A Slow, Cold Death
by Susy Gage
Dev Rating: ***
This book was sent to me by the author so I could give it an endorsement. Pretty cool!
It's quite a different kind of book and I appreciate that about it. It's a murder mystery that takes place within the world of academic research, a physics lab to be exact. I have long been fascinated by the unique atmosphere of university research labs with their crazy red tape and strange rules.
The characters are wild and large and a lot of fun to follow.
Lou is the character in a wheelchair. He was paralyzed in a car accident that starts looking less and less like an accident as other people in his department are killed.
I wish there had been more of him and more devy scenes, but okay, it's not written by a dev. There's a great bike ride that I found very devy.
I like the portrayal of Lou a lot. He's realistic and believable. He shows how much a paralyzed man can still do but the narrative also shows his struggles.
The author has promised more books with Lou and Lori, so I look forward to seeing more of him much like I read Meg Gardiner's books for Jesse.
Read an interview with the author at my blog: http://www.ruthmadison.com/review-a-slow-cold-death/