Give Place to Wrath

A Roger Viceroy Novel

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Pub Date 22 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 14 Aug 2021

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Detective Roger Viceroy, divisional head of the Midwest Region Special Crimes Unit, awakes one morning to a bombing in a wealthy suburb of Milwaukee. As he and his team dive into the investigation, a mysterious clue launches a manhunt with scant other evidence to point them in the right direction.

Over the coming weeks, the related murders unfold, each with a unique twist and the same clue left behind. Viceroy uncovers one other common thread—a seemingly random association with the small north woods town of Curwood, Wisconsin.

As the death toll mounts, Viceroy has to connect the dots and stop the carnage before it reaches the final target, Governor Kay Spurgeon.


Detective Roger Viceroy, divisional head of the Midwest Region Special Crimes Unit, awakes one morning to a bombing in a wealthy suburb of Milwaukee. As he and his team dive into the investigation, a...


Advance Praise

“A must read crime thriller about revenge and race relations that is reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood… Highly recommended.”—Bestthrillers.com

“A rare mystery book that is a true page-turner, even to the seasoned readers of the genre.”—Thriller Magazine (Starred Review)

“Give Place to Wrath will leave the reader wanting a quick release of a second book in the series.”—Sheila Sobel, Killer Nashville

“Knit together so well that towards the end of book I was on the edge of my seat and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Readers’ Favorite

“Cleverly plotted and anchored by an inventive and ingenious murder mystery, it will capture and hold the attention of readers in the span of time it takes to finish the novel. A good starting point for what is shaping up to be an interesting series.”—Book Review Directory

“Don’t miss this one! It is a well plotted, complex mystery that mystery thriller fans will love…an absorbing and very satisfying novel. Be sure to put this one on your list. You won’t be disappointed.”—Mystery Suspense Reviews

“A riveting debut mystery thriller…”—Underground Book Reviews

Awards:

Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist – Best Mystery

American Book Fest American Fiction Awards Finalist – Mystery/Suspense


“A must read crime thriller about revenge and race relations that is reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood… Highly recommended.”—Bestthrillers.com

“A rare mystery book that is a true...


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304 pages

5 stars

A bomb has exploded on a posh golf course. It killed a woman who was a very popular golf pro and her caddy. Detective Roger “Preacher” Viceroy and his Sergeants Trevor “Silk” Moreland and Regina are assigned to the high profile case. Wisconsin Governor Kay Spurgeon is an uncompromising woman who gives Viceroy's team carte blanche to capture the bomber before the highly touted music festival to be put on at the end of the month in the state capitol.

Viceroy and another team member Jerry King are waylaid on the way to the office by a man. He is Roy Spurgeon, the governor's husband. He tells them they must look into another murder. Viceroy's case has just taken a turn.

The story in interspersed with flashbacks to an earlier time. These vignettes are crucial to the story line.

As the murders continue, Viceroy suddenly gets hit by inspiration. The team must go to the small city of Curwood – right away. While there, they learn a great deal.

Meanwhile, Roy Spurgeon goes missing.

The connections are made, but the identity of the killer is not yet known.

What follows is a thrill ride. It is time for the governor's festival. Roger and his team are sure she is a target for the killer.

While the identity of the killer and their “accomplice” (although the killer isn't aware of it), do not come as a surprise, the reader is delighted to learn that they have surmised correctly.

This is a remarkable novel. It is well written and plotted. The chapters are short, so the reader cruises along quickly. I now understand the reason for the title of the book. Very good and well put. I was disappointed to see so little information about Silk and Regina's backgrounds. Perhaps in future novels. I like to learn a little about main characters' backgrounds. I appreciated the information about Debbie and Pastor Oxenhaus. They were interesting and welcome minor distractions.

I want to thank NetGalley and Suspense Publishing for forwarding to me a copy of this most excellent book for me to read, enjoy and review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

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