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Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. SilvisPuzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. Silvis

Publisher: D. B. Silvis (December 2, 2013)Category: Mystery Thriller, Detective, CrimeTour dates: May/July, 2018

ASIN:B00CCRJS7K

Available in ebook only, 339 pages

Private Detective Jake Wayde doesn t know why he received a letter containing a piece of a puzzle. However, he soon realizes that he s in the middle of a deadlysearch for ten million dollars in cash and a world changing chemical formula. It s now kill or be killed. People are dropping like flies, says Wayde, who    the hell is killing them?It now becomes his task to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful chemist, Dr. Fredrick Rhineman. The renowned chemist had instructed his secretary, that upon his death, to mail prewritten letters containing a pieces of a handmade puzzle, to the twelve people he hated and the ambassadors of China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia. As the letters are received and opened, they instruct that when assembled, the puzzle pieces will reveal the whereaboutsof a deadly world-changing chemical formula and ten million dollars in cash.

Praise Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. Silvis

There is occasional cursing and sexual situations plus extreme violence. If youare adverse to those don’t read it. If you choose to read it, don’t give it a low review rating for the reasons cautioned here. You were clearly warned. Puzzle of Death has a large, interesting cast of support characters; there is a U.S. Senator an ambassador, FBI agents, Detroit mobsters, multiple torturers/killers, and Iranian secret agents. I enjoyed the story and recommendit to readers who can stand the stench of violent death. The plot is excellent,and sentence structure and character development are okay. – Vigilant ReaderWow! What a fantastic book! I could not put it down. There were so many twists and turns. It was a very different and unique book! –Musiclover, Amazon Review If you don’t mind the blood and guts, the story line was different and definitely a page turner. 5 Stars –Janet, Amazon ReviewThe “who dunnit” in “Puzzle of Death” did keep you guessing. Clever outcome. - Hummingbird, Amazon Review

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EXCERPT:

