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Length: 356 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • File Size: 978 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Publisher: Evil Jester Press (October 11, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PN36Z4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Joe McKinney has been a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, a patrol commander, and a successful novelist. His books include the four part Dead World series, Quarantined, Inheritance, Lost Girl of the Lake, Crooked House and Dodging Bullets. His short fiction has been collected in The Red Empire and Other Stories and Dating in Dead World and Other Stories. In 2011, McKinney received the Horror Writers Association's Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. For more information go to http://joemckinney.wordpress.com.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Martin L. Reaves on May 13, 2013
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There are plenty of previous reviews on this one, so why should I add my voice to the throng?

Because Joe McKinney surprised me. And I like that. And how did he surprise me? Not with the ending (while not predictable, it was no great punch in the gut); not with pure blue-sky invention, nor with any particular plot points, twists, or other auctorial feats of legerdemain.

What turned the trick was the heart--and I am not referring to the multitude of hearts that stop beating in this story. Amidst the copious carnage, McKinney has managed to layer a great deal of genuine heart--people who care for one another and are not afraid to show it. We actually have police brass herein who are not cardboard, tough-guy caricatures. Badass cops with feelings. How very refreshing. For that alone, McKinney deserves praise.

I'm giving this one 4 stars because I can't give it 3.95555, and I feel it deserves better than 3. If this had been straight police procedural or a hard crime novel I would have given it even higher marks, because I found myself much more interested in the bonding and relationships than the supernatural elements (although there are some well-executed creepy moments).

Inheritance is worth your time, and McKinney is a fine writer who I will be following closely.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Freivald on April 6, 2013
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Inheritance follows the path of Paul Henninger, a rookie cop in San Antonio's drug-infested East Side. A police procedural made authentic by the author's experience as a real-life San Antonio policeman, it has a lot to offer fans of the genre.

But Inheritance is also a ghost story. Paul's abusive father Martin has charged him with an unholy task, and death will not stop him from seeing it done. As Martin grows in power and pulls his son deeper into his world of apocalyptic death, Paul's marriage, job, and mind crumble.

McKinney's tale is reminiscent of the best parts of Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Stephen King. It's a personal, visceral tale of loyalty and betrayal, of hope and despair, and it's hard to put down. Up to the last page, McKinney leaves you uncertain whether good or evil will ultimately prevail.

It's not a perfect book--there are a few typos, a bit too much deus ex machina, and a couple of scenes that seem unnecessary--but it's the best novel I've read in years.

I haven't read one of Joe McKinney's novels before. I look forward to reading more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RRJames on February 4, 2013
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An interestung mix of thriller/cop procedural/horror story that masters all three. McKinney's police scenes ring completely true and his supernatural sections run with the best of the genre. The characters are well-crafted, especially the tortured Paul and his loathesome father Martin. The plot doesn't miss a beat and you'll devour this book in one sitting if you let yourself.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David Bernstein on October 13, 2012
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Inheritance is simply an amazing novel. It has everything a horror fan could ask for and more. In real life, Mr. Mckinney is a police officer, having spent time as a patrol officer for the San Antonio Police Department, a homicide detective, a disaster mitigation specialist, and a patrol commander. With Inheritance, he clearly uses his many years on the force to tell a finely detailed and sensationally terrifying tale. The action and situations the characters are thrown into seem almost too real and frightening, from dark family secrets to police action on the streets and in eerie, dark settings, making it impossible to put the book down--and I'm not even talking about the supernatural yet. And speaking of the supernatural, there are some truly nasty, frightening baddies in this one. McKinney has proven himself to be a master of horror over and over, and with Inheritance he has upped his game. This novel is on a new level and clearly shows that McKinney's writing and story-telling has no ceiling.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tiner B on May 16, 2013
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This book has a great storyline. I was hooked from the first page. The characters had depth , were fleshed out and easy to care for.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Megan A Young on March 23, 2013
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I loved it! Great story, awesomely well-rounded characters and the angora goats were a nice touch! I would definitely recommend reading this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AndyChrist on March 16, 2013
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It's like a Dean Koontz psychic story, except Dean Koontz isn't screwing it up with idiotic names and go-nowhere sidelines!

If Joe McKinney is half as good at being a cop as he is at writing, well, he should probably wear a cape.

Read it!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Jones on February 26, 2013
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First time reading Mr McKinney. It quickly captured my attention. I am a big fan of sci-fi/horror etc. Look forward to reading more of his work.
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