Reviewed on January 28, 2011
Disillusioned with hypocritical politicians and religious leaders who are far from practicing what they preach, D.J. Carter “the Cart-Man” Jackson lives for two things: listening to the still, small voice of God and uplifting the souls of his listeners through classic rock n’ roll at his radio station K-I-L-L FM 100. Through these, he’s made peace with his past, or at least thinks he has, until his graveyard shift at the station looks to become just a bit too literal one night. Because Killer Queen has stepped out of the music and into his D.J.’s booth, and the alleged murderess in red stilettos terrorizing his town seems to have chosen him as a victim who must pay the piper.
A terrifically original story, written in an almost poetical prose which could be the lyrics to this rock song of a tale, K-I-L-L FM 100 is, at the same time, a high-octane thriller and a quietly spiritual novella that shows how being open to the mysterious workings of God allows us to open our hearts and minds to both the human pain and the human beauty in others. Author Teric Darken doesn’t preach this important idea to the reader, so much as invite him or her in to listen to the record, to see if it might become the listener’s favorite too. Exciting and suspenseful, yet thoughtful and moving, I’d highly recommend this impressive work to anyone looking for a rock n’ roll thrill ride with just that little bit more.