In every private investigation, there are rules and limitations—when a child's life is on the line, all may be broken.
- FINALIST: Book Excellence Awards 2021 - Thriller
WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Winter 2021 – Best Crime Fiction
Payden Beck has been a police officer, a police detective, and a private investigator. Now, after a lifetime of combatting crime, he's ready to stop fighting.
When a young girl named Chloe—kin to his greatest adversary—tries to hire him, he gives her the sad news. But, when Chloe makes her plight clear, Payden knows he must take her case, even if it means confronting a police force on the take, the Spanish Mafia, and, perhaps worst of all, Chloe's family.
With life and death at stake, defeat is not an option; only sacrifice.
EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the second novel in the award-winning "Payden Beck Crime Thriller" series, from the same author who brought you such greats as fiX, Home, and Missing Pieces. [DRM-Free]
BOOKS BY MICHAEL GOLVACH:
- Payden Beck Crime Thriller - Book 1: 10-30
- Payden Beck Crime Thriller - Book 2: Dormir
- Bloody Gullets
- Missing Pieces
MORE GREAT CRIME FICTION FROM EVOLVED PUBLISHING:
- The "PI Kowalski" Series by Chris Krupa
- The "Duncan Cochrane" Series by David Hagerty
- Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
- The "A Point Thriller" Series by Jeff Altabef
- The "Syndicate-Born Trilogy" Series by K.M. Hodge
About the Author
Ever since I was able to read, I’ve had a book (or a comic book in the early days) in my hands or on my person. I grew up in a non-digital age, in a home with one telephone that everyone shared, one television that no one watched, and in which movies were a luxury. Aside from radio theatre, books were my best non-human friends.
My love of reading never died. When I was 8 years old, I drew my first series of comic books. They were terrible, but I still love them. To me, they represent the moment the wise-old-man inside my little boy’s head finally made me aware that I loved to create.
As it turned out, I enjoyed writing much more than I enjoyed drawing, but I’ve spent most of my life doing some form of creative work. And when not, I’ve worked some boring jobs in very creative ways.
To this day, I love to write and to share my creations with others. I’m the guy who will watch a good movie twenty more times, if it means I get to introduce it to someone else and participate in their joy of discovering something entertaining or valuable. I can’t be quite so intimately participatory with my own writing, but I do love to know that I’ve brightened someone’s day, made them think, feel or—at the very least—provided them with a welcome distraction for a while.