Jim West never dreams his demonstration of forensic hypnosis on a university student would stir up memories of an 18-year old mystery....
When Jim West, a former Air Force Special Agent with the office of Special Investigations, moves back to New Mexico his goal is simple: start an easy- going second career as a part time professional lecturer on investigative techniques to colleges and civic organizations. He never envisioned that a practical demonstration of forensic hypnosis with a state university student would stir up memories of an 18-year old murder. When the student is murdered three days later, West finds himself ensnared in a web of intrigue that pits him and the small town's authorities against a ruthless, psychotic killer.
An aggressive reporter for the town's newspaper seeks out West to help her with the story, but after the murder of one of her co-workers her efforts quickly align with West and the Sheriff. As West works closely with the reporter, he wonders if this could be the first real relationship for him since his devastating divorce a few years earlier.
The killer, though, has other plans for her as he believes she has become a threat to his anonymity. The story twists and turns, leading up to dramatic confrontation.
"Look out for a new hero on the mystery/thriller landscape! Jim West, retired military investigator, is resourceful, intuitive, pragmatic and always competent. All of West's abilities are tested when he matches wits with psychopathic serial killer William White, a man whose appreciation for murder is surpassed only by his delight in domination. Bob Doerr has crafted a must-read addition to the genre in Dead Men Can Kill, which evolves from absorbing story to absolute page-turner as West closes in on a killer who is supposedly dead. Highly recommended!"
--Dallin Malmgren, author of...
The Whole Nine Yards The Ninth Issue Is This for a Grade?
I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The action scenes were suspenseful, riveting and a bit scary!
-- Bruce Ruud, Retired Federal Agent/Investigator"
AUTHOR Bob Doerr grew up in a military family, attended the Air Force Academy, and then had a career of his own in the Air Force. It was a life style that had him moving every three or four years, but also one that exposed him to the people and cultures of numerous countries in Asia and Europe and to most of these United States. In the Air Force, Bob specialized in criminal investigations and counterintelligence, gaining significant insight to the worlds of crime, espionage and terrorism, which he uses to provide authentic details in his novels about how law enforcement agencies do their work.
A Jim West(TM) Mystery / Thriller