Haven't been here for a while as I was busy writing my sequel I just recently finished. Getting a good query together is the biggest battle, as we all know. So I thought I post the first version and see what you guys think. The first para is most likely not going to be the hook. I'm still working on a short snappy hook. But it would be great if I could get some feedback on the rest. Thanks in advance.
Chasing an anniversary gift for his wife at the local shopping mall, Jeffrey Blake is shocked when, right beside him, his best friend Phil “Cam” Camden is injured by a bullet that kills a woman behind them.
Played down as wrong place/wrong time scenario, authorities investigate the woman’s death, but change tack fast when two days later Blake’s wife and child are kidnapped in San Diego and Cam’s estranged wife goes missing in New York.
Three riddled messages, each signed with Italian names, are left at their doors, and when Blake finds a clue, ex-Fed Cam confides a secret to him: a cover-up from a murder case he was involved in. Meanwhile the media besmirches Blake with a twenty-year-old murder which was off the records and only someone close to him could have known of.
Framed for murder one year prior to recent events, Blake crumbles under the pressure and fears his loved ones dead. But then he finds evidence in his very own garage linking Cam’s past to the kidnappings. Now Blake has to make a life-and-death decision: reveal Cam’s cover-up or become an accomplice in a planned murder.
Complete at 86,000 words, 10 DAY BETRAYAL is an adult thriller. It can be a standalone or the second in a series.