Neff sent the following invitation to a list of friends and relatives, as well as to a local walking group, his Facebook list and members of the Yale Russian Chorus, in which he sings.
Advertising and notices from Island Books extended the same invitaion to the general public.
Hello friends and family.
This is not a command performance and no rsvp is necessary (though you can send one if you wish).
I just wanted to let you know that I have a new book which I will present and read from at Island Books, on JUNE 22 at 7 pm. Actually, I will be playing music (jazz) on my trumpet with a piano player starting at 6:30 pm, if you're interested. Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be served.
Make it if you can. It would be great to see you there!
More on the book:
Murder, a Deadly New Drug and Past Histories Create Havoc in
Washington's Central Cascade Mountains
SEATTLE - Dire Salvation (Bennett & Hastings Publishing, May 2012), Charles B. Neff's captivating fifth thriller, is the story of a complex murder investigation that propels local law enforcement officers to search for the source of a sophisticated new drug. Set in the Cascade Mountains of Central Washington state, the pace of Dire Salvation is swift, as accelerating action over five days builds suspense at every turn.
Calla Ogden's carefully organized life as a social worker begins to fall apart: a man is dead and her half-brother is a suspect. The ensuing investigation focuses on workers at a fish hatchery operated by a local Native American tribe, and soon draws in Mayor Phil Bianchi and Greg Takarchuk, a junior police officer. As Phil and Calla grow close, the expanding implications of the investigation bring them face to face with the cracks beneath the surface of a quiet mountain town and with old events tied to Calla's native heritage.
Complicated family dramas make for an unusual backdrop to fast-moving action that draws readers in from the start. In the end, native lore and modern science combine in a treacherous final confrontation that threatens to sweep away many lives, and with them, new-found love.
About the Author
Charles B. Neff has been an administrator at four U.S. universities and has led international development projects in Colombia and Russia. He has authored books on cross-cultural learning and executive searches, and has written four previous novels. He lives near Seattle, Washington. For more information visit www.booksbyneff.com