Harm's Way

Harm's Way

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by Alan Annand
     
 

Lee Harms, investigator-for-hire, is on the cusp of an on-and-off-again love affair with confidante and astrologer Celeste when fate serves up a witch’s brew of trouble.

Start with a broth of sexual intrigue, toss in a troubled redhead, stir in two kilos of cocaine, dissolve a few pages from a psychiatrist’s notebook, and bring to a boil the fury

Overview

Lee Harms, investigator-for-hire, is on the cusp of an on-and-off-again love affair with confidante and astrologer Celeste when fate serves up a witch’s brew of trouble.

Start with a broth of sexual intrigue, toss in a troubled redhead, stir in two kilos of cocaine, dissolve a few pages from a psychiatrist’s notebook, and bring to a boil the fury of a crime family whose son dies in a midnight bacchanal. Money ignites the fire under this cauldron, but sex, violence and the darker forces of human nature keep it bubbling.

Political hopeful Dr Reynolds has already paid $50K to suppress a videotape of his daughter Liz in a lesbian porn flick; now there’s a second blackmail demand for $250K and promise of worse revelations to come. He wants her found and put on the next plane to England where she’ll go into rehab and put her life back together before she ruins his.

As Harms learns, she’s been living quite a life already – shoplifting, drug abuse, pornography, and maybe even prostitution. Everywhere he looks, he encounters the human archetypes of moral depravity, and every one of them warns him to drop the case before it gets too hot for him to handle. As dangerous as it gets, Harms must rely on his own wits to out-maneuver crack-crazed thugs, libidinous porn stars, and a deranged young woman with a troubled past. But when criminals kidnap his own ten-year-old daughter, he plunges into their underworld to rescue her from harm’s way.

(80,500 words)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011518133
Publisher:
Alan Annand
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
279,432
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

ALAN ANNAND is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he’s not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people and thrill readers, he occasionally finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and faux book reviews. Before becoming a full-time novelist and scriptwriter, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a corporate writer for private and public sectors, a human resources manager and an underground surveyor. Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he’s an Aries with a dash of Scorpio. ALAN ANNAND: - Writer of mystery suspense novels. - Astrologer & palmist, trained in Western & Vedic astrology. - Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac. Websites: - Writing: www.sextile.com - Astrology: www.navamsa.com Books available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Smashwords, etc: - Al-Quebeca (police procedural mystery thriller) - Antenna Syndrome (hard-boiled sci-fi mystery thriller) - Felonious Monk (New Age noir mystery thriller #2)) - Harm’s Way (hardboiled mystery thriller) - Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense) - Scorpio Rising (New Age noir mystery thriller #1) Previously published five novels under pseudonyms with New York publishers: - Harm's Way (St.Martin's Press), by Aleister Foxx - Antenna Syndrome (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Skyraiders (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Bearknife Gold (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks - Commando Attack (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks Education: - BA, English Lit - BSc, Math & Physics - Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies - Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrology Citizen of the world: - Lived in Montreal 26 yrs, Toronto 6 yrs - Lived in England one year - Traveled USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, India, Thailand

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Harm's Way 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really a great read. Fast paced with good twists and turns. Used the right amount of words to tell a good tale with out smothering it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Face paced but easy to follow . Good character development.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
entertaining, and suspensfull
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Exciting, lots of twists and turns, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Cant stop reading, one of those books that you just have to read a little bit more which leads into just a little bit more. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was terrific. It touched on every lowlife, criminal thing in the world. Lieing, cheating, stealing.kidnapping. rape. torture, murder,porn, snuff films, drugs, mafia. I probably missed some, but if its wonderful, it was covered in this book. I can't wait to finish the book even! I will definitely read another book by this author and will be keeping this book. Do not waste your time reading something else. If I could give more than five stars, I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Full of action a little graphic at times but an overall good read that made me want to finish till the end
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend this book!!!
ninoRR More than 1 year ago
Nice and entertain book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest. Adult themed. Drugs, porn, murder, rape,kidnapping, astrology, and romance. Had it all covered. Fast paced suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, interesting, plenty of twists and turns. Get comfortable, you'll be up all night once you start you won't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good and fast paced read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the Serge books are funny, quick reads. Every other page contains an unbelievable fact about Florida. I spend as much time looking up these facts (they are always accurate) and reading about Florida history as I do reading the books. I am in awe of anyone who can write these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. Fantastic! Well-written and well-edited. I just bought a second book by this author.
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This was a very well written book and it kept my interest all the way to the end. There was action, danger, intrigue, love, suspense, and just a great story line to boot. I believe I will read another of this author's books in the near future.
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Couldnt stop reading
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Keeps your interest. Plenty of action
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This book was terrible. It touched on every lowlife, criminal thing in the world. Lieing, cheating, stealing.kidnapping. rape. torture, murder,porn, snuff films, drugs, mafia. I probably missed some, but if its bad, it was covered in this book. I didnt finish the book even! I will never read another book by this author and will be deleting this book. Do not waste your time. If I could give less than one star, I would.