Friday, January 31, 2014

Green Valley by Israel Parker: Spotlight and Review


Release Date: 11/28/2013
Number of Pages: 352
The year is 2036 and the United States is pulling out of an economic crisis, thanks to new industries and technologies that thrive in Green Valley, Ohio. Regarded as “America’s Hope,” the city also boasts being named the safest city in America for five years running. But now Green Valley, one of only a handful of cities protected by the still-experimental Unified Enforcement Police, struggles to catch a new-era murderer who continues to kill and elude capture. As the elite federal police close in on the killer, they discover that something darker has infiltrated their perfect city.

Happily bumbling through his predictable life, Milton Simon comes face-to-face with murderer Clarence Jasper and is surprised to find that the killer has a message for him: JOIN ME. Milton soon learns that not only is Green Valley not the safe haven everyone perceives it to be; it’s Hell on Earth.

                   4 STARS
This page-turner grabbed me from the start and was relentlessly suspenseful to the end.  The characters are devilishly delightful.  Here you will find a peaceful, progressive city in which people live productive, happy lives – on the surface.  But this faux-Eden is not what it seems.  There is a serpent in the garden and it’s not the elusive murderer, Clarence Jasper.  As Milton Simon tracks the outlaw he uncovers a harrowing secret that causes him to question everything he previously held sacred.
This book is original and intense.  I became fully immersed in the action, and was supremely disappointed when the book ended with a cliff-hanger. The next book will be a “Must Read” for me.
This book was given to me in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
Israel Parker is a former Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer, Coast Guard Officer, and author of widely successful YA book, The Anne Marie.
In 2004, Israel was stationed at Air Station New Orleans, one of the Coast Guard’s busiest air, search and rescue units. One year later, Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed the Crescent City. He participated in countless daring rescues. These experiences fueled his desire to tell his stories.
Israel currently is stationed in Barboursville, West Virginia with his wife Melanie, their two children and their faithful Basset Hound, Roxanne. He remains on active duty, serving his country as a Coast Guard Officer.

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kathy p said...

Love finding new to me authors!

V Denis said...

Sounds fantastic.. real thriller yet ultra mysterious.. definitely checking it out.