Star First Edition
Date: September 2002
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Mystery / Private Investigator
Notes: Reviewer Dennis Collins is the author of The
A Ron Shade Novel
is a former-cop-turned-private-investigator and part-time competitive
kick-boxer. He runs a moderately successful investigation business
in the Chicago area.
His latest case starts out looking
fairly simple: find a missing person. The object of Shade’s
search is Carlos, an illegal alien from Central America. Carlos
is somewhat of a political refugee, having been a chemist in his
native El Salvador, but being an illegal in the United States he
has to settle for a bottom-rung laborers position at a local warehouse.
When Carlos turns up dead, floating
in a canal, the investigation gets serious. Was Carlos too smart
for his own good? Had he stumbled onto something that only an educated
chemist would understand?
Two Thousand and One – Space
Oddities, the company where Carlos worked, seemed to be overly secretive
and protective regarding their business. Were they hiding something?
A Killing Frost is a well-written,
fast-paced adventure with just the right amount of action and conflict,
presented with realistic, gritty dialog. The characters are extremely
vivid and memorable.
Author Michael Black is a long-time
Chicago area police sergeant. His experience as a SWAT team leader
and raid team member help to add authenticity to his writing. A
Killing Frost is Michael Black’s debut novel, and it’s
a real winner.