Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Spotlight: Next of Kin by James Tucker

Today, Next of Kin, the debut book by James Tucker is being published and to celebrate, I am helping the publisher get the word out. I will be reading this book and sharing my review soon! For now, please enjoy this spotlight and let me know if you will be reading this book :)

I'm always excited to find a new  crime thriller series to read and one that's set in NY - bonus!!! It's even better when I can get in on the series from the start. This police procedural/crime thriller seems like it will be right up my alley, so I can't wait to dig in!  

Title: Next of Kin
Author: James Tucker
Series: Detective Buddy Lock Mysteries, #1
Published: October 2017, Thomas & Mercer
Format: Paperback, 348 pages
A New Year’s Eve celebration begins with the pop of a champagne cork—and ends with the bone-chilling screams of a killer’s victims. Ten-year-old Ben Brook is the lone survivor of the brutal murder of his wealthy family at their upstate New York compound. But from the moment he evades death, Ben’s life is in constant danger. Can NYPD detective Buddy Lock keep the boy safe from a killer intent on wiping out the entire Brook clan?

When two more massacres decimate the Brookses’ ranks, Buddy’s hunt narrows. But his challenges grow as power, money, and secret crimes from the family’s past stand in the way. With Ben more and more at risk, Buddy steps closer to the edge, forcing a relentless killer to become more brazen, brutal, and cunning. Saving the boy will put all of Buddy’s skills to the test…and risk the lives of everyone he loves.

What readers are saying: 

“In Tucker’s impressive first novel and series launch, NYPD detective Buddy Lock…keeps the excitement level high throughout. The surprise ending will leave readers impatiently awaiting Buddy’s next outing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Direct and fast-paced, Tucker’s debut takes readers on an adventurous ride…” —Kirkus Reviews

 “Terrific plot! And Buddy Lock is a cop protagonist that’s a delightful departure from the norm. I’m wholeheartedly recommending Next of Kin.” —Mike Lawson, author of the Joe DeMarco thrillers

"Gripping from its opening lines, Next of Kin is a white-knuckle page-turner, where ruthless power, murder, and crimes hidden for generations create an intricate, utterly absorbing tale. The life of a vulnerable young boy hangs in the balance, and Detective Buddy Lock must find the killer before it's too late. Simply a fantastic read." —Marya Hornbacher, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Wasted, The Center of Winter and Madness


About the author:  James Tucker has worked as an attorney at an international law firm and is currently an executive managing real estate strategy at a Fortune 50 company, where his work includes frequent travel throughout the United States. Fascinated by the crimes of those in power, he draws on these cases for his writing. He has a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and was one of four fiction writers awarded a position at a past Mentor Series at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. He has attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop in Portland, where he was mentored by author Walter Kirn. He lives near Minneapolis with his wife, the painter Megan Rye, and their family. Next of Kin is his first novel.

Authors Links: 
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Next of Kin  by James Tucker
Detective Buddy Lock Mysteries, Book 1
Thomas & Mercer
October 17, 2017 
Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781542045667
E-book ISBN: 9781542095662

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