Friday, December 16, 2011

PimPage: An Occasional Feature in Which I Call Interesting Books to Your Attention HOPE ROAD (LS9 crime mystery) eBook: John Barlow: Kindle Store: You can't change your past. But what about your future?

John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio 'Tony' Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father's criminal world. But what does that world want with him?

A young prostitute is found dead in John's car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it's an open and shut case: he's going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.

But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John's car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north's most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.

1 comment:

John Barlow said...

Thanks for the shout, Bill! I love this cover. I had a hard time tracking down this designer (I knew her name from some awards she'd won, but she was pretty elusive). In the end she agreed to do the cover, which I love. All the best, John Barlow.