By J. Carson Black
"Dark aspect of the Moon takes you on a deadly descent right into a shadowy underworld the place gentle can't achieve, belief will be deadly, and the inner most fact is simply one other lie. once more J. Carson Black gives you a harrowing nonstop thrill journey that would eclipse some other suspense novel you learn this year!"
— big apple occasions Bestselling writer MICHAEL PRESCOTT
Laura Cardinal: Packs a SIG Sauer P226 9mm. Investigates homicides in small cities that experience constrained assets. Brings justice to homicide victims—and to their killers. Laura’s activity description: felony Investigator with the Arizona division of Public security. yet possibly it may simply say “Troubleshooter.”
When newlyweds are chanced on murdered at an Arizona campground, Laura Cardinal is enlisted to enquire. nonetheless reeling from a tragedy of her personal, teamed with a companion who is operating her final nerve, and without stable leads, Laura's already strolling an emotional tightrope.
Then she meets the locals who greet her questions with silence and paranoia. The lies Laura uncovers create a chilling portrait of the darkish part of affection. And while she discovers one victim's ties to an underground association, she is plunged right into a high-stakes conspiracy performed out opposed to the unforgiving backdrop of the Mojave barren region, the place there are not any moment possibilities . . . .
Praise for J. Carson Black’s DARKNESS at the fringe of city, the 1st booklet within the Laura Cardinal series:
“A marvelous debut…Welcome to a powerful new voice in American crime fiction.”
— T. JEFFERSON PARKER, Edgar Award-winning writer of CALIFORNIA GIRL
“Black could make you think she is the 1st individual ever to exploit the fabric she does.”
— Chicago Tribune
— New secret Reader
“A excellent police procedural…A white-knuckled thriller…”
— Romantic Times
“A darkish, brilliantly-plotted police procedural.”
— Midwest e-book Review
“Black by no means we could up the velocity for an instant.”
— SF web site
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She caught his look and nodded to the menu on an easel near the counter—a list of services and their prices, all nicely written up in fancy calligraphy on white poster board. He opted for basic cable, so to speak, and paid the bored little man behind the counter in cash. The Goth girl motioned him to follow her. She led him outside into the warm night, across the cracked walkway to the first trailer, down a hallway to a small dark room, paneled with walnut veneer. The minute they got through the door, she removed her clothes.
That for a few terrifying moments between one shot and the next, she would be huddled against the side of the tent, her heart chugging like a runaway train, the man she had married trying—and failing—to protect her. Chuck Yates’s house was the last in a grid of streets dead-ending at vacant land opposite the Holiday Inn. Across a field of meadow grass and sunflowers, Laura could see the big trucks on I-40, moving like items on a conveyer belt. Seeing the last rays of the sun sparking off the tractor-trailer rigs, Laura felt a yearning to go with them.
Lately, though, everyone in the Criminal Investigations Division had been nice to her. Too nice actually. Solicitous, tiptoeing around her as if she were a new-laid egg. Jerry Grimes, her sergeant, had given her two soft assignments in a row—white-collar crimes. Taking her out of the game. She closed her eyes against the sun, which had slowly moved through the ramada as morning turned to afternoon. It was going on three thirty. The air smelled of pine duff, warm earth, blood, and garbage. Carefully, she replaced the stone over the trash bag and walked out into the clearing.