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    D.P. Lyle

ISBN: 9781605421810

Hot Lights, Cold Steel

by: D.P. Lyle

Book 2 in the Dub Walker Series

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When forensic and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker agrees to help his old friend locate her nineteen-year-old daughter, he never imagines the nightmare that will follow.


Meet the Author

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity Award–winning and Edgar® Award–nominated author of the nonfiction books Murder and MayhemForensics for DummiesForensics and Fiction, and Howdunit Forensics as well as the thrillers Devil’s PlaygroundDouble Blind, the first in the Dub Walker series, Stress Fracture, and the first of his Royal Pains tie-in novels, Royal Pains: First, Do No Harm. His essay on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: One Hundred Must-Reads.

Lyle teaches online forensic science classes in the master of arts in criminal justice program at DeSales University. In January of 2011, he opened and served as ribbon cutter for the exhibit CSI: The Experience at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, the welcome center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Lyle has worked with many novelists and with the writers of such popular television shows as Law & Order, CSI: MiamiDiagnosis MurderMonkJudging AmyPeacemakersCold CaseHouseMediumWomen’s Murder Club1-800-Missing, and The Glades. Lyle was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, attended medical school and served an internship at the University of Alabama, followed by a residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas at Houston, then a fellowship in cardiology at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston. For the past thirty years, he has practiced cardiology in Orange County, California.
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About This Book

When forensic and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker agrees to help his old friend locate her nineteen-year-old daughter, he never imagines the nightmare that will follow.

Along with another young woman’s, the teen’s body is found in a densely wooded area in a shallow grave, excavated by a pack of feral pigs. But that’s not the most disturbing part. Both young ladies were buried after undergoing a series of highly technical surgical procedures.

And that’s just the beginning. Nearly two dozen more bodies are discovered in various rural locations around the city and even in the massive midtown public cemetery.

Now Dub must unravel the questions. Who would do this? Who had the skill and the equipment to perform these procedures without attracting attention? And more importantly, why?


ISBN: 9781605421810
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2011
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“With Hot Lights, Cold Steel, Doug Lyle has written the ultimate serial killer novel. Think The Silence of the Lambs on steroids with a fiendishly brutal villain every bit the equal of Hannibal Lecter fashioned in the polished touch of Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme novels. Accurate to a T and utterly bone-chilling, this is everything a thriller should be and more.”

~ Jon Land, Best-Selling Author of Strong Justice

"A scary thrill-packed ride coiled tighter than a cobra. A can’t put down read."

~ Allen Wyler, Author of Dead Head and Deadly Errors

“Hippocratic oath meets hypocritical practice in D. P. Lyle’s exciting new book, Hot Lights, Cold Steel. Dub Walker, med school dropout and forensic criminologist, follows a trail of discarded bodies in this engrossing tale of medicine and murder, told in a witty tongue-in-cheek style that humors as it horrifies. A renowned physician himself, Lyle is a master of the medical thriller. Your prescription is simple and highly enjoyable: Read this book.”

~ Gayle Lynds, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Book of Spies

“Dub Walker is tough, funny, and smart, the perfect hero for the nail-biting intensity of Hot Lights, Cold Steel. If this one doesn't make your spine tingle, have someone who's breathing check your pulse.”

~ Jan Burke, Edgar® Award–Qinning author of Bones, The Messenger, and Disturbance