Friday, November 16, 2007

Try Dying by James Scott Bell

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE James Scott Bell books and I was so excited to get notification that I was going to get to review his newest book. This book did not disappoint. If you haven't read books by this author before, this is a wonderful one to begin your obsession with. His books revolved around the law with just the right touch of Christian values-kind of like a Christian John Grisham. Try Dying is sure to keep you interested from the first page to the last.

About the Book:
On a wet Tuesday morning in December, Ernesto Bonilla, twenty-eight, shot his twenty-three-year-old wife, Alejandra, in the backyard of their West 45th Street home in South Los Angeles. As Alejandra lay bleeding to death, Ernesto drove their Ford Explorer to the westbound Century Freeway connector where it crossed over the Harbor Freeway and pulled to a stop on the shoulder.Bonilla stepped around the back of the SUV, ignoring the rain and the afternoon drivers on their way to LAX and the west side, placed the barrel of his .38 caliber pistol into his mouth, and fired.

His body fell over the shoulder and plunged one hundred feet, hitting the roof of a Toyota Camry heading northbound on the harbor Freeway. The impact crushed the roof of the Camry. The driver, Jacqueline Dwyer, twenty-seven, an elementary schoolteacher from Reseda, died at the scene.

This would have been simply another dark and strange coincidence, the sort of thing that shows up for a two-minute report on the local news--with live remote from the scene--and maybe gets a follow-up the next day. Eventually the story would go away, fading from the city's collective memory.

But this story did not go away. Not for me. Because Jacqueline Dwyer was the woman I was going to marry.

About James:
James Scott Bell is a former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He is also the fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine and adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University.

His book on writing, Plot and Structure is one of the most popular writing books available today. The national bestselling author of several novels of suspense, he grew up and still lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next Buchanan thriller.

To check this book out for yourself, click here. You will not regret it!

Smiles and Loves! Janis

4 comments:

daisyaday said...

Just got my book, Mosaic, in the mail today! Thank you so much!!!

I can't wait to get dinner cleaned up so I can go hide out and start reading.

It feels like Christmas. I love this!

tnd311 said...

Hi, just caught a glimps of this webpage. How awesome to find someone who reads christian books fiction as well as nonfiction.

I have started a book club in my apartment complex and wondered what you do with all the books you read... have you considered donating them to a library, less fortunate or even say a book club?

send me a note.

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Very good question, tnd311. Actually, I donate all of the books that I receive to review to my town's library. We live in a very small town that does not get much support from the local government, so I give them all of the books after I review them. Thanks for visiting my blog!

windycindy said...

Hi, Please enter me in your book contest. I appreciate it! Cindi
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