Cluster of Lies

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mount Sopris Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
326
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.73 X 9.0 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781943593163
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About the Author

Samuel Marquis is a bestselling, award-winning suspense author. He works by day as a VP-Hydrogeologist with an environmental firm in Boulder, Colorado, and by night as a spinner of historical and modern suspense yarns. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geology, is a Registered Professional Geologist in eleven states, and is a recognized expert in groundwater contaminant hydrogeology, having served as a hydrogeologic expert witness in several class action litigation cases. He also has a deep and abiding interest in military history and intelligence, specifically related to the Golden Age of Piracy, Plains Indian Wars, World War II, and the current War on Terror. His first two thrillers, The Slush Pile Brigade and Blind Thrust, were both #1 Denver Post bestsellers for fiction, and his first three novels received national book award recognition. The Slush Pile Brigade was an award-winning finalist in the mystery category of the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Blind Thrust was the winner of the Foreword Reviews' Book of the Year (HM) and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and an award-winning finalist of the USA Best Book Awards and Beverly Hills Book Awards (thriller and suspense). His third novel, The Coalition, was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for a political thriller. Ambassador Marc Grossman, former U.S. Under Secretary of State, proclaimed, "In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers, an education in geology, and a clarifying reminder that the choices each of us make have a profound impact on our precious planet." Former Colorado Governor Roy Romer said, "Blind Thrust kept me up until 1 a.m. two nights in a row. I could not put it down. An intriguing mystery that intertwined geology, fracking, and places in Colorado that I know well. Great fun." Kirkus Reviews proclaimed The Coalition an "entertaining thriller" and declared that "Marquis has written a tight plot with genuine suspense." James Patterson compared The Coalition to The Day After Tomorrow, the classic thriller by Allan Folsom. Other book reviewers have compared Book #1 of Marquis's World War Two Trilogy, Bodyguard of Deception, to the spy novels of John le Carre, Daniel Silva, Ken Follett, and Alan Furst.

Reviews

"In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers, an education in geology, and a clarifying reminder that the choices each of us make have a profound impact on our precious planet." -Ambassador Marc Grossman, former U.S. Under Secretary of State "With Cluster of Lies, Marquis continues to keep me awake at night. I enjoy how he blends together science and his knack for storytelling to craft an insightful and entertaining tale. He causes me to stop and think, then jump right back into the action." -Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado "In Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis touches all the bases. He starts with a murder and the action doesn't let up until the very last page in this compelling environmental thriller that is often uncomfortably realistic." -Charles Salzberg, Author of The Henry Swann Detective Series "With Blind Thrust, Cluster of Lies, and his other works, Samuel Marquis has written true breakout novels that compare favorably with-and even exceed-recent thrillers on the New York Times Bestseller List. [He is] constantly tightening plot, character, and upping the stakes and tension to make sure that they are genuinely great stories." -Pat LoBrutto, Former Editor for Stephen King and Eric Van Lustbader (Bourne Series) "Marquis is a master of dialogue in this thriller with a social conscience. Deftly taking on the mystery of a cancer cluster at the Dakota Ranch outside Denver, Cluster of Lies is an action-packed, page-turner. And, "warts and all," geologist Joe Higheagle is a new American hero who won't stop until justice is served." -Kelly Oliver, Author of The Jessica James Mysteries, Wolf and Coyote. "In today's environmentally challenged world, Joe Higheagle is the man I want in my corner. Well-written, fast paced, Samuel Marquis' Cluster of Lies is a must read thriller." -Debra H. Goldstein, Author of Should Have Played Poker "Cluster of Lies takes you into seamy nether regions, where greed and subterfuge prey on good people's ignorance and government inattention. It takes a potent and imperfect hero to save an imperfect world, and Joe Higheagle's on point. Buckle in for an action-packed enviro-thriller filled with fear and loathing." -Prof. J.R. Welch, Author/Editor of Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout: White Mountain and Cibecue Apache History Through 1881