Matey decided to go for a ride along the beach and take a swim in the ocean. She
put on her two-piece Gottex bathing suit and walked to the stables. Senator
Knowles was sitting at a table on the terrace talking on his cell phone; he waved as
Matey cantered off toward the beach. She rode along the edge of the water, her
blonde hair blowing in the warm breeze. Matey stopped by the royal palm trees,
dismounted and tied the reins around one of the trees. As Matey started walking
down to the ocean, she saw a dune buggy coming along the shoreline toward her.
She shaded her eyes as the dune buggy got closer and pulled up next to her.
“Hi,” a dark-haired woman said as she turned off the engine. “Beautiful day, isn’t
it?”
Matey smiled. “It usually is, here in Nassau.”
“You live here?” asked the woman.
“Yes.”
“That must be nice. I only get to come here once a year.” The woman looked at the
horse, “He’s a beauty. It’s been years since I’ve gone riding.” Matey smiled but
didn’t say anything. “I’m here on vacation and enjoying the great weather and the
beach.” The woman looked out at the ocean and stretched her arms.
“I see you have one of the rental dune buggies. That’s a great way to see the island
and the beaches.”
“Yes, it is, but not like horseback riding. Is it your horse or is there a rental stable
near here?”
“It’s my horse. I don’t think there’s a rental stable on the Island.”
The woman nodded.
“Well, I was about to take a swim. Enjoy the Bahamas,” said Matey. She turned
and started toward the water.
  • The woman stepped behind Matey and struck her hard on the back of the head,
    knocking her to the ground. Matey was unconscious as the woman dragged her
    back to the palm trees. She patted the horse on the hindquarters, and he moved
    back behind the trees. The woman then lifted Matey up into a sitting position and
    leaned her against one of the tree trunks. She got a piece of rope from the buggy,
    pulled Matey’s arms behind her, tied them around the palm tree, and bound
    Matey’s feet together. Stepping back over to the dune buggy the woman picked up
    a half gallon plastic bottle of cold water and took a long drink. She walked over to
    Matey and poured some of the cold water on her slumped head. Matey’s head
    jerked up as the cold water hit her, running down her back and over her breasts.
    The woman grinned and sang a line from the old Everly Brothers hit “Wake up,
    little Susie, wake up.”
    Matey stared up at her. “What the hell are you doing? Are you crazy?” She
    struggled to get up. “Damn you, untie me.”
    The woman kneeled down on Matey’s bare legs. Matey yelled in pain. The two
    women glared at each other.
    “Mrs. Rhineman, you have a piece of a claim check that I want.”
    “How do you know who I am?” Matey shouted as she struggled to get free. “Get
    the hell off of me, you son of a bi**h!”
    The woman didn’t move as she grinned, “Oh, such bad language from such a
    refined lady.” She laughed. “I know your husband hated you and sent you one of
    the letters with a red piece of the claim check.” Matey didn’t say anything but kept
    glaring. “I want that red piece of paper.” She raised a long-bladed knife and held it
    close to Matey’s face.
    “I–I–I don’t,” stuttered Matey as the blades pressed against her cheek. “Don’t hurt
    me,” she begged.
    The woman reached up, cut off a long strand of Matey’s blonde hair, showed it to
    her, and tossed it to the ground. Then she placed the knife blade over Matey’s left
    ear. “Your ear is coming off next if you don’t tell me where it is.”
  • Matey could feel the pressure of the blade against her ear. She began sobbing but
    didn’t answer. More pressure was put on the blade, slightly cutting the ear. Matey
    groaned in pain. Blood was running down the side of her face. “Please stop, I’ll
    pay you to stop.”
    “Tell me where it is.”
    Matey kept crying but didn’t answer.
    The woman pressed down on the knife. The blade cut half way through Matey’s
    ear. She screamed in pain, “Oh God! No! Please, please don’t,” she pleaded. Then
    she told the woman where she hid the claim check.
    “Is that true?” The woman glared at her menacingly.
    “Yes, yes, it is.” Matey continued to cry. “Please don’t hurt me anymore. I have
    money. I don’t need that damn ten million.”
    “No, you don’t,” leered the woman, and slit Matey’s throat.

About Donahue B. Silvis

Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by D. B. Silvis

Donahue B. Silvis is an alumnus of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. He graduatedfrom Florida Atlantic University majoring in film study and creative writing.As a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), he has worked in movies as an actor and screenwriter. Donahue has written six novels, three screenplays and one illustrated children’s book. Now retired, he continues writing and promoting hisnovels and screenplays, while residing in Naples, Florida with his wife, Katie.Website: dbsilvisauthor.com Twitter:https://twitter.com/dbsilvis

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My Thoughts 

Puzzle of Death by Donahue B. Silvis is a heart pumping Detective Mystery Thriller from beginning to end.  It is well crafted,  with a wide cast of characters from the drug cartel, FBI agents, U.S. Senator,  ambassadors from China, Iran and Saudi Arabia, Detroit mobsters, multiple torturers/killers, and Iranian secret agents, just to name a few.

Private Detective Jake Wayde received a letter with a piece of a puzzle. He soon realizes that he’s caught in the middle of a deadly search for ten million dollars in cash and a chemical formula that could change the world. PLEASE NOTE: there is occasional cursing, sexual situations and extreme violence. So if you are a bit squeamish about that type of content,  then definitely not a book for you to read. Has guts and gore,  and twists and turns, and a few surprises, I didn’t see the ending coming.

Steady paced from the first page to the last page with well developed characters and a mesmerizing, heart pumping storyline.  The story flows seamlessly and effortlessly.  The cast of characters are fantastic.  Strongly recommended if you enjoy Crime Mystery Thrillers, Detectives,  action, guts and gore and a fantastic story.”I voluntarily received a complimentary copy, however,  these are my honest opinions. I was in no way required nor compensated to write a review.”

Rating:

Heat rating: Hot 

Reviewer: AprilR 

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