U.S. postal inspector Max Diamond has had better days. Dragged down by a snuff film/child porn investigation, he receives a call telling him that one of his old Yale buddies is dead.
As Diamond delves deeper into the twisted and repulsive porn world, he begins to consider the suicides of his affluent and successful fellow alumni: a stellar woodworker killed by a power tool? A classical music aficionado electrocuted while listening to rock and roll? Something's not adding up.
Who can make sense of this? Of snuff films, exploited children, secret societies, Miami drug cartels, and Shining Path guerrillas?
Max Diamond can.
And Diamond does.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|Series:||Max Diamond Series , #1|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Arthur Rosenfeld is a tai chi chuen master, an exotic animal care-taker, and an acclaimed novelist. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Janet, and his new son Tazman.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Max Diamond, a US Postal Inspector, has just found himself in the middle of a nightmare. Max thought it was just illegal porn tapes, instead he landed in the world of snuff films and child pornography. ....................... As two of his old Yale buddies mysteriously commit 'suicide', Max finds himself back with Phayle, the girl who stole his heart in college. But as his snuff case opens up, so do the mysteries surrounding his friends' deaths. As Max tries to catch the demons behind these films, he also must fight the ones in his own life. ................. *** Well written and seems thoroughly researched. If you do not mind the mystery surrounding such toxic situations such as porn, you will enjoy this one. Otherwise, steer clear. ***
The United States Postal Inspection Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency, but also the least known. The public rarely if ever hears of it while postal employees mostly figure fat bald trolls in suits watching from the ceiling insure they do not steal a first class stamp. That is a function of the department, but the USPIS also investigates ¿external¿ crimes like mail fraud and letter bombs. Max Diamond is one of the USPIS finest working in Southern Florida. Currently Max has picked up a case from a recently killed in action peer. Max watches tapes of kiddie porn sent illegally through the mail in hopes of finding the distributor until he sees the life of a female participant is snuffed out on a tape. His boss Wacona Smith insists it is an amateur production not a murder, but Max proves otherwise with additional snuff films that he tracks back to a South American connection. He believes that Miami's crime boss O'Burke is behind the deadly videos; Max investigates although he could become the star of his own picture filmed in a Little Havana post office.---- DIAMOND EYE is a terrific Southern Florida law enforcement tale starring a warm, witty fortyish unique investigator. The story line is fast-paced as Max makes his inquiries. The support cast either is antagonists or enable the audience to see what motivates Max although the latter is a duel edged sword as prime secondary characters fall off the pages without regard. Still fans will appreciate dedicated Max of the USPIS as he struggles with a deadly case and in his relationships with his grandma, his boss, and his ¿Phayled¿ love life.---- Harriet Klausner
I enjoyed reading this book, but that is from the perspective of someone who has worked for the USPIS for 31 years. I'm not sure how 'outsiders' would view it. It was entertaining and for me interesting. I actually would like to see more books on the exploits of Inspector Max Diamond. A personal note to the author: You should thank your 'good friend' for the insights he gave you. He's a great guy and a great Inspector.
I really enjoyed the time I spent reading Max Diamond. It was very hard to put down. Throughtout the the whole novel there was a sequel of events that finally led of to the resolution. The ending kept me in awe. The book taught me a lot about what a Postal Inspector actually does. The characters are all so real, it was hard to believe that is was fiction. I would recomend that anyone who likes books about FBI investgation, read this.
I thouroughly enjoyed reading Daimond Eye. I found the characters to be interesting and real enough to compel me to read on. Well done!
Wonderful characters. Interesting settings. Beyond the imagination, but believable--especially if you live in South Florida like i do. time well spent reading this one. i am waiting for his next book.