A man walking his dog on a dark suburban street. A car comes out of nowhere and mows him down. The driver, Bruce Bower, is distraught, but the police rule it an accident and assure him that it wasn’t his fault. But it was. Bower has Stage IV lung cancer, and in a desperate attempt to provide for his wife, he turns from law-abiding citizen to paid assassin. He’s not the first. Or the last. And as the bodies mount up, LAPD detectives Mike Lomax and Terry Biggs have to find the person who is paying terminally ill patients $500,000 to commit one final act before they die. Murder. Written by #1 best-selling author Marshall Karp, TERMINAL is the long awaited return of Lomax and Biggs. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the franchise you’ll be hooked on the characters and the action from page one.
Bestseller Karp’s fifth mystery featuring an endearing pair of unconventional LAPD detectives (after 2010’s Cut, Paste, Kill), though not up to the level of his best work, still cleverly incorporates humor into a serious story line. Det. Mike Lomax, of the Hollywood Division’s homicide unit, is about to get a prostate exam when he hears gunshots from a nearby room, where he soon discovers the bloody corpse of Kristian Kraus, the “most beloved fertility doctor in all of Los Angeles.” Kraus’s killer, Calvin Bernstein, defies Mike’s pleas and takes his own life before the horrified cop’s eyes. There’s no apparent connection between the murderer and his victim, though Mike and his late wife, Joanie, were once patients of Kraus before Joanie died of cancer. The case takes another twist after Mike and his acerbic partner, Terry Biggs, who aspires to be a stand-up comic after retirement, are alerted to a vehicular death labeled accidental that the reader already knows from a prologue was murder. The charm of Karp’s leads more than warrants a sequel. Agent: Mel Berger, WME. (BookLife)
09/14/2016WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR $500,000?
Watch the heart-pounding trailer for TERMINAL and see why James Patterson calls it "a very tight and suprising mystery."