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August 10, 2013


A Dub Walker Thriller                                       4 STARS
Book 3
by D.P. Lyle
Award-winning Author, Lecturer, Story Consultant

What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends? Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life - family, friends, jobs, house -and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this?

Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride, employ all their skills to track down the Fosters.

But the murder of Walter Whitiker is not as simple as it seems. Tim and Martha are not the only ones who want Walt dead. Someone has twisted the evidence to keep the hot light of suspicion on the Fosters.

Will the real killer please step forward? Sorry, Dub, you're going to have to work hard to solve this one.

 This is my first book by D.P. Lyle.   I wasn't disappointed. "Run To Ground" is to go until you find the answer no matter what it takes.  Ever remember your Mom or Granny saying, "You're running it in the ground"? This is the third book in the Dub Walker series. It was a thriller to be sure. The story had a suspense to it like waiting for the bomb to drop.  Mr. Lyle wrote a thriller that was a total page turner. You just couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.

It tears your heart out when a sick pedophile takes the life of  the Fosters' only child.  On top of that he is being released from prison early. What's that? Good behavior?  This doesn't settle well with me. Walter Whitiker , did he take the little child's life or is he innocent?  You turn the pages fast trying to answer that question. Tim and Martha Foster are planning something to end their pain.  I don't want to tell you. I feel it's for reader to think about.  The author did a magnificent job of keeping you in suspense.  RUN TO GROUND is a murder mystery but the mystery  of who and why is solved in just a short time. At least that's what you might think, but you might want to think twice.

Enters Dub Walker. quite accomplished person, author, forensics expert, consultant to the police department.   They are on a mission to find some answers, so  Dub, Dub's partner, T-Tommy Tortelli along with his ex-wife, Claire McBride a TV reporter start their journey. You will go with them through the twists and turns, answers and the most complicated murder ever.   The only thing is the Fosters have just disappeared. Have they disappeared because of what they did or is someone after them?  Dub Walker has an ability to find the truth no matter how well hidden it  is. Mr. Lyle made the characters and their conversations so real. I wasn't about to lay this book down. I wanted to know who killed Walter and what happened to the Fosters.  The author wove a mysterious, suspenseful web of deceit, murder, missing people and much more.
Imagine you're playing a game of CLUE,  Who dun it? I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.  It's a great read and you will enjoy going on the hunt to find the killer. Not only the killer of Walter but did Walter kill the Fosters' child?  Read and find out.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, RUN TO GROUND from the author D.P. Lyle for this review.

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award winning and EdgarÃ' Award nominated author of many fiction and non-fiction books, short stories, and essays.
He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women's Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.
For the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California. 



Also by D. P. Lyle:

Run To Ground, August 2012
Royal Pains, June 2011
Stress Fracture, April 2010
Forensics and Fiction, September 2007
Murder and Mayhem, January 2003

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