Sunday, November 4, 2012

Robert Downs - Killing Casey Holden


I found Fall Immortality similar to the older detective books and movies. Only this book has a much modern tone to it.  The author's voice is smooth and I enjoyed it.  It's not the type of book I normally read but I did so at the request of the author.  If you are a fan of mystery and crime novels then Falling Immortality is a book you need to pick up.

And now, here's Robert.


I almost killed Casey once. It was a pickup basketball game that had quickly spiraled out of control. Like most of his life. The game had started innocently enough, and we were up by three points, before he tripped me at midcourt. I went down hard, had the wind knocked out of me for about three seconds, sucked a few teeth back into my jaw, and deposited a few skin cells on the recently waxed wood floor of the local gymnasium.

When I opened my eyes, he stood over me, like some sort of Neanderthal with a thin line for a mouth and a bulging bicep for an arm. He held out his hand, and I swiped it away. I could feel my cheeks turning about six shades of red, and I could hear voices, see a few recognizable faces, and hear the air conditioning unit pumping cool air in between the rafters. I stood up, swiped my hands down the front of my shorts, saw a series of bright colors, and then I rushed him like some sort of half-crazed banshee.

Not the smartest move, I realize that now, but I could feel my cheeks burning, and see what was left of my pride sitting at midcourt. When I saw his orange t-shirt, I slammed my hands out, and he shot backwards about three feet across the floor, before landing on his ass. Brushing himself off the way I had moments ago, he stood right in my face, breathing hot fire against my nostrils, and the last thing I remember before my world went gray was his hand slamming against my chin. If I hadn’t blacked out, I’m fairly certain I could have won the fight. And he’d be wheeling himself around in a wheelchair, instead of strolling through the Virginia Beach PD like he owned the joint, even though he turned his back on the department over a year and a half ago.

 Greg Gilman is a major character of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator. Robert Downs is the author of said novel. A sample chapter of his MANfiction mystery debut, as well as other interesting information about the author, or Casey Holden, his main character, can be located at his website.

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