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September 4, 2013

From the TBR pile: Distortion by Lucie Smoker

Artist Adele Proust is over her ex, activist Jack Thomas — or so she thinks. At a 3-chord punk bar, Adele drinks to forget him, but when shouts of “Fire!” send the nightclub into chaos, she stumbles over a slashed-up corpse. The details of that murder scene are etched into her memory before she’s yanked away as the nightclub burns. Any clues to the slasher’s identity burn in the club, until Adele brings them back in a revealingly distorted painting. Her signature technique brings out a pivotal clue that was missed by the police: a paper currency strap. The FBI thinks Jack may be behind the murder and they want Adele to spy on her friends, but she refuses … until someone starts killing them off.
Sure, the FBI can protect her, but they want something too. That victim was one of their agents and the murder suspects include Jack Thomas and her best friend, Marvin. Without explaining much, the FBI asks Adele to spy on her friends, for her country.
Adele refuses until someone starts killing her friends. Now she’ll use the the FBI, the clues–and even her friends–to save them.

Published October 2012 by Buzz Books USA
ebook & paperback (316 pages)
ISBN13: 9781938493041


Just when you think you know what's about to happen - you don't. Filled with twists and surprises and fresh ideas. Addie Proust is a unique character and a welcome addition to the fictional landscape. ~ William Bernhardt, author

With strong characters, a great story line and wonderful descriptions Distortion is a fun read for all. ~ Ashley Horning

I liked the human feel of this book; it felt so "real." ~ Rowena M.

About the Author:

My imagination grew up in a Little House on the Prairie and at 221b Baker Street. I was born in Natchez, Mississippi but grew up mostly in Slidell, Louisiana, Houston and Colorado Springs. My best friends were my little sister Minnie, the Hardy Boys and The Count of Monte Cristo. Like them, my life followed a path of adventure, sometimes intrigue. Then I fell in love and finally found home down a long, empty road. I live with my husband of twenty years plus our two boys on the great North American Prairie—and mysteriously turn caffeine into stories.
Distortion is based on my experience as an activist in Houston’s free-spirited Montrose arts district.
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