Thursday, November 19, 2015

Saving Sophie - a Shout Out Post - follow this link to read the first 10 pages. 

Ronald Balson’s debut novel, Once We Were Brothers, was a self-published sensation with over 160,000 copies sold.  Published in a new edition last year by St. Martin’s Press, the haunting and compelling story of two young boys in World War II Poland received rave reviews and garnered Balson a legion of new fans. He became much in demand as a speaker and appeared at over 30 book events around the country.  

Now, Balson returns with his eagerly-awaited new novel, SAVING SOPHIE( September 15th, St. Martin’s Griffin Trade Paperback), which finds private investigator Liam Taggert and attorney Catherine Lockhart, who first appeared in Once We Were Brothers, teaming up again to investigate the kidnapping of a young girl now caught in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Jack Sommers was just an ordinary accountant from Chicago until his wife died, his young daughter was kidnapped, and he became the main suspect in an $88 million dollar embezzlement case.  Now, Jack is on the run in Hawaii, hoping to avoid the feds long enough to rescue his daughter, Sophie, who was abducted by her maternal grandfather, Arif al-Zahani, and taken to Hebron.  Liam and Catherine are called in to investigate Jack’s disappearance and the whereabouts of his client’s money.  They soon learn that the case is more dangerous and far reaching than they could have imagined.  They are joined by intelligence agent Kayla Cummings, who suspects that Sophie’s grandfather is connected to a terrorist plot and plans to use Jack’s ransom money to finance the operation.  A secret mission is launched to not only save Sophie, but also to thwart the deadly attack.  But will being caught in the crossfires of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict keep the team from accomplishing the task at hand or can they overcome the odds and save countless lives, including their own?
SAVING SOPHIE is a fast-paced, heart-pounding story about a race against time that reaches from the courtrooms of Chicago to Hawaii and the Middle East.  It is also a powerful story about the lengths a father will go to in order to save his daughter. Please reach out if you would like a copy for review.