Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life. Nothing, though, has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart as they struggle to solve a case that could leave them in prison or dead.
Atticus’s manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary’s family that she exploits to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Villanueva’s bloody bid to take over the cartel.
The Black Song Inside is a vivid crime thriller rife with murder and madness, melded with gallows humor and the heroism of two flawed and compelling protagonists who, if they can save themselves, may learn the nature of redemption and the ability to forgive.
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About the Author
Carlyle Clark was raised in Poway, a city just north of San Diego, but is now a proud Chicagolander working in the field of corporate security while writing crime and fantasy fiction. He is a married man with two cats and a dog. The Black Song Inside is his debut novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
THE BLACK SONG INSIDE by Carlyle Clark is an interesting Mystery/Thriller. A crime thriller that is fast paced and filled with murder, human trafficking, drug smuggling, manipulation, redemption, forgiveness and heroism. Oh and a psycho called "Priest"! Two flawed people, Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, private investigators find themselves in deep trouble with the Tijuana Cartel and others. A fast paced, action packed story from beginning to end. Be warned, has vivid descriptions,rough language, street "lingo",and violence. Written with gritty realism, a compelling and complex plot and engaging, albeit, realistic characters. If you enjoy tough, gritty, crime thrillers than "The Black Song Inside" is just up your alley. You will not regret your choice to read this thrilling, dark thriller. A great read! Received for an honest review from the publicist and/or author. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: Blood Thirsty REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
This book is worth reading, just for the writing alone. But on top of that, the storyline and characters are so compelling, it's hard to put down. If you like vivid description, well-crafted characters, and a dark & intriguing story, you'll love this book. -A. Middleton, author
Rough and gritty, disturbing as the reader sees into the mind of insanity, The Black Song Inside will reel the reader in and keep her (lol) mesmerized until the shocking end. San Diego is a city of almost one and a half million people yet everyone in Black Song is linked like a crazed version of Six Degrees of Separation. Atticus, PI, and his girlfriend, Rosemary, are connected to The Priest, evil extraordinaire, through Atticus’ ex-girlfriend and Rosemary’s adopted brother. This attachment begins a slow descent into terror and a fight for survival for Atticus and Rosemary. Along the way, Atticus, with his pure heart and strong morals, earns the respect of some very shady characters who become his posse when the going gets tough. Black Song is a fairly typical Sam Spade-type story with one very interesting twist: Atticus, the protagonist, is African American and author Carlyle Clark doesn’t gloss over this fact. There are some very revealing lines in the book that illustrate the too frequent difficulties of being an African American during a crime, dealing with cops, and even dating a woman not of his own race. Very intriguing glimpse into, not only the mind of a man, but that of a man of color. Ethnicity aside, every character created by Clark is fully rounded and well-developed–both minor and major characters have backstories that are mostly tragic, following Clark’s belief that most men are basically good. Even drug dealers and killers. The plot was tight and the action was fast and staccato with Atticus’ orders being snapped out with the precision of a drill sergeant. A solid four dachshund story.
Clark’s vivid yet fluid descriptions bring this world to life in a rather dark manner. Through this the author shrouds the entire tale in darkness, drawing his audience in alongside his characters. The interconnectedness throughout really makes the story itself chilling. Clark’s storytelling is mildly reminiscent of James Patterson& gets quite intense and fast paced the further you get into it. Clark brings together a multicultural meltingpot of characters to round out his story. I appreciated how Clark’s writing varied slightly depending on the characters that he was writing about, it served to highlight various aspects of their lives and personalities. He also has dialogue chalk full of racial and territorial slang that serves to set characters up in groups based on their thoughts, actions, and lot in life. It gives you real insight into a variety of characters. Overall, this is a very well put together, in depth story that makes you think. It was extremely well written, if a little hard to get into. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.