by Dennis D. Wilson
on Tour October 1-31, 2017
Chicago cop Dean Wister takes a forced vacation when he is on the brink of a breakdown after the death of his wife. During his summer solstice in Jackson Hole, where he met her years before, he is called in to consult by local police when a notorious Chicago mobster is found dead in the Snake River. Dean’s investigation threatens to uncover the secrets of a group of memorable suspects, ranging from rich tycoons to modern day cowboys, and threatens to derail the Presidential prospects of the Senator from Wyoming. As Dean follows the leads from Wyoming to Chicago to Washington D.C., he also struggles to cope with the personal loss that threatens his mental stability, as the nocturnal visits from his deceased wife suppress his will to let her go and make him question his purpose in life. The climactic scenes contain reveals the reader will never see coming. A funny, romantic, sexy, roller coaster thriller.
Genre: Crime Thriller
Published by: Water Street Press
Publication Date: December 2016
Number of Pages: 304
ISBN: 978-1-62134-330-1 (ASIN: B01N682LXW)
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CM: Additional facts about the main character, Dean Wister, not included in the story.
DW: Dean’s background is pretty well fleshed out in the story, but here are 10 pieces of Wister Trivia that may interest readers:
Dean has sandy blonde hair and blue eyes and has been told he resembles Matthew McConaughey.
Dean is a lefty.
Dean is a big fan of crime novels and, in particular, James Lee Burke’s crime novels and westerns.
Dean returned an intercepted a pass in his high school state championship game of and returned it for a touchdown. His high school coach was a college classmate of the head coach of the University of Illinois, and was instrumental in arranging for Dean’s football scholarship.
Dean rides a motorcycle, but this wasn’t mentioned in the book. It could provide fodder for a future adventure.
Dean plays the banjo, and played in a bluegrass band in college.
Dean is a huge fan of Taylor Swift, and his wife Sarah would tease him incessantly about this.
Dean’s favorite movie is The Godfather, which he estimates he has seen a hundred times.
Dean’s favorite food is Chicago deep dish pizza, but he also fasts for 36 hours once each month.
Dean has never traveled outside of the U.S.
Read an excerpt:
After a career working in an international consulting firm and as a financial executive with two public companies, Dennis D. Wilson returns to the roots he established as a high school literature and writing teacher at the beginning of his career. For his debut novel, he draws upon his experiences from his hometown of Chicago, his years living, working, hiking and climbing in Jackson Hole, and secrets gleaned from time spent in corporate boardrooms to craft a political crime thriller straight from today’s headlines. Dennis lives in suburban Chicago with his wife Paula and Black Lab Jenny, but spends as much time as he can looking for adventure in the mountains and riding his motorcycle.
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