Rick Bylina has created a memorable character in Detective Roger Stark whose desperate race against time to save a kidnapped girl will grip the reader from start to finish. Stark not only must work with a new partner who has his own issues, but he must also overcome his own past as a cop who failed to prevent a boy's drowning and a murder. Bylina has made the detective so human and likeable that the reader will instantly pull for him as the twists and turns of the fast moving plot keep Stark and his partner off balance. The characters are vividly drawn, the settings are well painted, and the story line advances at breakneck pace toward a climactic finale. Bylina is a master at creating tension, conflict and drama without having to resort to gratuitous violence and obscenities. If you like a story that compels you to turn the page, this book is for you.
Peter Bernhardt, Author: The Stasi File - Opera and Espionage: A Deadly Combination, Quarter Finalist 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Sequel: Teya's Kiss.