BOOK REVIEW and $25 Gift Card GIVE AWAY - Hero Haters by Ken MacQueen
by Ken MacQueen
November 7 - December 2, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
He seeks redemption, others want revenge
Jake Ockham had a dream job, vetting nominees for the Sedgewick Medallion-the nation's highest civilian award for heroism. His own scarred hands are an indelible reminder of the single mother he failed to pull from a raging house fire; her face haunts him still. Obligations drag him back to his hometown to edit the family newspaper but attempts to embrace small-town life, and the hot new doctor, are thwarted by unknown forces. The heroes Jake vetted go missing and he becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances. Aided by resourceful friends, Jake follows a twisted trail to the Dark Web, where a shadowy group is forcing the kidnapped medalists to perform deadly acts of valor to amuse twisted subscribers to its website. To save his heroes, Jake must swallow his fears and become one himself...or die in the attempt.
Praise for Hero Haters:
"An edge of your seat thriller. MacQueen, a journalist, ratchets up the suspense and tightens the grip to the explosive end."
Robert Dugoni New York Times Bestselling Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series
"Gripping from the first page. A thrill ride with all the right moves."
Rick Mofina USA Today Bestselling Author
What an exciting debut crime thriller! In Hero Haters we meet Jack Ockham. He has his dream job – vetting nominees for the Segdewick Medallion – the nation’s highest civilian award for heroism. Drawn back to his hometown to edit the family newspaper, the heroes Jake vetted begin to go missing and he is the prime suspect. With a little help from his resourceful friends, Jake dives deep in the bowels of the dark web to figure out what is going on.
Filled with twists and turns you won’t see coming. This book will have you engaged from start to finish. It’s so good I struggled to put it down. The characters are well developed, and the backstories added to the suspense of the novel. The cast of supporting characters truly make this book while the author’s background in journalism gives the reader a firsthand look at the industry.
The descriptions are perfect! I felt like I was living the story with the characters. I am impressed with the author’s ability to weave together a complex story in this way. The writing style is easy to follow and any assumptions you make are most likely wrong, the final twist is that good!
I look forward to reading more from this author. Highly recommend!
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Adult Thriller
Published by: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: October 2022
Number of Pages: 366
ISBN: 9781509243853 (ISBN10: 1509243852)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
Read an excerpt:
Before turning to fiction, Ken MacQueen spent 15 years as Vancouver bureau chief for Maclean’s, Canada’s newsmagazine, winning multiple National Magazine Awards and nominations. He traveled the world writing features and breaking news for the magazine, and previously for two national news agencies. Naturally, he had to make Jake Ockham, his hero, a reporter, albeit a reluctant one. MacQueen also covered nine Olympic Games and drew Jake’s athletic prowess from tracking elite rowers in training and on podiums in Athens, Beijing and London. He and his wife divide their time between Vancouver, and British Columbia's Sunshine Coast.
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