Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blog Tour: Dirty Water by Richard Hacker

Crime Thirller - Suspense/Mystery
Date Published: June 2013
Publisher: Champagne Books

An open and shut case of vandalism leaves more questions than answers for PI Nick Sibelius, as he untangles a knot of egomania, desire and greed. When entrepreneur Dan Hoyt makes a deal with virtual gaming icon, Izzy Zydeco, to partner in a desalination project Hoyt begins to count his money.  Unknown to Hoyt, his partner has bigger and more insidious plans, which involves betraying a major drug cartel and, in a twisted business strategy to build a customer base for desalinated water, contaminating the Austin water supply for the next century. Working with a covert Homeland Security agent and past love, MaryLou and his new partner, Theresa, Nick must thwart Izzy and ultimately choose between justice and saving Theresa’s life.   Water is up for grabs in Texas and Nick discovers that H2O is a dirty business.

What do you get when you combine Politics, Texas, Murder, and Mystery mixed with a  bit of romance? Well, you get Dirty Water. Richard Hacker has written a novel that will intrigue and fascinate readers. You will find yourself hanging on every word while waiting for the other ball to drop. I was very invested in what was happening by the end of the book and he does not disappoint. 

The plot was smooth and flowed nicely, it never seemed too rushed or like it was dragging. I really enjoyed the flaws of the characters. I think it made them seem more real. They were well developed and easy to relate to and connect to. 

Richard Hacker’s novel, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, released August, 2012 by Champagne Books was a 2011 Writer’s League of Texas (WLT) finalist, where in addition, SHAPER EMERGENCE won best novel in the Science Fiction category.  He is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.  
After living many years in Austin, Texas where he worked as a leadership coach, public speaker and management trainer, he moved with his high school sweetheart to Seattle.  While he misses the big skies of Texas, Richard has grown fond of the Pacific Northwest.  His writing partner, a springer spaniel named Jazz, helps with proofreading and ball fetching. 
DIRTY WATER, the next novel in the Nick Sibelius series after TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, will be released June, 2013.  He is currently working on the third book in the series, CHAIN REACTION, as well as a young adult fantasy entitled INKER WARS: THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANN.
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