Myles Knapp, a book reviewer for several west-coast newspapers, has weighed in with his take on my crime novel, Rogue Island. Here’s what he has to say:
“Longtime newspaper columnist and reporter, now retired, Bruce DeSilva has a debut novel out, Rogue Island, and it’s a winner. This is a contemporary take on the classic hard-boiled detective novel. Full of action and laughs, it’s fresh, exciting — and a great debut novel.
“Here are the first few paragraphs:
“A plow had buried the hydrant under five feet of snow, and it took the crew of Engine Company No. 6 nearly fifteen minutes to find it and dig it out. The first fireman up the ladder to the second-floor bedroom window laid a hand on the aluminum siding and singed his palm through his glove.
“The five-year-old twins had tried to hide from the flames by crawling under a bed. “The fireman who carried the little boy down the ladder wept. The body was black and smoking”.
“If those don’t grab you, please head directly for the emergency room. You need to make sure you are still alive!”