DANA SUMMERS IS A POLITICAL CARTOONIST … and a thriller writer! He wrote, Jamie, I thought I’d let you know that [Dana’s first thriller] DRAWN AND BURIED won [Mystery Writers of America’s] Freddie Award at Sleuthfest. Pretty excited. Your help was instrumental in getting this thing into shape. Thanks!
Political cartoons are supposed to tick people off, not drive them to murder. Tim Ryder is trying to bury the past, but it’s a stubborn corpse. Seven years ago he drew a cartoon series that earned him a Pulitzer—and drove a presidential candidate to put a bullet in his head. After drinking himself out of the profession, Ryder moves to Florida to draw for a small daily, but now a politician has been murdered, and the scene’s been arranged to resemble a cartoon Ryder drew.
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