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RELEASE DATE 06/07/2023
Salt Island
E&A Investigations

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Author: Lisa Towles

Genre: International Thriller | Private Investigator

Page Count:

Word Count: 73,000

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An international thriller spanning Southern California to the Caribbean


At the request of an old college chum, former CIA operative and private investigator Mari Ellwyn investigates the blackmailing of a CEO amid a high-profile IPO deal and a motivated witness determined to expose him for corruption and fraud. Mari’s new partner, Derek Abernathy tries to help uncover the truth behind the accidental death of two farm workers in the Central Valley, only to discover that they weren’t accidental and they’re connected to a seamy underworld of illegal drug manufacturing and toxic chemical dumping. Lured by compassion and ties to their former lives, Ellwyn and Abernathy leverage their collective experience in the biggest challenge of their lives – bringing justice and staying alive in the process.


“An exceptional thriller and a riveting work of espionage, wrongdoing, and discovery”

- Midwest Book Review

“Towles is a master when it comes to parallel storylines. Readers will love the quick pace and snappy dialogue of this thriller, and Mari is a character who jumps off the page and into your heart."

- Literary Titan

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