Local Author, Gerald J. Kubicki, Uses Las Vegas as the Backdrop for His Heart-Racing New Novel, A Dubious Terrain
April 19, 2012 in Book Reviews
Gerald J. Kubicki’s impossible-to-put-down novel, A Dubious Terrain, the fourth installment in the Dubious Mystery series, uses his hometown of Las Vegas as a backdrop for his suspense-filled thrill-ride. The Dubious Mystery series has taken place in exotic locales all around the world, as Banyon solves mysteries from the United States to South Africa; this fourth installment finally brings all of the excitement to southern Nevada.
In this novel, Colton Banyon and his unique band of sidekicks must stop an insidious plot to dissolve our national freedoms. Banyon discovers that the plot runs deep within our government and our society, involving everyone from drug dealers and illegal immigrants to politicians and Homeland Security. Even the Mayor of Las Vegas is involved.
For Las Vegas locals, the novel is filled with familiar landmarks, including: the Tropicana, the MGM Grand, McCarran, the Las Vegas Convention Center, and Lake Mead, among many others. Kubicki also offers some interesting commentary on “the way things work” in Las Vegas, depicting characters who will stop at nothing to promote Las Vegas. Kubicki drew on his own knowledge of Las Vegas, as well as the knowledge of his friends who have been lifetime residents of the area.
Kubicki fuses a heart-racing plot that will keep readers at the edge of their seats with compelling characters, a setting that will whisk its readers away, and important thematic elements ripped from the headlines that range from the power of Homeland Security to illegal immigration. Readers will inevitably be left anxious for the next two installments in the Dubious Mystery series: A Dubious Plan and A Dubious Artifact.