Minotaur Books – a subset of St. Martin’s Press – has released its fall 2011 catalog for bookstores and libraries. I swear, their marketing copy for my sequel, “Breaking Point,” is almost better written than my damn novel!
“Three plane crash experts find themselves victims and witnesses rather than investigators when the plane they are on crashes in the next thriller from Dana Haynes.
“En route to a conference, three NTSB experts – known to insiders as ‘Crashers’ – Tommy Tomzak, a pathologist from Texas, Kiki Duvall, a sound engineer and former naval officer; and Isaiah Grey, investigator and pilot – are aboard a twin turbo prop plane when, just outside of Helena, Montana, the plane crashes into a thickly forested mountainside.”
(No spoiler warning necessary; this happens pretty early in the book.)
“But the crash isn’t an accident – it was brought down on purpose – and the “Crashers” weren’t the target. The plane was attacked by mercenaries, led by an enigmatic, shadowy self-described patriot known only as Calendar, using weapons technology banned by international treaty. The targets – three men who planned to blow the whistle on the weapons technology and the power brokers behind its development.”
(See how exciting they make this sound? Cool, huh.)
“In a twisty, compelling thriller that goes from the streets of Spain, to the mountains of the western United States, to the heart of the dark, hidden corridors of power where there are dangerous secrets that few suspect and fewer know, the “Crashers” are literally dropped in the middle of a case that neither starts, nor ends, with a plane crash with some of their own on board. With allies – unseen and even unknown – working behind the scenes to help them, the team is trapped in the midst of a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with the deadliest of consequences, a game that not all of them will survive…”
See? I told you the marketing copy is great.
I called Katy when I got this and told her, “Damn, I can’t wait to read this book! Oh wait… That’s right, I wrote it.”