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Scorpio Rising (New Age Noir Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Alan Annand
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A criminal profiler investigates the killing of a New York City heiress and discovers her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a CIA counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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Criminal profiler Axel Crowe investigates the killing of a New York heiress, and discovers her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a CIA counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

A finder of wayward people and stolen possessions, the enigmatic Crowe profiles subjects in a distinctly unique manner – using astrology, palmistry and other unconventional techniques.

Facts are gross, but the truth is subtle, Crowe’s guru used to say. And although the truth behind this three-way conspiracy lies buried in the past, Crowe is relentless until he uncovers it.

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In the space of one hour, three strangers die violent deaths. A hit-and-run vehicle kills a dot-com millionaire jogging in San Francisco. A car bomb obliterates the team leader of a government counter-terrorism project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. An assailant ambushes a New York heiress walking home from Broadway and forces her own pepper spray down her throat.

In all three cases, investigators reach an immediate impasse. Each victim leaves an estate of millions, but their beneficiaries all have perfect out-of-town alibis. Theories swirl around the victims like flies on a corpse – a contract killing for financial gain, a lover’s quarrel spiraled out of control, a domestic al-Qaeda strike...? The police are stymied and the FBI is worried.

Axel Crowe, criminal psychologist, is summoned to New York by the brother of the woman who was murdered. Crowe is a man with an obscure past but a brilliant reputation. Occasionally he consults as a profiler for the police. More commonly, he is a finder of wayward people and stolen possessions. Despite initial stonewalling from the NYPD, Crowe profiles the killer in his own unique way – using astrology, palmistry and other unconventional techniques.

His investigation follows a tangled trail of illicit relationships – from one suspect to another and, eventually, yet another. Ultimately, he learns that all three victims were killed in the space of one hour. But is it coincidence or conspiracy?

Facts are gross, but the truth is subtle, Crowe’s guru used to tell him. And although the truth lies buried in the past, Crowe is relentless until he uncovers it.


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About the Author

ALAN ANNAND is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he’s not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people, he finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and book reviews. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a human resources manager and an underground surveyor. Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he’s an Aries with a dash of Scorpio. ALAN ANNAND: - Writer of mystery suspense novels. - Astrologer & palmist, trained in Western & Vedic astrology. - Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac. Websites: - Writing: www.sextile.com - Astrology: www.navamsa.com Books available at Amazon & Smashwords: - Al-Quebeca (mystery thriller) - Harm’s Way (hardboiled mystery thriller) - Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense) - Scorpio Rising (New Age noir mystery thriller) Previously published five novels under pseudonyms with New York publishers: - Harm's Way (St.Martin's Press), by Aleister Foxx - Antenna Syndrome (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Skyraiders (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Bearknife Gold (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Commando Attack (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks Education: - BA, English Lit - BSc, Math & Physics - Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies - Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrology Citizen of the world: - Lived in Montreal 26 yrs, Toronto 6 yrs - Lived in England one year - Traveled USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, India, Thailand

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  • Publisher: Sextile.com (May 10, 2011)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agent 00 Eight (for Scorpio) October 4, 2011
By JAS
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Everyone loves a good mystery. Rarely if ever do we find a mystery novel (worth reading) that features a major character who is an astrologer as well as a palmist with an active spiritual life.
Axel Crowe, the brilliant investigator of Annand's book, is just such a one. He manages to present and defend his use of astrology to the cops in such a way that they accept him. His view of the world as a seamless web of connection is always present. I had the feeling that synchronicity itself is the unnamed character in this book.
One of my favourite things in this story is the way Crowe rectifies a chart. It's as though he pulls information from the air. And he's cool, so cool he steps up to sit in with the band at a blues club on New York's legendary Bleecker Street.
Axel Crowe is Agent 007 for the New Age set. He's a pacifist at heart, but knows how to handle himself in a fight. He doesn't drink and he lives a moderate life despite having access to plenty of money for a more excessive lifestyle. He is a real student of the mysteries and lives in a world he has charmed into speaking to him thanks to his years spent sitting at the feet of his guru.
Then there is the actual story. The supposedly perfect crime can only be solved by reading clues and connections that only an astrologer could find. Crowe reads the twisted minds, hearts and personalities of the criminals and tracks them to their lairs. He can see a lot in a fingerprint or the chart of the moment. We are never bored as he journeys to different cities and encounters the good, the bad and the ugly. There is even a car chase and shoot out in the desert.
Personally I enjoyed every minute of this book at many levels. I was entertained, intrigued and delighted to be along for the cosmic ride. Annand refers to his book as the first in the New Age Noir series. I look forward to reading more and it's not just because I am a Scorpio rising.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Star Investigator Destined to Keep Readers Enthralled September 23, 2011
Format:Paperback
I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of Scorpio Rising to review for Suite101. Anyone looking for a solid murder story will find themselves more than satisfied with this book, as Annand's writing style is clever and intelligent.

Continuous action sustains tension, and the characters are authentic and believable. I particularly liked the chapters that focused on the protagonist, Axel Crowe, and his investigative techniques. Mixing detective work and astrology was a brilliant idea. I'm looking forward to reading more about Axel Crowe in Annand's forthcoming novels.

Val Tobin, Topic Editor at Suite101
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vedic Astrologer is to Detective like Fish is to Chips September 5, 2011
Format:Paperback
There are dozens of different varieties of mystery novels, and I have read at least 2000 of them. Some of these books feature ex-cops who have become PI's (private eyes). Some mysteries, mostly written by British female authors, are called cozies because of their genteel manners and settings. Then there are mysteries in which the setting is all-important. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago are some of the more popular cities.

Then there is a whole category of mysteries that feature certain professions -- lawyers, doctors, chefs, and musicians come to mind. Another genre features certain animals -- horses, dogs, cats, and parrots.

