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Wednesday 14 June 2017

☀ Genocide: Darcy McClain Thrillers [3] - Pat Krapf

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Sean Ireland, the first gay presidential candidate in US history, is guaranteed the election—until he’s found dead at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Stunned by her friend’s murder, private investigator Darcy McClain is determined to hunt down Sean’s killer. In shock, she returns home to find someone has broken into her home, assaulted her sister, and stolen Bullet, her giant schnauzer.

After Sean’s death, more grisly murders follow, leading the police to suspect a serial killer, but Darcy isn’t convinced. In the course of her investigation, she’s astounded to discover evidence of a high-level government conspiracy to exterminate gays and lesbians. Is Sean’s murder tied to this conspiracy? Could someone in the government have killed him? Darcy vows to track down her friend’s murderer, save Bullet, and discover the truth.

Krapf weaves a captivating tale that will leave readers wanting more of Darcy McClain's shrewd investigative adventures as she and her bold canine sidekick, Bullet, navigate the clever plot twists in her thrillers.


|| Excerpt || Fun Facts about Genocide ||


     On a final stroll of the grounds, he stooped at the lakeshore to pick flowers for the vase outside the master suite. Once plucked, the blooms drooped instantly in the warm sun. He rinsed his drinking glass and filled it with water. A murky figure appeared, reflected on the lake’s surface. He blinked and blinked again, fully expecting the wavy image to disappear, but the man’s reflection remained. He recognized his visitor and smiled. But how had he gotten on the grounds?
      Sunlight glinted off the ten-inch blade in the visitor’s hand.
      Terror shot through him. The glass fell from his hand, shattered on a rock, and the shards fell into the water. He grabbed at his belt. No pager. No phone. Preoccupied, he had forgotten both. Panic set in.
      A powerful hand gripped his chin and yanked his head backward. Pain seared his throat as the razor-sharp knife sliced from one end of his neck to the other. Air hissed from the expanding wound. He clawed at the folds in his skin, a violent and futile attempt to stem the flow of blood. He dug his short nails into his flesh, but they were inadequate sutures. Blood gushed through his clenched fingers, and in the darkest crevices of his mind, he knew the end had come.
      Sweet Jesus, spare me.

Fun Facts about Genocide

  1. Genocide was the first novel Pat wrote in the Darcy McClain and Bullet Thriller Series, but it will be released as the third book. 
  2. In Genocide, Darcy admits to herself that her pyrophobia is indeed a serious problem and she should seek professional help. 
  3. Highlights of writing Genocide were the repeat visits to San Francisco and the Napa Valley for book research.
  4. Pat drew upon her skills as a technical writer in the medical industry to weave a plausible extermination plot for Genocide. 
  5. Hilltop Cellars was modeled after a real property in St. Helena, which was operated as a bed and breakfast until it sold and became a private residence in the 1980s. 
  6. Darcy’s home on Mandalay Lane is a real location in San Francisco, but the street name has been changed and today most of the houses have undergone major renovations, looking nothing like they did when Pat wrote Genocide

The Series: Darcy McClain Thrillers

All books in the series are stand-alone, and they are free on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

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Brainwash [1]

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Darcy McClain has discovered unbelievable atrocities hidden deep within the basement labs at Los Alamos, and she can’t escape . . .

Former FBI Special Agent Darcy McClain and her sidekick Bullet, a giant schnauzer, are in Taos, New Mexico, when they stumble upon a flash drive in an arroyo on the property she’s inherited. The drive belongs to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Darcy pockets it and hikes to the adobe on her land. There, she finds a pregnant teenager, Rio, searching the house for the drive, since it’s a possible clue to the whereabouts of her missing fiancé Johnny, who works at LANL. Rio is frantic to locate him. In a strange coincidence, Darcy learns Rio is the daughter of a family friend, and bound by this bond, she agrees to help the woman find Johnny.

What begins as a missing person’s case soon escalates into a dangerous game that places Darcy’s life at stake after she slips undercover and infiltrates the top-secret biotech labs at LANL, where shocking neuroscientific research soon comes to light.

[Published 6 May 2014, 370 pages]

Gadgets [2]

Meet The Carver—Albuquerque’s most brutal serial killer. Only one person can end his carnage—Darcy McClain. That is, if he doesn’t kill her next.

Since her parents’ deaths, former FBI Special Agent Darcy McClain has leaned on lifelong friend Randolph Colton, but now he has his own battle to fight. Severe cuts in the government’s defense budget have forced his company, Colton Aerospace, to downsize. On the verge of bankruptcy, Randolph learns Capitol Hill has awarded his firm a contract to manufacture a high-powered laser for the air force’s next generation of bombers.

However, his euphoria dies when he discovers a crack cyberspook has penetrated the firewalls of Colton’s classified databases. If the Department of Defense discovers the security breach, they’ll yank the contract. Randolph calls in the one person who can catch the hacker: Darcy.

Before the investigation even begins, Randolph is murdered, leaving Darcy to wonder if the killer and the hacker could be one and the same. While she stalks him through the electronic corridors of Colton’s restricted operating systems, The Carver, a man indelibly scarred by his horrific past, methodically continues to exact his revenge on the Colton family. He vows that no one will stand in his way, not even Darcy McClain. But the shocking secret that drives him to revenge is something only she can uncover.

[Published 1 June 2015, 322 pages]

About the Author

Patricia “Pat” Krapf is a full-time writer and author of the acclaimed Darcy McClain and Bullet thriller series.

She and her husband live in Texas with their giant schnauzer Bullet, who at 100 pounds has found his way into the plot of his master’s books.

Pat was an active member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Writers’ Workshop for ten years and is now a member of several professional writing organizations, including Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. She frequents Bouchercon and the DFW Writers Conference. Her second book, Gadgets, won the Betty L. Henrichs Award for Best Publishable Mystery.

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1 comment:

CMash said...

I just read the Guest Post on the author's site and when I saw CSI....I knew I need to read this one!!!