Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pg. 69: Richard Taylor's "Red Mist"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Red Mist by Richard Taylor.

About the novel:
You are U.S. Army Military Intelligence trainee David Dengler. Following Army M.I. tradition, you are sent on a training exercise to a city you’ve never visited before and ordered to surveil a public person (‘public persons’ having little recourse if their privacy is invaded). You can’t believe your good fortune. You draw the assignment to surveil Marilyn Monroe. It is early August, 1962, and you have just been made a witness to the murder of Hollywood’s biggest star.

Red Mist is a fast-paced thriller that recreates the world of 1960s America, a decade obsessed with sex, violence, and espionage. Follow David Dengler as he flees from unknown assassins, and struggles to stay alive as dark forces compress him from all sides, driving him to a rendezvous with death... in Dealey Plaza.
Read an excerpt from Red Mist, and learn more about the book and author at Richard Taylor's website.

Richard Taylor's debut novel, The Haunting of Cambria, was released in 2007.

The Page 99 Test: The Haunting of Cambria.

The Page 69 Test: Red Mist.

--Marshal Zeringue