Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Wrong Kind

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Austin S. Camacho will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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A distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept. When Hannibal finds Connie Blanco she is entwined in a gang war and somehow connected to a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot revolving around stolen drugs…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme?

My Review

While this is a good read, it has something even better. At least to my liking. It has Hannibal Jones, Private Investigator. I just love mysteries and a good, somewhat honery, character that is kind and even good, well, also sometimes bad when it saves the good people. While there were plenty of twists and turns and all of the things a good mystery should contain here, it was Hannibal that made the story for me. No question about it.

read an excerpt...

Hannibal spun in the sudden darkness, one hand snatching his Oakleys off his face while the other darted under his suit jacket reaching for his weapon. Before his fingers could manage to grip the gun his head exploded with pain.

The impact staggered him. The left rear corner of his head. With luck that might be enough of a clue. He whipped his left fist around and back. He hit nothing but air. Then an arm wrapped around his neck. Another arm went under his right arm and he felt the hand at the back of his head. He knew the hold, not a choke in the classic sense, but what television wrestlers called a sleeper hold, cutting off the blood flow in both his carotid artery and jugular vein. He could breathe fine but with no blood going to his brain it didn’t matter. He felt a deeper darkness moving in and his balance deserted him. The arms suddenly came away. Something crashed into his knees. Most likely the floor. His arms were unresponsive, and it felt like he was falling forward. He took a deep breath because he knew the next part was really going to hurt.

About the Author...

Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He is featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. Camacho is also editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press.

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  1. I want to thank the Our Town team for hosting me, and for their kind words about my novel. Hope you'll get to know Hannibal even better in his other 6 adventures (so far) starting with The Troubleshooter.

  2. Great excerpt & review, I enjoyed reading them!

  3. Thank you Austin and you too Victoria. Austin I wish you the very best with your book can guarantee I will get to know Hannibal better. Will also get this review posted several places. I promise --kathy (our town book reviews)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

  5. Here's to a wonderful weekend!


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