Lethal Invitation

Lethal Invitation

by Randall Dale

Lethal InvitationDemetrius Crown is Tucson PD’s top cop, a veteran homicide detective of nearly fifteen years with the highest clearance rate in the department. But he’ll face the toughest case of his career on a dark winter’s night when he’s called upon to investigate the murder of a well-respected professor from the University of Arizona. Not because the evidence is scant and the motive is unclear, but because the victim was his friend.

Lead after lead is tracked down with no success—a bizarre footprint, a spent 9mm casing, a suspect with an airtight alibi. When the murderer strikes again, media speculation runs rampant about the potential of a serial killer stalking the city. Fending off trouble within his own department that could threaten not just the case, but his career as well, Crown scrambles to find a connection between the victims. Are these random acts of violence, or carefully-selected targets? The answer soon becomes all too clear and terrifying—and too close to home for comfort.

“A tenacious cop on a mission. If you like Harry Bosch or Dave Robicheaux, you’ll love Demetrius Crown.” —Gil Miller, author of Spree (224 pages, Shannon Press, 2018)

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Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-63373-406-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63373-407-4
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-63373-408-1
Randall DaleRandall Dale grew up in a ranching family. No stranger to long days in the saddle, Randall draws heavily on his experiences to bring a new breed of western novels. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona and while there was a member of the rodeo and livestock judging teams. He is a past Arizona champion of the United States Team Roping Championships and continues to compete when time permits.

Randall is a devoted family man and successful businessman with a flair for writing, and an interest in all things western. He currently lives in rural Southeastern Arizona with his wife. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.