Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Lake Charles"

New from Wildside Press: Lake Charles by Ed Lynskey.

About the novel:

Brendan Fishback coming home from a rock concert ends up the next morning in bed with a corpse, his dead girlfriend Ashleigh Sizemore. He has no idea how she died. But the local sheriff closing in targets Brendan as the prime suspect for Jodi’s murder. Times is running tight.

Going on a Lake Charles outing with his twin sister Edna and best pal Cobb Kuzawa, Brendan mulls things over. That night when Edna turns up missing, Brendan and Cobb take off to find her. Events heat up after they stumble on a well-guarded pot farm. Blood spills in the violent clash.

Staying one jump ahead of the local authorities and an enraged drug cartel, Brendan picks up unexpected aid. Cobb’s dad Jeremiah is a decorated Korean War vet and ex-CIA operative who applies his own rough ideas of justice. Veera Grant, a tough lady DEA agent working under cover, also joins in Cobb’s quest for the truth.

Told in a stylish, taut prose, LAKE CHARLES set in the vibrant Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee tells how a young man when pushed to the extreme defends himself against overwhelming forces on both sides of the law--and wins, but on his own terms.
Read the first chapter of Lake Charles, and visit Ed Lynskey's Facebook page.

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