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a lost job in Houston, Nick Sibelius sets up a private investigation business
in a small Texas town hoping to find some peace and maybe, himself. When a
couple disappears and a bass fisherman turns up dead, he finds himself drawn
into a web of toxic relationships: MaryLou, a beautiful woman with a
mysterious past; Junior, a failed farmer whose best intentions seem to always
result in a dead body; Barry, a sociopathic dentist turned illegal toxic waste
entrepreneur with visions of grandeur. When the felon who killed his
partner in Houston joins forces with Barry, Nick must not only stop the toxic
waste dumping while finding his client’s missing daughter, but keep from being
killed in the process. In the end, MaryLou’s dark secret will either save him
or kill him — whichever comes first.
wonderful laugh out loud moments. Richard Hacker is a master storyteller.” Pam Binder, Pacific Northwest Writers Association President and author of the NY Times Best Selling anthology,A Season in the Highlands
myself getting strange looks because I was laughing out loud…Highly
entertaining and sure to be enjoyed by fans of mysteries with humor. I highly
recommend it and hope that there will be more stories to follow.”
MEET THE AUTHOR
Richard Hacker’s novel, TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, released August,
2012 by Champagne was a 2011 Writer’s League of Texas (WLT) finalist, where in addition, SHAPER EMERGENCE won best novel in the Science Fiction category. He is a member of both the Writers’ League of Texas and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.
After living many years in Texas where he worked as a
leadership coach, public speaker and management trainer, he moved with his high
school sweetheart to Seattle. While he misses the big skies of Texas,
Richard has grown pretty fond of the Pacific Northwest. Along with his
wife, Sidney, they hike, kayak and have adventures on his Vespa scooter.
His writing partner is a springer spaniel named Jazz, who helps with
proofreading and ball fetching.
DIRTY WATER, the next novel in the Nick Sibelius series
after TOXIC RELATIONSHIP, will be released June, 2013. He is currently
working on the third book in the series, as well as a young adult fantasy
entitled INKER WARS: THE FIVE PENS OF JOHANN.