Friday, February 18, 2011
THE DEAD MAN: FACE OF EVIL by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
But not today.
Today I'm reviewing Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin's The Dead Man: Face of Evil. And it's really good!
This is the start of a new series touted to walk similar lands to Stephen King's THE GUNSLINGER, adventure books like those of THE DESTROYER and MACK BOLAN and THE EXECUTIONER. Each installment will be written by a different author from the world of suspense and thriller fiction.
THE DEAD MAN: FACE OF EVIL is a tight, well written, supernatural thriller. Right from the first page I was hooked, drawn into an intriguing story that kept me turning the pages until I was finished.
It's about a hard working lumber man named Matt Cahill who is killed in an avalanche. Or so everyone believes. Three months later, he's found and as his body thaws, he begins to show signs of life. Against all odds, medical explanations or Guinness Book of World Records for that matter, Matt returns to the land of the living.
But things are different now, for Matt, for the town he called home and for his best friend whose life is spiraling towards a horrific end that will tear at the heart of the community. In the background is a nightmare spirit guised as a doctor who taunts Matt and his new existence.
FACE OF EVIL satisfies all on it's own, while being a terrific opener that promises a epic tale to come.
I'm excited for the next book.
Check it out.
Lee Goldberg is part of Top Suspense Group, a cadre of thriller writers committed to producing only the very best in mystery, crime and suspenseful e-books. He is the author of such novels as The Walk and The Man with the Iron-On Badge.
William Rabkin is the author of Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read.