By Ross Klavan, Tim O’Mara and Charles Salzberg
Releasing Aug. 15, 2016 Crime/Mystery
ISBN: 978-1-943402-32-8 $15.95 (paperback) $7.99 (ebook)
Shadow towns, smugglers and secret notes—this trio of New York authors are a ‘Triple Shot’ of twists and turns in three novellas
NEW YORK CITY – Acclaimed authors Charles Salzberg, Ross Klavan and Tim O’Mara have teamed up to bring triple the action, triple the twist and triple the suspense in their collection of three novellas, Triple Shot (Aug. 15, 2016). A freak accident in L.A. leads two cops through forgotten tunnels to secret towns; a marijuana dealer discovers that smuggling a legal product may be more dangerous than an illegal one; and an up-and-coming reporter gets swept up in the story of an accused woman as she tries to discover the real culprit of a brutal murder. This triple dose of mystery and suspense will tie you in knots until the very end!
Payback leads to an unmarked grave in Ross Klavan’s Thump Gun Hitched. A freak accident forces two L.A. cops to play out a deadly obsession that takes them from back alley payoffs to hard time in prison, then deep into the tunnel networks south of the border to a murderous town that’s only rumored to exist. Before the last shot is fired, everything they thought was certain proves to be a shadow and everything they trusted opens into a trap.
Life was so much simpler for Tim O’Mara’s marijuana-selling narrator in Smoked when all he had to worry about was keeping his customers, ex-wife, and daughter satisfied. When he forges a reluctant alliance with his ex-wife’s new lover, he realizes there’s lots of money to be made from the world’s number one smuggled legal product—cigarettes. Unfortunately, his latest shipment contained some illegal automatic weapons. Now he’s playing with the big boys and finds the price of the game way over his head. Murder was never part of his business model.
And finally in Twist of Fate, Charles Salzberg follows Trish Sullivan, an ambitious TV reporter working in a small, upstate New York market. She receives a note from Meg Montgomery, a beautiful young woman convicted of murdering her husband and two children. Montgomery claims she’s innocent and Sullivan, smelling a big story that may garner some national attention, investigates and turns up evidence that the woman has, indeed, been framed. What happens next changes the life of both women in unexpected ways.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
TIM O’MARA has been teaching math and special education in New York City public schools since 1987, yet he is best known for his RaymondDonne mysteries about an ex-cop who now teaches in the same Williamsburg, Brooklyn, neighborhood he once policed: Sacrifice Fly (2012), Crooked Numbers (2013), Dead Red (2015), Nasty Cutter (January 2017). His short story, The Tip, is featured in the 2016 anthology Unloaded. The anthology’s proceeds benefit the nonprofit States United To Prevent Gun Violence.
CHARLES SALZBERG is the author of the Shamus Award-nominated Swann’s Last Song, Swann Dives In, Swann’s Lake of Despair (re-release Nov. 2016), Devil in the Hole (re-release Nov. 2016), Triple Shot (Aug. 2016), and Swann’s Way Out (Feb. 2017). His novels have been recognized by Suspense Magazine, the Silver Falchion Awards, the Beverly Hills Book Award and the Indie Excellence Award. He has written over 25 nonfiction books, including From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, an oral history of the NBA, and Soupy Sez: My Life and Zany Times, with Soupy Sales. He has been a visiting professor of magazine at the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University, and he teaches writing at the Writer’s Voice and the New York Writers Workshop where he is a founding member.