Saturday, October 29, 2011

Devil Wind by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid took First Place for Best Thriller

Congratulations to Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid.  Their book Devil Wind took first place for best thriller, Royal Palm Literary Award. Last year, book #1 in the Sammy Greene series "Dead Air" also won first place.

Here's a little about Devil Wind

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. But will Sammy’s second chance be her last?
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.
According to Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Spies, “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.” 

Deborah Shlian is a physician, healthcare consultant and author of numerous non-fiction articles and books as well as five award winning medical mystery/thrillers, three co-authored with her husband, Joel.  Linda Reid is a physician-broadcaster-author and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. She has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Woman's Day. Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid are also authors of Dead Air, which won top honors in the Thriller category of the National Indie Excellence 2010 Awards as well as First Place for best thriller, 2010 Royal Palm Literary Award.
Devil Wind is available in hardback, eBook and Audio formats. It can be purchased online from Amazon and Barnes and Noble or from your local bookstore.


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