Dead On

Dead On

by Robert W. Walker
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ISBN-13: 9781594147814
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 07/17/2009
Series: A Marcus Rydell, Kat Holley PI Thriller
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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Dead On 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheBookResort More than 1 year ago
The book kicks off w/ a high octane throttle. Marcus Rydell is about to have a pistol sandwich when a kid in trouble thwarts Marcus from digesting the metallic condiments. Like a house on fire, Dead On takes off & doesn't burn out until the conclusion, by then you want some more flames coming your way. Marcus Rydell is a terrific character. A real man w/ genuine issues. No watered down protagonist in this roller coaster thriller! Kudos to Walker for making everything flow like melted butta! Walker's descriptive expertise is absolutely astonishing! Applause to Walker for accomplishing this skillful talent so darn effortlessly. Walker knows how to write gritty scenes like he's been hanging out w/ nefarious scum in the seediest of locales. Walker also knows how to pen riveting characters who just make you feel you are living their lives ~ good & bad characters alike. His writing grips you like a python & you are hooked! Kat Holley isn't your dainty maiden or damsel in distress. She is a powerful character that kicks butt & tells it like it is. This is definitely a welcome addition when so many female protagonists are just written as curvy cupcakes. Dead On is definitely a strap on your seat belt thriller. The suspense element is akin to TNT. I found myself not just reading it but wanting to read it. I will scope out his Gaslight series because of this impressive thriller. Looking for an action packed, frightening read this summer? Dead On is loaded w/ thrills, excitement & a strong cast. Grab a copy of Robert W. Walker's Dead On & get to meet Marcus, Kat & Paco.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The bloodbath that left his partner Stan Miersky and two uniform cops dead forced Marcus Rydell from the Atlanta police department in disgrace as he survived the massacre by fainting; his wife took their two kids to Ohio. He tried for the last four years to make it as a private investigator, but failed miserably as his heart was never in taking photos of cheating spouses. He now sits in his apartment with a gun contemplating suicide when he hears a noise upstairs that awakens his dormant detective genes. He races upstairs to find a little girl has killed an apparent pervert. Another neighbor Dr. Kat Holley arrives to help the child and invites Marcus to meet her for a drink. He comes to the bar and she points a gun at him accusing him of killing her husband, APD cop Rydell four years ago in the incident that ended so tragically. She shows him letters from the cop killer hunter Iden Cantu, still eluding the law, who threatens to add her to his count. They agree to team up to capture and she to butcher the psychopath. However, he leaves them a holiday calling card when he tortures and kills the fiancé of the other dead cop from four years ago. Kat and Marcus know he is coming for them and the family members of his partner. This is an exhilarating cat and mouse thriller that takes too long for the anticipated confrontation to occur; when it does it is first rate. Kat and Marcus are a fascinating couple as neither has moved passed the massacre and both want Iden dead. When their dysfunctional relationship changes from killing Iden to love, some of the steam is lost with the expected switch. Still they make the tale as they plan to hunt the predator; not understanding how clever and diabolical their enemy is thogh revenge proves extremely pointed. Harriet Klausner