Puzzle of Death
PRIVATE DETECTIVE JAKE WAYDE’s task is to stop the killing spree caused by the late, vengeful DR. FREDRICK RHINEMAN, who, after his death, had pieces of a puzzle that reveal the whereabouts of a deadly, world-changing chemical formula and ten million in cash, mailed to sixteen people.
In his semi-retirement, Dr. Fredrick Rhineman was working on a lethal formula. He was researching evolution, DNA and the bloodlines of nationalities. One of his primary interests was bacteria and pathogens - anything that could cause disease and death. The doctor’s aim was to be able to pinpoint a nationality and eliminate them.
He composed a letter and made sixteen copies. Each of the letters contained a small piece of red paper cut in the jagged form of a puzzle piece. The doctor had written a letter of the alphabet or a number on each piece of red paper. When all the pieces were collected and assembled, they’d reveal the location of ten million dollars in cash and the deadly formula. He instructed his secretary to mail the letters immediately upon his unexpected demise.
Dr. Rhineman was zealous about puzzle solving and known in wider circles as peerless. One afternoon at his private club, he was engaged in an exciting puzzle solving match with his friend SENATOR LOUIS KNOWLES. Suddenly, he grabbed his chest and instantly died from a massive heart attack. The following day his secretary mailed the sixteen letters. Four addressed to the ambassadors of Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran. Twelve were sent to the people he most hated, which included ex-marine private detective JAKE WAYDE. As the intended people receive the letters, the inevitable malice begins. The quest to retrieve the sixteen red pieces of the puzzle followed the pattern that Dr. Rhineman had envisioned. Four women are the prime suspects in the killing spree. The money motivates some, others representing their countries are motivated by the chemical formula.
About D.B. Silvis (Naples, Florida Author)
D.B Silvis is from Muskegon, Michigan, and lives in Naples, Florida. As a graduate of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse Drama College and Florida Atlantic University, and a former member of the Screen Actors Guild, he has worked on stage, television and in films as an actor. He has written six novels, one children’s book and three screenplays.
Five of his six books have a one minute video on his website site and on YouTube at: dbsilvisauthor.com
1. Star Blue Soldier---An alien science fiction.
2. Puzzle of Death---A detective crime thriller.
3. Blowing in the Wind ---A college student, coming of age comedy.
4. Cop on the Hook---A Mafia crime thriller.
5. Polly, Stubby & Al---A family pets illustrated children's book, ages: 5-10.
6. Spawn of Evil---Adult fiction thriller-Nazi serial killers. Age:18+
7. Stilettoed--- Sequel to Puzzle of Death.
8. Gracie---A children’s story about a greyhound.
Now a retired actor and businessman, he continues writing.