Lake Effect

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Categories: Mystery/Crime
Publisher: Charles River Press | Date published: 12/01/2011


A winter carjacking plunges two small children into the icy waters of Lake Erie. Private investigator Joe Banks becomes part of the case when an insurance company holding a sizeable policy on each child asks him to look into the incident. When Banks starts asking questions of the victim's family, he uncovers a family torn apart by jealousy and greed. And for Banks, the cold, hard truth lies buried beneath an avalanche of lies and murder. Titled for the volatile and unpredictable snowstorm of deception created by those intent on hiding the truth, Lake Effect introduces Joe Banks, and explores the lengths to which one man will go to protect his family. Born and raised in Randolph, Massachusetts, Ron Adams loves a good story. Tended to by an extended family, he learned to appreciate the tales told by his great grandfather of "the old days" in Boston, of the family histories related by his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and parents. An assortment of characters flocked his parent's home; priests, cops, bar owners, bikers, Marines, cross country hitchhiking cousins, and international animal rescue workers all provided a writing base for his imagination. A fan of mystery and crime fiction, Adams graduated from Daemen College in Amherst, New York in 1983, and published his first novel, Lake Effect, in 2003. He is active in online writing communities, and has written a collection of short stories, as well as articles on topics from rehabilitation to fitness and health to poker basics. Adams has lived in the Buffalo area for a quarter century. He currently resides in Hamburg, New York with his wife and two children where he is at work on his next Joe Banks novel.

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