Monday, 30 November 2015

Dead Money Run by J. Frank James and The Victim by Eric Matheny

Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services has drawn my attention to two suspense novels by authors I have not read before.

Dead Money Run (2013) by J. Frank James, author of crime thrillers, is the first in the Lou Malloy Crime Series.

Synopsis: Lou Malloy learns of his sister's death right before he is released from prison, having served 15 years for the theft of $15 million from an Indian casino. He wants two things: to keep the $15 million, which no one has been able to find, and to track down and punish whoever killed his sister. Lou Malloy teams up with Hilary Kelly, a private investigator. In no time, Lou has found the hidden $15 million, recovered guns and ammunition hidden with the money, and murdered two low-level mobsters and fed them to the crocodiles. As the body count rises, the story grows more complex and his sister's death becomes more mysterious. 

The Victim (2015) by Eric Matheny, a criminal defence lawyer, is described as a “tense, fast-paced, legal thriller.” The author draws on his experience in the legal system where he has handled everything from DIU (driving under the influence) to murder.

Synopsis: Anton Mackey is a man with everything. At least, he seems to be on the surface. He has a rising career as a private attorney, a lovely wife, a beautiful daughter; he and his family live in an idyllic neighborhood that most people dream about. Sure, there are troubles that plague this family, the same as any other, but all in all things are looking up. Life is good, and the future is better. Except Anton has a past, too, and something has been looming, bearing down on him from that history, just waiting for the chance to strike. Soon, everything will change, and the life he’s struggled so hard to build will come crashing down around him. And the worst part of it all: Anton Mackey has no one to blame but himself.

You may click on the links above to learn more about the authors and their books.

12 comments:

  1. was on a thriller kick for a while, but am now back on SF

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    1. Charles, I'm on a "thriller kick" right now though I haven't read sf lately.

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  2. These sound like thrillers with well-developed characters, Prashant, and that's key, I think, to a good story. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Margot, you're welcome. I liked the synopsis of both these novels. I wish I'd more time and less commitments, I'd have read them right away.

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  3. Thanks Prashant - will follow these up!

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    1. You're welcome, Sergio, These sound like interesting crime stories.

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  4. They look good, oh wait a minute - there on the stacks! Time to pull my finger out...

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    1. Col, I was wondering if you'd them in your book tubs or if you had, in fact, read and reviewed one or the other. I think these are your kind of crime novels.

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  5. They do look good, but afraid will have to pass for now. Thanks.

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    1. Oscar, I have been passing a lot of books on account of my goal to read and reduce my existing collection.

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  6. That's hilarious that Col already has them! I've not heard of them but they do sound interesting.

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    1. Moira, I agree, both novels sound interesting and I'm not surprised that Col has them.

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