The Futuristic Thriller Comes Together

I’ve been talking about this thriller for a few months, but it now has a title, a cover, a description, and a first draft. It hasn’t gone out to beta readers, so I’m still nervous. But here’s a glimpse. Let me know what you think.

The Arranger
The year is 2023 and ex-detective Lara Evans is working as a freelance paramedic in a bleak new world. She responds to an emergency call and is nearly killed when a shooter flees the home. Inside she finds the federal employment commissioner wounded, but she’s able to save his life.

The next day Lara leaves to compete in the Gauntlet—a national competition of intense physical and mental challenges with high stakes for her home state. She spots the shooter lurking at the arena and soon after her contest roommate turns up dead. Who is the mysterious assailant and what is motivating him kill? Can Lara stop him, stay alive, and win the Gauntlet?

The book will be available in early September. I also plan to send out e-books to some advance readers who are willing to post reviews if they like it.

And for my Detective Jackson fans, he has a small cameo, as always.

9 Comments
  1. Love the concept and cannot wait to read it. If it’s anything at all like your other novels, it cannot help but be terrific. Thank you for sharing the gift of your novels, L.J.

  2. This sounds really interesting. Also interesting was this: in my fiction I write about my fears. That is really something to consider and it probably is the viewpoint you come from when you write thrillers.

  3. I’m intrigued and look forward to this.

  4. The premise seems very interesting. I congratulate you for treading foreign waters. It will be in very capable hands. I can’t wait to read it.

  5. I love what you said . . .

    “In my personal life I try to be optimistic, but in my fiction I write about my fears.”

    Powerful.

  6. really looking forward to yor new book, 13 years from now I will be 81 scary in itself if I live that long. I have enjoyed every one of your books so far and think this one will be great as usual.

  7. really looking forward to yor new book, 13 years from now I will be 81 scary in itself if I live that long. I have enjoyed every one of your books so far and think this one will be great as usual.

  8. Watching the news is all you need to come up with a bleak world in the near term. In my personal life I try to be optimistic, but in my fiction I write about my fears.

  9. Cool. Lara in the near future. I’m interested in how the world changes in the next twelve years. Did you use a crystal ball or just hard core detective work?

    Happy this will be available soon.

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