The Edge of Justice
A woman lies dead in the shadow of a Rocky Mountain peak. To the police who found her, she was just another thrill-seeking climber who fell to her death. But to a cop who has climbed all his life, this fall was no accident. He knows that a killer is in these mountains, and that the next victim has already been chosen. Now the only way to stop a series of murders is to go where the killer is--up to the pinnacle of terror. . .
Combining high-altitude climbing action with sizzling courtroom drama and raw tension, The Edge of Justice is a thriller like no other. Set amid the towering beauty of Wyoming and the gritty underbelly of crime, here is storytelling on a grand scale--a gut-wrenching debut novel that features one of recent fiction’s most original and complex heroes: Special Agent Antonio Burns--climber, cop, brother, son, risk-taker. Burns knows the hunger that drives climbers up the faces of mountains--it’s a hunger that has shaped his life and pushed his brother, Roberto, onto the wrong side of the law.
A climber by nature, a cop by trade, Anton has come to Laramie, Wyoming, to investigate a young woman’s deadly plunge. But as he digs deeper into the case, Anton is certain he has found a murder...and a stunning connection to the trial of two men about to be executed for a crime they did not commit. But Anton is running out of time. As two lives hang in the balance, another woman is killed, and Anton believes the answers he seeks are hidden amid a dangerous group of climbers. . .and in the towering shadows of jagged peaks. Suddenly, Anton knows he has only one option. With a beautiful reporter sharing his investigation, he must make a harrowing ascent up a forbidding mountainside--to bring a killer down from the deadliest kind of high. .
Racing to a white-knuckle climax on treacherous high-altitude terrain, The Edge of Justice is a novel of runaway tension: fresh, intelligent, and as unforgettably menacing as it gets.
From the Hardcover edition.
PRAISE FOR THE EDGE OF JUSTICE
“McKinzie knows his wild Wyoming, and also how to keep things moving briskly…. [The Edge of Justice] gets good marks for ringing a change or two on the chase thriller, and we’re now promised a prequel, starring the same gutsy hero.”
“This book signals the start of a great new career. Clinton McKinzie delivers a story pulsing with intrigue and character that is as poetic as it is harrowing. This one's a true winner.”
-MICHAEL CONNELLY, New York Times bestselling author of City of Bones
“An adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding thrill ride with a terrifying climax...McKinzie writes with the voice of a true adventurer.”
-TESS GERRITSEN, New York Times bestselling author of The Surgeon
“An exciting, clever, and whip-smart action thriller--Clinton McKinzie is a talent to watch.”
-ROBERT K. TANENBAUM, New York Times bestselling author of Enemy Within
“A tremendous debut novel, a high-octane, adrenaline-powered ride that features a terrific new hero.”
-PHILLIP MARGOLIN, New York Times bestselling author of The Associate
“A tough, taut thriller with fascinating insights into the world of extreme rock climbing.”
-PERRI O’SHAUGHNESSY, New York Times bestselling author of Writ of Execution
“Clinton McKinzie gets so much right in this novel that you have to keep reminding yourself that this is his first book....He knows how to tell a story that won’t let go.”
-STEPHEN WHITE, New York Times bestselling author of The Program
“You can almost feel the rock beneath your fingers and the air beneath your heels as you race through the pages....There can be little doubt [McKinzie] is a novelist with a bright future.”
-KYLE MILLS, New York Times bestselling author of Burn Factor
“A heart-pounding thriller. McKinzie creates a taut read filled with psychopathic killers, monstrous cliffs, and hairpin twists that will leave you gasping for more.”
-LISA GARDNER, New York Times bestselling author of The Next Accident
From the Hardcover edition.