Sunday, October 6, 2013

Title: The Zen Man 
Author: Colleen Collins
Genre: Drama & Plays 

Buy: Amazon

Book Summary:
Just as washed-up criminal defense attorney, life-long Deadhead (nickname "The Zen Man"), and current PI Rick Levine decides to get relicensed as a lawyer, he's charged with killing one and ends up in the slammer with a half-mil bail.

Released on bond, Rick and his girlfriend Laura have 30 days to find the real killer. In the course of their investigations, they dig for dirt among Denver's shady legal backrooms to its tony corporate centers. Dodging bullets, a kidnapping, trumped-up charges and the FBI's unwanted intervention, Rick and Laura continue tracking key suspects who have motive...eventually learning that true redemption begins at home.


Book Review:
This well written book was an easy read. I enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. The characters are interesting with good back-stories. This fast pace book had many twists and turns; never having a slow moment. The end was kind of predictable but still a good book to read. 

I recommend this book for those who are fans of mysteries. 

About Author:
Colleen Collins is an award-winning author who's written several dozen novels for Harlequin and Dorchester. She has also indie-published a mystery novel (THE ZEN MAN) and several nonfiction books on private investigations. Her most recent release is the nonfiction book SECRETS OF A REAL-LIFE FEMALE PRIVATE EYE.

Her books have placed first in the Colorado Gold, Romancing the Rockies, and Top of the Peak contests, and placed in the finals for the Holt Medallion, Coeur de Bois Readers Choice, Award of Excellence, More than Magic, and Romance Writers of America RITA contests. The Zen Man was a semifinalist in the Best Indie Books 2012.

Colleen graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara and completed graduate work in telecommunications. She has worked as a film production assistant, improv comic, telecommunications manager, technical writer/editor, speech writer, and private investigator. All these experiences play into her writing.

She's a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Private Eye Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. 

Colleen's blog: http://colleencollinsbooks.com/





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