Author: Kevin G. Chapman
Narrator: Kevin G. Chapman
Length: 10 hours 10 minutes
Series: Mike Stoneman, Book 2
Publisher: First Legacy Productions
Released: Feb. 14, 2020
“Championing the forgotten turns deadly in this pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat crime thriller.” Bruce Perrin, author of Killer in the Retroscape.
“Unique and twisted. Another home run by Kevin Chapman!” — Michelle files, author of The Many Lives of Ivy Wells.
THE DEAD GIRL THEY FISHED OUT OF THE EAST RIVER WAS A DRUG ADDICTED HOOKER, SO NOBODY CARES. Except that M.E. Michelle McNeill thinks it’s a murder. When NYPD Homicide detectives Mike Stoneman and Jason Dickson start investigating, they encounter unexpected obstacles that point in a disturbing direction.
Every death is a tragedy, and every murderer should be exposed, even when nobody wants to hear about it. In order to uncover the truth, Mike and Jason have to go outside the lines, and risk their own reputations, jobs – and lives. This case is one that Mike can’t walk away from, no matter how much he wants to.
Harry Bosch fans will love this fast-paced police thriller, from award-winning author Kevin G. Chapman. Book #1 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series, Righteous Assassin, was named one of the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of 2019 by the Kindle Book Review. The series continues here.
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Kevin G. Chapman is, by profession, an attorney specializing in labor and employment law. He is the most recent past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Network of the Association of Corporate Counsel, leading a group of 6800 in-house employment lawyers. Kevin is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education seminars and enjoys teaching management training courses.
Kevin’s passion (aside from playing tournament poker) is writing fiction. Kevin’s first Novel: “Identity Crisis: A Rick LaBlonde, P.I. Mystery,” was self-published through Xlibris in 2003, and is now available via Amazon.com as a Kindle e-book. His second novel, A Legacy of One, published in 2016 and was a finalist (short list) for the Chanticleer Book Reviews’ Somerset Award for Literary Fiction. A Legacy of One is a serious book, filled with political and social commentary and a plot involving personal identity, self-determination, and the struggle to make the right life decisions. Kevin’s next novel, Righteous Assassin (A Mike Stoneman Thriller), was a much more “fun” read — it’s a page-turner. It has some serious sub-themes, but it’s a serial killer chase and it’s intended to be enjoyable and easy to read. It was named one of the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of 2019 by the Kindle Book Review! Kevin has just recently finished book #2 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series, Deadly Enterprise, which was published on December 2, 2019. He has recently completed the narration of books 1 and 2 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series for audiobook release in 2020.
Kevin has also written several short stories, including “Fool Me Twice,” the winner of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association’s 2010 Legal Fiction Writing Competition, which was the genesis of the character Mike Stoneman, the protagonist in Righteous Assassin. He has also written one complete screenplay (unproduced so far) and has another screenplay and two more novels currently in the works, one of which is a sci-fi space opera epic.
Kevin is a resident of West Windsor, New Jersey and is a a graduate of Columbia College (‘83), where he was a classmate of Barack Obama, and Boston University School of Law (magna cum laude ’86). Readers can contact Kevin via his website at http://www.KevinGChapman.com.
Author Kevin G. Chapman’s Top 10 Literary Inspirations
- Michael Connelly — the master of my genre — the middle-aged crusty police detective who’s not really as hard-nosed as he wants people to think he is.
- Sara Paretsky — Her characters are so vivid. She wraps her mysteries and conspiracies around them so well that you overlook the deficiencies in the plots because you love the characters.
- Robert Heinlein — Stranger in a Strange Land is perhaps the best book ever, and in an odd way made me want to be a lawyer.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs — so many nights spent looking up at Barsoom as a kid (Mars). My brother and I built a Martian chess set. His stories are so bad in many ways, but so wonderful in the ways that really matter.
- Ayn Rand — the ability to build philosophical construct within an entertaining story is just brilliant. Tell me a great story, and make me think at the same time.
- Isaac Azimov — yes, a lot of sci fi on the list, but that’s what I grew up reading. Azimov could tell a hundred different types of stories and do them all well.
- Wallace Stevens — you probably don’t know him, but he was a poet from the early 20th Century. He was also an insurance company executive who wrote his poems in the car while commuting to and from work. Reminds me of me sometimes. I studied him in college and his words are simply perfect.
- Linda Barnes — Another great mystery/suspense author with a long series of wonderful stories with wonderful characters and a very personal setting. Read her stuff!
- JRR Tolkien — well, it’s true. I read the Hobbit when I was 10 and never looked back. Fantasy is sometimes overlooked, but the complexity of the story arc and the richness of the characters makes him special.
- Greg Prince — you probably don’t know him either because he writes sports, but his writing and his book publishing has inspired me and he always makes me remember why it matters to write well.
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