I am scheduled to host author Richard Roach and his book, Scattered Leaves, today for his book tour via Pump Up Your Book Promotions. Unfortunately I've been sick most of this week and I haven't finished the book. I am about halfway through. It's fast-paced, very plot driven so far. Some of the plot points are not quite believable. But as I am intrigued with the character and the story, I am reserving judgement until I reach the end and can see how it all plays out. I should be able to finish in another day or so and hope to post my complete review this weekend.
Summary: When Ben McCord comes home from a business trip to find his young wife raped and murdered, he starts out on a journey of death and destruction. Clues lead him to a dark world of drugs and violence in action that spans Texas, Colorado, and the Mexican border. McCord hooks up with a beautiful doctor, who was also victimized by members of the same drug cartel, and together they track down the killers, surviving bloody confrontations, and ending with a suspenseful climax in the Big Thicket of Texas.
About the author (from his website): Richard E. Roach was born in Galveston, Texas in 1931. He attended Trinity University, and the University of Texas. He served in the USAF for four years as a drill sergeant. Richard has invented several electronic instruments used in the detection of oil and gas, formed his company, manufactured them and sold them nationwide as Richard E. Roach, Inc. Before the oil business fell upon hard times, he sold the business for several million dollars and retired to write. Richard is married and Norma has put up with him since 1948. He has three grown children.