Jon McGoran—a.k.a. D. H. Dublin—is back with Freezer Burn, the third book in his Philadelphia-based series of forensic crime thrillers from Penguin Books. With almost a year on the job, rookie forensic technician Madison Cross is starting to feel like she knows her job, but nothing she has encountered so far could prepare her for her next case. A trash bag full of severed body parts, an escalating gang war, a victim of brutal torture, and a shriveled corpse oozing a mysterious substance other than blood; unrelated at first, together they point to a plot more elaborate—and more sinister—than anything Madison Cross has ever faced.
Praise for Freezer Burn
Crime Scene Unit investigation stories have never been more exciting than in this third installment of D.H. Dublin’s series featuring Madison Cross as a crime scene investigator. …While this is a series, the characters are so well written and the storyline so well detailed it’s easy to read Freezer Burn without having read the first two: Body Trace and Blood Poison. However after reading Freezer Burn you’ll most likely want to read more about Madison Cross and her team.
If you are looking for an author that delivers realistic crime scene and investigative procedures, the D.H. Dublin is the author you are seeking… The book is better forensically than any book I’ve read by Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwell. There are two previous books in this series and I hope there are many more to come.
This is an exhilarating police procedural that focuses… a fine rounded crime tale. Fans of the CSI shows will appreciate Freezer Burn.
~ The Mystery Gazette
The action doesn’t stop as Freezer Burn racks up the bodies… Jonathan McGoran, aka D. H. Dublin, has crafted a fast-paced, action-packed story. The characters are well defined, and the plot is wild, full of unexpected twist and turns that will keep the reader immersed in the story. Freezer Burn is the third in this series, but can stand on its own merit. As much as I was mesmerized with Freezer Burn, I find myself looking forward to reading the two prior books in this series, Body Trace and Blood Poison. D.H. Dublin delivers the goods.
~ Romance Reviews Today
Gruesome murders, a dash of romance, and intricate forensic details make this third installment in the C.S.U. series a must read for police procedural fans… D.H. Dublin is a cut above many other authors in this mystery subgenre. His Crime Scene Unit Investigation series offers up incredibly authentic details on evidence gathering and processing, and his protagonist, Madison Cross, is a rookie who is at a crossroads in her life. Dublin proves that he can keep the series real and interesting with his latest thrill ride, Freezer Burn… Dublin has hit his stride in this tightly-crafted novel. You won’t be able to put it down – and you won’t see where it’s going until the very last few pages. Dublin expertly pulls together all the threads carefully placed throughout to bring the reader to the explosive end.
~ Pop Syndicate
Dublin’s writing style and ability to write a twisty, complicated, surprise-ending mystery is right up there with the other bestsellers of our time… What I really liked about this book is that there was more to the story than just a graphic murder mystery. There are elements of family relationships and what they mean, the idea of how we come to terms with our past and perhaps our future, even in death, and definitely the theme of good police work versus bad police work and how easy it is for the wrong suspect to become the focus of an investigation.
~ Book Club Queen
The science is exact and cutting edge. I recommend this to anyone who loves thrilling forensic mysteries. Completely unnerving, but oh so enjoyable
~ I Love a Mystery