A BLACK WIND BLOWS AND LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.
It’s been a year since novelist Desmond Carmichael's wife Sandy was brutally murdered. Now, with someone stalking him and his four-year-old son, he fears that the wrong man has been imprisoned for the crime. Sandy’s parents and Detective Chuck Fournier have a different fear: that Desmond, despondent over Sandy’s death, has become too unstable to raise his own son.
To prove them wrong, Desmond must work outside the law to defeat a threat born in the dust of an American wasteland, baptized by fire, and hellbent on riding the winds of karma.
Amazing suspense that kept me hanging on
I have to say that I was very surprised by how fast this novel sucked me in, and kept me hanging on. This novel captured my interest with the “single dad raising his son” piece and kept sucking me in deeper with all the twist and turns. There was an immediate connection with the main character Desmond that I don’t normally find so quickly. Douglas was able to write Desmond in a very down to earth manner with hopes and flaws and everyday parental errors that have you wanting to console him. I loved the fact that Douglas wove in multiple points of view without making you feel like you were bouncing all over the place allowing you to get a deeper understanding of the story. Add to that his ability to scramble back view with current story lines and you have one heck of a setting. I have to admit that at first I was worried that I would get bored since I knew the who’s of the plot, but Douglas writes with an amazing flourish and I found myself glued to the pages trying to decipher the why’s. And low and behold I still found that there was enough hidden in the pages for me the audibly gasp while I was reading. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone looking to read a well written and intriguing novel