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by Michael Slade


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The two Slade books I read after the lawyer(s)' departure were so badly written, tedious, and stereotyped that all .

The two Slade books I read after the lawyer(s)' departure were so badly written, tedious, and stereotyped that all the grue in the world couldn't have saved them from being very poor excuses for books. Readers who think the novels subsequent to the original quartet are good obviously don't know or care much about good writing, good characterization, and good reads.

Headhunter was the very first Michael Slade book I ever read, back when it was the three Canadian lawyer . This was in the glory days of the Michael Slade universe. The dark plot was full of serial killer gore and violence.

Headhunter was the very first Michael Slade book I ever read, back when it was the three Canadian lawyer team. They delved into the world of the RCMP and the Special X team led by one Robert deClerq. It didn’t hurt that there was a mention of Alice Cooper either, if I remember right!

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The women aren't safe with a beheading killer on the lose.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Detective Robert DeClercq was even eluded as he and the police combed the lower depths of the sexual underground on two continents. It didn’t hurt that there was a mention of Alice Cooper either, if I remember right!

Michael Slade’s most popular book is Headhunter Reimagined.

Michael Slade’s most popular book is Headhunter Reimagined. Ghoul (Special X, by. Michael Slade (Goodreads Author). Ripper (Special X, by.

The Headhunter is loose on the streets of Vancouver.

Author: Michael Slade. The Headhunter is loose on the streets of Vancouver. The victims are everywhere - floating in the Fraser River, buried in a shallow grave, nailed to an Indian totem pole on the university campus.

SUMMARY: Decades ago, Inspector Robert DeClercq suffered a tragedy when his young daughter was kidnapped and killed after he was unable to save her. Only now, with a young girl named Katt in his life, can he put his demons to rest. Someone is bushwhacking athletes preparing for the Winter Olympics. Soon, a winter whiteout and a madman’s gang of mercenaries cut Whistler Mountain off from the rest of the world. In his third thriller ( Headhunter ), Slade blends a classic murder mystery game with occult arcana to such an intricate degree that he may lose all but the most dedicated mystagogue.

As both defense and Crown counsel, he has been active in over one hundred murder cases. This background provides inspiration for his series of Special X thrillers. He is the author of six previous books, including Primal Scream, Evil Eye, Ripper, Cutthroat, Ghoul, Headhunter, and Burnt Bones.


Comments: (7)

Rindyt
I am an avid reader and fan of the series, ever since I read and was thoroughly terrified by "Headhunter" at 17 years of age( I kept seeing headless bodies hanging from trees in my dreams for weeks after that!). I am 42 now, and still hooked on the series( "Ghoul, Cutthroat", "Ripper", "Evil Eye" "Primal Scream', "Burnt Bones", " Hangman", " Death's Door", " Bed Of Nails", ' Swastika", ' Kamikaze", and " Red Snow" later). Thanks to his writing, my time in medical school soon afterwards was way more enlightening and less gruesome, not to mention the fact that I was already " forensic literate" as compared to my peers. I switched to teaching after getting an MD, and currently teach high school science/biology as well as college Anatomy and Physiology in Fort Worth, TX, USA. I especially enjoy and appreciate the fact that he incorporates real-life, factual stuff in his novels(bibliographies at the end), as well as portraying various world cultures in an unbiased, unapologetic fashion. Takes guts and talent to do that. I would end by once again thanking Slade for all the wonderful entertainment and education/information over the years, and wish him a long life and many more thrilling Special X novels! Mr. Slade replied replied to my comments in the following fashion:

"Tell Dr. Khan that I'm honored that he makes educational use of the Slade novels. "
Gavinrage
I read the first four Slade novels, including "Headhunter," and I was mightily impressed.

However, I now have to say that one or more of the lawyers who departed from the Slade pseudonym took his/her great imagination, stylish writing, and good characterization along when s/he left.

The two Slade books I read after the lawyer(s)' departure were so badly written, tedious, and stereotyped that all the grue in the world couldn't have saved them from being very poor excuses for books.

Readers who think the novels subsequent to the original quartet are good obviously don't know or care much about good writing, good characterization, and good reads.

Oh, dear departed pieces of Slade, please come back so the Slade name can regain the credit it deserves, and we who loved the first few books can love the books written subsequent to your return.
Coidor
Slade can really write a good mystery. Plot and characters were enthrall ing Definitely gory. His books add the weirdness I sometimes like to read.
Steelrunner
The review on the cover suggest that the book is "gruesome"...it is not. I'm a fan of gore and gruesome so I was excited to give it a go. While the killer is termed "The Headhunter", the book does not give bloody details, at least not what I call "bloody". The storyline itsself is excellent. It took me a few chapters to really get into it, but once I did I enjoyed it a great deal. The ending was a true suprise to me and very unexpected.
Hucama
Kept me guessing! Can't wait to read more of his books. I hope they are all as suspenseful. I am ordering another book today!
Insanity
This book's primary action takes place in Lower British Columbia, close to where I grew up. It's fun to have all the action going on in familiar places....
A great read!
Froststalker
Headhunter was the very first Michael Slade book I ever read, back when it was the three Canadian lawyer team. They delved into the world of the RCMP and the Special X team led by one Robert deClerq.

I never got to review this when I originally read it twenty-nine years ago, but better late than never here in 2015!

This was in the glory days of the Michael Slade universe. The dark plot was full of serial killer gore and violence. It didn’t hurt that there was a mention of Alice Cooper either, if I remember right!

The writing was solid third-person, the narrative brisk, for the most part and the scenes and chapters short and easy to read. I had a great time and the story ended with me closing the book with a smile on my face. Can’t ask for better than that.

As far as I know, this was the first in the series. Highly recommended.
I liked the book for the first 3/4. All of the descriptions & "ancient" history were very interesting & that isn't the sort of thing I usually like in a book. It kept moving very quickly & the characters were developed fairly well. However the last quarter of the book sort of fell apart for me. I just didn't like it. All of the side stories from the book came together but it was very boring & monotonous. The end was a fairly dark surprise. I will try another book by this author because he is a very good writer.
Headhunter (Onyx) download epub
Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Michael Slade
ISBN: 0451400054
Category: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley (September 2, 1986)