Not very Christmas-y, is it? Still, that's what I'm offering mystery readers. The e-book releases (Official Date, which is hardly ever the real one) on Wednesday, so between now and 5 o'clock my time (ED) on Dec. 18, I'll provide the Kindle or Nook file to anyone who emails me and asks for it--free. (up to 100 people).
Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to tell me which you want, Kindle or Nook file. I'm told it's easy to get a Kindle app for other devices like iPads, so if you have doubts, take the Kindle (.mobi) file.
It's 1967 in downtown Chicago, and big things are happening. None of them matter much to Leo, Libby, Roy, and Memnet, whose concerns are getting enough to eat and avoiding the police. They've got a place to stay that's safe but dismal. They make their living by the "beg, borrow, and steal" method. They're used to it, and though they aren't exactly happy, they're content.
Things change in a hurry when the four witness a murder in Grant Park. They escape the killers, rescuing a young girl in the process, but the next day there's no word that a crime was committed. When it becomes clear the murder was covered up, they realize two things: There's more to this than simple murder, and they're standing in the way of a daring impersonation and a shocking plot.
All they ever wanted was to remain anonymous, but everything's different now in A LETHAL TIME AND PLACE.