It hasn't even been printed...
But it's done. Edited. And the cover is finished.
(Thank you, editors and cover designer!)
My new book is called:
A distraught man asks Owen McKenna to find his missing girlfriend. When McKenna investigates, he discovers that the woman's body was found hanging by her ankles, the line stretched up and over the top of the tea house on Fannette Island, the only island on Lake Tahoe. The woman had three red roses taped into her mouth and a rose necklace and a rose-themed haiku stuffed into her cheeks.
After some serious gumshoe exercise, McKenna finds out that the woman ran a scam charity and used it to steal millions.
While McKenna and his Great Dane Spot work the streets, they learn of two more victims who also ran fraudulent charities. They, too, were hanging by their ankles.
Meanwhile, McKenna's girlfriend Street Casey believes her ex-con, parole-skipping father wants to punish her for her testimony that helped put him prison 20 years ago. Street has McKenna teaching her about self defense. Not just the basics, but the really nasty stuff that only ex-cops know about.
McKenna and Street are both about to encounter someone who wants them very dead...
TAHOE PAYBACK will be out August 1st. I'll be doing the usual series of appearances, talks, and signings beginning at the end of July. Artifacts in Tahoe, Sundance in Reno, Shelby's in Minden, Geared for Games in Tahoe City, Browsers Books in Carson City, Word After Word Books in Truckee. You get the idea. I'll do a blogpost with those dates. And those of you who've written and asked to be on my email list will get an email about my schedule.
Thank you very much for your continued interest and support!
Oh yeah, Tahoe Payback is available for pre-order, both paper book and ebook. Here's the link to the paper book: TAHOE PAYBACK
Here's the link to the ebook: TAHOE PAYBACK
(Eventually, Amazon will merge both paper and ebook onto the same page.)
I think you will find this book the perfect beach read, or late-at-night-under-your-covers read, or gift for anyone on your list who likes mysteries, or travel-appropriate read for anyone who likes Tahoe.