Pieces of January

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A record breaking cold front has dropped a foot of snow on Shenandoah County and brought activity on the lake to a near standstill. All is well with ex-Army Special Forces member, Salem Matthews, and his family…until a dead body is found.

Two more murders, by a group calling itself the Committee for Morality and Decency, spurs Salem to take action. When he finds a note in his own mailbox, he knows it’s time to find and eliminate the members of the Committee, before they can destroy his family and community.

Time is running out, and it appears the killer is just getting started.
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Simon and Schuster
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Jun 20, 2018
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Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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A deadly menace stalks the placid shores of Shenandoah Mountain Lake. A serial killer is on the loose and the bodies are piling up. The residents of Shenandoah County are terrified, afraid to leave their homes and hoping for news of the killer’s capture before there’s another victim. With over five hundred miles of shoreline to cover, the sheriff’s office cannot protect the local citizens.
Leading citizen Salem Matthews is worried. As an important property owner and business manager he knows that he and his family could be a prime target. When a valued employee and friend becomes the next murder victim, Salem and his buddy Anderson, both ex-military special forces, realize the backwater sheriff hasn’t a clue. If the killer is to be stopped, Salem and Anderson have to do it.
The killer is smart. With no discernible con-nection among the victims and no physical evidence left at any of the crime scenes, Salem and Anderson don’t know where to begin.
There are plenty of suspects such as the mysterious pastor of Holy Covenant Spiritual Center; the strange psychiatrist who has turned the former Lakeside Academy elementary school into a mental health facility; the manager and employees of Pirates South, the enormous and strange theme park that has recently opened on the lake’s western shore.
As Salem and Anderson close in on the crazed predator, they know they’re in a race against time before they become targets themselves.

"Full of suspense... A definite page-turner!"—Sandra Ely, Author of the "Immortal Hearts" series.

“...the bucolic Shenandoah mountains of Virginia...the unlikely setting for...gruesome murders...”—Rodney Page, Author of "Powers Not Delegated" and "The Xerces Factor."

“...hard to put down...keeps you guessing at each turn of the pages...A good read for a rainy and dark afternoon...” —Grant R Gregory , Author of the "Critter Corner Blog", http://thevlm.org/critter-corner

“...powerful characters...keeps his readers guessing...A must read for all murder mystery aficionados”.—G.J. Wise, Author of the paranormal horror novel "Spiritwood".

“...Rate it a five of five and suggest you put Mr. Paxton on your list of "to read" authors.”—Danney Clark, author of "Shield of Faith."

"...a serial killer who likes his victims young, female, and available...”—Jess Frankel, author.

“...[gives]the "Who Done It"...a shot of twisted adrenaline that will have readers hanging onto each line.”—James Sanders, author of "Situations: An Urban Crime Novel"

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