BOOKS by CLINTON McKINZIE
high-altitude climbing action with sizzling courtroom drama and raw
tension, The Edge of Justice is a thriller like no other. Set
amid the towering beauty of Wyoming and the gritty underbelly of crime,
here is storytelling on a grand scale a gut-wrenching debut novel
that features one of recent fictions most original and complex
heroes: Special Agent Antonio Burns cop, brother, son, risk-taker.
Racing to a white-knuckle climax on treacherous high-altitude terrain, The Edge of Justice is a novel of runaway tension: fresh, intelligent, and as unforgettably menacing as it gets.
Release by Delacorte Press 2002
RECOGNITION for THE EDGE OF JUSTICE
76 Summer Mystery Top Ten
flair for characterization brings many fully realized personalities
to the pages of his story … delves into the climber's mind, revealing
the complex emotions fired by the addictive thrill of extreme climbing
... an admirable beginning to what is likely to prove to be a long and
distinguished career as an author."
fast-paced and promising debut."
exciting crime novel…adrenaline-filled story….A nail-biter all the way."
packs his first novel with a wealth of rock-climbing detail while winningly
depicting the clash between the new-century West's yeoman and yuppies."
Hits Literary Heights on First Attempt"
knows his wild Wyoming, and also how to keep things moving briskly….
[The Edge of Justice] gets good marks for ringing a change or
two on the chase thriller, and we’re now promised a prequel, starring
the same gutsy hero.”
has talent: a sense of character and dialogue, the imagination to construct
a unique and complex plot."
takes us to the mountaintop, dangles us over the precipice with good
plotting and realistic characters and then slowly reels us back in with
- literally - death-defying suspense. The Edge of Justice delivers
one of the strongest debuts of the year."
book signals the start of a great new career. Clinton McKinzie delivers
a story pulsing with intrigue and character that is as poetic as it
is harrowing. This one's a true winner."
riveting and powerfully unique thriller."
tremendous debut novel, a high-octane, adrenaline-powered ride that
features a terrific new hero."
McKinzie gets so much right in this novel -- mood, place, character,
prose -- that you have to keep reminding yourself that this is his first
book.…He knows the mountain west, he knows the law, and he knows how
to tell a story that won't let go."
adrenaline-pumping, heart-pounding thrill ride with a terrifying climax
that left me clenching for a handhold. Clinton McKinzie writes with
the voice of a true adventurer."
exciting, clever, and whip-smart action thriller -- Clinton McKinzie
is a talent to watch."
can almost feel the rock beneath your fingers and the air beneath your
heels as you race through the pages. McKinzie brings the bizarre and
exciting world of climbing addicts to life with such skill and passion
that there can be little doubt he is a novelist with a bright future."
weaves a fascinating and very readable story here. With climbing scenes
that are authentically exciting and very plausible characters, this
is an impressive first novel."
"A tough, taut thriller with fascinating insights into the world of
extreme rock climbing...McKinzie hammers his action and suspense home
like a bolt into a rock face."
heart-pounding thriller. McKinzie creates a taut read filled with psychopathic
killers, monstrous cliffs, and hairpin twists that will leave you gasping
stunning debut by a gifted writer. This book combines two of the most
exciting things on earth-rock - climbing and courtrooms - to produce
a spellbinding thriller. Clinton McKinzie knows how to grab your attention
and hold it to the very last page - and beyond."
altogether smashing debut by an author who will clearly be with us for
years to come. McKinzie's fast-paced tale of murder and political intrigue
set against the backdrop of Wyoming rock-climbing wilderness will leave
readers breathless….Don't miss it."
"True love of the sport of extreme climbing adds a different element
to the story and sets a realistic tone in dialogue and description...
Look for more from an author who, if this book proves to be more than
a "one-hit wonder," will find himself with a movie deal."
the ride is terrific…Antonio has icon potential."
"This debut combines a very well-written cop thriller with the adrenaline
of mountain climbing to produce a book rich in mood, characters, setting
and action. We both feel this is a book we can proudly handsell."
"Wow.. .fresh characters, on the edge of your seat plot, a plucky leading
man. Put these together and you have a 'I won't get anything else done
till I finish this book' kind of read…"
superb thriller…Antonio Burns is a unique and likeable detective who
creates adventure and suspense at every turn and crevice in the rock
all the way to an exciting mountaintop climax."
first novel features cliff-hangers, literal and otherwise, to keep you
glued to your reading chair until the very last page."
real winner...This book will grab you early and provide great entertainment
right to the finish...Riveting...I'll certainly be looking for McKinzie's
ação de escalada nas alturas com o drama borbulhante dos tribunais e
pura tensão, No Limiar da Justiça é um suspense sem igual. Tendo por
cenário as belas montanhas do Wyoming e o submundo cru do crime, aqui
se vê narrativa de alta qualidade - um livro estreante de revirar as
entranhas… No Limiar da Justiça é seu primeiro livro de ficção. Seu
segundo livro é sobre os fatos que antecederam No Limiar da Justiça
e logo serão lançados pela Landscape."