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Say Nothing Redux

The revision of my first thriller is finished and available exclusively as a Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008KS9PTQ. It has been a challenging process. Apparently, I was not writing a murder mystery as I had thought, but a political thriller. Once my agent and I understood that I was criss-crossing genres, accepting the publishers’ confusion about where to place the book also became understandable. And though I do feel that the book has finally arrived, I’m not waiting another year for a round of submissions. A Kindle publication is fine and, in due course, I’ll also make a POD hard copy available. Next up, an attempt to transpose the story to a screen treatment. I’ve written two screen treatments before—with my husband—but he’s busy so I’ll try this one on my own. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from the press release for “Say Nothing” :

"Two unsolved murders, a killer or killers still at large, and David Rizzo was still missing. And though the murders were grotesque and baffling, local interest peaked and then fell away with the first melt of spring… By the time the cherry blossoms blossomed and fell, and the Wallkill River surged into the flood plain, David Rizzo’s disappearance and the two unsolved murders had vanished from the local papers and from casual conversation. Any fear of a killer residing nearby dissipated in the balmy, scented air… "

In this revised edition of SAY NOTHING, rookie Private Investigator Alison Jenkins, recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq, teams up with her mentor , PI Margaret Singer, to solve the disappearance of a decorated Iraq veteran, David Rizzo. Not far into the investigation, the detectives realize that the young man’s disappearance is only one of several related crimes committed in their jurisdiction and that the FBI has taken a controlling interest in the case and invoked the Patriot Act. When David’s girlfriend and a young Iranian girl are found murdered, the case becomes even more complex and challenging. At each turn in the investigation, the sense of danger intensifies. Though it seems impossible for any crimes to be solved with the government insisting they back off, the detectives are determined to find the killers. What ensues is larger and more complex than they, and particularly Alison, had ever imagined. A political thriller, a murder mystery, and a meditation on the futility of war, SAY NOTHING will twist its way into your psyche and not let go.

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