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Friday, December 5, 2008
Virtual Book Tour - Blood Island
Welcome to this stop on the virtual book tour forBlood Island . The book was written by H. Terrell Griffin who is a retired lawyer. It is the third book in the Matt Royal mystery series.
Terrell Griffin is giving away a signed copy of his book, Blood Island , to one lucky tour visitor. Go to Terry’s book tour page, http://h-terrell-griffin.omnimystery.com/, and enter your name, e-mail address, and this PIN, 8463, for your chance to win. Entries from Mystery Reader Discussion will be accepted until 12:00 Noon (PT) tomorrow (Saturday, December 6). No purchase is required to enter or to win. The winner (first name only) will be announced on Terry’s book tour page next week.
This virtual book tour goes through Saturday, December 6 and there are a few more stops on it. For a list of other sites included in this book tour, click here.
Talk about a book that starts off running - this is one of those. In the first chapter, our sleuth discovers a dead body at a bird sanctuary in Florida. And this is only the beginning. Matt Royal is a retired lawyer now living a relaxed life of a beach bum.
Little did he know what he was getting involved with when his ex-wife came and asked him to look for her missing stepdaughter. As one of the characters put it, it is as if Matt has stirred up a hornets nest when he starts his investigation. People he talks too get murdered. He and his friend get shot at. Somebody is after him and there has to be more to it than his wife's missing stepdaughter - Peggy.
Matt has friends and he is going to need their help in finding Peggy. But he is also going to need the help of some other questionable people as he does his investigation. His investigation leads him to a religious cult lead by Reverend Simmermon. His group seems to have connections in all kinds of things - a massage chain (front for prostitution), drugs, guns, and explosives. When Matt finds Peggy, he learns of a plan to use terrorists-like attacks in order to stir up retaliation against terrorists groups. He and his friends will have to uncover the specifics in order to prevent these attacks on churches in Florida.
I will stop with my brief summary of the book here. I thought the book was full of action and surprises. Not only was it a good story, but I found it interesting because the author did a great job including background describing the area. He also introduced some history about the Seminole Indians in Florida. So do I recommend this book? Yes -- I give it a thumbs up!!