Thursday, July 26, 2007

The Eric Wilson saga

I remember when I first discovered Eric Wilson. I was browsing at Barnes & Noble and I saw this dynamic cover (at left). I don't know about you, but there's something about it that, ahem, "caught my eye". But it wasn't only the cover. The summary was intriguing too:

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You.

"Returning to the hometown of her birth parents, rebellious 23-year-old Josee Walker seeks answers to long-held questions about her childhood. Her biological father, wealthy vintner Marsh Addison, wants nothing to do with her. But a determined Kara Addison sets out to meet the child she gave up years before, despite Marsh’s passionate opposition."

This is all I needed. I read the book. And loved it. (Read a review of the novel here.)

Then there was the sequel, Expiration Date, and its incredible concept: With one touch a man is able to tell when someone is going to die.

The way Eric connected the two novels (and hinted at more books in the "Senses" series) made me a Wilson fan! I only wish the series hadn't been put on the back burner.

But then we wouldn't have Aramis Black then, would we? Creating yet another compelling series, this time Eric takes us into the world of coffee shop owner and former criminal Aramis Black. The first book in the series, The Best of Evil, garnered many excellent endorsements and reviews, including this one here at written by my friend and fellow author Darcie Gudger (visit her online at her blog Joy In the Litter Box here).

Now on the heels of this successful release comes Book #2, A Shred of Truth, which continues Aramis' saga.

Here's what you have to look forward to in this one:

"Eric Wilson returns with another sharp-edged thriller that will appeal to the rising generation of men and women on the fringes of faith.

In The Best of Evil, Aramis Black uncovered family secrets and historical conspiracies, hoping that his own dark past had come to certain resolution. But now, in A Shred of Truth, he finds his brother unconscious and tied to a statue in downtown Nashville with the initials AX carved into his back.

A shadow from his former life has reappeared, casting threats of violence and retribution. And soon the attacker is swinging his blade of self-righteous judgment directly at Aramis, challenging him to “face his sins.” Can Aramis finally break free from the guilt of his old ways, or will he succumb to the vengeance of an arrogant sociopath?

Aramis Black’’s latest breathtaking adventure will lead readers to discover the resolve of true friends, the depths of family love, and the breadth of God’’s forgiveness."

Intrigued yet? You should be.

Check out an interview I did with Eric a couple months ago here.

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