Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Luke Murphy, Author - Part II

As promised, today is Part II of my interview and conversation with Luke Murphy, author of Dead Man's Hand.

Luke, why don't you give me a little synopsis of what the book is about?

What happens when the deck is stacked against you…

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.

…and the cards don't fall your way?

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.

What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?

Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.

And exactly who is Luke Murphy, the guy behind the book?

I live in Shawville, Quebec with my wife, three daughters and pug.

I played six years of professional hockey before retiring in 2006. Since then, I've held a number of jobs, from sports columnist to radio journalist, before I earned a Bachelor of Education degree (Magna Cum Laude).

My debut novel, Dead Man`s Hand, was released by Imajin Books on October 20, 2012.

For more information on me and my books, visit: www.authorlukemurphy.com, ‘like’ my Facebook page www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorLukeMurphy and follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/#!/AuthorLMurphy
Here are some reviews of Luke's work:

Review Blurbs:
 "You may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out."
—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter

 "Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one,
but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice."
Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Flower

"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride."
Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush

To purchase Luke's book, follow this link to Amazon.  The Kindle eBook version is currently only .99 cents and the print version is on sale for $13.49.  Books always make a great Christmas present!

Thanks, Luke, for spending some time with us.  Best of luck to you!

R. K. Avery