Coming June, 2011
When forensic and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker agrees to help his old friend locate her nineteen-year-old daughter, he never imagines the nightmare that will follow.
Along with another young woman’s, the teen’s body is found in a densely wooded area in a shallow grave, excavated by a pack of feral pigs. But that’s not the most disturbing part. Both young ladies were buried after undergoing a series of highly technical surgical procedures.
And that’s just the beginning. Nearly two dozen more bodies are discovered in various rural locations around the city and even in the massive midtown public cemetery.
Now Dub must unravel the questions. Who would do this? Who had the skill and the equipment to perform these procedures without attracting attention? And more importantly, why?
Hippocratic oath meets hypocritical practice in D. P. Lyle’s exciting new book, HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL. Dub Walker, med school dropout and forensic criminologist, follows a trail of discarded bodies in this engrossing tale of medicine and murder, told in a witty tongue-in-cheek style that humors as it horrifies. A renowned physician himself, Lyle is a master of the medical thriller. Your prescription is simple, and highly enjoyable: Read this book.
Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of THE BOOK OF SPIES
With HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL Doug Lyle has written the ultimate serial killer novel. Think Silence of the Lambs on steroids with a fiendishly brutal villain every bit the equal of Hannibal Lecter fashioned in the polished touch of Jeffrey Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels. Accurate to a T and utterly bone-chilling, this is everything a thriller should be and more.
Jon Land, bestselling author of STRONG JUSTICE
With enough cool guys, bad guys and good guys for two novels, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a great thrill ride. Doug Lyle keeps you guessing on who to root for and how a sinister plot is all going to end. A terrific story by a gifted writer. One of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.
Robert Dugoni, New Your Times Bestselling Author of MURDER ONE
A scary thrill-packed ride coiled tighter than a cobra. A can’t put down read.
Allen Wyler, author of DEAD HEAD and DEADLY ERRORS
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-winning author of BONES, THE MESSENGER, and DISTURBANCE