A King of Infinite Space by Tyler Dilts
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: AmazonEncore (June 29, 2010)
Source: ARC provided by publisher
Genre: Crime fiction, thriller
Book Description: Long Beach, California, homicide detective Danny Beckett investigates when Elizabeth Williams, a high school teacher, is brutally killed in her classroom. What could this young woman have done to make her the target of such a violent attack? And what is the significance of the victim’s left hand, taken by the killer as a grisly trophy? Beckett's hunt for the murderer soon morphs into a personal quest for atonement as he struggles to come to terms with the loss of his wife and family. A riveting crime novel introduces Danny Beckett to the ranks of fiction’s favorite hardened detectives. (adapted from amazon).
Comments: A page turner for sure, but like detective Danny Beckett, my stomach turned at the details of the murder. A bit too violent for my tastes, especially as the victim is a school teacher in her classroom at night, a vulnerable victim that makes the crime even more horrific. The novel fits the category of hardboiled crime fiction for those who enjoy the genre. Danny is a likeable guy and I'd love to see him in action again in other detective fiction.
About the author: Tyler Dilts teaches in the MFA program at California State University, Long Beach.
Objective rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.