This is a lovely announcement I received recently — the fine folks at Killer Nashville notified me that my novel, Blood Trails, starring Michael Flint and published by the amazing team at Thomas & Mercer, is a finalist in the Thriller category for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards!
The purpose of the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award is to honor the best books readily available to a North American audience in any format within the past year. The categories include both fiction and nonfiction.
So many wonderful authors are on the list this year, it’s an honor to be among them!
The awards will be given out on August 26, 2017. Wish us luck!
Blood Trails is Book #1 in my Heir Hunter Series:
Michael Flint is the heir hunter of last resort. A forensic genealogist and former clandestine agent specializing in high-end private investigations, he promises clients he can find anyone, anytime, anywhere—dead or alive. Laura Oakwood stands to lose more than $50 million in mineral royalties if she’s not found within seventy-two hours. But she presents an extra challenge: she’s been running from the law due to her involvement in a deadly armed robbery twenty-eight years ago.
Texas oil baron Sebastian Shaw desperately needs Laura’s signature to take over her family’s oil fields. And Shaw’s bitter rival, Felix Crane, will do anything to keep that from happening. In a hunt stretching from dusty, hot West Texas to snowy Saskatchewan, Flint finds himself caught in the cross fire between dueling tycoons and avaricious mercenaries out for their own piece of the pie.
On Flint’s side? A knack for keeping himself alive, a hard-won moral code, and buried questions about his own family that drive everything he does. As Flint tracks Laura, he delves into his own murky history, whose secrets he is only now beginning to uncover.