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and now lighting the writing world as the author if adventure thriller “Dead Man’s
growing up in a location where you learned to skate before you could walk was
to become and ice hockey star.
out his mind to his dream. The fact he was only 5’9” and weighing 160 pounds in
a time when ice hockey was looking for big bodies on the ice did not put him
off and he won many awards before using his one ice talent to get a hockey
scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology where he gained Bachelor of
Science degree in Marketing with a Minor in Sociology.
though he got to play only four games in the NHL he had a career all be terminated
early through injury, he had a carrier in the minors terminated by an serious
home town and not only started a career as coach but also writing for a local
paper, so began his drive to becoming an author.
writer he has produced a wonderful murder suspense novel “Dead Man’s Hand”
From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a
sadistic African-American Las Vegas
debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be
the perfect fall-guy.
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the
murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle
of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in
Vegas in the last twelve years.
The book has received many great reviews, several remarking that the book
which is in the style of James Patterson or Rick Mofina, does not have the feel
of a debut book.
As one reviewer put it…
I loved how the book kept me in the dark right till the very end! The author
made me sympathize with his protaganist Calvin Watters through excellent
character building, and I was definitely rooting for him! I believe the author
took some serious time doing research for this novel, it was educational AND
entertaining for me! A terrific debut! I look forward to more work from Luke
Murphy in the future.
Well another book is already underway reviewer, and as we discussed during
the show perhaps then a follow up on “duck duck goose”….
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Luke Murphy
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You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
“Luke Murphy – Dead Mans Hand”
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