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Take the Shot
by Bob McElwain
About this Book
The vicious attacks of a serial rapist-killer have
gone largely unnoticed. But the accidental discovery
of the body of his latest victim brings wide media
When reporter Lisa Anders sees a man shot to death
only a few feet from her, she becomes terrified.
The man was killed by accident; she was the intended
target because she can identify the killer, the same
man who attacked her seven years ago.
With the help of Todd Hallster, an ex-cop, and LAPD's
Lt. Parker, Lisa tracks down the killer and he's taken
into custody. But the killer proves to be extremely
rich and powerful. And in court, it all boils down to
Lisa's word against his. In the end, it's up to a jury.
However the jury decides, Lisa knows she remains
at risk. For if he goes free, he'll want to tie up loose
ends. If convicted, he has ample funds to extract revenge.
About the Author
Bob McElwain, a native of Los Angeles, California, taught mathematics and computer science in secondary schools and colleges there for thirty-two years. Now retired, he lives in Mariposa, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, ten miles west of Yosemite National Park.
Bob has been a fan of fiction since childhood, and is always working on another story. He is the author of Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989) and six other novels available from Foremost Press. He says, "I believe the price a woman may pay as a consequence of being raped is much too high. Take the Shot is a story of such a woman."
Suspense and Fast-Paced Action
from Foremost Press
Cedarburg, Wisconsin - Take the Shot, by Bob McElwain, a native of Los Angeles, California, has been published by Foremost Press.
About the book: When the body of the latest victim of a serial rapist
is accidently discovered, Lisa Anders knows she is also slated to die, for she can identify the killer. Should she flee? Abandon her hopes and dreams for a
successful career? Or stay and tough it out? With ex-cop Todd Hallster at her side, Lisa reluctantly decides to stay. Immediately she realizes she may have made the greatest mistake of her life, one she may not survive.
About the author: McElwain is well known for his fast-paced action tales, played out in and around his native city of Los Angeles. His richly crafted stories play like a movie in your mind, and you feel you actually know his strong characters.
From the publisher: "McElwain's sensitivity manifests itself in this tale of a serial rapist," says publisher Mary Holzrichter. "We believe Take the Shot is a valuable addition to the handful of books we publish each year."
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ISBN 0-9748921-0-6, 174 pp, $12.97
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Suspense and Fast-Paced Action
from Foremost Press
Cedarburg, Wisconsin - Take the Shot by Bob McElwain.
A native of Los Angeles, California, McElwain uses this setting for this tale of a serial rapist who murders his victims, then buries their bodies. Unexpectedly, the grave of his latest victim is discovered, and the hunt is on.
From what she knows of this crime, Lisa Anders, a young writer for a LA newspaper, knows the killer is the same man who raped her nine years ago. And she knows she is now marked for death because she can identify him. In seeking to avoid pursuers, she meets Todd Hallster, an ex-cop, a mix-it-up kind of guy, yet one who is always ready to help when he can make a difference.
Together, Lisa and Todd with a supporting cast of vivid and delightful characters, uncover the identity of the killer, and ultimately capture him. In court, however, the man's wealth and power make a conviction unlikely.
Wrapping with a double twist, this tale will fascinate fans of the fast-paced action genre. From start to finish, all is one grand acceleration of action and suspense.
While McElwain never wastes words, he does omit details some might wish had been included. For example, the killer is obviously a sociopath, without conscience or the constraints of emotions. While there are clear indicators that this is so, details about this deviate personality are lacking. To be fair, in focusing on the actions of the character rather than his personality, McElwain may have taken the best course. As is always the case, the reader will decide.
If you enjoy a tautly drafted tale that moves swiftly, you'll enjoy this one. Mix in boldly drawn characters you'd love to meet, and you have a must-read story you'll find difficult to lay aside until you have read the last word on the last page.
Take the Shot was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered at ForemostPress.com. ISBN 0-9748921-0-6, 174 pp, $12.97