Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pg. 69: Mark Arsenault's "Loot the Moon"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Loot the Moon by Mark Arsenault.

About the book, from the publisher:
From the Shamus Award nominee of Spiked comes this much-anticipated sequel to the highly acclaimed Gravewriter

In this next electifying thriller from up-and-coming author Mark Arsenault, former journalist and beaten-down gambler Billy Povich returns to aid Martin Smothers, the Patron Lawyer of Hopeless Causes.

Martin’s old law partner, the well-respected superior court judge Gilbert Harmony, has been shot by a thief who dies in a car crash. The cops close the case, but Martin doesn’t believe a two-bit shoplifter would suddenly kill a judge---somebody must have paid him to do it.

The suspects range from a vengeful mobster to a jealous brother to the judge's widow, and---oops---his mistress and her son. And as Billy comes closer to the truth, it isn't long before the killer takes aim at him.
Read an excerpt from Loot the Moon, and learn more about the author and his work at Mark Arsenault's website.

The Page 69 Test: Loot the Moon.

--Marshal Zeringue