The Edge of Justice

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The Edge of Justice

By Clinton McKinzie

Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440237235, 448pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

Combining high-altitude climbing action with sizzling courtroom drama and raw tension, The Edge of Justice is a thriller like no other. Set amid the towering beauty of Wyoming's mountains and the gritty underbelly of crime, here is a gut-wrenching debut novel that features one of recent fiction's most original and complex heroes: Special Agent Antonio Burns--climber, cop, brother, son, risk-taker.
A climber by nature, a cop by trade, Antonio has come to Laramie to investigate a young woman's deadly plunge. But as he digs deeper into the case, Antonio is certain he has found a murder and a stunning connection to the trial of two men about to be executed for a crime they did not commit. With a beautiful reporter sharing his investigation, he must make a harrowing ascent: up a forbidding mountainside--to bring a killer down from the deadliest kind of high.

About the Author
CLINTON MCKINZIE lives in Colorado with his wife, son, and dog. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked as a peace officer and deputy district attorney in Denver. His passion is climbing alpine walls. The Edge of Justice is his first novel. His second novel is the prequel to The Edge of Justice and will be coming from Delacorte Press. "From the Hardcover edition."

Praise For The Edge of Justice


“McKinzie knows his wild Wyoming, and also how to keep things moving briskly…. [The Edge of Justice] gets good marks for ringing a change or two on the chase thriller, and we’re now promised a prequel, starring the same gutsy hero.”
-Publishers Weekly

“An adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding thrill ride with a terrifying climax that left me clenching for a handhold.”
--Tess Gerritsen

“One of the strongest debuts of the year.”
--Chicago Tribune