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Book Blurb Friday #54: A Clear View

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 by Lisa Ricard Claro   No Comments Yet | Posted in Book Blurb Friday


Welcome again to Book Blurb Friday.  If you’re a newbie, here’s the scoop so you understand what follows.  Please click HERE or click the tab under the blog header for details of the Book Blurb Friday meme.  This is the shortened, abridged version:

Write a book jacket blurb (150 words or less) so enticing that potential readers would feel compelled to buy the book.

Below is this week’s “book cover,” offered for our creative blurbs by the talented Sandra Davies at Lines of Communication. My book blurb follows:

A Clear View
(144 words)
Gus Germaine is New Orleans’ most celebrated homicide detective, but he’s caught in a nightmare. A woman pushed to a violent death from her bedroom window is the wife of Congressmen William Wade; she also happens to be Gus’ long-time lover.
Unable to admit his relationship with the congressman’s wife, Gus feigns objectivity. But as the investigation gets underway, clues point to Gus as the murderer.  He becomes tangled in a web of deceit, breaking every rule he is sworn to uphold.
After burying key information, Gus goes underground in pursuit of the truth. What follows is a heart-pounding race to catch his lover’s killer, but Gus ultimately realizes he is a pawn in someone’s high-stakes game. Gus must expose every lie and secret he’s struggled to hide, or risk being the next victim of a killer who has nothing left to lose. 
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Here is our “book cover” for next week’s Book Blurb Friday #55, provided by my generous pal,  Kathy Matthews at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy.
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See you next for Monday’s microfiction. Have a great weekend!


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