Written by Max Booth III, Jake Cesarone, Neal James, Jessie Masoner, and Nathan Weaver
Series: Emerald Dragon String-Along #1
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Peter Krite is a cop; a cop with a problem. For eight years he has been drifting on a sea of uncertainty, a sea of guilt, a sea of hate. Drifting on that sea in a booze-fuelled haze, haunted by the slaughter of his wife and children, and the inability of the forces of law and order to bring their killers to justice.
Now, despite the system’s lack of progress and his own loss of hope, there comes a shaft of light at the end of his tunnel. A message, delivered anonymously to his cell phone, points him in a new direction. A message that re-ignites his determination to find those responsible for the massacre of his family all those years ago.
The message is a ray of hope, but it also rubs fresh salt into the still-open wounds. Late at night, he can still hear the screams which plague his imagination as he tries to sleep. Screams which he should have been at home to prevent, and lives that should never have been lost. Now, at long last, is his chance for redemption. But… at what cost?
About The Authors
Max Booth III
Booth is the author of four novels. His mom has read at least one of them. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and an ongoing columnist at Litreactor.com. He works as a hotel night auditor in a small town outside San Antonio, TX. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth and his website. He participated in Fatal Flaws and Gun.
By day, Cesarone is a mild-mannered engineering instructor at a small college in Chicago. But by night, he bangs out genre fiction on his trusty 1908 Underwood #3, to the vast consternation of his neighbors. He participated in Fatal Flaws and Gun.
Neal James is a UK crime writer with seven books to his name. He has appeared in both the national and local press, and has also been a regular at branches of Waterstones and local reading groups and libraries in his home counties of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. He lives in the Derbyshire town of Heanor with his wife and family. You can connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Masoner is an Army Veteran, who after being discharged has decided to focus more on his family while continuing his education. He spends what little free time he has getting ideas on what to write and promptly forgetting them. You can follow him on LinkedIn. He participated in Fatal Flaws and Gun.
Weaver is a Missourian who grew up watching too much Hitchcock. He's worked in higher education, fast food, television, and even as a custodian in a small town post office. He currently freelances in the St. Louis region. And acts out as an actor and filmmaker when he gets the chance. You can follow him on Twitter at @babylontales. He participated in Fatal Flaws and Gun.