You can’t stop Dead Money, Steve O’Brien’s latest horseracing thriller.

Lauded Washington, D.C. author is ready to take on Dick Francis’ crown as the king of equine crime fiction.
 
 
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Jan. 24, 2013 - PRLog -- You can’t stop Dead Money, Steve O’Brien’s latest horseracing thriller.

Lauded Washington, D.C. author is ready to take on Dick Francis’ crown as the king of equine crime fiction.

TROY, N.Y. – January 15, 2013 – Big bets. Big threats.

Steve O’Brien’s latest novel, Dead Money (A&N Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9881843-0-5, $14.95), zeroes in on the dark side of horse racing, where the wrong wager could cost you your life, not just the contents of your wallet.

      Dan Morgan is a two-bit trial lawyer, with big dreams beyond his meager office suite, most of them staked on a three-year-old filly named Aly Dancer.

    When the horse starts to win, Dan is pulled deeper and deeper into a nether world of backside thugs, big dollars and brutal odds.

Written in a classic, clipped style as gritty as finish line dirt, O’Brien proves once again that he is a master of suspense, detail and delight. Paired with its predecessor Bullet Work, Dead Money sets up O’Brien as the clear American successor to Dick Francis’ crown.

In addition to his racing/crime novels, O’Brien is also the author of the government thriller Redemption Day and the much-lauded modern classic Elijah’s Coin (which the Chicago Sun-Times called, “a very thought-provoking book of change”).

The latter — a staple of the reading curriculum in multiple secondary schools throughout the U.S. — won nine awards for O’Brien, including top honors from Books and Authors; the Next Generation Indie Book Awards; and Reader Views Literary Awards.

O’Brien, who lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children, is a lawyer himself, and he brings the same keen eye and cool sense of judgment to his fiction.

O'Brien's novels are distributed by New Shelves Distribution.

But despite its dark edges and palpable tension, Dead Money is also filled what Amazon Top Ten Reviewer Grady Harp calls, “the humanity that is so lacking in the work of other writers of this genre.”

Dead Money. Like the insistent, mysterious Russian voice that echoes in Dan Morgan’s ears says, over and over, “You can’t stop it.”

Visit Steve O’Brien at http://www.aandnpublishing.com

To arrange an interview with the author, or to request a review copy,

contact Nicole Riley at New Shelves Distribution – nicole@newshelves.com, (518) 261-1300.
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