Tuesday, August 9, 2011

AND INTRODUCING…

RANDALL WILLINGHAM’S first impression of Del Shannon, maybe a dancer from one of the clubs. She was slender in tight-fitting jeans and sandals, a halter top snugged down to a flat, bare midriff. She had a small gold ring pierced into her navel and a tiny, yellow crescent moon tattooed on the outside of her left wrist. She had attitude, this girl. What threw him, though, was the hair. It was cropped short like a boy’s. A blonde sprig of it had fallen across her eyes,that day she walked off the elevator and into his office…



There’s a new girl on the thriller scene. Her name is DEL SHANNON. She’s twenty-nine years old, lean and beautiful, comfortable in boots and jeans. She prefers beer to wine. Takes her meals at the bar, more often than not. And her love-life, to date, is mostly hit-and-run.

“Check this out!” guys might say. “Where’d she come from?” women might ask.

Del works for Desert Sands Covert, an investigative firm in Tucson, Arizona, that specializes in finding and recovering missing persons. And, as a young women in a man’s world, she’s starting to develop something of a reputation for being especially good at what she does.

Her weapon of choice is the Baby Eagle—.357 semi-automatic, narrow profile, slim grip to accommodate a woman’s hand. You’ll spot it tucked into the waistband at the small of her back.

She’s impetuous—something that her boss Randall fears will one day lead to her demise. But her instincts are quick and she’s determined to survive at all costs.

Her debut thriller, Nazareth Child, takes Del into the mountainous reaches of Kentucky, and into confrontation with the infamous faith healer, Silas Rule, in search of the mother she’s never known. This fist dangerous, and emotionally ravaging journey, serves to forge Del’s metal and prepare her for a long and prosperous investigative career.

Says Publisher’s Weekly…

“Del Shannon has the makings of a solid series character.”

I’ve fallen in love with this girl. I hope you all will too.

NAZARETH CHILD, is now available on Amazon.com. Stay tuned for Adventure Two , coming in September 2012.

11 comments:

Lisa Bork said...

Del sounds like a great girl, Darrell. Is Del short for something?

Congrats on your Publisher's Weekly review and best of luck with your new release!!

Lois Winston said...

Best of luck with the new release, Darrell!

Robin Allen said...

Del sounds like an American version of Nikita. I kinda want to be her friend, but she also kinda scares me. May you and she entertain the masses!

Vicki Doudera said...

Congrats, Darrell! Welcome to the fold!

Beth Groundwater said...

Wowzer, this looks like a character who can stand up to Lisbeth Salander!

Darrell James said...

Thanks, Lisa and Lois.
Robin- She's really quite nice when you get to know her.
Vicki- Thanks, and love your new photo.
Beth- Should Del sell as well.

Kathleen Ernst said...

Have fun with the new release! I'm sure Del, with a bio like that, will win many followers in short order. I think character is most important in any book, and it sounds like you've created a compelling woman we'll want to keep reading about.

Shannon said...

With a name like that how can she go wrong!

Alan Orloff said...

A great read! I can't wait for the next one. Well done, sir!

Alice Loweecey said...

Best of luck, Darrell!

Keith Raffel said...

She prefers beer to wine? My kind of woman.