"Hard-boiled urban noir police procedural"
He served in the Special Forces as a black-ops agent before
mustering out. The CIA hired him as a free lance mercenary
to fight in Sarajevo. When he received a severe head
injury while in service to his country, the agency obtained
a job for him in the Baltimore County Police Department.
After his last case, when he went outside the box and did
something illegal but very just (see RED RAIN), Luther
Ewing resolves to play by the rules.
When he gets shot outside his apartment building, he
doesn't have a clue who wants him dead though he is working
undercover looking for crystal meth operations. When he is
discharged from the hospital and back in the field, he
discovers in the woods a trailer where the drug is
manufactured. This leads him to the heads of the
organization. A DEA agent includes Luther in a sting
operation that will bring down all the players in the
area. Luther realizes that he has been set up so once
again he must bend the rules if he wants to stay alive and
take out a rogue DEA agent.
THE BITE is a hard-boiled urban noir police procedural that
starts at light speed and continues at warp drive. In
another time and place, the protagonist would have been a
powerful warrior king but in today's society he has trouble
obeying rules that let criminals go free. He is a good man
with a kind heart who plays dirty when the need arises.
Michael Crow has written a powerful thriller that forces
the audience to take sides on the issue of might makes
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 16, 2003