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by Carolyn Weston

eBook Rouse the demon download ISBN: 0394407032
Author: Carolyn Weston
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (1976)
Language: English
Pages: 155
ePub: 1820 kb
Fb2: 1757 kb
Rating: 4.7
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But the cops soon realize that the killing is only beginnin. .and that a dark secret has roused a demon.

Part of Sigma Force series by James Rollins. He eventually found one reference to it, to something Smithson called The Demon Crown. Smithson expressed regret at unearthing it during a trip to a salt mine near the Baltic Sea. He claimed it could free something horrific.

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Books by Carolyn Weston. Weston has a hard-hitting style that is eminently readable. San Francisco Chronicle. Al Krug, veteran homicide detective, has a new partner: university-educated surfer Casey Kellog, the youngest detective on the force, and together they have to solve the bizzare murder of a young woman. 0. Books by Authors Similar to Carolyn Weston.

A Krug and Kellog Thriller. Once again Carolyn Weston gives us here a really good read that definitely holds your attention. It is just a shame that she only wrote three books in this series. Mystery & Thrillers.

Having a CIA father who was seduced by Allen Dulles (or should I say allowed himself to be seduced by Allen Dulles), my own past demons again rose from the dead for one last dance.

Clean bright dust jacket has light edge wear and repairs along spine. Boards of book are clean and bright, but show fading along spine and edges. Text is perfect. Same day shipping from AZ.
Comments: (7)
I really enjoyed all three of the books in this series. Carolyn Weston has a wonderful writing style and captures the locals so well. I felt as if I were right there. I wish there were more in this series.
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This story takes place in the 70's in Santa Monica, Ca. It was an interesting read to follow the lingo and the technology of the time. The story is well written and entertaining.
San Francisco detectives Casey Kellogg and Al Krug roll into the strangest murder case in a long while. A controversial therapist named Stephen Myrick has been bludgeoned to death in his own home, with someone using a statuette of a medievel knight to crack his head open like an egg. Some taped recordings of his sessions are found to be erased---someone covering up a condemning admission, perhaps? And Myrick's list of patients offers plenty of potential suspects: using hypnotism and mesmerism, Myrick had claimed to solve everything from obesity to drug addiction. And his methods appear to have been effective, too, causing several juvie drug-addicts to break clean from their addiction. One of them---a psychotic young woman---is missing. And a love nest hidden in his attic hints that Myrick's got a secret lover, yet another potential witness or suspect. Kellogg and Krug have their work cut out for them, especially if they want to stop future killings now that Myrick has roused a demon...

In the previous books in the series, Weston introduced a sympathetic suspect, someone with good depth and characterization as another point-of-view character. It was one of the first two novels' strengths, from the character depth and from the added tension and complexity of following someone who seems innocent but may not be. This one loses that element; the closest would be Myrick's secretarial assistant, a handicapped woman who has flashbacks to how she met Myrick and became involved with his studies. Maybe it's because it lacks that content from a point-of-view suspect, but Rouse the Demon is a noticeably shorter novel, clocking in around 180 pages. That brevity doesn't make it feel rushed, as the plot moves at a steady clip, but it doesn't seem to have the same length and complexity as its predecessors.

Otherwise, the novel has all of the things that made the previous two novels such fun reads. The setting has a very distinct San Francisco feel to it; the 1970s prove a fascinating setting for a mystery novel, especially as Krug and Kellogg are on two sides of a culture gap. Really, the pairing of these two characters is one of the things that makes the novels interesting, though their characterization can be rather muted at times. Kellogg is a surfer dude, college-educated, sharp, young and idealistic. Krug is a World War II vet, who earned his detective's badge through hard work and dedication; he's not much for book-learning, putting more stock in experience, and is very old-fashioned with his prejudices against everyone, from the wealthy to men with long hair. On a case like this one, with a mesmerist wrapped up in juvie drug-addicts, Kellogg has to know when to keep his mouth shut so as not to irritate his partner.

Rouse the Demon is shorter and less extensive compared to its two predecessors, but continues to ride on their strengths: sharp characterization, good plotting, and an excellent setup. While there's less room for interplay between the two starring detectives, there's still a lot going on in this novel, and the pacing is a perfect pairing to the many plot developments. I'd probably recommend the first two Krug and Kellogg novels before it, but Rouse the Demon is a fun police procedural that should prove entertaining to many mystery readers.
Supposedly this book, or this series, was the inspiration for the show Streets of San Francisco; just to demonstrate how old it is, that TV show was before my time. And why switch it from S&M to Es Eff?
Anyhoo, in this story the two main cops are looking for the killer of a noted therapist, whom I imagine was before his time, not at all as common as today. On the other hand, I don’t know how many therapists today use hypnotism, but I’m sure when this story first came out such touches made it memorable.
Didn’t take long at all to hate Krug, the veteran detective who’s seen it all; we’re supposed to hate him, the way he’s written, and we do. He’s there as a counterpoint to show off the narrator, who despite still living with his mom is supposedly a stylish ladies’ man. Perhaps this was one of the first that has such counterpointing characters that seem so familiar today.
As always it’s fun to read about places I know, even from 40 years ago, mostly Santa Monica, specifically Ocean Avenue. It didn’t hit me just how long ago it was until I read “flashbulb,” which even in the later years of film photography had been overtaken by electronic flashes. Later on there’s a payphone, and a drive-in, where the ending takes place. But other than those few things, it doesn’t feel anachronistic at all, and the plot is as timely today.
When hypnotherapist Dr. Stephen Myrick is found bludgeoned to death in his home, there is no shortage of possible suspects. Myrick specializes in treating the obese and recovering drug addicts, and the police investigation immediately focuses on his young addict and former addict patients. The investigation becomes more complicated, however, when Santa Monica detectives Kellogg and Krug discover that Myrick has been recording the therapy sessions in preparation for a book he is writing, and some of the tapes have been erased. Some suspects disappear but turn up dead, and soon everyone involved is looking over their shoulders hoping that the cops will find the killer before they become the next victim.
Rouse the Demons is a short book at 178 pages, which gives less room than in the other books for my two favorite features of the series: the interchange between likable young college-educated surfer ”dude” (not that they use the term in the 70s) Casey Kellogg and his tough, gruff older partner Al Krug and the well-drawn authentic picture of Santa Monica in the 70s, down to details like the white princess phone in the victim’s upscale kitchen. It is also missing an aspect that I liked a lot in the first two books of the series: an innocent character who is suspected of the crime and who gets the reader’s intense sympathy. However, the interplay and the atmosphere are still present, as well as plot and suspense intriguing enough to keep you guessing until Krug and Kellogg finally save the day.
I am delighted that the Krug and Kellogg series, which was originally published in the 70s (so NO anachronisms!), has been reissued. Regrettably, this is the third and last book in the series, but, if you have a source for old TV shows, you can watch the series The Streets of San Francisco, for which this series was the inspiration.
NOTE: These books need not be read in order.