It’s a triple thriller threat as we welcome Jon McGoran and his second eco-thriller Deadout,the award-winning John Connolly and his new Charlie Parker novel, The Wolf in Winter, and Alex Marwood with her latest psychological thriller, The Killer Next Door. All three authors will discuss their books, followed by a question and answer session and signing. This promises to be an unforgettable event for any mystery/thriller lover.
Jon McGoran’s debut novel, Drift, introduced us to tough-talking Philly narcotics detective Doyle Carrick, and organic farmer, Nola Watkins. The eco-thriller received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Deadout is the fast-paced follow-up where Doyle and Nola take a trip to an island off the New England coast to jumpstart their stalled relationship. There they discover the island’s bees are dying from a mysterious plague. When a biotech corporation moves in with genetically modified super bees, tension on the island erupts, and Doyle uncovers a terrible secret that threatens to destroy the world. Jon has written about food and sustainability for twenty years. He has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically-engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.
A trip to an island off the New England coast—and away from the demands of police work—might be just what is needed to jumpstart Detective Doyle Carrick and Nola Watkins’ stalled relationship. But a mysterious plague is killing the island’s bees. Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle’s liking. When Teddy’s estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract—and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees—Doyle decides to stick around.
Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees that supposedly are the answer to the world’s bee crisis. As tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs, Doyle realizes that bees aren’t the only thing being modified. Annalisa’s coworkers start to go missing, and she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world.
Deadout is the thrilling follow-up to McGoran’s highly acclaimed novel, Drift.
About the Author
Jon McGoran is the author of Deadout and Drift. He has written about food and sustainability for twenty years, as communication director at Weavers Way Co-op in Philadelphia, and now as editor at Grid magazine. During that time he has also been an advocate for urban agriculture, cooperative development, and labeling of genetically engineered foods. He is a founding member of the Philadelphia Liars Club, a group of published authors dedicated to promotion, networking, and service work.