Sunday, April 19, 2009

"A Knife Edge"

David Rollins is a former advertising creative director who lives in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of The Death Trust and A Knife Edge, both international bestsellers.

He applied “Page 69 Test” to A Knife Edge, his latest novel to hit North America, and reported the following:
So this top scientist working for the US Department of Defense on a secret programme (aren’t they all?) has been eaten by a great white shark after falling from the research vessel, and of course it’s an accident.

But then, on page 69, Special Agent Vin Cooper of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations gets a call from a witness who informs him that it was murder. It seems the victim was pushed off the boat and into the monster’s jaws (and now all that’s left is the scientist’s head, which was discovered blocking the boat’s engine cooling system after the shark spat it out like a peach pit.)

A Knife Edge is the second action-packed book in the series written by me - international best selling author David Rollins - featuring the formerly washed up Special Agent Vin Cooper. Cooper still has attitude, of course, and as surely as 69 is his favorite number you can be sure he’ll sleep with the wrong woman. But that’s just one of the attributes that make this non-PC mobile train wreck so endearing (unless you’re the right woman, right?).

A Knife Edge begins with a particularly grisly opening and then builds into something that really should be zipped into a body bag. If you enjoy a political thriller dripping with black humor delivered by a protagonist who never calls a spade a manual front hoe, trust me (the author), you’ll like this.
Read an excerpt from A Knife Edge and learn more about the book and author at David Rollins' website.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue