Saturday, December 01, 2007
Note from Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein sent a note since I'm giving away Hell for the Holidays in this week's contest. After reading it, you'll want to win even more!
How come when everybody else looks at Thanksgiving they see turkey and pumpkin pie while I see the potential for a catastrophic terrorist attack?
Guess that’s why I’m a thriller writer.
Once a year, I change hats – take off the mystery one, put on the thriller. Yes, all my John Ceepak Jersey Shore mysteries are page-turners but with the Christopher Miller Holiday Thrillers, you’ll be flipping pages so fast, you might get a paper cut.
What’s the difference between a mystery and a thriller? I think of mysteries as “whodunit?” puzzles. Thrillers are more “how do we stop the bad guys from doing it again?” And thrillers move at a breakneck speed guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
My brand new thriller is called HELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS. It’s not about my in-laws making an extended trip to New York. Or a visit to the Toys R Us in Times Square on Christmas Eve.
It’s about a big “What If” namely: What if America's most lethal terrorist threat came from a jihad of home-grown American extremists instead of Muslims?
In the explosive sequel to Slay Ride, FBI legend Christopher Miller returns for a page-turning countdown to a Thanksgiving Day attack in New York City.
A White Supremacist hate group has smuggled in a stinger missile and recruited an army marksman—a nightmare vision of a new and more talented Timothy McVeigh.
Here’s what some critics have had to say about the story:
"Entertaining as hell. This book will take your mind off the leftovers and erase any thoughts of napping." -- Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine
"Grabenstein's gripping second holiday thriller [has] a spectacular finish. This rapid-fire entertainment is sure to please Grabenstein's fans." -- Publisher's Weekly
I’m happy to hear that Lesa is giving away a couple copies. She runs a great blog and incredible contests.
So, Helly Holidays, everybody! I hope you enjoy the read.
Hell for the Holidays by Chris Grabenstein. Carroll & Graf, ©2007, ISBN 978-0786720613 (paperback), 400p.