Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Doc Richard Mabry is running an interview with me about Crimson Eve on his blog. Check it out for some behind-the-scenes info and humor.
Today I want to tell you about pal Creston Mapes' new book, Nobody. (Creston is one of the Sta Akra authors--see link at left.) First, a bit about the book, then the endorsements. I have to tell you--I'm running a small percentage of the numerous endorsements. Lots of people are saying you should read this book.
THEY SAID, "HE'S A NOBODY." THEY WERE DEAD WRONG.
When reporter Hudson Ambrose hears an early morning call on his police scanner about an injured person at a bus stop on Las Vegas Boulevard, he rushes to the scene to get the scoop.
His world is blown off its axis when he discovers a murdered homeless man with a bankbook in his pocket showing a balance of almost one million dollars. Should he wait for the police, knowing the case will get lost in reams of red tape, or swipe the bankbook and take the investigation - and perhaps a chunk of the money - into his own hands?
With sirens bearing down on the scene, Hudson makes an impulse decision that whisks him on a frantic search for answers, not only about the mysterious man in the black Converse high-tops, but about the lost soul lurking within himself.
Uncovering bizarre links between a plane crash, a Las Vegas pit boss, a dirty cop, and a widowed Atlanta business mogul, Hudson is forced to find out, who was Chester Holte, what was he doing on the streets, and why are his homeless friends convinced he was an angel in disguise?
...multidimensional characters in a captivating mystery. Mapes' latest novel will draw readers in fro the first few pages." --Christian Retailing
Nobody was absolutely riveting from the opening scene to the final page. With compelling characters, a plot that surprised me at every turn, and a subtle, yet profound message that moved me to tears, this book goes straight to the top of my highly recommended list. - Deborah Raney, author of Remember to Forget and Within This Circle
A taut, entertaining novel of mystery, intrigue and spiritual truth. Creston Mapes deals a winning hand in Nobody. — James Scott Bell, bestselling author of No Legal Grounds and Try Dying
Nobody had me fascinated from the first paragraph and kept the surprises coming to the very end. Somehow, as the pages flew by it also managed to convey a beautiful picture of faith the size of a mustard seed. From now on I’ll read anything by Creston Mapes the instant it hits the shelves. — Athol Dickson, Christy Award winning author of River Rising and The Cure
Once again, Mapes gives us a thought-provoking story, a challenge to every churchgoing reader. Told in the style of a mystery, Nobody is a modern parable full of life-affirming truth and eternal consequences. — Eric Wilson, author of A Shred of Truth
With Nobody, Creston Mapes once again demonstrates what happens when writing talent, an intriguing plot, and won’t-let-you-go characters converge: You get a thoroughly entertaining read that’s tough to set down. Nobody is for everybody who enjoys gritty noir with heart. — Robert Liparulo, author of Deadfall, Germ, and Comes a Horseman
NOBODY was more than a terrific mystery novel--which it was. It also made me look at my own life and how I put my faith in action. This is a book that everybody should read. — Colleen Coble, author of ABOMINATION
4 STARS. Compelling ... page-turner. -- Romantic Times