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DEAD of KNIGHT-A Jack Staal Mystery is a Novel by William R. Potter
An intriguing police procedural with a strong main character, a terrific supporting cast, and a plot with twists, turns, and plenty of red herrings.
By: WR Potter
Your next birthday could be murder!
Believing he is a soldier of justice, a misguided young man begins a callous campaign of terror murdering women on their birthdays. Convinced of his righteousness he continues his brutal crusade forcing the citizens of Hanson B.C. to acknowledge a serial killer active in their rural community.
The Mounties always get their man…but not if Jack Staal gets him first!
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police put their Integrated Homicide Investigation Teams into action. Detective Jack Staal and the rest of Hanson PD are invited to support the RCMP. However, Staal, the once elite major-crime investigator reduced to small-town detective is desperate for redemption. He ignores protocol to work a case that is not his to solve.
Told from the perspective of both killer and cop DEAD of KNIGHT is a cat and mouse thriller sure to delight fans of Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta or Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch.
DEAD of KNIGHT a short excerpt.
I’m strong. I am law and order’s only hope. Judgment will be swift.
Tyro rose from the booth, pulled on his leather gloves, and followed his mark from the restaurant out into the lane.
The lane was barely wide enough to allow the passage of service vehicles. Despite two dumpsters placed near the door, the alley was littered with trash, old clothes, newspaper, and bottles. He could see the blue flash of televisions screens in most of the apartment windows that lined the alley and he doubted anyone would be peering out to witness his actions.
He smiled at Kim, stopped a few feet from her, and lit up, managing not to gag as he inhaled.
“Jim doesn’t enforce the smoking ban.” Kim flipped her hair. “I just come out to get some fresh air.” She grinned and looked away.
Her grin angered him. His heartbeat began to increase until it thumped in his chest and pounded in his ears. He took a deep calming breath, held it, and then exhaled.
“Yeah, me too,” he said. He offered her one of his cigarettes. She accepted. He placed it on her lips and flipped his Zippo. Her cheeks furrowed when she inhaled. She grinned at the Bud Light beer label on the lighter and sipped her coffee.
“It’s a good day to die,” he said quietly.
“Happy birthday, Kim.”
“What?” She retreated a step. “How the hell did you know it’s my birthday?”
Tyro clenched the lighter in his fist, pulled back and struck a quick blow….
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