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Posted on 11/16/2017 11:20:18 PM PST by Jeff Chandler
Combine a hitman, a suspicious federal agent, a world-famous graphic novelist and a daredevil journalist and you get a Molotov cocktail of mishaps in Phoenix native and former truck driver Jeffrey Yochims pulp thriller. Collateral Crimes (West Wave Publishing, $14.99) chronicles the adventures of novelist and murder witness Jonathan Starker, who hitches a ride to a comic book convention and finds himself on the run from an ATF agent and a ruthless hitman. The story, a slow burner at the start but fast-paced enough to keep readers flipping pages think murder, truck hijackings and pesky witnesses grows more complex when a massive gun-laundering operation is thrown into the mix. Theres plenty of suspense to satisfy thriller enthusiasts, with some romance in between to keep the story spicy until the end.
Jeffrey Yochim’s Amazon author page.
Nice thread hijack.
Yes, I liked it. LOL
Kudos on your achievement.
The content of this post is a review of my debut novel, taken from the December issue of Phoenix Magazine, but you're welcome to tag a promotion of your books onto it.
Collateral Crimes is the best crime thriller Ive read in years. Its a riveting, fast-moving, well-crafted page turner that had me hooked from the beginning. I especially enjoyed the geographical settings that take place in rural and the wilderness of Arizona’s rugged Sierra Ancha Mountains where the climax of the story takes place. Yochim demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the places he writes about. I’ve been to those locales many times and the author’s accuracy is spot on. Readers should keep in mind Yogi Berras sage advice, It aint over til its over.
Marshall Trimble, Arizona State Historian
Best thread hijack EVER!
Good luck with your book.
If you're looking for conservative manifestos (or how to sail), read Travis's books. Apparently many people do read them and enjoy them immensely.
But if you're looking for escapist entertainment, Collateral Crimes might be more to your liking. It's sort of The Fugitive meets Romancing the Stone.
Thanks, Jeff. Im looking for a weekend read.
Best of luck,
From the acknowledgements:
Hickok45 and Clinton Armer for their technical firearms reviews.
What do you need a gun for?
Insurance. In case we have to stop in the middle of nowhere, I dont want to get jacked. The desert is full of predators, my friend, some of them animals, some of them human.
He was trying to sound like a movie character, but Jonathan couldnt tell which one. Well, if you think you need it, why lock it up?
Its not legal for me to carry a firearm in California. He smiled and said, But this is Arizona, Johnny.
Jonathan was pretty sure that one was Jack Nicholson.
Semi-dystopian yes, fantasy no. Not fantasy because nobody flies, nobody time travels, nobody reads minds. It all happens in the real world, where all the rules of physics apply. Semi-dystopian, because my novels are not set in some future post-apocalyptic landscape, but only a few years ahead in a recognizable society that is in the process of slow-motion entropic collapse.
but only a few years ahead in a recognizable society that is in the process of slow-motion entropic collapse.
But for the last election Id be saying they read like documentaries.
Who is your favorite author?
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