Devil’s Playground

It wasn’t easy, but Deputy Samantha Cody finally bagged her man.

After an exhausting trial and sleepless nights haunted by images of three sacrificially mutilated children, Sam’s only wish is to wash her hands of Richard Earl Garrett, who claims the “devil made me do it.” If everything goes according to plan, Garrett will soon be on his way to death row and out of Sam’s life forever.

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As life in the small California high-desert community of Mercer’s Corner returns to normal, Sam focuses on her dream of entering the world of women’s professional boxing. But any brief sense of calm is destroyed when the jury foreman dies in a fiery crash, and two jury members are brutally murdered in Garrett’s signature style.

 As the murders continue, a cadre of characters, including pseudo-Satanic followers and a crazed reverend with his disciples, flock to the tiny town and the townspeople are whipped into a fear-driven, lynch-mob frenzy.Sam’s world of hard facts and pragmatism quickly spins out of control. In order to restore order, she must confront Garrett, the “right hand of Satan,” deep in the Mojave wasteland known as the Devil’s Playground.

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  • Language : English
  • ISBN : 978-0-9740222-3-9
  • Released : August 2014

about the author

D.P. Lyle, MD

DP Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, Silver Falchion, and USA Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY and DUB WALKER thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER.