Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THE COMPANY OF DEMONS by Michael Jordan Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway



THE COMPANY OF DEMONS
by Michael Jordan

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GENRE: Thriller

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BLURB:

The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shock waves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and vanished--eluding even the legendary Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim's beautiful daughter, hires John to handle her father's estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his already troubled marriage. When John finds himself entangled with a cold-blooded biker gang, an ex-cop with a fuzzy past, and the drug-addicted son of the dead man, he struggles to make sense of it all. But he cannot escape a growing sense of dread.

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Excerpt One:

There was never any trouble at the Tam O’Shanter, even on a rocking weekend night, even when one of the Tribe smacked a homer for a go-ahead run. Tim and Karen ran a tight joint, the perfect hideaway to lounge beneath faded posters of ‘70s rock bands and sip a cold one. So when Karen screamed from the seedy alley behind the bar, our little oasis was shattered. Tim bolted for the back door.

I rushed after him and squinted in the bright sunlight. Tim was cradling his wife in his arms. She stared at me vacantly, then broke away and retched. Huddled over the rough asphalt, in her thin T-shirt and faded jeans, Karen reminded me of a fragile little girl. The wastebasket she’d intended to empty lay near her, paper napkins and discared receipts fluttering in the humid breeze. Tim waved a hand toward a Dumpster, its lid flung open, wedged tight against the crumbling brick wall. “Don’t look.”

But I did.
The sight of a naked body, sprawled across plastic, garbage bags, was impossible to miss. Or part of a body, really, because the head was gone. So was everything below the waist. The hairy torso had been split down the middle, and I didn’t need to be a pathologist to know that someone had scooped out the guts and the lungs and the heart. Flies droned incessantly and, in the summer heat, the stench of rancid meat wafted to me. I backed away.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Michael Jordan obtained his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, with highest honors, and his law degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of the Law Review. A trial lawyer and arbitrator for over three decades, he has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer and named to Best Lawyers in America. A member of the International Association of Crime Writers, The Company of Demons is his first novel.
An avid traveler, Michael has climbed Mt. Fuji, swam in The Devil’s Pool on the cusp of Victoria Falls, trekked a glacier in Patagonia, and visited numerous other countries. Yes—an international thriller lies in the future! He has also acted in several theatrical productions and his experience on stage is helpful in creating characters for his novels. He is currently working on his next book, a thriller set during the closing stages of WWII.
A native of Saginaw, Michigan, Michael and his wife, Linda Gross Brown, a soft pastel artist, divide their time between homes in Rocky River, Ohio, and Longboat Key, Florida. They enjoy traveling, pleasure boating, and very cold martinis.


Interview:

Where are you from?  
I grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and now divide my time between Rocky River, Ohio (a Cleveland suburb, and Longboat Key, Florida

Tell us your latest news? 
Hard at work on my second novel, a WWII thriller, and catching up on travel—off to Vietnam and Japan, then Turks & Caicos next month, and China in October

When and why did you begin writing?
I have been writing poetry and short stories since I was a kid. It felt great to create something that I could call my own.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? 
I think it is fair to say that I considered myself a writer even during my early efforts as a kid. 

What inspired you to write your first book? 
I found the true story of the Torso Murderer absolutely captivating, and when the idea came to me for the novel I just had to make the book a reality.

What would you like my readers to know? 
That I am also a travel buff, and will be in Vietnam at the time of this blog tour. My responses to comments may be delayed, but I’ll catch up. I really enjoy interacting with readers!

Website:  http://michaeljordanbooks.com/
Twitter:  @mjordanauthor  (https://twitter.com/mjordanauthor)
Facebook:  michaeljordanbooks  (https://www.facebook.com/michaeljordanbooks)

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GIVEAWAY 

Michael Jordan will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn winner and an audio copy of “The Company of Demons” to 10 randomly drawn winners (this prize is US/Canada only) via rafflecopter.



6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the wonderful excerpt, I enjoyed reading it ;)

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  2. Thanks to all for your comments! I am sorry for the delay in responding, but was in SE Asia and had some connectivity issues. If you pick up a copy of the book, please enjoy!! Mike

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