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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:A Caswell & Lombard Mystery
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:312
  • eBook ISBN:9781620954911

Road to Omalos

by Marilyn Jax

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Overview
Seasoned investigator Claire Caswell and legendary Miami Dade state attorney, Gaston ''Guy'' Lombard, once again merge their acclaimed talents to tackle the most elusive of criminals. This time, when a gun-wielding man barges into the office of Caswell & Lombard, Private Investigation, the case takes the investigators from the steamy city of Miami Beach to Crete--the Greek island of romance and mystique. Arriving in Crete, the sleuths begin to track down the infamously dangerous target of their search. Unbeknownst to Claire and Guy, a group of merciless vigilantes also hunts for the same man . . . but for a very different purpose. Road to Omalos, with its rich throng of characters and colorful cultural history, interlaces a powerful tale of suspense, enchantment, and murder, as the search for a conscienceless criminal pegs the investigators and the vigilantes against each other in a perilous race to final justice. A spellbinding story. Named "Winner" in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards-Mystery/Suspense category. Named "Winner" in the 2011 International Book Awards-Fiction Thriller category.
Description
Seasoned investigator Claire Caswell and legendary Miami Dade state attorney, Gaston ''Guy'' Lombard, once again merge their acclaimed talents to tackle the most elusive of criminals. This time, when a gun-wielding man barges into the office of Caswell & Lombard, Private Investigation, the case takes the investigators from the steamy city of Miami Beach to Crete--the Greek island of romance and mystique. Arriving in Crete, the sleuths begin to track down the infamously dangerous target of their search. Unbeknownst to Claire and Guy, a group of merciless vigilantes also hunts for the same man . . . but for a very different purpose. Road to Omalos weaves together a vibrantly-depicted throng of characters--many who struggle with moral issues as they see-saw between virtue and obligation--and colorful cultural history, and interlaces a powerful tale of justice, vengeance, and intrigue, as the search for a conscienceless criminal pegs the investigators and the vigilantes against each other in a perilous race to final justice. Details are meticulously drawn to entice, capture the reader, and bring this literary vision to life. A spellbinding story. Named "Winner" in the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Awards-Mystery/Suspense category. Named "Winner" in the 2011 International Book Awards-Fiction Thriller category.
About the author
A veteran, senior government enforcement investigator for close to two decades, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - Retired, national and international award-winning mystery author Marilyn Jax lives in Minnesota and the Caribbean and enjoys spending time in Miami and Montana. She draws on her vast experience as an investigator as she crafts her spellbinding story lines filled with vivid settings and unforgettable characters. Jax developed and teaches a Mystery Writer's Workshop where she shares her secrets for writing a compelling mystery filled with suspense, tension, intriguing plots, haunting characters, clues, twists and turns, red herrings, and more. Jax likes to share her experience as an investigator and as a mystery novelist with others, encouraging people of all ages to follow their dreams and pursue a career they feel passionate about.
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