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About Run to Ground

Murderer Assassinated at Prison Gates: Justice Served?

What would you do if someone brutally murdered your only child, served only months in jail because of a technicality, and continually taunted, even threatened, you from behind bars? Could you hide your growing rage from family and friends?

Could you gun the killer down as he left prison? Could you change your ID and leave behind your entire life – family, friends, jobs, house -and just disappear? Could Tim and Martha Foster do this?

Forensic evidence and criminal behavior expert Dub Walker, along with best friend and homicide investigator T-Tommy Tortelli and ex-wife and TV reporter Claire McBride, employ all their skills to track down the Fosters.

But the murder of Walter Whitiker is not as simple as it seems. Tim and Martha are not the only ones who want Walt dead. Someone has twisted the evidence to keep the hot light of suspicion on the Fosters. Will the real killer please step forward? Sorry, Dub, you’re going to have to work hard to solve this one.

Perfect for fans of Jeffery Deaver


“Murder is never as simple as the motive. There are too many loose ends, and when Dub Walker uses his expert knowledge of forensics and criminal behavior to solve the crime, you'd better be ready to Run to Ground. D. P. Lyle takes fear and revenge, adds a bucket of greed, and gives us a wild ride to the finish!” —David Morrell, New York Times best-selling author

“A first-rate thriller! Run to Ground delivers the goods: great characters, fine investigative details and the kind of nail-biting action that leaves you rapidly flipping the pages, breathless to discover what will happen next!” —Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author

Run to Ground boasts an intriguing premise, memorable and engaging characters, and the kind of technical gems that make Doug Lyle’s non-fiction forensics books such essential reading. Crisp, page-turning prose, nicely witty banter, and some genuine surprises.” ―Zoe Sharp, best-selling author

Praise for the Dub Walker Series

“A taut, hard-to-put-down, emotionally-satisfying thriller. Fans of James Lee Burke and Lee Child will be pleased with Lyle's Dub Walker. Really, a damn good read!” —Andrew Gross, New York Times best-selling author

“Doug Lyle writes what he knows—and what he knows is terrific. Dub Walker is a keeper.” —Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

“Cutting-edge forensics and a whip-cracking pace make [Stress Fracture] a one-sitting read. If you love CSI, this is the book for you.” —Tess Gerritsen, New York Times best-selling author

“If this thriller [Hot Lights, Cold Steel] doesn’t give you goosebumps and nightmares, check your pulse. Bone-chilling doesn’t begin to describe the horrors within. Thank heaven for Dub Walker, a tireless investigator with an ear for music and a knack for looking deep into the criminal psyche.” —T. Jefferson Parker, New York Times best-selling author

“D. P. Lyle’s [Stress Fracture] is an intense, nail-biting adventure. The author’s knowledgeable voice adds a fear factor that can’t easily be found. A wonderful, thrilling read, an excellent work of fiction—and more!” —Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author