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248 pages

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She stepped from the curb and started toward Gray, speaking on her cell phone. As she got closer, her eyes suddenly widened and her mouth became a circle.

She careened into him. He lost his balance and went down hard on the pavement with the girl in his arms. Her head hit his chin; his head smacked into the asphalt.

He was dazed, aware only of screams and cries of panic from the crowd around him. Another body tumbled on top of him and that of the girl. His vision cleared enough to see the man pinning them both to the ground had a gun.

The man shrieked, "Carlita, Carlita!" She was mumbling incoherently. At the end of each unrecognizable sound, she coughed; blood flowed from her mouth. Fear in his eyes, the man placed his hand on her neck checking for a pulse as he waved the gun in the other.

Gray realized he was still clutching the girl. He felt her spasm and go limp. Then the man began to sob, deeply, his curses barely audible, buried under the sounds of his grief.

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Rio Savannah
by Tad Hutton
ISBN-10: 0-9789704-1-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-9789704-1-3

About this Book

Gray Hart's business trip to Rio turns sour quickly when he becomes a target for murder. Conversely, the son of the Brazilian millionaire he is investigating is kidnapped in Savannah by a Mexican drug lord and held for an insane ransom involving pharmaceuticals. Back in Rio, the U2 mega-concert is about to be disrupted by a commando raid, a war among slum lords, and an assault by Syrian terrorists.

Premeditated violence and mayhem are presented simultaneously in two of the world's beautiful cities. Savannah, Georgia, is the setting for a business deal, one which quickly degenerates into a below-the-radar horror show of kidnapping and murder. At the same time, Rio de Janeiro becomes the scene of high-profile terror and torture as a politician plots his way to a populist revolution and takeover. The major characters of these stories are ensnared, or ensnare themselves, in the nets of greed and deceit thrown over both cities.

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About the Author

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A world traveler and writer, Hutton's experiences in South America and Asia bring insight and veracity to this novel packed with action and suspense.

He resides on Tybee Island, Georgia, with his wife, two cats, and a Boston Whaler.

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A Review

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Historic Savannah, quirky Tybee Island, and the slums and beaches of Rio de Janeiro make fascinating backdrops for Tad Hutton's new novel, Rio Savannah. Unforgettable characters battle for love, lust, and domination.

A world traveler and writer, Hutton's experiences in South America and Asia bring insight and veracity to a novel packed with action and suspense. His characters are never dull and often wacky as they react to adversity with spirit and courage.

Rio Savannah begins with a simple business trip. Gray Hart goes to Rio de Janeiro to check on a proposed partnership just as officers of three international cartels meet in Savannah with plans to dominate the world's illegal drug trade. Simultaneously, an ambitious politician in Rio de Janeiro orchestrates kidnappings, terrorist attacks, and gang wars to force the city to seek his protection. Hart's involvement in these wild scenarios fuels his desire to repair his own life and to help his friends.

The tale's characters are lively and diverse. Gray Hart, Mario Meijo, Cathy Colley, and Gerardo Alvez drive the plot with vitality as they pursue or are pursued. The special treat of the novel is in the many characters who appear less often and who cry out for more development. Ramallah, the Syrian engineer-terrorist; Roy Bates, the macho man; Hog Falls, the taxi driver and poacher; Vic Powers, the disabled war vet are but a few with their own rousing stories. Heroic, sad, funny, and often downright crazy, these characters make the novel a reading adventure.

Rio Savannah delivers a multi-leveled range of reading pleasure. Gray's story and the stories of slum gangs and terror cells provoke the imagination as they reflect the heroes and villains of our global family. Like it or not, you experience the clash of ideology and culture in an increasingly accessible world where present-day tensions are fueled by terrorism, drugs, poverty, and greed.

Rio Savannah was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes &
ISBN-10: 0-9789704-1-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-9789704-1-3
248 pp, $14.97

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