Friday, June 7, 2013
Cold Killing by Luke Delaney
Sean is effective at his job since he has the ability to get inside the heads of those he hunts. He recognizes this is a master killer, devious, organized and one who won't stop. Soon the police uncover a suspect, and the game begins in full force. The suspect is wealthy, successful and utterly devoid of conscience. Even as the net starts to close on him, he plays the game showing contempt for the police, even committing new crimes. The reader is taken inside the police investigation and the tension mounts with each incident in this cat and mouse game. Can the police stop the killer before more people are killed?
Luke Delaney has written a chilling psychological mystery that readers will not soon forget. A former Murder Squad detective himself, the author has the ability to transport the reader inside the police investigation to understand the process and the emotions in this deadly profession. Effective use of the murderer's point of view is interspersed with the clues and steps in the investigation. The tension mounts to a stunning climax which the reader won't see coming. This is Delaney's (a pseudonym) debut novel but crime fiction has a new star. This book is recommended for mystery readers and a second book can't come too soon. This is an excellent example of the mystery genre.