry (after Stress Fracture; Hot Lights, Cold Steel) delivers a powerful punch of action and intrigue. Mystery and thriller readers will welcome Lyle's likable characters and surprise-filled plot.—Mary Todd Chesnut, Northern Kentucky Univ.Lib., Highland Heights
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608090587
  • Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 389,766
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award winning and Edgar? Award nominated author of many fiction and non-fiction books, short stories, and essays. He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women's Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars. For the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    An outstanding novel shedding insight into the anguish of losing

    An outstanding novel shedding insight into the anguish of losing a child to murder. D.P. Lyle knows how to get inside the minds of his characters, their motivations, and their actions. His vast knowledge of forensics is amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Couldn't turn the pages fast enough.

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  • Posted July 21, 2013

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    Non-Stop Action!

    The twisted pedophile who kidnapped then stole the life of their only child is being released early from prison. Wasn’t it bad enough that the murder charge didn’t stick? Now the authorities are releasing Walter Whitiker for “good behavior.” For Tim and Martha Foster, this monster doesn’t deserve to live and after careful planning, praying, armed with a powerful rifle and a calculated “escape” plan, they see their mission through, ending the life of their son’s killer as he leaves prison. Run to Ground is a contemporary murder mystery, and yet, the mystery of who committed the murder and WHY is solved within just a few pages…or is it??

    Meet Dub Walker. He’s one of those guys who seems to know how to find the needle in the haystack, a successful author and a forensics expert often called in as a consultant to the police department. He’s also bore witness to both the Foster’s past pain and the murder of their son’s killer. Now he and his police detective partner and best friend, T-Tommy Tortelli, as well as his ex-wife, Claire McBride, a TV reporter, are determined to get some answers. Their quest takes them on a journey full of twists, turns, revelations and most likely the most convoluted murder ever, but first, they must find the Fosters, who have vanished off the face of the Earth. Are they alone in their search? Is someone else after them for their own purposes? How could two God-fearing individuals pull off an almost perfect crime?

    Run to Ground author, Douglas P. Lyle is the creative puppetmaster behind the voice of Dub Walker as Dub tells the story as he lives it. With a touch of swagger, lots of snark, and an over-the-top ability to sniff out the truth, Dub is larger than life, the perfect modern day “Dick Tracy.” The satellite characters were full of depth and the dialogue was very real, the banter, chuckle-worthy, especially if one is doing the “posturing thing” for the benefit of the bad guys! Personally, I think Claire was the toughest in this trio as they raced against the odds , as well as the clock to save the day and solve the mystery! I was hooked on this thrill ride from page one with its modern day grit, wicked-fast pace and web of subplots to get tangled up in! Who did kill Walt? (Hint: It wasn’t the butler)

    I received a review copy of Run to Ground via NetGalley and Oceanview Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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    Posted April 16, 2013

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