Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Book Two in the Dub Walker Series (Hardcover)
Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is once again called upon when an old friend enlists his help in finding her 19-year-old daughter. When the bodies of two young women show up in a shallow grave, one of whom is the daughter, Dub is back to work and hard at it. Soon other bodies start turning up in similar graves, and each victim has undergone multiple, highly technical surgical procedures requiring extremely sophisticated equipment. Who would have access to such state-of-the-art instruments and the skill to perform the complex surgeries? The ensuing trail of terror and bodies that leads Dub to Talbert Biomedicala surgical instrument manufacturing company operated by a business tycoon and a surgeonis a horrifying breech of ethics and human decency. It's too gruesome to even contemplate what was done to the victims before they died. To catch a killer, Dub has to put himself in their place.
About the Author
D. P. Lyle is a cardiologist, a writer, and a story and technical consultant for several popular television shows, including 1-800-Missing, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, House, Judging Amy, Law & Order, Medium, Monk, and Peacemakers. He is the author of Devil’s Playground, Double Blind, and Stress Fracture as well as the Edgar Awardnominated Forensics for Dummies and the Macavity Awardwinning Murder and Mayhem. He lives in Lake Forest, California.
Praise for Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Book Two in the Dub Walker Series…
"Dub Walker is tough, funny, and smart, the perfect hero for the nail-biting intensity of Hot Lights, Cold Steel. If this one doesn't make your spine tingle, have someone who's breathing check your pulse." Jan Burke, Edgar® Awardwinning author, Bones, The Messenger, and Disturbance
"A gritty and grisly tale of serial murder, told in the edgy style of classic noir but powered with a twenty-first-century plot." P.J. Parrish, New York Times best-selling author, The Killing Song
"A taut, hard-to-put-down, emotionally satisfying thriller. Fans of James Lee Burke and Lee Child will be pleased with Lyle’s Dub Walker. Really, a damn good read!" Andrew Gross, New York Times best-selling author, The Dark Tide and Reckless
"If this thriller doesn’t give you goosebumps and nightmares, check your pulse. Bone-chilling doesn’t begin to describe the horrors within." T. Jefferson Parker, author, The Border Lords
"[This is] a suspenseful, psychologically intriguing, genuinely powerful thriller." David Pitt, Booklist (May 2011)
"Lyle’s second Dub Walker thriller benefits from an original plot, crisp writing, and captivating characters that make it hard to put down. His mastery of plot twists combined with his knowledge of forensics, the human psyche, and man's penchant for greed make for one great read." Donna M. Brown, RT Reviews (April 17, 2011)
"Readers will enjoy one of the better thrillers of the year." www.MidwestBookReview.com (June 1, 2011)
"A very well-written book that I found very hard to put down. I would recommend this book and the author to any lover of crime thrillers. You won't be disappointed." —David Savage, www.WhatsGoodToDo.com (December 2011)