White Heat - Kindle ebook by Paul D. Marks


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY says WHITE HEAT is a “...taut crime yarn set in 1992 against the turmoil of the Los Angeles riots that followed the acquittal of the police officers charged with assaulting motorist Rodney King.... [T]he author ably evokes the chaos that erupted after the Rodney King verdict.”

WHITE HEAT was chosen as one of THE BEST FICTION BOOKS OF 2012: Rosa St. Claire at Examiner.com named WHITE HEAT one of the best fiction books of 2012. (examiner.com/review/best-fiction-books-of-2012-and-new-titles-for-2013)

WHITE HEAT” is a riveting read of mystery, much recommended.”

—Midwest Book Review

P.I. Duke Rogers finds himself in a combustible situation in this racially charged thriller. His case might have to wait... The immediate problem: getting out of South Central Los Angeles in one piece during the 1992 “Rodney King” riots and that’s just the beginning of his problems.

Duke finds an old “friend” for a client. The client’s “friend,” an up and coming African-American actress, ends up dead. Duke knows his client did it. Feeling guilty, he wants to find the client/killer. He starts his mission by going to the dead actress’ family in South Central L.A. – and while there the “Rodney King” riots ignite.

While Duke tracks down the killer he must also deal with the racism of his partner, Jack, and from Warren, the murder victim’s brother,  who is a mirror image of Jack in that department. He must also confront his own possible latent racism – even as he’s in an interracial relationship with the dead woman’s sister.