Deadly Attraction by Neil Low

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    When it comes to a good moving detective story, I look for a fast moving adventure into the lives of the ones doing the detecting and the mysteries they are trying to unravel. Neil Low makes that endeavor entertaining, expounding on all the emotions.

    On his way to work, a young carpenter finds the partially nude body of a hopeful Hollywood starlet, Audrey Lockhart, near the Green Lake walking path. A recent graduate of Smith College, she stopped in Seattle on her way to L.A, for a reunion with her dying father and to visit her uncle, King County Commisioner Dan Lockhart, who had once been a police detective on Seattle’s Dry Squad, under Mike Ketchum, now Seattle’s Chief of Detectives.

    Because of the chief’s history with his former employee, once trying to fire him for corruption, private investigators Alan Stewart and Vera Deward are asked to mitigate the conflict of interest and assist police with their investigation. Stewart and Deward bring their own set of skills, a combination of old-fashioned sleuthing, hard knocks, and bruised knuckles to help solve this henious crime, which might be linked to other rapes and murders in the region.

    Descending into the depths of depravity, they fight their way through gambling dens, the Chinese underground, and the Seattle Waterfront, uncovering the fact that sometimes blood is thicker than water.

    Praise for Deadly Attraction:

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    Neil Low

    “With DEADLY ATTRACTION, Neil Low offers up another fine mystery with master sleuths Vera Deward and Alan Stewart, scoping out corrupt World War II era Seattle. Each successive chapter draws a bead on the reader, fires, round after round of adrenalin-packed action and mystique, and delivers a final kill shot with unbearable, cliffhanging suspense. Low’s mastery of prose and detective-like attention to detail makes this deadly yarn a unique addition to the hard-boiled genre. No other author could ever write this book quite like Low does.” –Don Roff, Authof of Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection.

    “I truly enjoyed DEADLY ATTRACTION. This fast-paced Seattle mystery is rich in historical context and fillwed with suspense.” –Kenyon S. Chan, Chancellor-University of Washington, Bothell.

    Review by Author Roy Murry:

    When it comes to a good moving detective story, I look for a fast moving adventure into the lives of the ones doing the detecting and the mysteries they are trying to unravel. Neil Low makes that endeavor entertaining, expounding on all the emotions.

    His story is simple: women found dead and someone did it but whom? This is where the fun begins. The fun is not the deadly act but in this case – the attractions. It’s in the DEADLY ATTACTION of a man against women and the attractions of the two detectives unraveling the details of why the woman is dead.

    Because of the woman’s attraction to a man with a questionable background, she meets her maker at an early age. Mr. Low’s Vera and Alan detective couple’s attraction to each other becomes a deadly factor towards the thrilling end of this whodunit.

    Seattle is Mr. Low’s home where he works as a police officer and is the reason for that city being the background of the novel. I’ve found that’s good to write about what you know. He knows Seattle and from what I read in his novels he is a fine detective.

    Using simple prose, Neil has his characters Vera and Alan giving each other humorous loving jabs. With the help of police detective Ben, they go about solving two cases that clash at the end into one, on a tugboat no doubt.

    If you like a good moving fun filled thriller, DEADLY ATTRACTION should be on your Book to read list.