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David Endicott returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq with the military police. Within twenty four hours of his return David stumbles into his first case as Private Investigator. He pulls a dead body from a fire in the guesthouse of Baulden Grey. Grey,and eccentric billionaire hires Endicott to uncover three things: identify of the corpse, how he gained entrance, and his motive for entering the heavily protected grounds. He gave David a seven day deadline to come up with the answers. The plot is two fold and introduces the secret power of a rare Chinese butterfly. The wings of the Golden Yellow butterfly possess a powerful powder srong enough to change the threat of gang crime in Southern California. The plot is based on the little-known history of the U.S. Human Betterment Foundation. This foundation was the key source for information launching the German Nazi Party¿s racial cleansing movement. I enjoyed David Endicott¿s character and personality. David is real, impulsive, and likeable. Burn¿s scenes are well written. His choice of locale creates the awareness that Burns writes from his personal knowledge and experience. Burns intricately intertwines the story line with engaging, crisp dialog. This thriller takes the reader on a fast moving pace that never slows down, right up to a strong finish. This is an extraordinary first novel. Burns has created memorable characters in ¿Deadline: Stiff.¿ I am enthusiastically looking forward to more David Endicott Mysteries