08-29-2013 12:36 AM
Today's featured new release is by David Rich, whose website is here: http://www.davidrichbooks.com/#!news/cjg9
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About David (from his website):
David Rich has sold screenplays to most of the major studios, and to production companies in the U.S. and Europe. He wrote the feature film, Renegades, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Philips, as well as episodes of MacGyver and other shows. He wrote three plays: The Interview, The Rescue, and W.A.R. (Women's Armed Resistance). Forsaking Los Angeles for small town Connecticut, David turned his attention to fiction. Caravan of Thieves is the result. Raised in Chicago, David received his B.A. from Tulane, spent one rainy, Withnail-esque year in Wales, and earned his M.A. in English from University of Colorado.
08-29-2013 12:37 AM
Library Journal delivers the VERDICT on MIDDLE MAN: Following the money trail described in Rich's debut thriller Caravan of Thieves, Waters is a killer who has a moral side as well. He converses with his dead father, wisecracks with Kurds in their own language, and rarely has a peaceful moment. Rich's screenwriting talents make this all plausible as we follow a labyrinth of violence, deceit, and villainy in which the good guy wins, but the bad guy may reappear later. Lots of fun.—Roland Person
Kirkus Reviews says: “Rich is a film writer, with a firm grip on pacing, always ready to stop and flesh out characters and then to pull a knife and draw a little blood. Waters is the perfect edgy, flawed hero…Above average action-adventure with a touch of noir. This one is good fun.”--
Booklist likes Middle Man: “The danger ramps up steadily, and, of course, there’s a beautiful, mysterious woman involved, as well as action, dead bodies, tribal enmities, and blood politics. It all adds up to a fog of menace, and the nimble Rich keeps the reader guessing.”
08-29-2013 12:41 AM - edited 08-29-2013 12:44 AM
David Rich—whose acclaimed debut, Caravan of Thieves, drew comparisons to Elmore Leonard, Robert Ludlum, and John le Carré—returns with a crime thriller featuring Lieutenant Rollie Waters.
Recruited into SHADE, the elite, covert group formed by the U.S. military, Rollie Waters must locate and retrieve the countless millions taken from Saddam’s cache during the Iraq War and shipped home in the coffins of dead soldiers. But when a sniper attacks the team, Rollie is forced to go undercover to solve the riddle of the graves and to apprehend the puppet master behind the whole plot.
Rollie’s own father, inveterate liar and charming con artist Dan Waters, was killed attempting to steal the first $25 million after stumbling across the conspiracy involving powerful military officers, would-be kings, and the very general who nearly destroyed Rollie during his last tour in Afghanistan.
Rollie’s undercover quest takes him from Houston and the self-proclaimed king of Kurdistan, to the treacherous, labyrinthine streets of Erbil, Iraq, and into the arms of a stunning, enigmatic woman whose motives he can’t discern. As a confirmed citizen of the fog, now more spy than soldier, Waters must uncover the man pulling the strings behind a backdrop of murder, deceit, and stolen fortune—before he disappears forever into the mist.
08-29-2013 12:45 AM - edited 08-29-2013 12:47 AM
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08-29-2013 12:50 AM
Sounds like a good book, Becke. I've never heard of David Rich but I will check out his book.