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Saturday, December 3, 2011

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TAKE A CHANCE E-BOOKS ~ A DETAILED MAN!

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TODAY’S FIND . . . COP STUFF!

A DETAILED MAN

DAVID SWINSON

KINDLE EDITION $2.99

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS AHEAD OF PUBLICATION . . . IT’S A GREAT SLICE-OF-COP-LIFE SEEN FROM SOMEBODY WHOSE BEEN ON THE INSIDE . . . A GREAT READ . . .

Half of DC Police Detective Ezra Simeon’s face is immobilized from a persistent case of Bell’s Palsy—he must drink through a straw and eat carefully to avoid chewing through his own cheek. He has been detailed from robbery to the cold case department while he heals.

“How odd to dream with one eye open, like having one foot in reality,” Sim muses in the dark, bluesy vein that is typical of his Chandler-esque narration. “That’s what makes dreaming dangerous and why I moved my gun farther from the bed.”

Detective Simeon’s half-frozen world begins to heat up when a friend from his Academy days drops dead of a heart attack, and Sim is tapped to replace him, detailed now to homicide, where he inherits the high-profile case of a murdered escort he alone thinks may be the victim of a serial killer.

PRAISE FOR A DETAILED MAN

"A relentless tour of DCs most crime-ridden streets, with many beautifully written surprises, and darker than the deepest noir."
~ Madison Smartt Bell

"David Swinson grabs you by the scruff of the neck and never lets you go. With clean, tight, enticing writing, Swinson provides authentic detail about Washington, D.C. and some of its crime-flush neighborhoods. He also captures perfectly the jaded attitude of a veteran cop in the big city."
~ Alan Lengel, editor of ticklethewire.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Swinson spent the 1980s as a punk rock music promoter and film producer, booking acts like Social Distortion and the Red Hot Chili Peppers into clubs and producing spoken word events with Hunter S. Thompson, John Waters and Jim Carroll. He produced the cult classic film Roadside Prophets, starring John Doe of X and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys.
In 1994, Swinson returned to his hometown of Washington DC and joined the police force, where he worked robbery, homicide and narcotics and became one of the city’s most decorated detectives. A Detailed Man is Swinson’s first novel.

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