Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Book Launch: Devil Wind by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid


Now available from Oceanview Publishing

Devil Wind
By Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid


Description

Fired from her job as a TV producer, Sammy Greene gets a second chance when she lands an after-midnight show at a small radio station in LA. It's December 1999, days before the dawn of the new millennium. With Y2K looming and the Santa Ana winds threatening to turn the city into a fiery inferno, LA is on edge-and Sammy's listeners are burning up the phone lines predicting the end of time.

When a listener calls in to report the discovery of a burned body, Sammy starts to investigate and to her horror, learns that the victim is the wayward daughter of an old friend. As she blazes a trail to find answers, Sammy realizes that this death was no accident. All signs point to murder-murder conveniently obscured by the raging wildfires.

But Sammy's investigation takes a chilling turn when she uncovers a sinister plot that could claim thousands of innocent lives. There's evil at work in the City of the Angels. Time is running out. And Sammy Greene is playing with fire. When the Devil Wind is blowing, anything can happen. Anything.

Praise

"Bristling with suspense, Devil Wind sizzles with the heat of high-level corruption, lowdown murder, and scorching desert winds howling down Los Angeles canyons and ratcheting up the excitement. Part Raymond Chandler, part Michael Connelly, this combustible tale is perfect beach reading." -Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies

"This new whirlwind of a mystery pits the forces of justice - led by a quirky overnight radio personality - against the forces of evil from L.A.'s gritty streets, it's drug-fueled cocktail parties, and its corridors of power. Taking a scalpel to srime, corruption, and hypocracy, the authors of Devil Wind, both doctors, expose the frayed nervous system of Los Angeles at the turn of the twenty-first century, when the suffocating power of the Santa Ana winds blew into the soul of the city." - Donald Bain, author of the Murder, She Wrote mystery series
Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid

About the Authors

Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid

Deborah Shlian is a board-certified physician, medical consultant/execurive recruiter, and author of both nonfiction and fiction. Shlian, former medical writer for Dr. Art Ulene of The Today Show, has also written a popular health book used nationally by Blue Cross Blue Shield patients.

Deborah, along with her husband and co-author Joel Shlian, has written three medical mystery/thrillers: Double Illusion, Wednesday's Child, and Rabbit in the Moon. Double Illusion and Wednesday's Child have been optioned for Hollywood films.

While Medical Director of Primary Care at the UCLA Student Health Service, Deborah was a principal investigator for several clinical research projects.
After 25 years in Los Angeles, Deborah and her husband moved to Boca Raton, Florida.

Linda Reid is a physician-writer whose work has been published in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Tribune International, Salon.com, Woman's Day, Los Angeles Times, and numerous other newspapers, magazines, and web sites.

Linda was a staff writer for the TV series Family Medical Center, and has served as a medical editor and reporter for "Eyewitness News" of the CBS affiliate in Washington DC, Lifetime Medical Television, and a host of the NBC TV show "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll."

Linda started her broadcasting career as a DJ on Top 40 radio and has worked as a consultant and guest for production companies and networks such as Lorimar Telepictures, CNN, and You-TV.

Dr. Reid is a board-certified pediatrician and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She was a founding member and Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Media Resource Team.

Dr. Reid, her husband, and her three teenage children live in Los Angeles.

Available...

Find it at all major bookstores or through Oceanview Publishing

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