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Dear Agent for a Day,
Now that Dan Taylor’s back home in North Carolina, and a rookie detective for the Raleigh Major Crimes Unit, he can’t be sure which part will be the worst:
The deadly mistake from his past?
The constant battle with his faith?
Harris, the senior partner he hates?
Or their first case together?
Someone is picking off members of the southern publishing industry using a variety of religious punishments, and calling himself ‘The Messenger.’ Taylor and Harris receive a cryptic note announcing that they have just one weekend to discover what ‘the message’ is, and the bodies keep piling up. They must battle the Messenger, the FBI, their captain, and each other, all while finding a way to save a writer they may dislike more than the killer. As the deadline closes in, Dan discovers an ally he never expected to hear from again, and finds himself fighting to save his family and his life.
Complete at approximately 70,000 words, THE MESSENGER is a fast-paced mystery with an inexperienced protagonist who must reexamine his beliefs and his resolve in the face of the most dangerous thing he’s ever encountered.
My first short story is forthcoming in the next issue of Spinetingler Magazine, and I teach high school British Literature and Creative Writing in North Carolina. This is my first novel.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
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