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Rose City Free Fall: Dent Miller Thriller #1 (Dent Miller Thrillers) Kindle Edition
Detective Dent Miller hunts killers on the rain-soaked streets of Portland.
Now they are hunting him.
Miller believes he's trying to solve yet another murder case, but he soon stumbles on a shocking secret. Framed for trying to kill his partner, Dent Miller is a man in free fall. He may have to tear the whole city down to find the truth.
Can an honest man win against rich, powerful enemies that will do anything to hide the truth?
Do you like action that is "non-stop, gritty, and believable?" Do you like thrillers that are "realistic and intense?"
Download this gritty thriller, strap yourself in, and cancel your appointments, because you'll keep turning pages until you reach the explosive end.
- ASIN : B075PNK53L
- Publisher : Right Cross Press (November 1, 2017)
- Publication date : November 1, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 3141 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #9,891 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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While getting ready to go to dinner with his girlfriend Audrey to celebrate her birthday, Dent gets a call from his partner, Detective Mandy who informs him that a body of a young woman has been discovered in the park with her hands bound behind her back. Mandy has been working with Dent for two months and this would be her first homicide case.
During the investigation, Dent gets a call from his former boss, Al Pace who tells him more about the father of the suspect in custody and then warns him to watch his back.
Turns out the prime suspect is a son of a powerful businessman who would do anything to get his son to walk and not before long Dent and his partner are suspended from work—ostensibly for Dent’s use of force on a suspect in a different case—and taken off the investigation. Additionally, he’s been given orders not to talk to Mandy during the investigation.
Soon things escalate and Mandy gets attacked in her apartment and Dent becomes a prime suspect. When Dent realizes he’s being set up and can’t trust his colleagues either, he has to find a way to prove his innocence before he goes down for crimes he didn’t commit.
Interesting police procedural. Would recommend.
Like so many detective stories, this one starts with a body. But finding out “Who Done It,” is not what the tale is about. Miller finds himself at odds with his boss and soon a fugitive from his own bureau as more obstacles are thrown in his way. The powers that be seem determined to prevent him from bringing the killer to justice. This just drives Miller to fight even harder. But it’s not a fair fight and Miller eventually finds himself on the outside looking in, and trying to decide if he can trust the mysterious agency that offers to help. He needs their help, but isn’t sure the price won’t be too high.
The action is non-stop, gritty, and believable. The author describes little details in procedure that make be believe he has experience in both law enforcement, and elite military units. The technical details and descriptions of violence are realistic and intense, but avoid the plethora of errors so common in books and movies written by people who’s only actual experience with violence is books and movies.
This is a good read that leaves me waiting anxiously for the next book in the series.
For positives, to start, it's written by a guy who seems to have either first hand LE/military experience or a bunch of friends who do. Some of the details regarding procedure, office politics, gear, and such stood out to me. There was no silly "..and then he switched off his Glock's safety.." nonsense to be found here, and the violence is described realistically: abrupt, unceremonious, occasionally random, and over with quickly; not showy or poetic. The characters are developed well enough that they're all memorable in their own ways, which is impressive given the short length of the story and being told solely from one viewpoint. I also like the setting; Portland is a welcome change of pace from NY and LA and having lived there for a few years it was cool to read about something familiar.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next one.
I’ll be buying the next book.
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The story commences with an aggressive arrest by maverick detective Dent Miller where he is challenged for using violence but the real situation is that his action saved an armed culprit from being shot. He then gets drawn into investigating a murder where he soon discovers the suspect, but readers have to believe that there have been cover-ups and police records have disappeared. Miller is framed and accused of assaulting his own deputy and he faces obstacles from unscrupulous powerful people hiding their crimes and avoiding justice, yet there is a secretive but unsavoury agency seeking his involvement.
The issue of corruption is at the heart of ‘Rose City Free Fall’, but instead of a rational police procedural author D L Barbur’s narrative boils down to a continuous invective outpouring on corruption with Miller harassed at all levels from his local superior up to FBI and State security. This leads to a degree of stereotyping with Miller as the misunderstood cop not being exactly aware of what he is up against, or knowing who is friend or foe. For me the reading is exciting but the book is average – hence 3-star rating.
I'm off to buy the next installment, Rose City Renegade!
Thank you DL Barbur, great work!