Friday, June 14, 2013

Author Luke Murphy presents his Debut Novel Dead Man’s Hand

Luke Murphy is an author currently residing in Shawville, Quebec, a small rural community in Western Quebec, with his loving wife, three beautiful daughters and very active pug.

He is a former professional hockey player dedicating 6 years of his life to the sport before retiring in 2006 after sustaining a season ending eye injury. Since then, he’s held a number of jobs, from sports columnist to radio journalist, before becoming a teacher who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, and a Bachelor of Education (Magna Cum Laude). 

 In the winter of 2007, Murphy started to write Dead Man’s Hand. It took him two years to complete the first draft of his novel. Murphy`s debut novel, Dead Man`s Hand, was released by Imajin Books on October 20, 2012.
What happens when the deck is stacked against you…

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 fallguy.

…and the cards don't fall your way?
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.
What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.

Review Blurbs:

"You may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out."

—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter

"Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice."

—Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Flower

"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride."

—Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush

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