With my new Shalan Adventure, Dawn of Grace just a couple weeks from its debut, I thought it would be nice to give you another little taste of the book. Here's the blurb, AKA that thing on the back of the book that people read to decide if they want to buy it. Please tell me what you think:
Private detective Harry Shalan seems to have it all. His wife Dee is a curvy redhead with cover girl looks who loves him completely. His foster daughter Jenn is utterly devoted to Dee and him after they rescued her from the clutches of her murderous, perverted father. His best friend Otis, a police detective, would take a bullet for him in a heartbeat.
So why is Harry standing on the Fifth Street Bridge contemplating how much he would mind if he fell in the river and didn't come back up? You see, Harry lives by a strict code of honor and is struggling not to hate himself because he broke his code--badly. He lost control and brutally attacked Jenn's biological father, Antonio Bezaleel. Bezaleel is more monster than human and everyone agrees that he deserves a punishment much worse than the one Harry dealt out to him. Nonetheless, Harry's act has sent him into a spiral of despair that has cut him off from the very people he needs the most. Dee, Jenn, and Otis are fighting to bring their hero back from the brink.
In the midst of this dark episode, Harry and Dee answer a cry for help from an old friend who is accused of savagely murdering and mutilating her ex-husband. She swears that she didn't kill him, but things don't look good. She was, after all, found by the police kneeling over the man covered in his blood and gripping the knife that had been used to kill and dismember him.
Their investigation brings them in contact with a precocious six-year-old who swears the murder was committed by a ninja, and he just may be the key to the case. They also encounter an old classmate of Harry's who is a little more appreciative of Dee's anatomy than anyone's comfortable with, a guy who likes to snort coke and cut women's hair, and even a hooker with a heart of gold. They also meet a quiet young woman named Anita Rathbone who seems quite sweet on Otis, a man married to his job since the only woman he's ever wanted is married to his best friend. Does Otis finally find a woman to love? Does Harry learn to forgive himself and accept the forgiveness of those who care for him? Do the Shalans solve the crime and save their friend from a life behind bars? The answers are revealed in...
Dawn of Grace: A Shalan Adventure
So, does that sound like a book you'd buy?