Phil Broker spent his years on the St. Paul's police
department as a deep undercover cop. When he left the
force, he owned and operated a small resort on Lake
Superior. He also help his uncle guide hunters near Ely so
he doesn't have time to think that his wife took their baby
and went back into the Army after her maternity leave was
up. Broker wanted her to stay stateside while she wanted
him to go to Europe with her to watch the baby.
The effect of their separation leaves Phil vulnerable
as well as miserable and on edge. When he guided three men
into the wilderness to look for moose, one became very
sick. They were able to get him medical help, but something
went wrong and the patient was technically brain dead.
Phil believes he sees an awareness in the man's eyes and
together they find a way to go after the person who seems
to have gotten away with killing an innocent man.
Chuck Logan is going to do for suspense thrillers
what John Grisham has done for legal thrillers. His prose
is crisp, colorful and pointed with not one wasted word.
Yet he makes scenes so realistic and colorful that the
readers feel that they are mentally watching a video.
ABSOLUTE ZERO has so many twists and turns that one never
knows from one minute to the next what is going to happen
except that this novel is absolutely perfect.