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Death's Door: A Special X Thriller Kindle Edition
But the cops are wrong.
Next, the mutilated bodies of missing Hollywood stars are found dumped on the beaches of islands in the Pacific Northwest. The Mounties of Special X – the psycho-hunters of the RCMP – and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office think they’re victims of a serial killer.
But the cops are wrong.
When C/Supt. Robert DeClercq and his team corner a gang producing made-to-order snuff films, they think they’re plumbing the darknet’s sickest depths.
But the cops are wrong.
A psychotic monster even more depraved is stalking them, and waiting to pounce the moment they follow the clues through Death’s Door …
"DEATH’S DOOR is a Grade A thriller. Slade has finely honed his skills: twisted, omnipotent villains, brutal violence, sharp plot twists, solid (and enthralling) historical research, the latest in high-tech crime-fighting techniques. Cliffhanger rushes headlong into cliffhanger. You’ll be up all night reading it." - The Vancouver Sun
"DEATH’S DOOR is not your typical serial killer thriller. The bad guys are REALLY bad. The murders are described with great detail, so it’s not for the faint of heart. We’re also given an in-depth look at what’s involved in the cyber side of tracking killers. All in all, a very satisfying read. Graphic? Yes, yes it is. Fun? Yes, yes it is!" – Crime Spree Magazine
"There are psycho thrillers and there are psycho thrillers, and the ones to watch are those by Michael Slade. This high-powered mystery stars a psycho so heinous that you might want to take a deep breath before starting this baffling case. Here’s a story to be read with caution." - The Ottawa Citizen
"There isn’t a precedent for the barbaric brilliance of a Slade novel. With its well-researched, candid ventures into the most deranged of sick psyches, DEATH’S DOOR is a witches’ brew of intense intellectualism, police procedure, and white-knuckle, wince-inducing gore." - Rue Morgue
"To put it bluntly, Slade is not for wimps." - Fangoria
About the Author:
Criminal lawyer Michael Slade has acted in over a hundred murder cases. He specializes in the law of insanity, and argued the last hanging case in the Supreme Court. Reader’s Digest says: "The Slade books have developed a strong following among police officers because of their strict adherence to proper police procedure." Slade was guest speaker at the international Police Leadership Conference and at several RCMP regimental dinners, and was guest of honor at the World Horror Convention in Seattle.
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I have to say that none of the others have had that same "Wooaaahhh" factor - not that they're badly written, quite the contrary, they just suffer from largely similar plotlines (imho). I've heard it said tat Slade works on 3 levels - psychological thriller, horror story and police procedural and all three of these themes are in "Death's Door". But the story rambles along, most of the villains are denoted by similar-styled nicknames (and, as usual, you only get to know which of the other, fleshed-out characters are, in fact, these bad guys as the story progresses.
After a good half-dozen books, I'm starting to find the police procedure a little over-familiar - it's often copied & pasted from one book to the next. Michael, I don't need to have the history and theory of DeClerque's "murder wall" display rolled out in *every* novel, give your readers some credit that they'll either already know it or will seek out other novels where they'll find it out!
I also think Slade has got onto an ascending spiral of brutality for his killings in his novels. It's as if each book attempts to out-gross the previous one in terms of how victims are killed, how undeserving they are of such cruelty and how much mess it causes. It's getting rather stale and it has certainly lost its power to shock a long time ago.
But, having apparently trashed the whole thing, I do have to say that, if you're not a regular follower of Slade, it's still a good read. He writes clearly and dramatically, the narrative rattles along and there's a satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed it for what it is. If you haven't read anything else by this author, you might find the whole thing fascinating. If you are, then you'll be on familiar territory and maybe, unlike me, you feel comfortable there, so knock yourself out. Me, I think I'll be taking a break for a few years before revisiting Mr Slade again.