The Platinum Ice Pick

by Reed Runk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/8/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781420817782

About the Book

Specializing in divorce cases and industrial espionage, a Detroit private investigator, Lewis Symms, thought he would live a simple, peaceful life.  But, one of his first capers put him at odds with members of the city’s law enforcers, which affected his agency’s viability.  He was forced to freelance as a magazine photographer to subsidize his income.

One foggy October night, events caused the ghosts of his violent past to reemerge.  Soon, Lew is caught up in a world controlled by dirty cops and underworld mobsters.  His skills with the deadly arts, fast cars and fast women lead the reader through a wicked maze of deceit, cruelty and murder revealing new twists at every turn with high impact action and dialogue.

About the Author

Reed Runk grew up on a farm in south central Pennsylvania knowing hard work and intense play.  The summers of his college years were spent on a construction blasting crew and as a bridge steelworker.  Later, he was employed as a climbing tree trimmer.  He took time off to convalesce with injuries.  Taking advantage of down time, Runk started an alternative newspaper with a reporter friend.  This was the beginning of his life of self-employment.  During this time, he also entered into a partnership that founded a jewelry-manufacturing firm, and his vacations were spent on Bourbon Street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras.  The newspaper has long since been defunct, but the jewelry business has been his mainstay for more than thirty years.


Reed resides in Pennsylvania and publishes, with a friend, a newsletter for artifact collectors and those interested in the history of Eastern Native Americans.


The Platinum Ice Pick is Reed Runk’s first novel, but he has another one in the works with more planned.