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3.92  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  31 reviews
It's the winter of 1947 in Ashley Falls, West Virginia, and a teenage girl has gone missing. Local private detective Miller Brinkman takes the case, quickly uncovering a string of bizarre clues. A hidden diary, cryptic riddles, and buried secrets all pique Miller's interest, but one key detail gives him pause: the girl's parents haven't reported her disappearance to the au ...more
Published January 27th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

When a girl from a small town misbehaves, she disappears. A private eye sets out to find her, only to learn that mysterious Men In Black are following people--and worse. As he closes in on the conspiracy, the Men In Black close in on him, desperate to protect their terrible secret.

A good book with a lot of tension.
Mike Siedschlag
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a print copy of Icarus the first book in The Noble Trilogy by David K. Hulegaard in a Goodreads Giveaway.

Icarus is a great start to an ongoing story of mystery, murder, noir detective, with overtones of political/military/alien subversive activity. This first entry leaves a lot of unanswered questions; the most intriguing being who the bad guys actually are.

Not predictable at all for me. (Mini spoiler) I was shocked by the demise of who I thought were main characters. This just tells me th
Lisabet Sarai
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First, seventeen year old Jane Emmett disappears from Ashley Falls, West Virginia. A rebellious young woman often in conflict with her parents, Jane might well have run away from home, but if that’s true, there’s no trace of her, aside from some cryptic poetry and a pocket watch that clearly belongs to someone else.

Next, Jane’s best friend Jessie Fryman is found dead at the foot of the cliff that gives the town its name. The town sheriff plans to pin the murder on Miller Brinkman, a mild-manner
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miller Brinkman grew up in the small community of Ashley Falls, West Virginia. Once a policeman, he now works as a private investigator. When Jessie Fryman, best friend of Jane Emmett, contacts him, he knows he must take the case. What he doesn’t realize is the cost of his snooping.

Icarus is a mystery thriller, part one of the Noble trilogy. Set in 1950, it follows Miller Brinkman as he explores the circumstances around Jane’s disappearance. After all, how far could a 17-year-old girl go?

J C Steel
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miller Brinkman is a private eye in small-town 1950’s USA, with his usual cases whatever the widely-respected town sheriff doesn’t want or doesn’t have time for. However, when Jane Emmett, the town’s problem child, vanishes abruptly from the public eye and a rumour is spread that she’s been sent away to school, her only friend begs Brinkman to find out what happened to her. Following the clues left in a disturbing series of Jane’s diary entries that indicate something very different than an invo ...more
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveways
I thought this was a really good story. The characters are likable and charming while the antagonists are villainous. Charissa was my favorite. I was able to easily picture the settings of each event and I was intrigued the whole time. I look forward to the next book.
Laura *crofteereader
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.

I have two main problems with how the story was written: the setting and the characters. The novel is set in 1948, in the shadow of WWII in small town America. However, the war was only mentioned once, and main character Miller makes no mention of having gone off to war - despite the draft, which would have included him. Another issue I had was with the detailed understanding of panic attacks and agoraphobia, which i
L. S.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whatever ending I expected, Icarus did not follow. The storyline veered hard to the right in an interesting way that will surely suck readers right in.

After a young girl goes missing, her friend hires Miller Brinkman, P.I. to investigate. What he finds begins a crazy adventure that pushes the bounds of the genre.

Aside from Miller sounding like a neckbeard on occasion (“I tipped my Fedora…”) he was a very likeable character. For a mystery novel it progressed in a patient manner that aided the n
Erin Trainor
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Book!!! Highly Recommend. Read in one sitting!

Amazing story, very well written. I'm about to read the next book in the trilogy. Very much enjoyed the author's writing style.
Grant Leishman
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
“Reviewed by Grant Leishman for Readers' Favorite”

Miller Brinkman, a private investigator, has spent all his life in Ashley Falls, a small, sleepy town in West Virginia. In Icarus, by David Hulegaard, the winter of 1947 will prove a turning point in Miller’s life when Jane Emmett, the daughter of Ashley Falls’ most prominent family, disappears. Did she run away from home, has she been murdered, kidnapped, or what? Hired by Jane’s best friend, Jessie, to uncover the truth, Miller finds a disturbi
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being caught stealing is just another incident in the long line of trouble teen Jane Emmett finds herself in. Her parents have had enough - and are searching for a severe enough punishment to draw her back in line. But then, Jane mysteriously disappears from town and her parents are telling everyone she is sick at home. Concerned when she is turned away from seeing her again and again, her best friend Jessie Fryman reaches out to private detective Miller Brinkman. As he begins to investigate, he ...more
I received a free copy of this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. Before I began this book, I wasn’t expecting much, but for some reason I thought the story would be set in the future. Instead, this book is set in 1947, and seems to be inspired by noirs from that time period.

