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"Dangerous Times" is a multicultural crime-thriller with the pull of the unpredictable. This book is not for the squeamish. It begins as a creepy slow burner that leads to...  

Frank Moore is a psychopath who has come up with a diabolical plan, one which will drown goodness and grace in a river of blood. After a frustrating search he has finally found the key to its success. Frank has found his look-alike, a close-enough double who lives in San Pedro: John Kirk.

It's January in the harbor city of San Pedro. A time when the foggy nights have a way of turning dreams into nightmares.

Auto-mechanic John Kirk is buckling under the weight of his troublesome relationships. Troubles that fall by the wayside when Frank Moore comes to town. Frank has switched their identities and fingerprints, an act that will send the innocent John Kirk through 48-hours of betrayal, violence, and murder.

But wait. What about the other characters affected by Frank's malevolence, and where are all the twists and turns in this crime-thriller? Sorry, these are gifts, only to be opened by the readers of "Dangerous Times."

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Reviews: (None of the following reviews were paid for in any way or manner. Other than granting a review, none of the following Internet book reviewers are acquainted or associated with the author. Please click on their links to see full reviews.)

Once in a while an eBook comes along that you could swear was the e-version of a best-seller. Dangerous Times is one of those books. Make sure you have plenty of time when you open it up. You won’t put it down.  

- Internet book reviewer Aaron Turpen at:

Phillip Frey's "Dangerous Times" is one book I could not put down. It kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time. If you wish to experience a well-written crime-thriller, I definitely recommend "Dangerous Times."

- Internet book reviewer LaShea Thomas:
http://library-of-lashea.blogspot.com/search/label/Dangerous%20Times ​

Dangerous Times is a crime-thriller that is so calculated and deliberate with action, the suspense keeps you entwined until the very end of the novel.  

- Internet book reviewer Denise Murray Wong:

With all its twists and turns I can definitely see this book turned into a movie. I really did enjoy "Dangerous Times," which surprised me since I can be a bit of a sissy. Beware of reading it before bed because you will have some strange dreams. So head on over to Amazon and get your copy of "Dangerous Times" now!

- Internet book reviewer Amanda Burkey:

I really enjoyed this book. It unravels at a steady pace and as the tension intensifies so does the intricacies of the plot. As I went from one chapter to the next, I kept wondering how is this going to end? Frey has created a tense, enthralling thriller with elements of a harsh criminal underworld and yet there are moments of tenderness. With simple, clean descriptions, it's a story of 'everyday' people's fears, hatred and willingness to survive - no matter what. A highly recommended read. 

- Internet book reviewer Lini Ayre at:

Once you pick up this book and start reading, you won't want to put it down. I believe this is an amazing read, one with plenty of twists and turns. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves thriller novels.

- Internet book reviewer Veronica Sievers at:

"Dangerous Times" is a well-written crime-thriller. The plot is fast-paced and filled with surprise turns. The story line includes multiple characters with their own problems and circumstances, but Frey pulls them all in and makes them work in an excellent manner. I recommend this book to anyone who likes crime thrillers. You won't be disappointed.

- Internet book reviewer Gloria Antypowich at:

I was a little skeptical when starting this book, but man was I wrong. It takes a few pages for the author to grab you, but when he does he doesn't let go until the last page. Do not miss this one.  

- Internet book reviewer Albert Robbins:

For lovers of crime thrillers and suspense novels written in a solid, purposeful voice, "Dangerous Times" is a winner. It's dark and gritty, yet still touched by flashes of brilliance told in a unique voice. Once it grabs you, it doesn't let you go. 

- Internet book reviewer Red Haircrow at:

Phillip Frey proves with Dangerous Times that he can deliver a tightly written page-turner that will leave you waiting for the sequel. Indeed, the way in which this author completes this novel promises that there will be a second story to follow up on the characters Frey has created. I hope he doesn't wait too long to write it. 

- Internet book reviewer Jacob Drake at:

Dangerous Times is a crime-thriller that is full of twist and turns and unpredictable situations. The story has murder, sex, lies, and just an all-around dark and gritty story. Dangerous Times keeps you on your toes, guessing and wondering what is going to happen next. 

- Internet book reviewer Cassie Hoffman at:

Dangerous Times is the story of two men from different walks of life. Their intertwining lives mean danger for the both of them. This was a really good book, full of twists and turns. It was unpredictable, a detail I enjoy when reading. Overall, this was an enjoyable book. 

- Internet book reviewer T. Joyner at: http://pinkngreenbookworm.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-dangerous-times.html​

This thriller caught my interest from the beginning, perhaps because it took me around San Pedro, California, which I remember fondly. It contained all the expected elements — goriness, sex, a bit of social exposure and more. 

- Internet book reviewer Alex Canton at: