Nate Rodriguez is a police sketch artist for the NYPD, and his success rate is high, with one out of three of his drawings leading to an arrest. But when he is faced with an unusually talented killer, he realizes that he may have met his match. For this killer is a man very much like himself–a man who sees and thinks in pictures. A killer who leaves drawings at the crime scenes depicting his murders in chilling, gory–and prescient–detail. As Nate’s portraits become more and more accurate images of the madman–the killer finds a way to steal Nate’s portraits and then imitate Nate’s own hand. The conflicting evidence leads the police to suspect that Nate himself could be the killer and pushes Nate into a frightening cat and mouse chase for his quarry. Life and death, art and artifice have never been so vividly bound together. Jonathan Santlofer pushes the boundaries of the thriller to new heights with this masterful blend of art and suspense. With sequential sketches that alternate throughout the text–first the killer’s, then Nate’s–Santlofer teases us with irresistible clues and psychological details delivered in a highly original way.
TruckerRich Says: This is an Awesome story, Jonathan does a great job with some wonderful characters and a really great plot. I really like this crime drama and the way Jonathan mixes his art background and his writing skills. Warning recommended for mature audiences.
What does a movie-star one-hit-wonder and ex-drug-addict do when he’s cleaned up, down on his luck, and running out of money?
In the three years since Jack Palms went clean – no drugs, no drinking, no life – he’s added fourteen pounds of muscle, read 83 books, and played it as straight as anyone can ask him. Now, when an old friend from L.A. calls, he signs on to help a set of Eastern Europeans score enough coke to settle down and set up shop. All Jack has to do is keep them entertained and get them through their purchase.
But when the plan runs into a few problems, and Jack starts getting phone calls from an old friend on the police force, he realizes that this business will take a lot more acting than he first assumed.
TruckerRich Says: Seth has written an action packed, fast paced novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Jack Wakes Up is a true crime drama that plays out like an action movie. Warning this novel contains adult language and violence, not safe for the mini-van.
Before Jack Palms ever shook ‘em down, Junius Ponds came up on tough streets outside Boston way back in the day. In the middle of drugs, gang violence, and the toughest set of tower-projects you ever knew, Young Junius fights to escape the consequences of a murder he had to commit and tries to live long enough to avenge the death of his brother.
TruckerRich Says: Yeah, In true Harwood stlye. Young Junius is a hard hitting story of a boy growing up in a man’s world and body. Will he make it out? Check out this gritty story from the author of “JACK WAKES UP” JACK PALM’S crime drama. Now Complete!
In the nineteen-sixties, a group of wealthy men concludes that it’s already too late to stop global warming from destroying the planet. But they have a plan to save themselves.
Twenty years later, Jack Crowley and Jim Patterson stumble onto the conspiracy, and every answer they find is accompanied by more questions – and more deaths.
Jack is a former idealist, turned cynical by his years working as a New York tabloid editor. But his enthusiasm returns as he looks into the work of a NASA scientist who tells Jack about cover-ups at the space agency. Jim is a detective with little patience for conspiracy nuts. But he hates loose ends, and is unable to let go of the inconsistencies in another suspicious NASA death. Soon, his investigation leads him to Jack, and they join forces.
As Jack and Jim dig deeper, they are targeted by the type of killers that don’t usually miss. From Washington to Las Vegas to the Middle East, they manage to stay one step ahead of their pursuers in a race to expose the truth, and maybe, just maybe, save the world.
My Take: Awesome story and very well produced. Very professionally put together with great characters. A great one for the Conspiracy crowd! I highly recommend this great story.
This is CrimeWAV, the first series of crime story podcasts on the web. Featuring some of your favorite crime authors in the coming weeks and months and posting a new episode every week.
TruckerRich Says: The first Story By Vicki Hendricks “Must Bite” was a very erotic… with a capital E… There are some Awesome stories by some Great Authors in season 1 and season 2 is starting soon in 2009!
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Jack Palms Crime are action packed crime novels. Its not suitable for the mini-van. Adult language , violence and a drug theme.You can listen to the entire audiobook at www.sethharwood.com. Crown Publishing has bought the rights to: JACK WAKES UP and it will be available in 2009.