Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thank You, Publisher's Weekly

Publisher's Weekly sort of damned me with faint praise last time, so this review of the upcoming Good Day in Hell was a particularly gratifying :

At the start of Rhoades's well-crafted second novel to feature Jack Keller (after 2005'sThe Devil's Right Hand ), the North Carolina bounty hunter and his new girlfriend, sheriff's deputy Marie Jones, discover that the two suspects for whom each has been searching-a troubled young woman who skipped bail on an assault charge and the likely perpetrator of the brutal murder of a gas station owner-have taken the gas station owner's teenage son and in short order pulled off senseless mass murders at a local church and factory. When the media-savvy killers contact an amoral local news personality, guaranteeing her exclusive access in exchange for the chance to tell their tale, the situation escalates and the lives of all are put in danger. Fast-paced and rich in regional color, this satisfying thriller is notable for its empathetic portrayal of the two emotionally damaged protagonists, each struggling with past trauma-his sustained in the first Gulf War, hers resulting from the killing of her partner-in order to form a trusting relationship.

6 comments:

David Terrenoire said...

Congratulations, Dusty, I can't wait to read it.

R.J. Baker said...

Congrats. I'm looking for your first book this afternoon and I'll look forward to your next.

Aldo said...

I'm looking forward to this new book. Will you be touring in Los Angeles? if so, we need to grab a few beers. Dinner with plenty of meat.

Sean Chercover said...

That's great news, Dusty! Congrats. Can't wait to read it.

Duane Swierczynski said...

Congrats, Dusty. Chalk one up for the home team!

jeff shelby said...

Dusty - fantastic - congratulations:)