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The Drop Zone

A T.J. Peterson Mystery

by (author) Bob Kroll

ECW Press
Initial publish date
May 2015
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2015
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A dark and suspenseful debut

Detective T.J. Peterson has a problem, and it’s not just how much he’s drinking or the daily, silent, tormenting video calls from his estranged daughter. A Catholic priest has been bludgeoned to death in church, apparently by a symbol of his faith, and an unidentified woman’s body had been found. He’s barely holding it together. When a deranged teenager, a possible witness, crosses his path, he is propelled into a sleazy, violent world of underage prostitution, sexual abuse, and human trafficking as he pursues a merciless killer.

A stylish and riveting exploration of both the consequences of depravity and the sometimes-extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

About the author

Bob Kroll has been writing for the broadcast industry for more than thirty years. He is the author of Intimate Fragments, an irreverent chronicle of early Halifax, and is the past winner of an ACTRA Award for best writer, radio drama (Maritimes). He lives in Halifax.

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Editorial Reviews

“A stylish noir cop novel.” — Globe and Mail

"Gritty, raw and suspenseful from the first page . . . If you like yourself a true detective story, a good crime scene and the whodunit that unfolds, you are in for a ride . . . As dark and gritty as the story gets, Kroll’s writing is beautifully expressive." — Atlantic Books Today

“This isn’t a story for the faint of heart, the subject matter is harsh; but it’s all too true and Peterson is a compelling anti hero.” — Cayocosta 72 Book Reviews

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Drop Zone

A page turner that takes you places you may never have dreamed of. Facing life's daily struggles while trying to succeed at your job

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