David Grant Urban weaves a complex tale of murder, betrayal, love, and revenge in this debut noir thriller set in San Diego.

San Diego architect Michael Collwood finds his life shattered after his beautiful wife is murdered with an intentional drug overdose, and the police name him as the prime suspect. After two years the investigation grows cold and Michael has lost everything else: his career, his home, his friends, and his self-respect. Drinking heavily, he hikes far into the desert where he plans to end his ravaged life. But while there he witnesses a small plane crash and finds a dead pilot at the site, one hundred kilos of cocaine, and two million in cash. Michael realizes he now has the opportunity to find his wife's killers, and he returns to San Diego with one thought on his mind: revenge. But Michael discovers he represents a threat to a politically ambitious mayor, the DEA, and the Tijuana drug cartel. In his quest to find his wife's killers, Michael finds the only person he can trust is a wise, old man who is homeless but believes he is living in the 18th century.

About the Author:

David Grant Urban is a San Diego native who has done a little of everything in life but prefers writing most of all. At nineteen he bicycled border to border and lived briefly in Vancouver, Canada, before traveling coast to coast by train several times. Out of money, he lived and worked in New Orleans for a year before returning home. Back in San Diego he lived aboard a sailboat a few years, started a chemical compounding firm, worked his way through college, and spent far too many years working in retail. He lives in San Marcos, California, and is quietly at work on another novel and a volume of short stories.

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Join us Saturday, March 24th

at 2:00pm
as we welcome local author

David Grant Urban

as he signs his new thriller

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