Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A new title: Notes from the Lightning God by John W Schouten

Here is another great book we're excited to have published.

In the majestic Andes a civilization is torn apart by revolution, terror, murder and extortion. A rebel army vows to bring down a corrupt government, which is equally brutal in defending its own interests. Meanwhile defenseless peasants are swept up in the bloodbath.

Into the strangely peaceful town of Santa Rosita wanders Samson Young, a med-school dropout and budding anthropologist. Sam’s well-intended efforts to get his bearings and win the trust of the villagers seem fruitless, doomed by superstition that casts him as a pale bringer of death and disaster. That is, until an accident of nature transforms him in their eyes into a savior. Their legendary Lightning God.

As the unbridled violence closes in around him and the people with whom he has cast his lot, Sam can only record the horror in futile field notes … and count its victims.

In Notes from the Lightning God, good and evil reside impurely in shades of gray. Terrorists, soldiers, police and drug lords, more than purely evil, are hard-edged expressions of their times and struggles. Sam’s allies and antagonists include a village priest in a crisis of faith, a precocious eight-year-old boy, an extortionist cop, a lady doctor with a mobile medical clinic, a pragmatic captain of industry and coca, a conflicted television star, and a spirited and seductive graduate student, who is destined to be the love of Sam’s life … or the death of him.

Our latest title: Flawed by Tom Larsen

BeWrite Books is proud to announce the latest addition to our catalogue.

'Brass Balls’ Riley is leading a settled life when a friend from his youth re-appears with a scheme to make one, last, big score. Riley carries off the caper with the not-altogether helpful assistance of his criminally impaired wife and their friend. Can the wily and resourceful Riley keep one step ahead of the police, the FBI, and the special investigators hired by the victim?
This is an intriguing tale, told primarily from Riley’s point of view, reminiscent of Raymond Chandler in style. Beautifully crafted, it takes the reader into Riley’s mind and his surroundings sympathetically and humorously. A first rate read.