Akel Dama [NOOK Book]

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AKEL DAMA means "Field of Blood"

This is the COMPLETE EDITION of "Akel Dama, the next-to-last installment in the Jay Leicester Mysteries series written by critically acclaimed southern author JC Simmons:

An aged ex-airliner loaded with five tons of marijuana lands on a newly built, but unpaved, section of roadbed in rural central Mississippi. Apprehended by the local sheriff, the pilot refused to shut down the idling engines. A call to Jay ...

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Overview

AKEL DAMA means "Field of Blood"

This is the COMPLETE EDITION of "Akel Dama, the next-to-last installment in the Jay Leicester Mysteries series written by critically acclaimed southern author JC Simmons:

An aged ex-airliner loaded with five tons of marijuana lands on a newly built, but unpaved, section of roadbed in rural central Mississippi. Apprehended by the local sheriff, the pilot refused to shut down the idling engines. A call to Jay Leicester (pronounced "Lester"), Aviation Consultant, for help, the sheriff brings our protagonist into a situation that ends with his evolvement with the CIA, terrorists who plan to set off a nuclear device in the United States and the deaths of his closest friends.

A work of international intrigue with connections to the Middle East, to South America, to south Florida, and rural Mississippi, this is a powerful story of determined men and women exposed to horror beyond their control. Akel Dama is above all a novel about decency, good and evil, about courage we build inside ourselves to govern our behavior and how that courage is eroded-one of the strongest novels yet from one of the South's most admired and prolific writers.

AKEL DAMA is exciting and well written, with pervasive humanity and the grit of truth. J.C. Simmons with this novel is undisputedly one of the finest Mystery writers of his generation. This work tells a vivid and compelling story, reminding us that we live amid pending horror, and that truth is endlessly more important than circumstance. This is an impressive evocation of a threat of terrorism around the world at a crucial time in history. It is an important work that will be useful to all who are interested in the world from this time on. A must read for any serious aficionado of the Mystery/Thriller genre.

There are 10 ebooks in the Jay Leicester Mysteries Series by JC Simmons:

Blood on the Vine
Some People Die Quick
Blind Overlook
Icy Blue Descent
The Electra File
Popping the Shine
Four Nines Fine
The Underground Lady
Akel Dama
The Candela of Cancri

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033061372
  • Publisher: JC Simmons
  • Publication date: 1/29/2012
  • Series: Jay Leicester Mysteries, #9
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 163,219
  • File size: 327 KB

Meet the Author

JC Simmons is the author of an Ernest Hemingway biography, several short stories and ten critically acclaimed serial mystery novels, known as the "Jay Leicester Mysteries Series". Included in the series are: Blood On The Vine, Some People Die Quick, Blind Overlook, Icy Blue Descent, The Electra File, Popping the Shine, Four Nines Fine, The Underground Lady, Akel Dama, and The Candela of Cancri, all of which have been recently re-released as ebooks by Nighttime Press LLC.

From the Author's mouth:
My flying career and writing in general was inspired by a single book titled, Fate is the Hunter, by Ernest K. Gann. Writing specifically as a style was manifest due to a single book titled, Ernest Hemingway: A Life Story, by Carlos Baker, Hemingway’s official biographer. A friend and Emergency Room doctor, Edgar Grissom, who would later publish the definitive bibliography on Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography, loaned me his copy of Baker’s bio one summer back in the early 70s. The rest, as they say, is history.

During the next few years, I read everything by and about Hemingway. Never has a writer influenced me more. My first foray into the world of letters was to be about Hemingway. John Evans, owner of Lemuria Books, and my mentor in all things literati, pointed out that there were literally hundreds of bios on Hemingway. However, a scholarly study on the man and his work had never been done in a Q&A format. So was born the “Workbook.”

Evans, Grissom, Evan’s store manager, Tom Gerald and his assistant Valerie Sims, all collaborated on the manuscript. It took two years to finish. I learned much on the journey.

It was from this endeavor with the Hemingway bio that emerged the Jay Leicester Murder/Mystery series. Even the name Leicester came from Hemingway’s brother, who also published a bio, My Brother Ernest Hemingway, in 1961.

Hemingway once said he “learned to write landscapes by looking at the paintings of Cezanne in the Louvre in Paris,” and “that it’s not how much one puts into a book, but what the writer leaves out that makes the story.” From him I learned how to write true dialogue, and how to add the sights, sounds, and smells so that the reader feels he is there. While I did not try and copy his style, thousands have tried and failed, I did take what he offered and used it well, I hope. You the reader will make that determination.

J.C. Simmons was born, raised, educated, and stayed in the great State of Mississippi. He is a retired Airline/Corporate pilot and lives with his wife on the family farm in Union, Mississippi where he is working on a autobiographical work detailing his life and times as a pilot.

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  • Posted February 16, 2014

    Edgy, raw in-your face mystery thriller. Enough said.

    Edgy, raw in-your face mystery thriller. Enough said.

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