Half Life by Helen Cothran
Helen is a friend of mine I've known for a few years. She even convinced me to join her in a triathlon relay team.
Helen has written a couple light detective novels about environmental issues. I just picked up my paper copy of her second one, Half Life, about radioactive waste. No, I haven't had a chance to read it yet because my copy only came today. Because of the library books I have due, I probably won't get to it until next week. I enjoyed the first one, Wicked Wind, and am looking forward to reading this one.
She also has Half Life available in a Kindle format for only 99 cents. As a new release promotion, the Kindle edition of Half Life will be available free on Wednesday January 16th and Thursday January 17th this week.
Here's the description from the back of the book:
"When Desert Rock's mayor volunteers the town to be a radioactive waste
dump, tempers ignite. Then protestor Pete Castillo disappears and his
sister Gabby cries murder. Writer and amateur sleuth Sam Larkin gets
pulled into the turmoil by her best friend Eddie, who convinces her to
investigate on behalf of Gabby, who just happens to be his ex. As Sam
reluctantly works the case, she confronts suspects whose toxic
relationships reveal dangerous ideas about love. Before long, Sam asks
one too many questions and finds herself in the crosshairs."
Yes, this is a shameless plug for my friend. It's also a plug for a book I expect to be entertaining. I do that all the time anyway in my reviews. Check out Half Life.
(If you read it, add a review over at Amazon.)
1/20/13 Yep, Half Life is entertaining - and educational. Thanks, Helen!