Ascension Day #1 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Only 47 days left until Larry Durrant's execution, but lawyer Jac McElroy is determined to save his client's life.

There are only three small problems: the evidence against Durrant is overwhelming, he's made a full confession, and he wants to die...
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Ascension Day #1

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Overview

Only 47 days left until Larry Durrant's execution, but lawyer Jac McElroy is determined to save his client's life.

There are only three small problems: the evidence against Durrant is overwhelming, he's made a full confession, and he wants to die...
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044323803
  • Publisher: John Matthews
  • Publication date: 2/17/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 178,479
  • File size: 560 KB

Meet the Author

As any Hollywood executive will tell you, there are three main acts in a film - and I suppose it could be said that my writing career has followed the same path.The first act was two novels written in my twenties, Basikasingo and Crescents of the Moon. Published by Hutchinson/Arrow Books in London, both did well, selling 100,000 plus. But I became distracted with other publishing ventures and didn't return to writing novels for some while.That return (Act Two, if you will), was with one of my strongest books to date, Past Imperfect. A crime thriller with a difference - think in terms of John Grisham meets Stephen King, but with an atmospheric 1960s French setting - Past Imperfect went on to sell over 500,000 copies in 8 countries. The Last Witness, The Shadow Chaser and Ascension Day followed in similar crime-thriller style. This in turn led to me penning a film treatment for Past Imperfect and also a fresh film script, 'Blind School' (Act Three).Part of this has also involved a book in a different style, crossing the mythology-political thriller genre, which has been particularly succesful with foreign rights sales, adding Brazil, Turkey, Portugal and Bulgaria to my existing list of teritories. Putting my back-list on Kindle - which has seen the three titles so far listed all in the top-ten legal thrillers list on Amazon (again!). And finally penning a new novel in collaboration with TV producer Richard Belfield (for which we've become J.R. Mattfeld) to kick-start a crime-detective series set in 1890s New York, the first of which involves Jack the Ripper (yes, you heard right!). More on that later...John Matthews is a leading British author with total sales of 1.2 million books. He is the author of Basikasingo, Crescents of the Moon, Past Imperfect, The Second Amendment, The Last Witness, The Shadow Chaser, The Prophet and Letters from a Murderer (with Richard Belfield). Film scripts: Blind School and Of Lesser Angels.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

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    Good book,, but left you hanging at the end with no idea when or if another book is coming out. Really despise these types of books. Either write the entire book or not, but dont leave ppl hanging just to get them to buy more books. Makes me not care to even get the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2015

    Excellent legal thriller with a touch of romance for one set of

    Excellent legal thriller with a touch of romance for one set of characters. A second set of characters has an
     emotional reconciliation before the final end in part two. Mr. Mathews is a British author, so beware the spelling
     of words like neighbourhood. It is not misspelled but is the original English spelling rather than the lazy American
     spelling. The main character is a Scot who moved with his family to France when he was eight, then moved to New
    Orleans after the death of the father. The book is much more enjoyable, I think, if you have at least some knowledge 
    of the difference in thought processes between Americans and Europeans. The combined Parts 1 & 2 are 150,00
    words, so for most this will be at least a two day (all day) read - it's worth it! Think two good Grisham novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Couldn't get into it

    Just didn't interest me. I put it down.

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