Monday, January 2, 2012

The Butterfly Forest by Tom Lowe



He hid the old pencil-drawn map for 40 years.

The guards never found it.

After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest.

College graduate student Molly Monroe is about to release rare butterflies not far from where the FBI used 4,000 bullets in a shootout to kill Ma Barker and one of her gangster sons in 1935. Molly snaps a picture that will frame something she never sees coming.

Sean O'Brien does see something -- a predator. Between the sea of cars in a Walmart parking lot. Walking quickly. Stalking two women.

As O’Brien tries to prevent the abduction, he opens the door to a new relationship. And he opens a dark door to a horror that is secluded within the forest. He follows veiled tracks that lead him farther into the woods where an evil from the past intersects with a frightening presence to form a volatile trap with only one way out.

About the Author

Tom Lowe's latest mystery/thriller novel, The Butterfly Forest, marks the third book in the Sean O'Brien series. Tom's first novel, A False Dawn, was published by St. Martins Press in 2009.  In 2010, St Martins Press published The 24th Letter.  His next novel, Gravity, is a stand-alone thriller.  GRAVITY will be published in April. 

Tom is an award-winning documentary writer/director whose films air nationwide on PBS. As he writes his books, Tom draws from his travels around the world and his background as a print and broadcast journalist. Tom is a sailor and SCUBA diver. He lives in Florida.

The Butterfly Forest is available on Amazon

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