Veteran Homicide Detective James "Big Jim" Donegan and his partner, Detective Chris Hunter, have been called to scene of their latest case, a strangled call girl who has been put halfway through a wood chipper that was left unattended in one of the city's parks.
Since he was eight years old Chris Hunter has looked up to Big Jim Donegan not merely as a mentor but also as a father-figure. Today Big Jim intends to use this case, like every other crime that they have worked together, as an opportunity to teach his technically brilliant but socially awkward partner how to be a great cop. The training, like the work, is endless. Big Jim and Chris Hunter know that they have chosen a profession that is never finished, that never stops, that death never sleeps.
When they first became partners in the Major Crimes Unit, Big Jim told Chris:
"People have to matter to you one way or another, even if it's only out of intellectual curiosity, but they have to count for something, inside, if you ever want to be really good on the Murder Police."
Chris Hunter is doing his best to understand how people work and how to succeed on the Murder Police but the work gets even harder when two more murders, one new and one old, are added to his caseload. Of course, Chris Hunter wants to find these killers so that he can bring them to justice, but even more than that he wants to catch them for Big Jim.
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See my profile on Goodreads.com at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2376305.David_Grace See my profile on Amazon.com at: http://www.Amazon.Com/Author/davidgrace See my website at: http://www.davidgraceauthor.com Browse my books on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/davidgraceauthor/app_19138777091239400000499592905 To purchase trade paperback editions of my books go either to Amazon.com or to my print publisher, Wildside Press at: http://www.wildsidebooks.com/GRACE-David_c_1514.html I used to write under the name "David Alexander" but there were several other writers using that name and publishers and agents confused me with them, so I now use the pen name, "David Grace." My first published novel was "The Chocolate Spy" followed by "Fane" then "My Real Name Is Lisa" then "The Eyes Of The Blind." I have re-titled Fane as "The Accidental Magician"; re-titled "My Real Name Is Lisa" as "Stolen Angel" and re-titled "The Eyes Of The Blind" as "True Faith." All are available at Smashwords, Amazon, and other ebook sellers. All of my novels except "Daniel" are available in trade paperback editions at Amazon.com from publisher, Wildside Press. My favorite books that I wrote are "The Concrete Kiss", "Death Never Sleeps", "Death Never Lies", "Shooting Crows At Dawn", "A Death In Beverly Hills", "True Faith", "Easy Target", and "Doll's Eyes" more or less in that order but the order changes from day to day. I think the best SF stories that I have written are the Tramp stories contained in SF Stories Volume 1. I have had several Sci Fi stories published in Analog Magazine and two crime stores published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. I am a long-time member of the Science Fiction Writers of America. The legendary SF author (and friend) Jack Vance named a planet after me in "The Face" and named a lawgiver after me in "Night Lamp." I shared a story credit (with two others) for the Outer Limits episode "Joy Ride" which starred Cliff Robertson. My most recent novel is "Death Never Sleeps." I often write screenplays based on my books as well as stand-alone screenplays. I have written screenplays for: "The Concrete Kiss"; "True Faith"; "Death Never Sleeps", "Stolen Angel"; "A Death In Beverly Hills", "Doll's Eyes","The Traitor's Mistress", "Daniel" and "Etched In Bone." I have also written the non-novel related screenplays: "Dreamboat" romantic comedy; "Champion's Season" (comedy); "First Starship" (G-rated adventure).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In Death Never Sleeps, Chris Hunter is a detective with the Major Crimes Unit, an incredibly intelligent "tech" guy, and a bit socially awkward. His mentor, Jim, took Chris under his wings when he was young and taught him how to become people smart. This was a wonderful suspense novel, the author did a great job of keeping me entertained through the twists and turns of figuring out who done it. I enjoyed the character development, while the novel was mainly about Chris, it was insightful to read bits in the other character's voice. I would recommend this to anyone who likes suspense novels, this contained suspense and just enough gore to tell the story. I'm looking forward to reading more novels by David Grace!