Alan Annand has created -- or expanded upon -- a whole new genre: Vedic Astrology and detective. Our hero in "Scorpio Rising" also is a fine palmist, numerologist, and expert in Vastu (ancient Vedic laws of architecture) and Ayurveda. Being a lover of mysteries (especially the "hard-boiled" type) and of all things Vedic, I believe this book is a 5 star winning combination.

Without giving any of the plot away, here's the gist of it: Criminal profiler Axel Crowe investigates the killing of a New York City heiress, only to discover that her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a CIA counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

A finder of wayward people and stolen possessions, the enigmatic Crowe profiles subjects in a distinctly unique manner, using astrology, palmistry and other techniques drawn from Vedic lore.

Facts are gross, but the truth is subtle, Crowe's guru always told him. And although the truth behind this three-way conspiracy lies buried in the past, Crowe is relentless until he uncovers it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Detective with the Cosmic Connection April 12, 2013
Format:Paperback
When a friend told me about this novel, my interest was immediately piqued; as an Astrologer and avid student of the Grimoires I immediately saw the terrific potential in this story line.

A philanthropist is murdered in what looks like a mugging gone wrong while she is walking home from a Broadway show. A stock market savvy, gay man is mowed down by a Jeep in Marin county on his regular evening jog. An intellectual strategist and econometric modelling genius who leads a counter terrorist team is blown up in a suspected al Quaeda car bomb. What do these events have in common? Nothing when it comes down to conventional detecting methods. Enter Alex Crowe, astrologer extraordinaire. With an astrology app, horary charts, the whiff of pinon and a hunch about a recurring triangle theme Alex follows his nose to San Fransisco where a Berkeley Karate Club photo from 10 years previous holds the vital clue.

Many thrillers are like washing lines: tight at the ends and saggy in the middle. Scorpio Rising is a tightrope of action, brilliantly paced throughout and gripping to the final page.

We all know about DNA, prints, forensics and even psychological profiling but Annand has creatively and very believably demonstrated the exciting ways in which astrology, palmistry and symbolism can be effectively used to create leads and make connections when solving crimes.

There are wonderful quotes in the book which both educated and amused me and Annand's use of language and metaphors really did impress me on many occasions.

Like a good, ice-cold beer, once I had taken a sip I wanted more and I did not want to be disturbed.

Not to give too much away, but I enjoyed the insight into Carrie from the very beginning.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and a fun read. Plot somewhat predictable
Interesting and a fun read. Plot somewhat predictable. Characters are extremely fascinating. Main character is original because of his talents on how to solve crimes.
Published 15 days ago by Michael Calzavara
4.0 out of 5 stars A dective with a twist
Axel Crowe takes a case for a friend whose sister is murdered. It turns out to be more complicated than expected with a sextile of participants. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Maureen Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, lead character needs some work though.
This was a well-written, interesting and very different take on crime fiction that I really enjoyed reading and couldn't put down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LorieV
5.0 out of 5 stars At least seven stars to Alan Annand!
As book one in a series named "New Age Noir," Scorpio Rising lives up to its series name in every way. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laura DePinto
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpio Rising - brilliance in mixing fields, research and knowledge!
Thrilling, captivating and smart, from the first page to the last one! Finished it in 1.5 days and could not put the book down. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elena Alexandrova
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally! A new age detective!
Since I myself am an astrologer, and since the first sentence in this book grabbed me like a chunk of chocolate on a blah day, my hopes for this book soared. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Barbara Ybarra
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique profiler solves crimes with symbols, intuition and Scorpio...
My intrigue and delight intensified as I read Scorpio Rising. Not only is it a page-turner; it’s full of information about astrology, palmistry, Ayurveda and other assorted... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Wordmonger
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpio Rising-every astrolger's dream novel!
Alan Annand's book Scorpio Rising was a pleasant surprise-full of suspense & difficult to put down. Alan's use of authentic Occult methodologies & science to solve crimes was... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Radha Devi
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpio Rising - Fantastic fast paced mystery
Axel Crowe uses astrology, palmistry, ayurveda and numerology to help solve three connected murders taking place in NYC, San Francisco and New Mexico. Read more
Published 20 months ago by J. Newland
5.0 out of 5 stars Attention Mystery Enthusiasts
Attention contemporary mystery lovers: A new hero has emerged from the ranks. Axel Crowe is moving swiftly to solve complex and sophisticated plots with mastery of information from... Read more
Published 24 months ago by George Elliot
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ALAN ANNAND is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he's not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people, he finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and book reviews.

Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a human resources manager and an underground surveyor.

Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he's an Aries with a dash of Scorpio.

ALAN ANNAND:
- Writer of mystery suspense novels.
- Astrologer & palmist, trained in Western & Vedic astrology.
- Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac.

Websites:
- Writing: www.sextile.com
- Astrology: www.navamsa.com

Books available at Amazon & elsewhere:
- Al-Quebeca (police procedural mystery thriller)
- Antenna Syndrome (hardboiled sci-fi mystery thriller)
- Felonious Monk (New Age noir mystery thriller #2)
- Harm's Way (hardboiled mystery thriller)
- Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense)
- Scorpio Rising (New Age noir mystery thriller #1)

Previously published five novels under pseudonyms with New York publishers:
- Harm's Way (St.Martin's Press), by Aleister Foxx
- Antenna Syndrome (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Skyraiders (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Bearknife Gold (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Commando Attack (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks

Education:
- BA, English Lit
- BSc, Math & Physics
- Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies
- Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrology

Citizen of the world:
- Lived in Montreal 26 yrs, Toronto 6 yrs
- Lived in England one year
- Traveled USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, India, Thailand

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