First rule of Book Club? Finish reading the bloody book, you fool.
So I was asked to host a little something for Frederick Lee Brooke’s COLLATERAL DAMAGE book tour today and, while I haven’t had a chance to finish the book, I have enjoyed what I have read. The story of a war vet turned PI, COLLATERAL DAMAGE follows Annie Ogden on her soul-searching journey through past flames, current loves and a veritable minefield of questionable decisions and emotional debris. The writing is tight, well-paced and engaging, and the story rumbles along with its own undeniable beat.
Falling somewhere between mystery, romance and good ol’ fashioned potboiler, COLLATERAL DAMAGE has me looking forward to seeking out the rest of the Annie Ogden series and getting more involved with Annie, Sal and the rest of Brooke’s lively characters. Check out the bottom of this post for the Novel Publicity rafflecopter contest to win one of (2) $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of the book!
When Annie Ogden’s ex-boyfriend Michael Garcia reappears, she has to confront a lie dating back to her time in Iraq. Will she go back to hot, passionate Michael, who has developed a disturbing interest in meth, or stick with her pudgy PI partner and fiancé, Salvatore? The calculus changes when Michael is arrested for murder. When Salvatore refuses to help investigate, Annie is forced to try to find the killer herself. Meanwhile her sister’s creepy husband, Todd, is making more of an ass of himself than usual. Annie’s problems with three obsessive men suddenly pale in significance when she realizes the killer has set his sights on her. Having changed his mind about helping her, Salvatore finds himself in a desperate race against time, the only man capable of finding the killer before it’s too late. Get Collateral Damage on Amazon.
About the author:
Frederick Lee Brooke is the author of the widely-acclaimed Annie Ogden mystery series, which includes Doing Max Vinyl, Zombie Candy, and Collateral Damage. The books do not have to be read in order. Having lived in Switzerland for the past two decades, Brooke has taught English, run a business and learned French, German and Italian. You can find him online at www.FrederickLeeBrooke.com. Sign up for his newsletter and read all about his travels, recipes, and upcoming works! Connect with Fred on his website, Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads.
About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win one of two $50 Amazon gift cards or an autographed copy of Collateral Damage! Here’s what you need to do…
- Enter the Rafflecopter contest
- Leave a comment on my blog
That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the first gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found HERE. The other two prizes will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form linked below or on the official Collateral Damage tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!