Friday, June 3, 2011

Stress Fracture

by:  D.P. Lyle
published by:  Medallion Press
publish date:  April 2010

When Dub Walker’s close friend Sheriff Mike Savage becomes the victim of a gruesome murder, the forensic expert is called upon to track down the serial killer who's been terrorizing the county. Having been involved in more than 100 cases of foul play and witnessed the bloody remains of rape, torture, and unthinkable mutilation, Dub thought he had seen it all—yet the killer is unlike any murderer Dub has ever encountered. Vacillating between wildly divergent personalities fueled by post traumatic stress disorder—at times calm, cold, and calculating; at others maniacal and out of control—the psychopath taunts, threatens, and outmaneuvers Dub at every turn. The stakes are suddenly elevated as Dub uncovers a deadly conspiracy tainted with unrestrained greed, corruption, and ties to the military establishment and the medical community.

I read this book because I saw an advertisement for DP Lyle's newest book Hot Lights, Cold Steel.  It mentioned that it was the 2nd Dub Walker book.  I set out to find the first Dub Walker book, which was this book, Stress Fracture. 

I devoured this book.  If you're into police procedurals this is an excellent book.  It read very easily and wasn't too cluttered with overly complicated terms which can sometimes happened when an author is trying to show his stuff.  Mr. Lyle displays his knowledge of the subject matter throughout the story without coming across as a show off. 

I also really liked that his characters were Southern, but not dripping with honey chile and dahlin' and all that other nonsense that Southerners get stuck with.  I live in South Louisiana and I can assure you that I don't talk like that! 

Check out Medallion Press' website.  They have some great extras for this book. 

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