MacAdam Cage, Hardcover, 9781596922099, 425pp.
Publication Date: May 14, 2007
Barry Gerber, one of the most hated men in Hollywood, is a no-show for a red carpet event. The next morning he turns up dead, killed in such a bizarre way that neither Detectives Mike Lomax nor Terry Biggs nor anyone in Forensics has ever seen anything like it before. Two days later, the prime suspect another despised show-business bad boy is found murdered in the same sadistic manner.
The list of suspects then becomes as long as the credits in a summer blockbuster. Everyone hated the murdered men. Biggs jokes that this could be an elaborate public service effort to make Hollywood a better place to live and work. But he and Lomax soon find that all jokes are off as they wade through a daunting number of leads to uncover who will be the next victim. What they stumble upon is a motive far more primal than they had ever imagined.
Fast-paced, razor-sharp, and intensely funny, "Bloodthirsty" reunites Lomax and Biggs the mystery genre's new dynamic duo.
Praise for Marshall Karp
“The comedy never overshadows this smart, many-layered thriller…Lomax, Biggs, and the FBI have their work cut out for them in a clever plot that will keep readers guessing to the very end. Enthusiastic readers will anxiously await the return of detectives Lomax and Biggs.”
– Publishers Weekly (STARRED review)
“…brings to mind Robert B. Parker, Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Stuart Woods and a lot of other fast-paced authors.”
– Janet Maslin, New York Times Book Review
“…well written and easily digestible. I had a hard time putting it down, and not because I was in a hurry to see the crime solved, but because the writing is so well done. I’m hoping this is only the beginning of crime stories starring Lomax and Biggs.”
– Flint Journal
“…as irreverently funny as it is ingeniously plotted…The Rabbit Factory is powered by the author’s amazingly strong and insightful characterization. The detective duo of Lomax and Biggs make this novel an absolute delight to read…Prediction: Instant cult classic.”
– Barnes & Noble’s “Ransom Notes”