Dead Drop by James L’Etoile - With a GIVEAWAY!
June 27 - July 22, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
Hundreds go missing each year making the dangerous crossing over the border. What if you were one of them?
While investigating the deaths of undocumented migrants in the Arizona desert, Detective Nathan Parker finds a connection to the unsolved murder of his partner on a human smuggling run. The new evidence lures Parker over the border in search of the truth, only to trap him in a strange and dangerous land. If he's to survive, Parker must place his life in the hands of the very people he once pursued.
Border violence, border politics, and who is caught in between. The forces behind it might surprise you.
Praise for Dead Drop:
"An incredible story that grabs you by the throat and tosses you across the room. L’Etoile is a gem.”
~ J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author of HER DARK LIES
James L’Etoile is such a talented and terrific storyteller! His real-life experience in the criminal justice system gives his compelling, high-stakes thrillers an authenticity that only a savvy insider can provide. You'll be turning the pages as fast as you can!
~ Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today Bestselling Author of HER PERFECT LIFE
A suspenseful and utterly gripping novel that doesn’t shy away from the terror of drug cartels and border violence, James L’Etoile’s DEAD DROP is a well-researched, expertly written police procedural with twists that will leave you breathless. This one is not to be missed.
~ Jennifer Hillier, bestselling author of LITTLE SECRETS and THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK
“Borders are blurred, lines are crossed. Nathan Parker navigates an intensely personal case, uncontrolled emotions threatening his good judgement. Brilliant prose, crisp pacing, and well-developed characters make L’Etoile a must-read for every thriller enthusiast. An unforgettable story.”
~ K.J. Howe, international bestselling author of SKYJACK
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Read an excerpt:
James L’Etoile uses his twenty-nine years behind bars as an influence in his novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator, facility captain, and director of California’s state parole system. He is a nationally recognized expert witness on prison and jail operations. He has been nominated for the Silver Falchion for Best Procedural Mystery, and The Bill Crider Award for short fiction. His published novels include: Black Label, At What Cost, Bury the Past, and Little River. Look for Dead Drop in the summer of 2022.
You can find out more at:
BookBub - @crimewriter
Instagram - @authorjamesletoile
Twitter - @jamesletoile
Facebook - @AuthorJamesLetoile
Whew, I feel like I just ran a marathon finishing this book (not that I would know what running a marathon would feel like). So much going on, so much action! Not a dull moment in the book. There was a moment in the middle where my heart was in my throat and there were tears in my eyes - it was that intense.
Great characters and character development. I loved Parker. He was a straight forward, no nonsense, get in trouble for always doing the wrong/right thing, kind of guy. And Billie, his nomad side-kick... she was a hoot. I loved her. My only regret is that the book is over and I had to say goodbye to her. I am hoping she will show up in another Nathan Parker book.
This is definitely a gripping, edge of your seat thriller. No fluff, just non stop action that will take you to the perfect ending. Yay! Thank you Jim - loved the ending!
voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours- Thank You!
See my review of James' previous novel, Black Label (5 stars!) - https://wall-to-wall-books.blogspot.com/2021/08/black-label-by-james-letoile.html
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