Suspense / Police Procedural / K9
Date Published: December 2015 2nd Edition
One Cop, One Serial Killer, One Witness
Who Will Survive?
Northern California’s elite Police K9 Units arrive at an abandoned warehouse after a high-speed chase and apprehend two killers after they have fled a grisly murder scene. This barely scratches the surface of a bloody trail from a prolific serial killer that leads to unlocking the insidious secrets of one family’s history, while tearing a police department apart.
Jack Davis, a top K9 cop with an unprecedented integrity, finds himself falling for a beautiful murder suspect and struggling with departmental codes.
Megan O’Connell, suffering from agoraphobia, is the prime murder suspect in her sister’s brutal murder.
Darrell Brooks, a psychopath who loves to kill, is on a quest to drive Megan insane for profit.
Everyone is a suspect. Everyone has a secret. Someone else must die to keep the truth buried forever. Silent Partner is a suspense ride along that will keep you guessing until the bitter end.
* A portion of the sales from Silent Partner will be donated to purchase a new ballastic/stab proof police K9 vest*
Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
I am not sure if it’s a message, but I wanted readers to get some insight into police K9 units and what their days and shifts are like. I hope that I have succeeded in this action police thriller.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
There isn’t just one thing—but procrastination is always a difficulty for me. I find I challenge myself in every book I write with increasing suspense and action to finding interesting pieces of research that will entertain readers.
How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I have written six completed and published books to date. I have two more drafts completed and a short story in the wings. I cannot say which one is my favorite because I’ve enjoyed all the storylines and research involved. However, with that being said, my latest Silent Partner has a very special place in my heart because I actually trained with my local police K9 units. On a sadder note, the dog that I base the K9 team on died before the book was published. Unfortunately, he contracted spleen cancer and was gone within three days.
If You had the chance to cast your main character from
who would you pick and why? Hollywood
For the main character, police K9 officer Jack Davis, I could see Bradley Cooper or Chris Evans playing the part. I feel that they both possess the quality to be a great cop with a lot of heart.
When did you begin writing?
I feel like I’ve been writing my entire life—at least since I was about 4 or 5 years old. I began writing seriously in High School and continued to write articles, movie reviews, and screenplays when I became an adult.
How long did it take to complete your first book?
I spent some time thinking about my first book. I really wanted my main character to not be the typical type of heroine in a crime thriller. It took about six months from the time I began outlining, researching, and writing Compulsion to the publishing phase.
Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
That’s a tough question because there are so many authors that I love to read and respect their writing talent. However, I will say that some of the crime thriller authors, such as Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, and David Baldacci are a few that have inspired me.
What is your favorite part of the writing process?
I love to write, but my favorite part of the writing process is research. I love researching areas of my novels to add realism and more fun for the reader. Besides, you can learn something new!
Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Action. Killer. K9. Love.
Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
This spring I will be releasing a new forensic mystery series called Body of the Crime, which highlights the life of a forensics scientist and criminal profiler. This character is a reclusive expert witness that helps the special crime unit to solve predatory and serial cases.
Jennifer Chase is an award-winning author and consulting criminologist. She has authored five crime fiction novels, including the award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology and criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.
For more info: www.authorjenniferchase.com