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Puzzle of Death

Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. SilvisPuzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by Donahue B. Silvis

Publisher:  D. B. Silvis (December 2, 2013)
Category: Mystery Thriller, Detective, Crime
Tour dates: May/July, 2018
Available in ebook only, 339 pages

Private Detective Jake Wayde doesn’t know why he received a letter containing a piece of a puzzle. However, he soon realizes that he’s in the middle of a deadly search for ten million dollars in cash and a world changing chemical formula. It’s now kill or be killed. “People are dropping like flies,” says Wayde, “who the hell is killing them?”

It now becomes his task to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful chemist, Dr. Fredrick Rhineman. The renowned chemist had instructed his secretary, that upon his death, to mail prewritten letters containing a pieces of a handmade puzzle, to the twelve people he hated and the ambassadors of China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia.  As the letters are received and opened, they instruct that when assembled, the puzzle pieces will reveal the whereabouts of a deadly world-changing chemical formula and ten million dollars in cash.

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“There is occasional cursing and sexual situations plus extreme violence. If you are adverse to those don’t read it. If you choose to read it, don’t give it a low review rating for the reasons cautioned here. You were clearly warned.  Puzzle of Death has a large, interesting cast of support characters; there is a U.S. Senator an ambassador, FBI agents, Detroit mobsters, multiple torturers/killers, and Iranian secret agents.  I enjoyed the story and recommend it to readers who can stand the stench of violent death.  The plot is excellent, and sentence structure and character development are okay.”- Vigilant Reader

“Wow! What a fantastic book! I could not put it down. There were so many twists and turns. It was a very different and unique book!”-Musiclover, Amazon Review

“I f you don’t mind the blood and guts, the story line was different and definitely a page turner. 5 Stars”-Janet, Amazon Review

“The “who dunnit” in “Puzzle of Death” did keep you guessing. Clever outcome.”-Hummingbird, Amazon Review

About Donahue B. Silvis

Puzzle Of Death: Detective Mystery Thriller by D. B. SilvisDonahue B. Silvis is an alumnus of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University majoring in film study and creative writing.

As a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), he has worked in movies as an actor and screenwriter. Donahue has written six novels, three screenplays and one illustrated children’s book. Now retired, he continues writing and promoting his novels and screenplays, while residing in Naples, Florida with his wife, Katie.

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My Review

5 stars

Dr. Frederick Rhineman is a brilliant chemist, racist to Jews, and loves puzzles. He develops a chemical formula that has to potential to kill numerous people. But he also hates twelve people immensely. Upon his death he sends out twelve letters with a puzzle piece in them to some of the worst people in our world. In it the people learn that when all twelve pieces are put together the person will be able to find the chemical formula.

Private detective Jake Wayde finds himself in the middle of this race to gather all the pieces. Numerous people think he has a piece and will stop at nothing to gather all the parts to the puzzle, including murder. But will the “winner” really get the formula and will the formula be used to help better or destroy the world.

This book starts out with a bang that will either draw in readers or run them off. There are a lot of characters that seem to come from all corners of the world. You will be kept on your toes to see how they wind around and finally show how they are tied together with more than just Rhineman’s hatred for them.

Of course this book is bloody and gruesome, which I loved of course, but you really have to pay attention or you are going to miss the clues spread throughout. This is a great thriller and one that I strongly recommend checking out.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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