On Trial: Death Karma by Wally Runnels

Posted January 12, 2015 by Virginia in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Death Karma Book Cover Death Karma
Wally Runnels
Action Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Dayton Wallace Runnels
November 15, 2014

Rocky is a repertory character that appears in most of my stories. He's a professional killer, but vulnerable and caring with his friends.He can't keep a woman. They are always killed by an enemy or part of some action in the plot. His first love is Bo Kwan, a member of the Tewu, the Chinese secret police. Bo and Rocky are together when she is killed in a bomb explosion. He loses his arm and accidentally tastes her blood. From that time on he tastes the blood of his victims in an attempt to bring back their final moment. Clyde is a sociopath who from the tender age of nine killed his first victim. there's no end to the evil within him that even his own parents don't want him around. He became an outcast and has no contact with his. He goes to Mexico and becomes a drug runner for the cartel. The irony is that is that he after ll the double crossing and killing he does it comes right bac to haunt him. He is doubled crossed and killed.

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author has never asked me for, or tried to influence me for a positive review, nor have I promised one.

My Impressions:

Plot: The plot was well written and easy to follow.

Characters: The characters were so vividly described that I could actually picture how Cat boy looked and how she smelled. I could feel Clyde’s anger and hatred for her. I could picture Clyde’s good looks and how he used them to charmed others to get his own way.I could feel the meanness and cruelty of Cruz, Juno and Jimenez.

Writing: Clyde grew up a single child with parents who had money. His father is a judge his mom a housewife. Clyde had everything he wanted except the love and attention he desired. He was spoiled but evil and from the tender age of nine he committed his first murder, a little boy seven years old. It was never proven though but at the age of fourteen he raped his nine year old cousin. His father then sent him away to school. After finishing his studies he goes to Mexico. In Mexico he murders an old woman for her money and lives for a while on this. His money soon runs out though so he starts job hunting only to find that he is not qualified for anything in this part of the world. He finally hooks up with this pilot Dookie Smith, who does drug runs for the cartel. Dookie teaches him to fly and he soon becomes a very good drug runner.When it is discovered that Dookie is stealing from the cartel they kill him and sends Cat boy to be Clyde’s companion.

Roberto Cruz,a police captain, is a dangerous drug addict with a lot of power, Cruz kills with an openhanded nonchalance that never seemed to dampen his appetite for more carnage. Juano is one of Cruz’s top soldier and Jimenez is a successful smuggler.They are the ones running the drug trade in Mexicali, Mexico. Now that Dookie s dead Clyde is now the drug runner and works directly for them. Clyde does not seems to learn a lesson easily and after a year of working for the cartel he starts stealing from them. He has reached the point where he feels he has enough drugs and money to start a new life somewhere else. He has one more run to do then he plans on getting out. The cartel is on to him and rocky, the assassin for the cartel, is given the job to kill him. Rocky needs to make it look like an accident because Clyde’s father is a judge.

Rocky goes to see Manifesto Bateria, better known as El Funerario who’s business s getting rid of the human dead as well as the automotive dead of all nations. He has a business that he runs using children he steals from orphanages. He raises them like robots to do anything he wants them to do. With his help Rocky sets up everything at the landing spot so that Clyde would crash and it will look like an accident for him and cat boy. In the end all that wasn’t needed because they crash landed because he and cat boy had a fight in the plane because Cat boy knew he was planning on leaving her behind. They nearly killed each other even before the plane crashed. The crash just finished what they both started.

About the Author:

Wally was born in San Diego, traveled through Mexico, and Latin America. He was raised on the border at his family’s ranch, whose original deed was recorded in 1870.
Hanging out between two countries, he met a lot of unusual people: Hollywood types, Border Patrol Officers, professional trackers, smugglers, and people he won’t mention by name. He’ll remind you no matter how weird a story can get, it’ll contain some grain of truth.

The Verdict:

Highly Recommended

Rating Report
Overall: 5

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