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jlapier from Portland, OR is reading The Echo by James Smythe January 20, 2012 - 6:25pm

What's up all. I'm here to promote my first novel, self-published. It's science fiction, mostly on the adventure and mystery side of things, not overly epic or overly techie. Synopsis:

Jack Jackson – just “Jax” to his friends, if he had any – finds his life turned upside-down when a small, domed neighborhood on the fourth planet orbiting Barnard’s Star loses life support on his watch. Just a lowly operator, Jax is accused of mass homicide, arrested, and faced with a mound of impossible evidence against him.

His only ally is Stanford Runstom, an officer of Modern Policing and Peacekeeping. Runstom is a detective at heart, passed over for promotion time and time again, just waiting for a chance to blow open a meaningful case and make something of his career and his life, even if it means risking everything.

Together, the two will try to exonerate Jax by finding the real killer, still at large and protected by layer upon layer of obscurity. They’ll face off against space gangs, greedy politicians, and corrupt cops along the road that takes them off the planet Jax has never left before in his life and into the depths of space.

You can get the ebook for free by registering for my newsletter. More details: http://openbookfiction.com/books/unexpected-rain/

Or you can just go there and read the first 9 chapters for free, and if you're dying to read the rest, send me a PM and I'll gladly send you the full ebook.


- Jason

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jl85 from originally East Tennessee now Southern California is reading everything I can January 21, 2012 - 12:30pm

Jason - just signed up and looking forward to reading your book in the near future!

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor January 21, 2012 - 2:55pm

I just signed up as well. Sounds like an interesting premise. Cant wait to crack it

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jlapier from Portland, OR is reading The Echo by James Smythe January 22, 2012 - 2:07pm

Thanks, Josef and Hetch! Definitely let me know what you think.