Monday, April 1, 2013

"Atticus for the Undead," by John Abramowitz

Attorney Hunter Gamble takes on a new client, who happens to a zombie accused of murder. Can Gamble defend his client against an ambitious prosecutor, and a community that wants to see zombies destroyed? You'll love the action and the dialogue in this unique twist-filled mystery / thriller!

Atticus for the Undead (Hunter Gamble), by John Abramowitz

Abramowitz writes with punchy dialogue, sonic action and vivid description. His characters sing, bellow, shout and stumble; one even flies through a public bathroom into a fancy gala, shattering the door behind her. There's never a dull moment as Abramowitz earns his high-concept theme with tight dialogue and full characters who often display as many human vulnerabilities as they do supernatural abilities. Danger shadows each chapter and the courtroom battles will have the reader flipping pages in anticipation. Fortunately, the characters' witty exchanges and Gamble's inner monologue provide a measure of levity to the more intense scenes. A surprisingly fresh, funny and fiery mystery that envelopes the reader in a uniquely colorful world." -- Kirkus Reviews

The next chapter in the struggle for equal rights begins!

Hunter Gamble is an idealistic young attorney in a very special area of the practice: arcane defense. Funded by enigmatic billionaire Charles McClain and aided by shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, he's making the world a better place--one vampire, zombie, or werewolf client at a time. After all, they deserve their day in court too, right?

When a young zombie walks into Hunter's office accused of murder (by brain-eating), Hunter's idealism is tested as never before as he struggles to secure the man's freedom. To do so, he must square off against a savvy and ambitious district attorney, contend with a judge who is deeply biased against arcanes, and stand up to a human-supremacist group which will stop at nothing--not even Hunter's own death--to see his client convicted.

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Meet the Author

I am a long, tall Texan (very, very tall) born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Educated at Grinnell College in the great state of Iowa, I consider Iowa my second home state, and keep on good terms with both by eating barbecue AND corn. When I'm not watching way too much sci-fi/fantasy TV or reading similar books (or working, obviously), you can usually find me reading the news or playing video games. I currently live in Austin, Texas, where I work as a lawyer and author.

Everything I really need to know about storytelling, I learned from Joss Whedon (who influences my work), but I'm also a huge fan of suspense thrillers (which also influence my work), musicals (which, if I could write a musical novel, I'd be all over that), and parentheses (of which there are way too many in this bio).

As of April 16, 2013, I will be the author of four full-length novels (Weaver, The Void, Atticus for the Undead, and Identity Theft), as well as The Antlerbury Tales, a short story.

I plan to spend 2013 polishing off The Weaver Saga, which has 2 more books in it. Expect Book 3, "Flames," soon.

Stay tuned for more exciting projects in the months to come!

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