A first book release by a dynamic new voice in the world of mystery, The Second Letter has garnered high advance praise. In a five star review, Foreword Clarion praises the novel’s “solid structure and fast pace, along with a standout sleuth” and adds that The Second Letter “makes for a worthy new entry into the suspense genre.” Kirkus Reviews notes that The Second Letter “…features a wisecracking Jake Travis…certainly worth a read for fans of the genre.”
About The Second Letter: When Jake Travis is contracted by his ex-Army colonel to retrieve a missing fifty year-old Cold War letter, he is quickly swept up in a world where the line between good and evil becomes increasingly blurred. The letter, written in 1961 by a CIA operative who met a mysterious demise, has ended up in the possession of Raydel Escobar. But how—and why—did Escobar, owner of a successful carpet business and three Tampa gentleman’s clubs, come to have the letter? As Jake relentlessly pursues the enigmatic Escobar, he soon discovers that Escobar is involved in far more than simply blackmailing the IRS in exchange for the letter.
Assisted by his partner Garrett and neighbor Morgan, Jake turns up the heat on Escobar. Intrigued by the letter’s origins and the fate of those who first touched the document, Jake will stop at no end—moral or otherwise—to complete his assigned task. Even when his girlfriend questions why Jake is placing their relationship—
A gripping page-turner that fuses suspense and literary fiction, The Second Letter brims with intricate plot twists, richly-drawn characters, action, and intrigue. In this sharp, witty, and wildly entertaining new read, novelist Robert Lane delivers a sensational story that is smart, cynical, and seamlessly suspenseful.
Novelist Robert Lane divides his time between central Ohio and the west coast of Florida. The Second Letter is his debut novel. For more information, visit: www.robertlanebooks.com
Mason Alley Publishing, based in Florida, is an independent publisher of fiction.