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Thrilling Reads

Bonnar Spring, David Putnam & Corey Lynn Fayman

Warwick’s presents
Bonnar Spring, David Putnam & Corey Lynn Fayman
Moderated by Matt Coyle

Thrilling Reads

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7:30pm

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

Reserved Seating is available when any of the four authors' newest books is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

On Monday, March 16th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Bonnar Spring, David Putnam, and Corey Lynn Fayman for a Thrilling Reads panel moderated by Matt Coyle. They will discuss and sign their new books, Toward the Light (Spring), The Heartless (Putnam), Ballast Point Breakdown (Corey Lynn Fayman), and Lost Tomorrows (Rick Cahill #6) (Coyle). Bonnar Spring learned to read in kindergarten and never stopped. The restrictive policy of her town library (What? Only fourteen books per card?) led her to become omnivorous - her brothers - science fiction and adventure, her mother's classics, her father's, well, those books hidden behind the hardcovers on the top shelf. She divides her time between tiny houses on a New Hampshire salt marsh and by the Sea of Abaco. Toward the Light is Spring's debut novel. David Putnam comes from a family of law enforcement and always wanted to be a cop. During his career, he did it all: worked in narcotics, served on FBI-sponsored violent crimes teams, and was cross-sworn as a US Marshal, pursuing murder suspects and bank robbers in Arizona, Nevada, and California. Putnam did two tours on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's SWAT team. In Hawaii, Putnam was a member of the real-life Hawaii Five-0, serving as Special Agent for the Attorney General investigating smuggling and white-collar crimes. The Heartless is the seventh in the Bruno Johnson series and the third of the "young" Bruno prequels. Putnam lives in Southern California with his wife, Mary. Corey Lynn Fayman has done hard time as a musician, interactive developer and theatrical sound designer, but still refuses to apologize for it. His hometown of San Diego, CA provides the backdrop for his mystery novels, including the award-winning Border Field Blues and Desert City Diva. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. For online reserved seating orders, please enter your request for a reserved seat in the comments field. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Luz Concepcion returns to Guatemala to murder Martin Benavides, the man who destroyed her family. Benavides, who rose from insurgent fighter to president, controls a major drug network. Richard Clement became Luz's resettlement officer when she was evacuated to the U.S. He now works for the CIA, which has its own reasons for eliminating Benavides. Richard's team persuades Luz to pursue a job as nanny to Benavides' grandson, Cesar, a lonely child with an absentee playboy father. The Guatemala contact for her mission is Evan McManus, an expat painter who pursues Luz, hoping to persuade her to model for him - and more. Luz initially spurns his advances, but her first terrifying encounter with Martin Benavides propels her into his arms. Complicating matters, Luz conceals from all sides her clandestine contact with her surviving cousin, Antonio Torres, a guerrilla leader fighting the government propped up by the Benavides and their drug money. Her plans unravel as, bit by bit, Luz learns that nothing is as it seems - and no one is telling the whole truth.

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Former LA County Deputy Bruno Johnson is now a bailiff in the courts having stepped down from his role on the Violent Crimes Team to spend more time with his daughter, Olivia. Bruno fears his job decision may have come too late when he gets a frantic call to extricate Olivia from a gunpoint situation in a LA gang-infested neighborhood. His desperation escalates when he realizes Louis Barkow, a stone-cold killer awaiting trial, had orchestrated that deadly tableau.

When Barkow and three other criminals break out of jail and hit the streets, Bruno is plunged back into violent crime mode. Now, the agenda is personal - Olivia has become a pawn in the desperate chase of this sinister murderer. The walls are caving in on Bruno as violence escalates in his hunt for Barkow and his heart strings are stretched to the breaking point as he struggles to protect his daughter not only from the criminal violence swirling around them, but from Olivia's own impetuous life choices.

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On a cool winter evening, a speedboat hurtles across San Diego Bay and crashes into the Admiral's Club where a farewell party for the Navy's top-secret Dolphin Divers program is underway. As guests flee the ensuing fire, a woman named Janis Withers crawls from the inferno and screams her last words - Arion has returned!

Guitar-playing private detective Rolly Waters finds himself pulled into the case when he connects Janis to a pair of dog tags left behind by Butch Fleetwood, a member of the Dolphin Divers who disappeared during a training exercise twenty years earlier.

While fending off the FBI and local police, Rolly uncovers tantalizing connections between Fleetwood, a crusading journalist, a celebrity artist, a punk rock singer, a radical animal-rights organization, and the dead woman's own dysfunctional family. As he races against the authorities to uncover Arion's true identity, Rolly's investigation begins to reverberate with his own painful history. His search for the truth leads to him to a ruined casino on a deserted Mexican island where shocking secrets are unleashed in a ruthless showdown between tormented and tormentors.

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A phone call thrusts Rick Cahill's past and all its tragic consequences into his present. Krista Landingham, his former partner on the Santa Barbara Police Department, is dead. When Rick goes to the funeral in the city where his wife was murdered and where he is seen as guilty for her death in the eyes of the police, he discovers that Krista's death may not have been a tragic accident, but murder. Hired by Krista's sister, Leah, to investigate, Rick follows clues that lead him to the truth, not only about Krista's death, but about the tragedy that ruined his life. Along the way, Leah shows him that his life can be salvaged and he can feel love again if he can just move beyond his past. But the past is Rick's present and will always be until he rights his one great wrong. In the end, Rick is left with a decision that forces him to confront the horrific actions he'll need to take to exact revenge and achieve redemption.

Toward the Light Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608093762
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - January 7th, 2020

The Heartless (A Bruno Johnson Thriller #7) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608093786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - February 4th, 2020

Ballast Point Breakdown: A Rolly Waters Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780999198988
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Konstellation Press - February 15th, 2020

Lost Tomorrows (The Rick Cahill Series #6) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781608092451
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oceanview Publishing - December 3rd, 2019