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Compulsion (Karl Standt Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Bruce Perry

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Karl Standt is the Odysseus of Manhattan detectives. A tad over-the-hill when it comes to physically overwhelming felons, he is otherwise wily, smart, and tenacious.


Manhattan is locked into a bitter winter, and gripped by gruesome crimes. Someone is killing people through an elite dating agency. Months after the Kauai episode, and still healing from his psychic and physical wounds, Karl Standt finds out about the case from his New York Post crime reporter friend, who uses a lurid Twitter feed to keep his followers up to date on felony and mayhem. Standt pursues the killer, with a segue into Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, along with his brave young crew of colleagues, including Church, a hacker, Katie, a Slate reporter, and iz, a goth poet with a taste for nightclub dancing and MMA moves.



Standt also teams up with Vlad, a Russian emigre with a taste for Stoli Elit and a current job with the Detective Bureau.



Compulsion is the third book in the Karl Standt series, after Barbarous Coasts and the equatorial noir novel, Gone On Kauai.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 370 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Web Dispatches Publishing (7 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K79REDA
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More About the Author

Over the course of a decades-long writing career, I've written on the environment, software, and fitness. Now fiction-"Barbarous Coasts" is the first novel I've published (literally, self-published). I think the natural world, ecology, and human fitness are deeply entwined. I like spending lots of time in the mountains-skiing, climbing, hiking, thinking.

My next novel, coming early this summer, takes place in the mountains.

Most of my time is spent with my family in Vermont and Massachusetts, USA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ~~Body in NYC Alley~~ 21 May 2014
By A Navy Vet...VT town - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
At first glance, finding a body in an alley in New York City doesn't seem too strange. This body is different, however, and Det. Karl Standt, (Ret) is on the case with Vlad, NYPD. Lin Shui, works in forensics and tries to determine his cause of death. The strange thing about this body is that it is not of a homeless person. This victim is well dressed and has some very strange wounds on him. And, yes there are some more victims later in the book. The murders appear to be ritualistic in nature.

I thought the visit to Standt's mother in the assisted living facility was most moving. It is a well written book and the descriptions are worth mentioning, also. The references to Vermont in this book were most enjoyable to me. I did laugh when Standt was able to get a couple of bars on his cell phone at the ski area! No service in my area so no cell phone for me!

Characters are well defined, plot is tightly woven and the ending is superlative. Lots more in this one, including a trip to Europe to do some further investigation.

Most highly recommended.
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