Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Night on Fire"

Douglas Corleone is a former New York City defense attorney and winner of the Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel Competition for One Man's Paradise. He now lives in the Hawaiian Islands with his wife and son.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Night on Fire, and reported the following:
“You gonna be okay with all this?” Jake says, leaning against a wall-length bookshelf. “I mean the media and all. Been a slow summer on the twenty-four-hour cable news networks. No presidential election, the economy’s getting old. Betcha Gretchen Hurst and Marcy Faith are licking their chops already about this Hawaii hotel fire.”

On page 69 of Night on Fire, Kevin Corvelli’s law partner Jake Harper asks him whether he’s ready to take on another high-profile case. This is representative of the story as a whole. Of course, intellectually, Kevin Corvelli is ready to take on any case the state or federal government can throw at him. But emotionally, Kevin is still reeling from events in his past, including the death of an innocent client back in New York. In order to represent his newest client – a stunning but troubled young bride named Erin Simms – Kevin must again face his inner demons while dealing with extraordinary external forces that include an ambitious young prosecutor, a beautiful but manipulative client, and a national news media hellbent on seeing Kevin destroyed.
Learn more about the book and author at Douglas Corleone's website.

The Page 69 Test: One Man's Paradise.

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--Marshal Zeringue