Sunday, November 27, 2011
Say Hello To Jack Davis
Say hello to Jack Davis, star of my Jack Davis Thriller series. Jack is a mid-50ish FBI Agent whose life is turned upside down when he develops a movement disorder that makes him shake when he should shoot. The disorder is called Tics (a lousy name for a disorder if you ask me - nothing sexy about it). As Jack observes, it's not life threatening or life shortening but it is life annoying.
Jack and I share this movement disorder and creating his character has been a great way for me to process my own life-changing experience. I guess that's what they mean when they say "write what you know"!
These books were originally released in 2008 and 2009 by Kensington Publishing as original paperbacks. I'm thrilled to have gotten the rights back and to have the chance to introduce Jack all over again.
In the first book in the series, Shakedown, when Jack investigates a mass murder, a leak of crucial information and his imploding personal life throw him into the ultimate danger zone - where truth lies at the heart of betrayal.
And, if that wasn't enough....
In the second book, The Dead Man, participants in a study of the brain start to die exactly as they dreamed they would. When Jack investigates, he crosses paths with a serial killer and finds himself on both sides of the law and in the path of a murderer's terrifying rage.
Two of the best writers in the business, Michael Connelly and Robert Crais, had this to say about the Jack Davis thrillers.
Connelly says, "Shakedown is a really fine novel. Joel Goldman has got it locked and loaded and full of the blood of character and the gritty details that make up the truth. Page for page, I loved it."
And Robert Crais raves that The Dead Man is "a masterful blend of rock-solid detective work and escalating dread...both a top-notch thriller and a heart-rending story of loss, courage and second chances. I loved it."
Boy, after all that, how can you pass up Shakedown and The Dead Man? You can't. So grab them today for yourself and, while you're at it, give a few to your family and friends for the holidays!
Posted by Joel Goldman at 1:48 PM