THE DEADLY PUZZLE

Steady paced from the first page to the last page with well-developed characters and a mesmerizing, heart-pumping storyline. The story flows seamlessly and effortlessly. The cast of characters are fantastic.
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The plot of The Deadly Puzzle has more turns than a coiled rattlesnake. There’s a goodly dose of mean, murderous women among the diverse characters that add to the violence, blood, and pain.
Private Detective Jake Wayde’s task is to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful Dr. Fredrick Rhainman, who, after his death, had pieces of a puzzle that reveal the whereabouts of a deadly, world-changing chemical formula and ten million in cash, mailed to sixteen people.
The plot of The Deadly Puzzle has more turns than a coiled rattlesnake. There’s a goodly dose of mean, murderous women among the diverse characters that add to the violence, blood, and pain.
After his death, Dr. Frederick Rhineman sets in motion a complex plot involving his twelve most hated people. They are pitted against each other to collect a prize of ten million dollars and a newly developed chemical formula that many nations would pay extreme amounts of money. Each of the people the Doctor has a grudge against receives a letter containing a puzzle piece. The person who collects all of Rhineman’s twelve hand-cut puzzle pieces with written clues attached is the winner. Or are they?

“People are dropping like flies. Who the hell’s murdering them?” asks Private Detective Jake Wayde. He realizes it’s now kill or be killed.
The plot of Puzzle of Death has more turns than a coiled rattlesnake. There’s a goodly dose of mean, murderous women among the diverse characters that add to the violence, blood and pain.
After his death, Dr. Frederick Rhineman sets in motion a complex plot involving his twelve most hated people. They are pitted against each other to collect a prize of ten million dollars and a newly developed chemical formula that many nations would pay extreme amounts of money for. Each of the people the Doctor has a grudge against receives a letter containing a puzzle piece. The person who collects Rhineman’s twelve hand cut puzzle pieces with written clues attached is the winner. Or are they?

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I don't normally review books though I am an avid reader. I typically like for people to be able to form their own judgements based on their take on the book. However, this book is simply enthralling. There are no words to describe how it brings you in and keeps you wanting more up until the very end. It is a very good read and was well worth the download as it was free when I downloaded it. I would pay (something I DO NOT do) to own this book.

-- alwaysabookworm

Jake Wayde, Pvt. Detective, goes by Wayde, is the main character. Wayde winds up in the middle of a crazy life or death fiasco. A man that loves puzzles, is very rich and vengeful dies. This death sets in motion a series of events beyond anyone’s imagination. Wayde is right in the middle of these events. He has no idea why. Wayde is fully aware people are after him. His goal is to stay alive and get to the root of not only his troubles. Many other people seem to be in the same boat. They all look to Wayde for help.. “Don’t try and bullshit me, Wayde. I know you got a piece of the puzzle.” “What puzzle?” Is a conversation Wayde has more than once. Wayde’s friend Tiny is able to watch Wayde’s back and help him find out why so many people are after him. Tiny is quite a character himself. Tiny and Wayde discuss things to try and figure them out. “I think it will. I need everything I can get to help solve this conundrum.” “Condom what?” Wayde smiled. “It means a puzzling problem.” “Oh, okay, Some type of chase is on. Brilliant twists and turns in this thriller. Action packed. The characters are well developed. This is a well told private eye story. To even out all the action the reader gets to experience Wayde’s reasoning process. His P.I. Skills. Page turner.

-- Diane Lynch

About the Author ▸ Donahue B. Silvis

Donahue 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, six screenplays and one illustrated children’s book. (To see videos of his books go to his website. dbsilvisauthor.com). Now retired as a business owner, he continues writing and promoting his novels and screenplays, while residing in Naples, Florida with his wife, Katie.