P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait… The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots and that’s just the beginning of his problems.
While Duke tracks down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from Warren, the murder victim’s brother. He must also confront his own possible latent racism – even as he’s in an interracial relationship with the dead woman’s sister.
What they’re saying about it:
White Heat is a “…taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King…. the author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict.”–Publishers Weekly
WHITE HEAT CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012: Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com just named White Heat one of the best fiction books of 2012, along with Megan Abbott’s Dare Me, Blind Night by Michael W. Sherer, Merry Christmas, Alex Crossby James Patterson, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling and a handful of others. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)
“White Heat” is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended. –Midwest Book Review