Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Upside to Murder by Marshall Frank released by Aberdeen Bay Press





Marshall Frank's novel, The Upside To Murder has just been released by Aberdeen Bay Press,


This is his eleventh published book, and his sixth suspense novel. This story blends many true events, characters, trials and tribulations experienced during his tenure in homicide and CSI with Miami-Dade P.D.  

After 16 year-old Cassandra is gang-raped, shot and left for dead, her father, Dr. Orville T. Madison embarks on a stealth campaign to protect his daughter from reliving the terrifying ordeal through the justice system. His obsessive pursuit drives the Miami physician into a spiral of anguish as he desperately tries to resolve inexplicable conflicts between love of child and love of God. A gut-wrenching drama pitting good versus evil which brings out the worst in the best of people.


 Reviewers have made great comments about Frank's latest book...

Former Miami-Dade Detective Division Captain, Marshall Frank takes us on a rough ride down Miami’s mean streets. The theme “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” takes on new meaning as the exploits of the highly respected and religious physician, Dr. Orville T. Madison, take unexpected turns in his plight to relieve his brutally raped teenage daughter of her inevitable day in court against the perpetrators. Both she and her boyfriend are shot at the time of the assault and Dr. Madison intently goes after the guilty parties. His motive is not revenge but for love of his daughter.
Veteran Detective Raymond Blocker initiates the investigation only to discover that two of the apparent killers have disappeared and he must find out why. This will be Detective Blockers last case as he is also plagued by internal friction within the police department which could derail the solving of the crimes.
Marshall Frank knows murder for its complexity and surprises. Only a veteran homicide detective can communicate this fast paced tale to the reader.
                      -   Dr. Roger E. Mittleman, Chief Medical Examiner, Florida District 19

 Marshall Frank has, once again, penned a suspenseful, gripping story filled with real people dealing with real dilemmas of life: separation, pain, loss and grief.  The reactions of his characters to these dilemmas drive the story.  When Dr. Orville T. Madison’s daughter is raped, impregnated and shot and her boyfriend killed, he is confronted by extraordinary inner conflict.  His choices force him into foreign roles and a collision course with Detective Sergeant Ray Blocker who is determined to capture the rapists and killers only to find himself one step behind Dr. Madison.  Sergeant Blocker is unusual in the homicide detective world, enjoying fine wine, classical music and indifferent to the political ambitions of his bosses.  On the cusp of retirement, Sgt. Blocker feels free to behave, perhaps, a bit recklessly. 
 Marshall Frank has woven together these two proven performers - Orville Madison and Ray Blocker - yet only one can prevail.  The story unfolds quickly with many a twist and turn.  This book is hard to put down. 
                                           -   John J. Spiegel, Miami Attorney, Former Homicide Detective
It's hard to read just a few pages of The Upside of Murder without  a compelling curiosity to want more. When teenaged Cassie is brutally gang raped, her father's passion to spare her the injustices of a broken court system overpowers him. Combine this with his strong pro-life
religious beliefs and Dr. Orville  Madison finds himself entangled in emotional conflicts to do what is right in the eyes of God, what is best  for his daughter, and of taking the law into his own hands. Marshall Frank has, once again, proven himself a master at suspense with a novel that weaves a twisted crime story around our most basic human instincts, emotions, and
needs. This story is a thumbs up.

                                - Bahia Abrams, author, The Other Half Of My Soul

Autographed-by-author books are now available for $20.00 each, which does include shipping. Mail check to:

Frankly Speaking Enterprises:
P.O. Box 411841
Melbourne, Fl
32941

Trade paperback, retail:  $16.95  (Available on Kindle for $9.99)  Aberdeen Bay Press is a traditional publisher.


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