Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mystery/thriller "Utopia Texas" - highly-recommended, and $0.99 today

Looking for a top-rated thriller? You can't go far wrong with this highly-praised novel, from Texas surgeon Michael Glasscock. Available today for $0.99!

"Recommended! A great writer introduces you to well-developed memorable characters, unique places and cultures, and interweaves interesting plots. Michael Glasscock has accomplished all these things and I hope he writes more adventures about Monty Kilpatrick and the Texas hill country. Stayed up all night finishing the book (unusual for me), and it prompted me to think a lot about the war on drugs and the border." -- Racer1, Amazon reviewer

Utopia Texas, by Michael E. Glasscock

In the quiet town of Utopia, Texas, life is simple. Monty Kilpatrick does his duty as a local game warden, catching poachers, smoking too many cigarettes, and trying to keep his marriage afloat. Most days he thinks about the loss of his young son and how to not be tempted to stray from his vows by one of the local girls.

But just across the border in Mexico, drug cartel kingpin Juan Diaz is running his empire with an iron fist. Utopia is part of the cartel's main trafficking routes, and when Monty arrests Diaz’s brother during what he thought was a routine traffic stop, the men’s paths cross. In a moment, the formerly peaceful Utopia becomes a warzone.

Set in cartel haciendas and the rugged Texas landscape and featuring plenty of guns, explosions, and helicopters, Utopia, Texas pits Monty and Juan against each other, both bound by the opposing set of laws they’ve chosen to follow. In order to save his town, his wife, and his pride, Monty must be ready to lose everything he holds true.


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Meet the Author

For the first eight years of his life Michael E. Glasscock III lived on his grandfather's cattle ranch, about five miles south of the small community of Utopia, Texas. Michael decided to study medicine, and he graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School at age twenty-four. Nashville, Tennessee, was the site of Dr. Glasscock's otology/neurotology practice, where he was associated with Vanderbilt University as a clinical professor, and where he continues to be part of the faculty as an adjunct professor. Dr. Glasscock retired from full-time clinical practice in 1997 and moved back to Texas where he continues to work as a consultant for three major medical device companies. He now lives in Austin, Texas, and performs surgery at the Glasscock Hearing Implant Center in Houston.

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