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Fresh Pick | THE INSIDER by Reece Hirsch
Author Guest , Fresh Pick / July 5, 2011

May 2010 On Sale: May 4, 2010 Featuring: Will Connelly 336 pages ISBN: 0425234622 EAN: 9780425234624 Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Thriller Buy at Best First Book (ThrillerFest) Nomination The Insider by Reece Hirsch Will Connelly, a corporate attorney in a big San Francisco law firm, who is on the verge of making partner. Will thinks that becoming a partner will solve of his problems but, in fact, his troubles are only beginning. In the week after being elevated to partnership and taking over a major technology merger, Will becomes the prime suspect in a colleague’s murder and an unwilling participant in a complex criminal scheme that involves the Russian mob, insider trading and a secret government domestic surveillance program. A debut novel that puts an exciting twist on the legal thriller Excerpt Chapter 1 No matter how many times the police asked Will Connelly to recount the events of that morning, his story always began—and ended—with the same details. At six thirty a.m., he swiped his access card at the security desk in the lobby of his office building, then rode the elevator to the law firm’s offices on the thirty-eighth floor. The hallways were empty, and…

Eileen Clymer Schwab | It’s All About The Story
Author Guest / July 5, 2011

One of the comments I frequently hear at book club events is, “This isn’t the kind of book I usually buy, but once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down.”  These are very kind and gratefully received words that exhilarate me as an author… yet cause me to fret as an historical novelist.  Believe me, having a reader say that they stayed up past midnight or were late getting to work because they were so caught up in the story is the greatest compliment an author can receive, but realizing how close the same reader came to not picking up the book because of its genre worries me. My current novel, SHADOW OF A QUARTER MOON, is set in the pre-Civil War South, therefore it is categorized as historical fiction. Does this mean that someone who prefers mystery and suspense, or romance, or contemporary novels will not enjoy the book?  My answer is… a reader can love a book of any genre, because when all is said and done… it’s all about the story. In truth, it’s about the characters too.  I love writing about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, and though the premise and setting of my…