Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Motor City Thriller

Jim DeLorey’s ‘Scream Cruise: A Motor City Thriller’ offers a high-octane blend of suspense, action, humor and romance

In Jim DeLorey’s Scream Cruise: A Motor City Thriller, metro Detroit is being terrorized by a series of appalling car and bus bombings in the days leading up to the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise. Then local officials receive a demand for $25 million from a group calling themselves "Al-Qaeda in Detroit” to stop the bombings.

Local FBI agent McCoy Johnson, an Iraq bomb squad veteran, is brought in on the case.  He soon discovers that the bombers have it in not only for the city of Detroit but for him personally.  With the death toll mounting, McCoy - aided by a wisecracking partner, the spirit of his murdered sister, and an Internet porn magnate known as Willie the Pimp - finds himself racing around the city to stop the slaughter. In the few moments when he has time to breathe, he also runs into romantic complications, meeting a gorgeous doctor who may be the love of his life, while a married ex-lover keeps relentlessly trying to seduce him again. When Dream Cruise day arrives, McCoy at last manages to figure out the bomber's fiendish plan and must race against the clock to stop the killer from inflicting a holocaust on the massive crowd of car enthusiasts.  

A long-time fan of thriller fiction, Detroit author DeLorey has taken the humorous elements he enjoys from authors such as J.A. Konrath and Janet Evanovich and incorporated them into his own, unique, tongue-in-cheek style.  Readers will find themselves breathlessly turning pages as the twisting story unfolds, keeping them in suspense as McCoy’s mission becomes ever more threatening and time-sensitive.  With its deft combination of suspense, action, humor, horror, and romance (not to mention its memorable characters), readers will be left anxious for the next installment in the series. Readers from or familiar with Detroit will especially enjoy the various Motor City landmarks that appear over the course of the story.

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Jim DeLorey has written fiction for his own pleasure for most of his adult life.  Scream Cruise is the debut novel of a planned series of Detroit thrillers featuring FBI agent McCoy Johnson.  DeLorey is currently hard at work on book number two in the series and is also doing story development work on a couple of YA trilogies.


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