A Game Called Dead Kindle Edition
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Nagler is called to investigate the brutal attack of on two women at the local college. It begins a tale of urban terror, much of which seems to be directed at Nagler and his associates.
The story introduces the mysterious terrorist #ARMEGEDDON, who taunted the police from cyberspace.
The story also digs deeper into Nagler's past, especially the old Charlie Adams serial-killer case, and his relationship with Lauren Fox, who played a key role in exposing the political corruption in "Swamps." She is back and steps into the front of Nagler's life.
The story also introduced Harriet Waddley-Jones, a college dean, who is Nagler's nemesis, and later ally.
Each book is a challenge to write a "better" book. In this case I wanted tighter, faster action and to develop and theme and flow to help carry the story. Sound and the description of sound, are keys.
I also wanted Nagler to confront aspects of his past. Can he reconcile them, or will they always haunt him?
In progress: "The Weight of Living," the third Frank Nagler mystery.
- ASIN : B01AAKHH9G
- Publisher : Imzadi Publishing, LLC (January 6, 2016)
- Publication date : January 6, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1096 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 264 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,071,196 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The story opens with the savage beating of two women in a college dormitory and rapidly escalates to murder. One victim hints that a psychopath obsessed with a multiplayer online game may have brought its brutality into the physical world. A beautiful, but troubled college administrator steps forward to guide Nagler through the academic bureaucracy, but is she friend or foe? Meanwhile, Nagler’s friend, a local business owner who is both blind and confined to a wheelchair, is terrorized by someone who is sadistically toying with him, destroying his store and his livelihood. Are the deaths and violence as random as they appear, or is there something deeper and more malevolent festering in Ironton?
“A Game Called Dead” is a literary mystery that will keep you turning the pages. If you enjoy stories with vivid characters, unexpected plot twists and strong writing, you should read this book.
I loved the blending of the old and the new - the hard nosed detective of yesteryear, Frank Naglar, trying to weave his way through the 21st century reality of computer games, websites and social media.
Think Dashiell Hammett meets twitter.
Was excited to learn that “A Game Called Dead” is one in a series and I look forward to reading the rest.
Review: Set in the down-but-not-out city of Ironton, New Jersey, this rather hard-boiled cop story also examines the topics of violence on college campuses and nepotism within city departments. This is the second in the Frank Nagler series and shows the growth of the writer; it's an enjoyable novel with a good ending.