My friend Zoe Sharp and her "Charlie Fox" books are already a success in the UK and now she’s about to hit our shores with the fourth novel in the series. Judging by the starred, rave review in Publisher’s Weekly, she could be poised for even greater success here:
Sharp’s aim is dead on in her stunning U.S. debut, the fourth
book to star ultra-cool biker chick Charlie Fox. The no-nonsense, 26-year-old
Charlie, a former British Army soldier (and survivor of a gruesome gang rape)
has joined the protection agency of her ex-lover, Sean Meyer. On her first
assignment, Charlie finds herself on a too thrilling roller-coaster ride in
Florida, guarding geeky 15-year-old Trey Pelzner, son of Keith, a computer whiz
working for a small software company specializing in accounting and data
manipulation. After an attempt is made on Trey’s life, Charlie calls for backup
that turns out to be anything but and soon discovers that Keith–the developer
of a faulty stock indicator program–has vanished, as has Sean. Action-packed,
tightly plotted and with an irresistible first-person narration, this crisp,
original thriller should win Sharp (Hard Knocks , etc.) plenty of American fans.
Agent, Anubis Literary Agency (U.K.) . (Sept.)
I’ll be signing with Zoe on Sept. 14 at noon at the Mystery Bookstore in Westwood, CA and at 7 p.m. at Mysteries to Die For in Thousand Oaks. I suggest you order one of her signed books in advance because the first editions are likely to sell out fast.