..an intense novel, involving a protagonist with deep feelings and attitudes, who is hounded by mysterious and bloodcurdling forces. The monstrous global plot is set in a landscape that is continually rife with danger...there are thrillers and then there are authentic thrillers like Black Road 2012 that not only talk the talk but also walk the walk. --~~Book Pleasures, October 11, 2009
Masterful, Exceptional, and Thought Provoking...It is cliche to say things like `page turner' and `I could not put this book down', however it is in fact true. I did in fact read it cover to cover in a single sitting....The quality of the writing is truly exceptional, the character development is masterful, and the subject matter startlingly thought provoking. --~~Bloggernews.net, December 28, 2009
Blending a noir mystery with a near-biblical thriller, Jeffrey A. Friedberg draws upon his own experiences to bring readers quite the story with "Black Road 2012".
--~~Midwest Book Review, December 8, 2009
I absolutely loved this book...I was astounded at how quickly and intensely I was drawn into this story. The author's blend of genres (also adding suspense and paranormal thriller) was honestly brilliant.
--~~Micki Grover, John Truby Studios, December 2, 2009
Like a dangerous addictive substance, I was hooked immediately....holding my breath, covered in goose bumps... --~~Reader Views, October 15, 2009
When New Mexico private eye Jack Vane is wrongfully charged with the murder of his much younger Native American wife, he escapes a vengeful ex-girlfriend police lieutenant, but learns he is at the center of a sinister global conspiracy and hunted by dark forces in possession of a terrible secret. Vane is at risk in a monstrous landscape that hosts a dangerous race between onrushing doom and something malevolently irresistible.
Black Road 2012 is a science fiction techno thriller novel of 139,860 words, Book 1 of 4, about lost relics, ancient knowledge, and different shadow government conspiracies bent on world domination, all racing against a questionable yet ticking prophecy of Mayan doom.
Hard-boiled private eye Jack Vane's choices and personal evolution become all-important, as he travels a horrific path that drags him from the lowest point of waste and despair to the most thrilling heights, and blows the lid off the most horrifying secret the world has ever Not known.