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Run to Ground
by D. P. Lyle
Order:  USA  Can
Oceanview, 2012 (2012)
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Tim and Martha Foster suffered the loss of their only child Steven at the hands of Walter Whitiker, a pedophile and murderer. On his untimely release from prison, the Fosters watch his exit from the prison's gate with him in the sights of a high-powered rifle.

As Whitiker falls, the Fosters begin their flight from the law, a plan they had worked on for months changing their names and appearances.

Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and Dub's ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride decide it is their job to track down these two miscreants.

The tightly written plot draws readers into the story at the first page and grips their attention with each succeeding one. There's lots of suspense and action. As well as questionable characters. The pedophile's brother is a real loser. So are his cohorts.

Repartee amongst the three major characters is alone worth the read. The methods used to track down the Fosters boggle the mind especially for one who has not yet caught up to today's electronics (I refer to myself here). And for dessert, there are a few big surprises along the way.

D. P. Lyle, author of Run to Ground, is no stranger to the writing trade. Non-fiction books centered on murder and mayhem as well as fiction keep him busy and happy, no doubt. He has won awards for his non-fiction books and has many credits under his belt for his fiction. After enjoying Run to Ground, I can understand why. Good book.

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