CHASING THE DRAGON
“Let us depart from this
Lake of the Red Eye,
Let us separate in sorrow
From the tribe that has loved us.” – W.B. Yeats,
The Fate of the Children on Lir
So you fall for a beautiful young Chinese patron at an underground masseuse parlor off of Mott Street.
So you fall in love.
So you find out her mother is the queen of the Black Market, a contractor for professional killers, an all-star in the game of… Continue
Posted on May 24, 2008 at 6:30am
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Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.
In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
Having said that, though, the agents were quite open to query letters and had plenty of ideas as to how I could make my stuff more "commercial." Often I think I should have listened to them.
Good luck, your stuff is definitely good enough.
I read your chapter. Interesting stuff. Did he rat her out? He's a Southie boy eh? Nice combo, a mick from Southie and an inscrutable chink assasin. My family's from Charlestown. We used to brawl with the kids from Southie all the time. Crazy drunk kids with shamrock tats and serious attitude problems. My great uncle was the mayor of Boston back in the 30's. If it wasn't for family connections I'd be doing a two years in Billerica. Both our towns are named for King Charles II, a known hater of the Irish. I hope you're working on your book and it's coming along well. Just watched a film called 'In Bruges', great flick. Good luck.
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