LONDON, Texas – L & L Dreamspell Publishing announces the release of Thorns on Roses by Randy Rawls. Thorns on Roses (ISBN: 978-1-60318-375-8, Trade Paper, 270 pages, $14.95) is now available nationwide. Thorns on Roses is also available in an eBook edition.
An intense and exhilarating South Florida-based thriller, Thorns on Roses introduces Broward County, Florida Private Investigator Tom Jeffries. An ex-Special Forces operative and ex-Dallas cop, Tom Jeffries is a man with a past—and a man with an implicit distrust of the justice system. After all, the justice system failed his sister years before. But Tom still believes in justice—his brand of justice.
When Mary Lou Smithson, the 17-year-old stepdaughter of Tom’s best friend, Charlie Rogers, is murdered, Tom vows to avenge her death. And he’ll stop at no lengths to make sure these ruthless murderers pay.
But finding Mary Lou’s killers will bring Tom face-to-face with the Thorns on Roses, a violent and dangerous South Florida gang. With a meticulous plan to mete out justice on his terms, Tom methodically stalks the gang. As he eliminates the gang members one by one, Tom closes in on avenging Mary Lou’s murder. But the police are closing in, too—and not just getting closer to solving the crime, but getting closer to connecting the dots and revealing Tom’s connection to the case.
As the clock ticks down, Tom launches a feverish pursuit to make sure the police don’t foil his plans for vengeance. But will Tom’s burgeoning attraction to Abby Archer, the attorney assigned the task of watching over him, prove to be a fatal distraction? The stakes are high in this deadly game—and time is running out. Staying one step ahead of the law is crucial when taking the law into your own hands. Because even the tiniest misstep could be a deadly miscalculation.
A ripping read that sizzles from first page to last, Thorns on Roses is an extraordinary thriller about vengeance, justice, and one man’s quest to untangle the pieces of his own tortured past. A solid, uncompromising and gritty PI thriller, Thorns on Roses bristles with urgency. Expect the unexpected in this high-octane thrill ride.
Randy Rawls is a retired US Army Officer and Department of Defense civilian. Rawls is the author of the Ace Edwards, Dallas PI series and a number of short stories. A North Carolina native who called Texas his home for a number of years, Randy Rawls lives in South Florida. Visit Randy Rawls online at: www.randyrawls.com . L & L Dreamspell Publishing (www.lldreamspell.com) is an independent book publisher based near Houston, Texas.