Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spotlight on Thomas Bryant and his novel, Long Gone

Spotlight on Thomas Bryant and his novel, Long Gone.  Leave a comment and be entered in my monthly drawing!  Details at the end of the post!

LONG GONE puts you behind the eyes and the criminal mind of Sammy Page, whose childhood playground of stolen cars and hot rides took the place of monkey bars, swing sets and slides. He learned to case neighborhoods, pick locks and sidestep high tech burglar alarms, but could barely see over the steering wheel of his first stolen car. At the tender age of nine, his father left him with nothing but his name, Texas twang and a mother so desperate for money she blackmailed thieves to take him under their wing and show him the ropes. For cigarette money and a six pack of Coke, she sacrificed his future as he began his hopscotch down a crooked path that would lead to life of crime.

Now at 32, he’s a loving husband to Marla, the woman of his dreams and has a special relationship with her daughter, Anita, who looks at "Sam I am" like he's a storybook hero. Feeling the pressure of love like he's never known, sends him desperately seeking to escape his felonious lifestyle, when he's identified on a surveillance tape at a crime scene where a husband-and-wife have been brutally murdered. Law enforcement, including three detectives who were Sammy's childhood friends, become frustrated and embarrassed trying to catch up with the smart and savvy Page, so they turn on Marla, charging her with obstruction of justice and threaten to remove Anita from the home. The thought of the love of his life behind bars and her little girl taken away, drive him to turn himself in. After two years in jail and two near fatal trips to the infirmary, Sammy survives only to find his longtime partner and lifelong friends testifying to put him to death.

Look for the new sexy suspense thriller LONG GONE a fast-paced tale of love, betrayal, corruption and murder. It's on the e-book shelves now at Amazon Kindle books and Barnes & Noble nook books or visit Thomas' website at

About the author

Thomas Bryant received his education at Cal Baptist University in Riverside, CA. While studying political science, he began a love affair with books and discovered a passion for writing. Coming from humble beginnings with economic demands, he took an internship in the service industry as a heavy-duty diesel mechanic, which left him little time for books or writing.

He sought challenges, including baseball, football and wrestling as a young man and loved speed on the water in a flat bottom race boat called BORN to be WILD. Two weeks before he entered Arizona Bail Enforcement Academy to become a licensed Bounty Hunter, he was involved in a near fatal crash. Disabled and facing his toughest challenge, he returned to his first love of writing and found a whole new world in print and writing crime fiction/suspense novels. He's the author of the Sammy Page suspense/thriller series: LONG GONE and soon to be released, TURN the PAGE. He lives in the Ozarks of Missouri.

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Leave a comment for Thomas and be entered to win an ecopy of my book, My Fearful Symmetry.  deadline to enter is 4/30/12 at 11:59 EST.  Winner will be chosen by random drawing from commentors at this blog throughout 4/12.

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