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SEPTEMBER 2015 EDITION "I really liked this story from screenwriter Patrice Williams [Marks]. "The Unfinished" centers on a man brought back from the dead for 72 hours in order to identify his killer. It's written in a real conversational style, and builds up to a fun, surprising conclusion. I've already said too much." 
Derek Haas, writer of films 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious and Co-Creator of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD 

In a future where the Unfinished (murdered) are brought back to life for only 72 hours to testify against their killers before being "put down" for eternity... an Unfinished is resurrected to what he believes is his one chance to point the finger at his accused killer. 

He remembers the final details of his life; his boring job as a mattress salesman, the Dame he had high hopes for and the Mug who took his life. 

Once brought back from the dead and taken to court, this Unfinished could never have imagined what was awaiting him. 

Set in a world that is our future, giving homage to 1940's detective noir stories, "The Unfinished" serves up a twist ending that will leave you wanting to follow his story to the end.
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About the author

Patrice Williams Marks penned her first book in third grade; The Day Snoopy Got Married. While it didn't make the New York Times Best Seller List, it was an instant classic with the Nunaka Valley Elementary School staff. From that moment forward, Patrice knew she was a writer. With a zest for travel and an insatiable appetite for all things vintage and period, Patrice uses her investigative journalism background to create authentic characters to occupy the pages of her books. Patrice has a talent for shining a light on riveting, obscure true stories from times past and generating page turners. Her upcoming book series, MONTGOMERY VALE, will follow this same successful formula.

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Patrice Williams Marks
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Published on
Sep 17, 2015
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Pages
59
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ISBN
9781465818355
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.

Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.

A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated.

But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected.

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During the Great Depression, high-profile kidnappings became more and more commonplace. On December 17, 1931, self-made millionaire fashion designer Nell Donnelly becomes the next casualty.

Senator Reed, a family friend, steps in to lead the investigation. Impatient with ineffective police efforts, he is willing to go to extraordinary measures. How extraordinary? How about enlisting the help of two of Kansas City's most notorious crime bosses. This deal with two devils may very well be Reed's downfall. But more importantly, will the involvement of hardened gangsters lead to Nell Donnelly's freedom or her demise?
If you're looking for a page-turner with 1930s politicians, gangsters and a completely unexpected ending, scroll up now and BUY TODAY. 

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"I hope you don't have much planned for the next few days, because as soon as I promised I would stop reading and go to bed, I would end up grabbing my iPad for just one more chapter..."

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"ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY FABULOUS. I have always been a big fan of true crime stories and this book was one of the very, very best. Once I started reading, I absolutely couldn't stop until it was over. Also, what an unexpected and completely mind-blowing conclusion. WOW. This is a definite must-read." -Goodreads Reviewer, chelepissbcglobal.net 
"This story is better than fiction! Pour yourself a drink, light up a coffin stick, and curl up with this twisted historical tale, be ready you won't be able to set it down!"DJ6UAL An Irish Girl's Blog
"Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. It's got everything: romance, memorable characters, political corruption, gun-toting gangsters and just enough humor :) Definitely recommend it!"Megan
"I was unsure of this e-book at first, but within a few pages, I was hooked. I HAD to know what would happen to Nelly, would she escape?"Nicole Kaukinen "MommaKauk"
Keywords: 1920s, 1930s, book, detective, Gangsters, hard-boiled, Johnny lazia, Kansas City, MO, Nell Donnelly, paul donnelly, senator james reed, Speakeasy, suspense novel, The Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, thriller, tom pendergast, true crime, true story
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Her body was found on a plane that mysteriously fell from the sky as it left a secret military base in the Alaskan wilderness. Her commanding officer verifies she's dead. The US government confirms it. But Jim "Zig" Zigarowski has just found out the truth: Nola is still alive. And on the run.
Zig works at Dover Air Force Base, helping put to rest the bodies of those who die on top-secret missions. Nola was a childhood friend of Zig's daughter and someone who once saved his daughter's life. So when Zig realizes Nola is still alive, he's determined to find her. Yet as Zig digs into Nola's past, he learns that trouble follows Nola everywhere she goes.
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Together, Nola and Zig will either reveal a sleight of hand being played at the highest levels of power or die trying to uncover the US Army's most mysterious secret-a centuries-old conspiracy that traces back through history to the greatest escape artist of all: Harry Houdini.
 The words "Not Guilty" set one man free, but somehow made all African-Americans, no matter their varied opinions, the enemy."... the defendant, Orenthal James Simpson, not guilty of the crime of murder..."

The Trial of the Century had come to an end. The verdict hit the airwaves and the eyes of the nation descended on the city that made superstars out of attorneys.

As an African-American recent college graduate living and working in the city, that verdict had a profound effect on me and the life I made for myself. The trial and the shocking verdict served as the impetus for what would be months of turmoil and unrest.

Protests, debates, and incessant banter from both sides of the aisle permeated in our membranes. Lives were changed. Alliances were formed. Mistrust became the rule, not the exception. The words "Not Guilty" set one man free, but somehow made all African-Americans, no matter their varied opinions, the enemy. No one cared to seek our perspective. No one bothered to ask the right questions. We were clumped together as if our stories were one and the same.

From the horrific Rodney King assault, to the unsettling residuum following the O.J. Simpson verdict, my life changed in profound ways.

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Pulse-Pounding Book Trailer: Copy & Paste URL Into Browser: Nelly.PatriceWilliamsMarks.comBASED ON A TRUE STORY AND REAL EVENTS:
During the Great Depression, high-profile kidnappings became more and more commonplace. On December 17, 1931, self-made millionaire fashion designer Nell Donnelly becomes the next casualty.

Senator Reed, a family friend, steps in to lead the investigation. Impatient with ineffective police efforts, he is willing to go to extraordinary measures. How extraordinary? How about enlisting the help of two of Kansas City's most notorious crime bosses. This deal with two devils may very well be Reed's downfall. But more importantly, will the involvement of hardened gangsters lead to Nell Donnelly's freedom or her demise?
If you're looking for a page-turner with 1930s politicians, gangsters and a completely unexpected ending, scroll up now and BUY TODAY. 

---------------

"I hope you don't have much planned for the next few days, because as soon as I promised I would stop reading and go to bed, I would end up grabbing my iPad for just one more chapter..."

Kristen Torgerson
"ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY FABULOUS. I have always been a big fan of true crime stories and this book was one of the very, very best. Once I started reading, I absolutely couldn't stop until it was over. Also, what an unexpected and completely mind-blowing conclusion. WOW. This is a definite must-read." -Goodreads Reviewer, chelepissbcglobal.net 
"This story is better than fiction! Pour yourself a drink, light up a coffin stick, and curl up with this twisted historical tale, be ready you won't be able to set it down!"DJ6UAL An Irish Girl's Blog
"Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. It's got everything: romance, memorable characters, political corruption, gun-toting gangsters and just enough humor :) Definitely recommend it!"Megan
"I was unsure of this e-book at first, but within a few pages, I was hooked. I HAD to know what would happen to Nelly, would she escape?"Nicole Kaukinen "MommaKauk"
Keywords: 1920s, 1930s, book, detective, Gangsters, hard-boiled, Johnny lazia, Kansas City, MO, Nell Donnelly, paul donnelly, senator james reed, Speakeasy, suspense novel, The Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, thriller, tom pendergast, true crime, true story
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