About the Book: Yasmine 'Yaz' Weeks would prefer to forget her troubled past and the vile crimes committed against her, but when she discovers a hidden memoir in a kidnapped girl's cell phone, Yaz finds herself on the run with an opportunity for retribution. She soon learns that the memoir has the potential to ruin both the reputation of its late great author, Robert Cornish, as well as the reputations of many influential people.
Whip Billings, an ex-cop, unwittingly becomes entangled in the mystery of the missing phone. Realizing that this newfound memoir could significantly hurt the sales of Cornish's classic novel, Force of Will, he begins to search for Yaz. But why are the cops, and a mysterious drug kingpin known only as The Viking, also looking for her?
In his quest to find Yaz, Whip uncovers a vast network of political corruption, long hidden family secrets, and a series of reprehensible crimes. As the bodies in town begin to pile up, Whip knows that he must track down Yaz before she also turns up dead.
About the Author: Joseph Souza is the author of many award-winning short stories and essays. He graduated from Northeastern University and grew up near Boston. THE REAWAKENING is his debut horror novel and the first in THE LIVING DEAD SERIES. The REAWAKENING won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Speculative Fiction and was an Amazon bestseller. DARPOCALYPSE, BOOK 2, is now published. DARMAGEDDON, BOOK 3 was published in early 2014. His mystery, UNPAVED SURFACES, was published by Kindle Press in 2015 and was an Amazon bestseller. NEED TO FIND YOU, his crime thriller set in Portland, was the first novel to go direct-to-publish by Kindle Press.
He lives near Portland, Maine with his wife and two children and enjoys running, cooking and playing golf when not writing.
Joseph can be contacted at email@example.com and on Twitter @josephsouza3. You can also visit his website to read more about Joseph. www.josephsouza.net.
My Review: This is a very entertaining novel. The action happens in a very fast pace and there is not a single idle moment in this book. You get engaged from the very first page and finish reading the book on the edge of your seat. Kudos to the author for creating such a marvelous novel. It has all the ingredients to be an instant success. Mystery, suspense, action, it definitely would be a perfect material for a Hollywood movie.
Our heroine is a young lady called Yasmine. She receives a cell phone from a friend with information that some people would kill for. And the story develops from here, and she finds the help of an ex-cop named Whip to survive the persecution of all police force and the bad guys that want the phone back. The author developed very deep and rich characters and the description of the environment on all the action scenes is superb. The fact that this book has a beginning, a middle and an end is really a plus, as it has become common among the writers to engage in endless series of many books.
I recommend this book to the permanent library of all readers that appreciate a very well written novel. You will not be disappointed.
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