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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, April 11, 2016

not the only one - Killer Pursuit (Allison McNeil) by Jeff Gunhus

When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Description:

Published: January 10th, 2016

When a high-society call girl is murdered in her Georgetown home, investigators find two cameras hidden in the walls of her bedroom. One has its memory erased, presumably by the murderer. The second is connected to the Internet through an encrypted connection…and no-one knows who’s on the other end.

Special Agent Allison McNeil is asked by beleaguered FBI Director Clarence Mason to run an off-the-record investigation of the murder. The most direct path to apprehending the killer is to find the videos, but with rumors that the victim’s client list may have included Mason’s political enemies, Allison worries about the director’s motives.

As she starts her investigation, she quickly discovers that she’s not the only one pursuing the videos. In fact, the most aggressive person racing against her might be the murderer himself.

"A thriller with a sweet-as-pie ending!This story was nothing like I expected it to be at all. It was so much more. There was a great plot. Fantastic and well thought out characters, playing out these scenes of murder and intrigue. Hair-raising moments, that took twists and turns." - Goodreads, Freda Labianca

"I loved the way the story is built. It creates a high intensity of engagement and you start feeling things happening around you. You become part of the story as if witnessing every sequence. That is the beauty of Gunhus’ writing. " - Goodreads, Jaideep Khanduja

EXCERPT

Allison hardly noticed the dark clouds piled up to the west, marching forward with silent deliberation over the Washington DC skyline. A cold breeze kicked up dried leaves and sent them spinning among the gravestones. The trees still held half their leaves, clinging to the hope of a few more days of warmth, but even these were being ripped away whenever the wind gusted.

She wandered through the cemetery with her wool trench coat pulled tight around her, the Louisiana heat a distant memory. The wind numbed her ears and she wished she’d accepted the knit hat her dad had offered her on the way out of the car, but it wasn’t bad enough to make her turn back. The car was parked some distance away even though there was an access road that led right next to the grave she was there to visit. Her dad sat in the car’s passenger seat, there for company, aware enough to know she needed this time alone.

And that’s why she walked through the headstones alone, carefully reading the names of strangers chiseled in stone as if she might discover among them someone she knew. She wanted the time to herself. And she wanted to put off the upcoming visit as long as she could.

About the author:
Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 100 on Amazon and have been Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel.


9 comments:

Jolanda LovestoRead said...

Thank you for the chance!

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an exciting and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

Jan Lee said...

I love thriller and horror stories :) I'm putting this on my list to read!

Beppe DM said...

TGhanks for the giveaway!!!

Melissa Parkin said...

Talk about a gorgeous cover! :)

Kathy Davis said...

This sounds like a book that my sister would enjoy. I'll tell her about it.

Esther Gerdzen said...

Thank you for the chance .

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

gregory said...

Thanks for a chance!