Killing the Boss
Club Press Recommended
Kitchen Works Inc is the site
of a horrific murder. The book opens with a news headline blaring
'KitchenWorks vice president found slain in office.' Vice
President of the company Douglas Dardis has been bludgeoned and
left for dead in his office. Office tension is laid as a cause
for the death. That first death is followed by that of sales
manager Wallace Cleveland, Wally has had a heart attack. A shootout
at the Drake Hotel leaves a policeman dead and the police department
taking another good long look at the KitchenWorks deaths.
Writer Pinkerton has presented
an imaginative manner of writing. This is not a story in the
usual sense as we view the pages filled with 'office' memos,
police evidence files, 'news reports,' and the like. From the
opening news article in which we read of the death of the first
of the KitchenWorks folks right down to the final Company Memo
welcoming a new President to the company we are carried along
with the police as they decipher the case.
"Killing The Boss"
is an exciting, fast paced narrative that will have the reader
turning page after page to see what it is that they will find
on the next. Pinkerton's characters emerge as fully developed
through the memo's and police reports. There is little actual
dialogue, which does not detract at all from the tale. The various
pieces of 'evidence' are more than enough to flesh out the characters
and situations. You may be surprised at the ending!
Watch those red herrings. Pinkerton
will catch you off guard if you are not careful. Good read.