After going to jail for doing tremendous damage during a
bar fight Terry Saltz loses his wife, his job, his truck,
and his motor home. The only person to stick by him was
his friend Danny who came to visit him in prison and
offered to share his apartment with him after he got out.
A couple of weeks after he is on the streets, he takes a
job as a driver for Carlo's, a very popular pizza place.
He's right up front with everyone, telling them he's an ex-
con but the manager is more interested if he can start
tonight because one of their drivers was in an accident.
Terry makes friends with Bump and Gruf who take him under
their wing, find him and Danny a new place to live and get
him his truck back. When one of the least liked drivers is
killed, Terry and company decide to do a little
investigating on their own because nobody messes with the
people who work at Carlo's.
Anyone who doubts that men can bond with one another and be
there in good times and bad must read COLD SLICE, an upbeat
mystery that proves males have emotions and are not afraid
to show them to those they trust. Terry and his friends
are all blue-collar workers and their lack of
pretentiousness will be enjoyed by a whole different
segment of mystery readers. L.T. Fawkes has written a very
exciting mystery starring a protagonist that will appeal to
men and women.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 16, 2003
I want to tell you a story. It's about friends, hard work,
good love, bad love, and murder. My name's Terry Saltz.
It started like this. I got drunk in a bar one night,
trashed the place, and went to jail. As a result I lost my
job, my wife, my truck, and my mobile home. Losing that
truck was the part that hurt the most.
When I got out, I figured I had to start again at the
beginning. I walked into Carlo's Pizza and got hired as a
night delivery driver. Relieved to be back on someone's
payroll, I was making new friends and having more fun than
expected...until one of the other drivers turned up dead.
The cops got nowhere fast, so me and my new friends decided
it was time to go looking for the murderer.