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by Mark Graham

Free eBook The Killing Breed download ISBN: 0380800667
Author: Mark Graham
Publisher: Avon; 1 edition (December 1998)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
Size MP3: 1150 mb
Size FLAC: 1260 mb
Rating: 4.4
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I will say that I was slightly disappointed but not overly surprised by the direction this book leads The Ultramarines series in.

There is some, and it is fairly tasty but brief. The book is not bad by any means, but don't go into it expecting typical Graham McNeill action packed fare.

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If you like the Alienist, you'll like this book. com User, January 30, 1999. An excellent historical crime novel, grippingly evokes the post Civil War street life in Philadelphia.

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Ice is an agent and operative of a highly secret entity. Although the agency for which he works is unknown, it at times works in conjunction with other local and federal law enforcement agencies. Ice and his fellow agents are the people who take care this problem. In ICE COLD we learn of what Ice and his peers do. In following what he does we learn that there is someone who is threatening and wanting to kill him. When experimenting with a secret formula which works on a particular person, using DNA, his assignment gets blown when over a hundred people are killed.

A debut historical mystery is set against a backdrop of post-Civil War Philadelphia and finds veteran Wilton McCleary investigating the cases of a missing child and a valuable dog held for ransom. Original.
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Wilton McCleary is a Philadelphia police detective in 1874, a man haunted by his Civil War imprisonment and the war itself. Now, as the newest member of the force, he has something to prove, and he intends to solve the cases of a kidnapped boy and a stolen dog without the help of his fellow (mostly corrupt) officers.

In addition to a compelling setting and an interesting, articulate narrator, this story is exciting and intriguing, while at the same time repulsive. Unlike many historical mysteries, this is not for the faint of heart -- tales of ratting and violence and filth and squalor abound! McCleary occasionally ponders deep questions, but in a plausible way, and the writing is terrific. I look forward to others in this series.
I wish this Guy had Kept Writing these Novels , Excellent Story Teller .
The first in a series involving a civil war veteran of Andersonville prison is an interesting history lesson of the start of organized police forces, this in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the author, trying to be fair with the reader, gives too much away, too early. The next installments will be interesting to see.
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Wilton McCleary is a detective with a chip on his shoulder. He feels slighted because he did not get to fight in the Civil War but was taken as a prisoner before he could see any real action. He remained a prisoner until the end of war. Because of this, McCleary has a grudge against society. He becomes a cop and rises to the status of Detective rather quickly due to having the right connections in the department, and not because of job performance.

Being the youngest Detective, given the fact he was handed the job and not earned it, and because of his POW status and his anger and not fighting he feels that he has something to prove to his community, his department and all of Pennsylvania. This need for proving himself often causes him to jump into a situation without thinking about it and he also feels as if he can handle situations alone.

In "The Killing Breed" he has the wonderful case of a kidnapped dog tossed in his lap. He feels slighted that he has to deal with a kidnapped dog, but at the same time he is somewhat eager to tackle the case alone. Then he is also assigned to a case of a kidnapped child, in which the entire department is working on. Because he does not like the detective in charge he withholds information that could have been beneficial to the case. It is discovered that both kidnappings were done by the same person but only McCleary knows this apparently. However, he later learns that Bunker (the owner of the kidnapped dog) and Leah Munroe (the mother of the child) both have more involvement then they first let on. In today's society they both would have been held accountable for withholding information but McCleary does not let the department know that Bunker and Leah knew more than they said. McCleary gets a feeling of power, I think, from having information that no one else has.

The author, Graham, has apparently done a lot of research because he does indeed take you back in time and lets you feel, see and smell what the city was like in that time. But, he may concentrate on surroundings more than people and sometimes the people are described physically only, but you get no real sense of their thoughts and actions and what drives them. We do get brief bios and correlations between the Leah, Bunker and the kidnappers, but no real connection or empathy with them.

However, I do recommend this book and the others that Graham has written. I have all 3 of them and have read 2 of them so far. As mysteries, they will keep you guessing although we are not hand-fed clues as in a Sherlock Holmes or Agatha Christie novel, but we find out the clues as McCleary finds them and we are told what they mean right away.

As period pieces, these books are really good. Graham has put in all the grimey and nitty-gritty details and I feel that Reader's will get an accurate portrayal of what it was like to live in that time period.
An excellent historical crime novel, grippingly evokes the post Civil War street life in Philadelphia. Get deep inside the head of a fascinating character, Wilton McCleary, former Civil War POW and now a cop/detective. Kidnapping, plot twists, the story unfolds like a screenplay as you can better than see, taste, hear, smell- and because it is written in the first person- even feel the story. Like Carr and Peters, you feel the era. The story unfolds, and enfolds the reader. Even if you don't like history,if you just want to enjoy a great mystery, you'll like this book and you won't figure it out. I am already looking forward to the next one of these, Wilton McCleary could become a classic American character. This book is A1 to me.
In The Killing Breed, Mr. Graham introduces Wilton McCleary, a Civil War veteran who survived a journey through the Hell of Andersonville. Now working as a detective on the Philadelphia Police, McCleary is investigating his first case: to find out who kidnapped "the greatest ratting dog in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" from one of the city's premier politicians, Alderman Bunker. He barely gets a lead in the Bunker case when a more sinister kidnapping occurs, involving the youngest son of a local businessman named Archibald Munroe. With the reputation of the police force on the line, McCleary quickly takes the lead on the Munroe case and learns it has more in common with the Bunker case than just the criminal act of kidnapping. And before either investigation can be closed, McCleary must descend into Hell once more to uncover a past corrupt with the deceit of innocence and the treachery of power.
Following this treacherous course of events, Mr. Graham's well-paced mystery creates an atmosphere that permeates Philadelphia's antique charm with a physical awareness of the muggy summer haze and gaslight noir in which the story unfolds. The Killing Breed's pages come to life with cast of characters -- from the compelling, self-assured McCleary to the imposing, self-confident Bunker, and the tormented Munroe to the demented kidnappers -- that bustle about the streets of late Nineteenth Century Philadelphia in search of ransom, solace, power, and the successful closure of two crimes. An intriguing look into the darker side of The Quaker City in the 1800's, The Killing Breed blends the dark finesse of Poe with the terse dialogue of Chandler; it is sure to appeal to the tastes of hard-boiled fanatics, mystery lovers and anyone who enjoys a thoroughly entertaining read.