My first novel is now available for purchase at these fine locations.
Perhaps you’re asking if it’s about baseball? Traveling? Politics? Any of the stuff I write about on this site? Nope. It’s a story about a suspended homicide detective and a chiropractor and a bunch of mid-level mobsters running amok in Los Angeles.
Here’s a brief synopsis:
It wasn’t Susan’s fault. Not really. Yes, she accidentally shot a robbery suspect while he was in handcuffs, and yes, she subsequently managed to make the 11 o’clock news splattered in blood wearing only her bra, but that was just a series of unfortunate misunderstandings. Now she was suspended, quite unfairly in her opinion, her future as a LAPD homicide detective up in the air, her parents were driving her crazy about, well, everything really, and to make matters even worse, she’d thrown her back out during a night of heavy drinking and unnecessary violence. Also not her fault, Susan would be the first to point out.
Truth be told, Bob wasn’t faring much better with his life. Sure he was a successful chiropractor, but he was absolutely miserable. He just couldn’t shake the feeling he was stealing money from people who didn’t understand what a giant scam his entire industry was perpetrating on the world. A mid-life crisis in his 30’s seemed absurd on the surface, but Bob was certain there was something more to life than overbilling insurance companies for unnecessary x-ray exams.
When his father, a retired jewel thief, is shot and murdered by a rampaging mid-level mobster with delusions of grandeur, Bob is shaken from his malaise and inspired to not only find the culprit but change his life in the process. He does not, sadly, have the first clue of how to do this, but fortunately for him, one of his patients is a suspended homicide detective who despite her best efforts can’t seem to figure out a way to say no to Bob’s repeated pleas to take on an unauthorized investigation into a murder everyone else is convinced was just a simple mugging gone bad.
Amidst the ensuing romantic complications, Bob and Susan must navigate their way through the labyrinth of the Los Angeles underworld and a motley assortment of incompetents and reprobates with an assortment of personal problems of their own that would make a therapist of twenty years shake his head in disbelief, all in an effort to find the killer and bring him to justice.
It’s now available in paperback! You can pick it up over at Amazon.
Hey Geoff, this book wouldn’t be available on in paperback format would it? I only ask because I find it very difficult to read books electronically. I grow bored quickly (due to the lack of paper in my hands) and eBooks on my Nexus 7 tablet blur my vision after 15-20 minutes.
I’d love to read this, though. :O)
Sadly, it only functions as an ebook at this time, however I am putting together a print copy which I hope will be finished in about a month. Thanks so much for writing though, and I’ll post here and on Twitter when the print version is up and running.
Cool. Thanks! :O)