"Devil in the Grass is an intense thriller filled with riveting suspense and chilling characters which quickly capture and a hold a readers attention from beginning to end." - Stacie - Beach Bound Book Reviews.
Jackson "Jack" Walker, is an ex-NFL player who, after a disgraceful fall from glory, is set on turning his life around. After landing a job with a prominent Republican Senator, Jack thinks he's done just that however things aren't always what they seem. Shortly after meeting Sarah, Jack's life begins to spiral out of control. He tries to overlook her membership with The Brotherhood of the Set, but soon feels himself getting pulled into the satanic cult. Just when Jack decides enough is enough he wakes up in a pool of blood. It doesn't take a genius to realize he's been played, but for the life of him he doesn't have a clue why. Until he can sort things out Jack must lay low and rely on his family and their strong Seminole roots to clear his name. But, those loyal to The Brotherhood of the Set don't give up that easily and Jack finds himself in the fight of his life. I found Devil in the Grass to be anabsolutely gripping novel. The complex characters are well-developed and credible, aiding in bringing the shocking plot to life. The author artfully spins this sinister tale through his appealing writing style and rich detail making Devil in the Grass a story worth reading.
I highly recommend pre-ordering a copy. ( 5 Stars )Stacie Theis - Beach Bound Book Reviews
From the Author
I would like to tell you that writing Devil in the Grass has been a wild ride and a lot of fun. I am an avid reader and have a Bachelors of Arts degree in History. I have always liked to write and be creative. I ran an on line game through Roll Playing Games . net for 10 years. My games were always the highest rated and followed. I think this was because I was able to twist things around so that there was tension and some outrageous obstacle to overcome and I enjoyed the creative writing that was involved. I would like to think that this premise describes my writing somewhat. I like to pretend that my characters are in tight situations, which they have to overcome, much like my online gamers enjoyed.
I signed up for James Patterson's Master series on writing. In one of his final lessons he said something along these lines: "Take your ending and write down all of the scenarios think of the most outrageous sequences that could happen and take the most outrageous but plausible one and use it." I like to write realistically, but not about things that readers can experience in their everyday lives. No one wants to read that. Patterson said that this advise was the most valuable lesson that could be taken from his course. Now I'm not James Patterson, but it made me feel pretty cool that I had discovered it on my own and was over the moon that the best money making thriller writer of our current time used the same methods.
Take what you will from what I have said, but it will hopefully give you insight into Devil in the Grass as you read it. I am not a literary type writer. My wife had a cousin who won the Whitebread award as best author in England - Gordon Burn. We spent a lot of time with him and I wish that I had been writing books before he died. My point is, I read his books, they made you think heavily and I liked that, but it is not what I want to read when I'm on the beach or sitting at home by the fire. What I want to achieve is a book that turns the pages, pushes your senses and your morality. I want there to be some intelligent thinking and a plot that hopefully puts a different twist on the concept.
I hope yo enjoy Devil in the Grass. It can be bought as an E-book in February, and in print March 1st, 2016.
PS - I would like to thank my fabulous editors: Lori Handelman, Joe Coccaro and T Campbell, They made some sense out of a crazy story, and John Koehler at Koehler Books.