Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Buy This Book

My dear friend and closest thing to a Samoan lawyer I will ever know, J.D. Rhoades has had his novel, Safe And Sound released in mass market paperback today. It kicks all kinds of ass. Here's what PW said about it when the hardcover came out.
Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Rhoades's solid third mystery to feature rugged bounty hunter Jack Keller (after 2006's Good Day in Hell) wastes no words. Keller loves his work: it keeps him from dwelling on the past. When a young girl goes missing, his suspicion first falls upon the child's father, David Lundgren, a member of Delta Force. Keller wades through military bureaucracy?dealing as best he can with his own ineradicable memories of what he saw during the first Gulf War and the way the army treated him afterward?to learn that Lundgren has also disappeared; Keller quickly begins to suspect that the actual story is more complicated than it first seemed. Soon he's proven horribly right. Crisp dialogue and the author's deft use of local color support a narrative driven as effectively by characters as by events.
Fun stuff.

And to plug other Rhoades-ian sorts of things, his new novel, Breaking Cover drops July 22nd. You can listen to the first chapter here.


JD Rhoades said...

Thanks for the good words, Stephen!

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I just re-read GOOD DAY IN HELL in anticipation of buying SAFE AND SOUND this weekend.

Dusty's writing is so good that it always makes me look at my own work more critically. When I finished GDIH yesterday, I went back and revised about twenty pages of my own novel.

Bill Cameron said...

Hear, hear! And I am jacked about Breaking Cover as well!