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RICK SIMONDS, in addition to writing the thrilling new novel OPERATION: MIDNIGHT, is the author of the highly acclaimed murder mysteries BLOOD CODE and BLOOD SPORT. He has been a columnist for both the Maine Sunday Telegram and the Rockland Courier Gazette and written both columns and feature articles for national trade magazines. He continues to live and write in Maine.
“Twists, turns, and conspiracy collide in the Big Easy. And distinguishing friend from foe is never easy in this fast-paced thriller.” — Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Byron Mysteries
Just when you think you have figured it out – you learn you are wrong… and the danger intensifies.
Imagine leading an idyllic life as a waiter in New Orleans only to be told by a stranger that your life is in danger and your parents are not truly yours. Lonnie Clifford, a highly gifted young man, soon learns that nothing in his life is as it seems and he is confronted with the challenges of finding who his real parents are and avoiding capture by government agents trying to bring him into the evil experimentation called “OPERATION MIDNIGHT”.
As those around him are killed, he discovers letters comprised of seemingly random words and numbers and only by solving the mystifying clues can he hope to get the answers he desperately needs. Every bit of Lonnie’s genius is challenged In this thrilling tale of betrayal and intrigue as he attempts to outwit the head of the rogue scientific operation and determine who in his life is genuinely who they say they are.
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Be prepared for edge-of-your-seat chills in BLOOD CODE
“Simonds has an exciting and entertaining hit mystery here.”
– Kennebec Journal
“I read your book in one day.
It was incredible.”
– S. Sheehan
“A terrifying tale loaded with suspense.
– Waterville Morning Sentinel
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The suspense in BLOOD SPORT is non-stop.
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News & Notes
The following review was written by Hannah Ward and posted on her blog Echoes in an Empty Room.
This was such a great thriller, that keeps the reader engaged till the end. I read it in two days as I couldn’t and didn’t want to put it down. The story follows Lonnie who is a very gifted young chap, but he learns that not everything in life is as simple as it could be. He goes on the hunt to find out who his real parents are and has to avoid capture by the government. I found it was fast paced and each chapter ends with something that makes you want to read on. It is captivating, engaging, lots of twists and turns and full of suspense. I would recommend this book for a great thriller and be keen to read more of Rick’s books in the future.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
RICK SIMONDS TO APPEAR AT SHERMAN’S
Sherman’s Book Store in the Topsham Fair Mall will host local author Rick Simonds on Saturday, November 13th from 1:00-3:00.
Simonds will be on hand to sign copies of his new thriller OPERATION: MIDNIGHT.
Best known as a long time college basketball coach at St. Joseph’s College and color commentator for the Maine Red Claws, this is his third novel to be published following his highly successful murder mysteries Blood Code and Blood Sport.
Simonds continues to live and write In Brunswick. For more information contact Sherman’s Book Store at 805-2500
To customize an order or to have Rick autograph a book, please contact him via email: email@example.com
To send Rick a payment via Venmo: Chase Publishing@ricksimonds
(paying by Venmo is $20 per book, includes shipping/taxes)
The success of any author is often determined by the reviews of his/her readers. If you enjoyed OPERATION MIDNIGHT, BLOOD CODE and BLOOD SPORT, I would greatly appreciate your sending a review to Amazon.com.
Thank you. Rick Simonds