Monday, November 14, 2011
A KILLER'S ESSENCE by Dave Zeltserman
A KILLER'S ESSENCE is set in New York City, (a good chunk of the book takes place during the epic seven game collapse of the New York Yankees 2004 playoff drive versus the Boston Red Sox) and spotlights a difficult time in one detective's life while he tries to track down a brutal murderer.
I've read more books this year by Dave Zeltserman's than any other author, so it was no surprise to this bookworm that I was going to enjoy A KILLER'S ESSENCE. What still gets me though, what always blows me away, is that with each book of his I read, I think there is no way he can top it.
Then he does.
A KILLER'S ESSENCE is one of Zeltserman's most personal novels. He puts you right into the tight shoes of Detective Stan Green as he deals with the pressures of being a divorcee, the slow alienation by his children and the constant demands of his latest love interest. Matched against all of that is the burden of discovering the identity of a sadistic serial killer before he can strike again.
You can't help rooting for Green the way he roots for the home team, even when things turn ugly. You can't stop from feeling emotionally involved, hoping things turn out for the best by the end, even when you know things can't end well.
Absolutely a page turner. A thrilling and gripping read. A KILLER'S ESSENCE is one of those "it'll will keep you up long into the night" books.
Definitely pick it up today!