Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Dead Man: Face of Evil (Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin)

The Dead Man: Face of Evil is the first in a series of short novels created by Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin.
Matthew Cahill, who saws logs for B. Barer & Sons Sawmill, has been buried in an avalanche for three months. Just found by a child building a snowman, he comes back to life.
His girlfriend, Rachel, becomes his lover … finally, after he gets over the untimely death of his wife, Janey, who had contracted a virulent form of skin cancer. Rachel and Matt had gone skiing at Mammoth Peaks and were racing down the slopes when he was buried in the snow.
Always watching out for his friend, Andy Goodis, Matt is appalled when they reunite. Andy’s face is rotting, putrified and maggot-infested, but only Matt can see that. Then, one day, everything stops … literally just stops. And that’s when Mr. Dark introduces himself to Matt, heralding the beginning of the “Dead Man’s” journey.
The Dead Man: Face of Evil is rather interesting and leaves one wondering what the logical explanation is. But there is no explanation, other than to set up further adventures of the Dead Man.
I may have to read at least one more book in the series to see where this is all going.

The Dead Man: Face of Evil (2011)
Lee Goldberg and William Rabkin
CreateSpace (Paperback, $6.00)
ISBN 13: 978-1460920589

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