24 April, 2019

Caught in a Web by Joseph Lewis Book Tour! @jrlewisauthor


Caught in a Web

The bodies of high school and middle school kids are found dead from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. The drug trade along the I-94 and I-43 corridors and the Milwaukee Metro area is controlled by MS-13, a violent gang originating from El Salvador. Ricardo Fuentes is sent from Chicago to Waukesha to find out who is cutting in on their business, shut it down and teach them a lesson.  But he has an ulterior motive: find and kill a fifteen-year-old boy, George Tokay, who had killed his cousin the previous summer.

Detectives Jamie Graff, Pat O’Connor and Paul Eiselmann race to find the source of the drugs, shut down the ring, and find Fuentes before he kills anyone else, especially George or members of his family. The three detectives come to realize that the ring has its roots in a high school among the students and staff.

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Read an Extract! 

Introduction to Sheriff Detectives O’Connor and Eiselmann
Besides being friends, Detectives Pat O’Connor and Paul Eiselmann are the “go to” guys for Graff. This association has been forged through friendship, respect, and the cases they have worked on in the past.


Sheriff Detectives Pat O’Connor and Paul Eiselmann squatted down next to the body. Two sheriff deputies stood behind them and the ME and his assistant from the city stood by with a gurney and body bag. The scene was Waukesha County jurisdiction because they were not quite four miles out of the city on Highway 59. O’Connor and Eiselmann were assigned to it because it looked like drugs, just like the bodies of the kids found in the city.
The boy’s dirty blond hair was matted with frost or snow or both. He wore a gray hoodie with AE printed on the front. His jeans had fashionable holes on the left thigh and right knee. He wore black vans and low-cut Reebok socks. Not dressed for a night or morning outside in a Midwestern December.

O’Connor was lanky with shoulder-length brown hair and a hawkish face. He was the department’s undercover guy, considered by some to be quirky, considered by most to be an expert when it came to drugs and gangs. Like any city, drugs and gangs went hand in hand. As tall and lanky as O’Connor was, Eiselmann was the opposite. He was short and compact. He was O’Connor’s control and didn’t work undercover because he’d stand out with his dark red hair and freckles. Both were life-long friends who had known each other since grade school.
Eiselmann looked back over his shoulder towards the road. “Maybe twenty, thirty yards?”
O’Connor nodded and said, “He was dumped. Some puke and snot on his face, but none on the ground.”
“I’m calling Graff. He caught a body this morning behind Causeway on Sunset. Another kid.”
“Some similarities from what I heard. They ID’d the kid this morning. He was a seventh grader at Horning Middle. This kid might be a little older, but not much.”  
“Be interesting to know if they knew each another.”
O’Connor nodded and said, “Another kid from Horning? Same party, maybe?”
Eiselmann stood up, stretched and stepped away, pulling out his phone as he did. He had Graff on speed-dial.
“Jamie, it’s Paul. We have a scene like the one you had this morning, only out on 59 towards Genesee. You might want to come take a look.”
“On my way.”
“Hey, can you bring the file on your kid?”
“The same age?”
Eiselmann nodded and said, “Could be.”

“I’ll bring what I’ve got.”

Author Bio 

Joseph Lewis has written five books: Caught in a Web; Taking Lives; Stolen Lives; Shattered Lives, and Splintered Lives. His sixth, Spiral into Darkness, debuts January 17, 2019 from Black Rose Writing. Lewis has been in education for 42 years and counting as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator. He is currently a high school principal and resides in Virginia with his wife, Kim, along with his daughters, Hannah and Emily. His son, Wil, is deceased.

Lewis uses his psychology and counseling background to craft his characters which helps to bring them to life. His books are topical and fresh and appeal to anyone who enjoys crime thriller fiction with grit and realism and a touch of young adult thrown in.

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Twitter at @jrlewisauthor

Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Joseph.Lewis.Author 

Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Lewis/e/B01FWB9AOI /


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