Monday, March 7, 2011

The Dead Man: Face of Evil-Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin

The Dead Man: Face of Evil
Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
CreateSpace, Feb 26 2011, $6.99
ISBN: 9781460920589

In February 2011 at Mammoth Peaks Resort, Barney and Sophie Slezak and their little daughter Kate build a snowman when the child finds the snow buried body of Widower Matt Cahill. Barney’s video goes pandemic on YouTube while the Forest Rangers bring the corpse to the Clarion County Morgue where Assistant Coroner Lyle Whitaker begins the autopsy on the body buried beneath an avalanche for three months when he sees the impossible: blood.

Matt returns to the living to the shock of every medical person involved in the case. As everyone wants a piece of Matt; Rachel, from the firm B. Barer and Sons Sawmill he quit when they downsized his friend Andy Goodis, shared a room with him when they went skiing just before the deadly accident. She takes him home form the hospital. However, he begins seeing things starting with a hole in Andy’s face that is not there and a man stalking him that no one else notices. As people in his sphere die horrifically, Matt learns what love and friendship means in his second chance at life.

The Face of Evil is a fabulous suspense novella that grips the audience from the moment Lyle takes that first slice and never slows down as Matt’s past, present and future converge. Fast-paced, readers will wonder what is going on and who the serial killer is as the evidence mounts that Matt’s near death experience has left him psychopathic with only Rachel believing he would never hurt anyone. With a nod to Stephen King’s The Dead Zone, readers will enjoy the opening of The Dead Man saga.

Harriet Klausner

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