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|The Killing Zone; Evils Playground
THE KILLING ZONE: Evil’s Playground
Nelson O. Ottenhausen
Review by Natalija Nogulich
THE KILLING ZONE: Evil's Playground, A manic serial-killer
epic about murder, police investigations and forensic pathology (CSI) with a little romance thrown in. Police Detective Daniel
Patrick O'Malley is called out to investigate the death of a young woman in what appears to be an apparent suicide, but
he soon discovers she is a victim in a series of bizarre murders. While trying to decide how to bring the deranged serial
killer to justice, Lt. O'Malley must deal with the intervention of a powerful politician whose daughter is a victim of
the killer, as well as investigate the attempted murder of his best friend and police captain supervisor. He also struggles
to cope with emotions concerning two different women in his life.
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6" x 9" (15.24
x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
The purpose of any book is to get you to turn the page. From the first kill in Ottenhausen’s
The Killing Zone, the author hooks us into a journey with twists and turns and unpredictable unfoldings.
What starts out as a dramatic homicide that literally crashes into an upscale Hotel dining room, becomes a maddening
sequence of crimes, strangely linked together by the six degrees of separation that seem to dangle humanity by a strand of
Lt. O’Malley, a cross between a rugged Gary Cooper and a somewhat more ragged
Russel Crowe, bangs heads with the hot shot Medical Examiner who happens to be his ex-wife, as they each sift through the
not so random clues that lead them to the most unlikely killer. Ottenhausen’s authentically chilling
accounts of the murders, artfully executed by an elusive killer, keep the reader demanding answers that don’t come until
the author deems the moment right.
Add to this perfect recipe for
a thriller, the urban politics of a corrupt investigation of a politician’s daughter’s death, and an untimely
attempt upon the life of O’Malley’s good pal and superior, and a good man still wrestling with his issues with
women he happens to love, and you’ve got a compelling book that won’t find it’s way to the nightstand till
you finish. Nelson Ottenhausen’s clean, clipped prose makes the
story the star of the show, as it should be when it’s as good as this one. Be prepared to be caught
unprepared for this read.
It would make a terrific thriller
movie, it’s that good.
Ms Nogulich is a renowned actress of stage and screen appearing in many
Broadway plays, over 30 films and dozens of television shows, most notably her starring role as Admiral Nechayev in Star Trek-The Next Generation.
She is also a produced screenwriter and accomplished novelist. Her soon to be published novel is
titled One Woman’s War, a story of revenge in the wake of the recent Balkan wars.
Visit her web site at; www.natalijanogulich.com.
About the author: Nelson O. Ottenhausen is a retired Army officer living in Gulf Breeze, Florida and the author of four other
novels than The Killing Zone: Evil’s Playground. His
published novels are The Sin Slayer (2010), Jugs & Bottles (2009),
The Blue Heron, (2005), Civil War II, (2004) and a book of poetry
and short stories, Flowers, Love & Other Things (2005). His poem Out
of Sane is published in an anthology of poetry, Mind Mutations (2005). A
short story, A Fish Story, is published in Chicken Soup for the Fisherman’s Soul (2004).
His books are available for purchase at www.booksbynelson.com, and www.patriotmediainc.com.
Contact Nelson at Nelson@patriotmediainc.com.