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LIGHTNING RELEASES (1/27/2014) – This intriguing murder mystery set in Boston and Palm Beach is Chris Birdy’s debut novel.  It was quietly published  with no advance promo.  But over the past  few months, word of mouth recommendations have  made readers take notice.  The book has received five star reviews everywhere and praise  from Kirkus reviews.

Bogie McGruder, returns to Boston when his brother, a cop, is gunned down.  As Bogie interacts with a family fueled by alcohol and mired in scandals, his ex-lover contacts him and asks for protection. Someone is trying to kill her.  By the time Bogie meets his secret love child, Isabella, it’s apparent that he still loves the mother and adores the child.  The investigations seem to parallel each other, then intersect and become intertwined.  Isabella, a precocious child obsessed with martial arts, slowly becomes the focus.

For a preview of the book, visit the author’s website at:  www.chrisbirdy.com