This novel in the beginning seemed to be lighthearted, but I should have known better with the creepy recordings that would begin at each chapter. The story becomes twisted much later and leaves
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I could not wait to read this every day. It kept me guessing... and still guessing actually. Cannot wait for the next book in the trilogy. This is the first book I've ever read by David Hulegaard. I'm still wondering what.. not who but what... Alyssa is... Alien? I don't know. Guess I will have to read the next book to find out more.. I liked Detective Miller. I wished he could have saved the good ones and got the girl. Sometimes in a fight between good and evil some of the good ones have to fac ...more
Debra Jeakins
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it

What a page turner this book is! This is first in a series & I cant wait to get ahold of the next one. The book is short, 262 pages but its a wh0 done it all the way through!

Miller Brinkman, PI lives in Ashley Falls, a little town in Virginia in the 1940's . He is persuaded by a teenaged girl to find her best friend. The weird part about this case is her family deny's she's even missing. The case takes Brinkman to hell and back and he finds out things aren't what
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very impressed with the writing abilities of this author. The characters and story plot is so real like and believable that you feel as if you're living this life. It's a page turner that will keep you intrigued with all the twist along the way. Believe that this is the first I have read of this author but will not be the last as this author's ability and skill of writing has made my all time favorite author list!
Olga Idgilova
I expected a nice detective story and was a little bit disappointed. Myself being a rather slow guesser, I suppose, the storyline is quite predictable. So, each time somebody praised the detective skills of the main character, it felt a little surprising. Still, there was some nice reasoning (ex, I liked Jane's poem). The ending is somewhat messy, I think. Either the book should have been cut earlier, or united with the second one.
The characters and descriptions are quite stereotypical (that kis
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Icarus is a book I won on Goodreads. It is a very interesting story, one that I don't think I've ever read. This is the first book in a trilogy, and I am going to have to get the other two books to find out what happens. Girls are missing from Ashley Falls, WV. A friend of one of the girls hires a P.I. to see if he can find what happened to her. This is a story with lots of twists and turns.
Sep 26, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I won this thru Goodreads and I'm glad I did. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's creative and kept my attention. Strange plot lines appeal to me; much more interesting than the usual hum-drum sort. I don't want to give anything away; you'll just have to read it for yourself.
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Attention getting

I quite enjoyed this book with its twists and turns, honorable and dishonorable characters. I may even read the remainder of the series, even though sci-fi isn't my thing.
Janina s. Asselin
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ooo another good find

Good writing, great characters, very believable. Picked it up on a whim and found a gem! Started the 2nd one at 1:00 in the morning as I couldn't wait. Nice mix of detective, mystery, romance and supernatural. Highly recommended.
April Farina``
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Found a new author. Enjoyed it tremendously. It had a bit of everything in it. Was hard to put down. It was a nice to read a book that wasn't full of porn . kudos to this author.

Mary Ellen Dryden
The Secret War

The characters are strong and amazing. This is a "I can't put it down book", of suspense and love. David K Hulegaard is a gifted writer and storyteller. I am not saying anything else, read it and enjoy
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sam Spade meets Jason Bourne

This is a fast paced very intriguing novel! Can’t wait to read the second book. Miller is an atypical detective, and a cool guy to know!
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great twists and turns in this book. Loved it right to the very end and excited for the next.
Connie Willett
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story

I chose this rating because I enjoyed the story. I did not like how slow the first part of the story was
Voracious Reader
Icarus is the first book in the Noble trilogy by David K. Hulegaard. It is a complete book in itself with just a hint of more story to come. It is a mystery, suspense, thriller with a sci-fi element. Small town detective is dragged into a missing persons case which strange happenings connect it to a much larger mystery.

Mr. Hulegaard takes you on an amazing journey with Private Detective Miller Brinkman as he investigates the case of a local teenager who is missing. Although he is warned away fro
Jinting Toh
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kept me in suspense in the hope that the girl will be found. Quite thrilling and gore. Sad ending with questions unanswered.
Neera Sawhney
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very well written book, and the introduction of the sci-fi/ paranormal is just beautiful. The two aspects blend in so beautifully that it does not seem unrealistic or outlandish. The ending completes the book in one sense, and leaves you knowing that there is much more to come. i am looking forward to the other books in this series. David Hulegaard is an author to look out for.
Carole Beasley
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book with the descriptions of places and the action and bravery you wrote . It could almost be believable places . I will read àĺl 3. Great book
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, mysteries
I received this book free for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Miller Brinkman is a PI in the small town of Ashley Falls. One day he is hired by a young girl to find her missing friend. Her parents have not reported her missing and the police chief is not Miller's friend.
He starts looking for her and travels to Washington where he meets up with an old girlfriend.
People fall in and out of the narrative, which is first person. The story itself is interesting and Miller is an engaging sto
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David K. Hulegaard is an American author and paranormal investigator. His Noble trilogy has garnered comparisons to the works of Philip K. Dick and Stephen King. In 2016, he collaborated with best-selling author Tony Healey on the novel Planet of Ice.

David previously worked at BioWare, a premiere video game development studio known for creating the popular Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. He