BOOK OF THE DAY
Killer Nashville 2018 Silver Falchion Nominee
By Henry Hack
CreateSpace | $11.95
August 4, 2017
Review by Sheila Sobel
Together again in book four of the A Danny Boyland Novel series, Detective Danny Boyland and his partner, Virgil “Spider” Webb catch, then solve a murder in record time. When the shooter confesses and pleads guilty, the chief is content to close the case. Add another one to the department’s best closers’ record. Danny and Spider recognize that almost always, murder is messy, and this one is just a little too neat. When FBI Agent Mike Havlek informs the duo that the victim was in witness protection, the fourth protected witness to be murdered, their instincts are validated.
On loan to the FBI, Danny and Spider team up with Agent Havlek and the chase begins before a fifth witness becomes the next victim. Who is leaking the witness list and why? Conspiracy theories and a search for the Fountain of Youth lead the trio, along with the U.S. Marshalls and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, pregnant wife of Mike Havlek, from the depths of humanity to the highest offices in the nation. The Fountain of Youth, science fiction or fact? Worth killing for? Definitely. Billions could be made. The rich could control everyone’s lives forever. Power and greed propel this fast-paced police procedural to a satisfying conclusion.
Author Henry Hack’s twenty-two years in the Nassau County, NY Police Department serve him well, as Forever Young possesses an authenticity that keeps the reader turning the pages and hungry for the release of the next book in the A Danny Boyland Novel series.
Danny Boy (2009), the first novel in the series featuring NYMPD Detective Daniel Boyland, was followed by Cases Closed (2012), Mommy, Mommy (2013), and now, Forever Young (2017).
Sheila Sobel’s debut novel Color Blind was the winner of the 2017 Killer Nashville Reader’s Choice Award for Best Tween/YA Fiction and Finalist for the 2017 Silver Falchion Award for Best YA Fiction. She was also nominated for the 2016 Allegra Johnson Prize in Novel Writing through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.
As a Senior Auditor for Warner Bros., Sheila oversaw production costs for films including “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the “Matrix” trilogy, “The Dark Knight” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” After working on 70+ Independent and Studio movies, Sheila stepped away from the film business to complete her first YA novel.
Sheila is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Children’s Book Writers-LA (CBW-LA) and Women in Film (WIF). She lives in Southern California with her husband, two rescue dogs and one rescue cat.