About the Book:
Sam Jenkins never thought about being a fish out of water during the twenty years he spent solving crimes in New York. But things change, and after retiring to Tennessee, he gets that feeling. Jenkins becomes a cop again and is thrown headlong into a murder investigation and a steaming kettle of fish, down-home style.
The victim, Cecil Lovejoy, couldn’t have deserved it more. His death was the inexorable result of years misspent and appears to be no great loss to anyone, except the prime suspect is Sam’s personal friend.
Jenkins’ abilities are attacked when Lovejoy’s influential widow urges politicians to reassign the case to state investigators.
Feeling like “a pork chop at a bar mitzvah” in his new workplace, Sam suspects something isn’t kosher when the family tries incessantly to force him out of the picture.
In true Jenkins style, Sam turns common police practice on its ear to insure an innocent man doesn’t falls prey to an imperfect system and the guilty party receives appropriate justice.
A NEW PROSPECT takes the reader through a New South resolutely clinging to its past and traditional way of keeping family business strictly within the family.
About the Author:
Wayne Zurl grew up on Long Island and retired after working for twenty years with the Suffolk County Police Department, one of the largest municipal law enforcement agencies in New York and the nation. For thirteen of those years he served as a section commander supervising investigators.
Prior to his police career, Zurl served on active duty in the US Army during the Vietnam War and later in the reserves.
In 2006 he began writing crime fiction. Seven of his Sam Jenkins mysteries have been produced as audio books and simultaneously published as eBooks. His first full-length novel, A New Prospect, traditionally published by Black Rose Writing, debuted in January 2011.
Zurl left New York to live in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee with his wife, Barbara.
For more information about Zurl or his writing, visit www.waynezurlbooks.net. Follow his book signing tour at www.booktour.com/authors/show/31206.
Connect with Wayne at Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/waynezurl or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001483038544.
I love suspenseful murder mysteries. There is just something about the rush of trying to solve the puzzle right along side the characters, that really sets my heart to pumping. LOVE the feeling. With Wayne Zurl, we get that heart pumping, fun, fast paced murder mystery in a small town.
Sam Jenkins. Now THAT is a detective who is going places! I had so much fun interacting with this small town Southern Yankee. After being retired for 14 years, Sam decides to jump back into the saddle, and take on the roll of Police Chief in Prospect, Tennessee. What he wasn’t countin’ on was a homicide to take place instantly. All points bulletin out for the killer. Sam Jenkins was a man on a mission, and when he was that mission, he got the job done!
With fun loving characters, not to mention some MAJOR southern drawl (I could just hear the way the characters were pronouncing the words!), a lot of mystery and a detective determined to right the wrongs, this novel was fantastic. It truly had me turning the pages late into the night, and picturing myself right in the middle of good ol’ Prospect.
I highly recommend this to all suspense, murder mystery lovers. Five stars and flying colors, my hats are off to a fantastic author who is going on the top of my recommendation list. I can’t wait to go back and read the other Sam Jenkins novel, as well as looking forward to many more (hint, hint, Wayne!) Sam Jenkins novels in the future.
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