Friday, January 7, 2011

"South Phoenix Rules"

Jon Talton's books include the David Mapstone Mysteries, The Pain Nurse, the first of the Cincinnati Casebooks, and the thriller Deadline Man.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, South Phoenix Rules, and reported the following:
Page 69 is definitely representative of South Phoenix Rules, where David finds himself in “the equivalent of a big-box gun shop,” a place tied to weapons smuggling between Phoenix and Mexico. It gives a loving, for gun lovers, or unsettling description of the place, and we meet the owner, a funny and ominous character who will figure prominently in the rest of the book. If a reader won’t get hooked on this page, this isn’t his or her book.
Learn more about the book and author at Jon Talton's website.

Check out the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue