Deadly Detail by Don G. Porter is a great cold weather setting thriller to enjoy during the hot Tucson summer. It is set in Alaska and written by an author with lots of personal experience as an Alaskan bush pilot. The author is a local Southern Arizona author and regularly does book signings at craft fairs in the region including the upcoming Garlic Festival in Dragoon, AZ on July 29 and 30, 2011.
Deadly Detail is about a bush pilot (Alex) and his friend’s wife (Angie) trying to stay alive after his friend is killed. It gives a really good picture of how flying is a significant form of transportation in Alaska as well as the dangers related to it. The thriller part is slightly intriguing, but it is kind of choppy and the plot does not flow all that smoothly.
Overall Deadly Detail is not a bad read and certainly nice to think of colder climates when it is so hot in the desert. The plot was interesting and the details of Alaska were good, but the actual thriller part was barely suspensful.