Mark P. Sadler, BLOOD ON HIS HANDS, his first novel, a thriller
Over a year ago Mark Sadlers brought the first chapter of BLOOD ON HIS HANDS that he had written to El Ojito Springs and read it in front of a crowd. There he started but instead of being the first chapter of the novel it turned out to be a climatic one. It was a privilege to hear it and other chapters, and it was a privilege to read the completed work. I congratulate Mark Sadler, and am happy to say that his prose is clear, crisp, and consistently good. While I was reading it I became aware of not only how accurate his details were but also the accuracy of his prose. He is precise, which I think is one hallmark of a good writer. He is also a careful writer and has done his research. I trusted him when he took me places, places I’ve been and places I want to go.
“But I want more,” I protested. I didn’t want to put the book down or for it to end.
Now that Mark has completed an entire novel, his first, I hope he continues to write and that I’m privilege again to hear bits and pieces of it throughout the creative process. I hope he has gained the confidence needed to keep going. He has taken off with a sprint; now he faces a marathon. I obviously enjoyed the sprint. It held my interest and was suspenseful. And like Mark’s protagonist, who isn’t your typical protagonist, I’ve always wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Here is the official hook: “Michael Renton’s life seemed to end the moment he pulled the trigger sending his unfaithful wife and her lover into oblivion.
“On the lam, his journey takes him from rural Oklahoma to the glitz of Las Vegas. He had not however, anticipated the determined tenacity of private investigator Ian Walker, who tracks him down to northern Georgia onto the Appalachian Trail just outside of the Sleepy hamlet of Helen.
“Nine months later, however, when human remains are discovered by a hiker just off the Appalachian Trail with the White County coroner’s office make the right decision?”
Leaving his native West Midlands home in England in 1875 Sadler attended college in Texas, before settling down to raise a family in Oklahoma City while working as an investigator and collector for a credit collections company, and freelancing as a sports writer for local publications.
Sadler lives with his wife in Tucson Arizona, where he is working on his next novel.
For additional information visit http://www.markpsadler.com.
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