Free ebook March 27 through March 31

This ebook will be free on Amazon starting today (March 27) through March 31:

A BUTTERFLY IN PHILADELPHIA

“…one of the strange comic masterpieces that you’re lucky to run across once in a very great while.” – Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Philadelphia-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00WF8Y28G

A Butterfly in Philadelphia Cover Art

A Butterfly in Philadelphia

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READING YOUR WAY THROUGH THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

Spring 2020 Stay at Home Free Books

If you or a loved one is sick or in danger from the coronavirus, I hope recovery will be fast and complete.

If you’re stuck at home, you’re probably running out of things to read. The libraries are being closed or picked clean like the supermarkets. To help address that, I’m making most of my books available for free on Amazon at various times during the next several weeks.

If you have a Kindle or any kind of tablet (even a laptop) you will be able to download these ebooks (regularly $3.99) for free on the following dates (click on the link to find the book on Amazon).

Please share this offer with your friends who might be interested.

PAROLE – March 23 through March 27

https://www.amazon.com/Parole-Bruce-Hartman-ebook/dp/B07RPBR5MS

 

A BUTTERFLY IN PHILADELPHIA  – March 27 through March 31

https://www.amazon.com/Butterfly-Philadelphia-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00WF8Y28G

 

POTLATCH – April 3 through April 7

https://www.amazon.com/Potlatch-Comedy-Philadelphia-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B077Y1J3Q1

 

THE MUSE OF VIOLENCE – April 8 through April 12

https://www.amazon.com/Muse-Violence-Bruce-Hartman-ebook/dp/B00GCI6Z30

 

THE RULES OF DREAMING – April 14 through April 18

https://www.amazon.com/Rules-Dreaming-Bruce-Hartman-ebook/dp/B00CWJOUYO

 

BIG DATA IS WATCHING YOU! –  April 20 through April 24

https://www.amazon.com/Data-Watching-Chronicles-Google-Earth-ebook/dp/B01711TNSU

 

THE DEVIL’S CHAPLAIN – April 26 through April 30

https://www.amazon.com/Devils-Chaplain-Coast-Legal-Thriller-ebook/dp/B07D25BNNN

 

PERFECTLY HEALTHY MAN DROPS DEAD – May 4 through May 8

https://www.amazon.com/Perfectly-Healthy-Man-Drops-Dead-ebook/dp/B07L7WPR38

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PAROLE on sale for $0.99!

Until September 3o, my latest book, PAROLE, will be on sale on Amazon for only $0.99 (ebook).  This is an action/comedy thriller in the tradition of Elmore Leonard (“Get Shorty”). It’s the story of  two likeable convicts – one black and the other white – who are paroled from San Quentin on the same day and sent back to L.A. on the same bus. On the inside they hated each other; on the outside their lives quickly become intertwined as each tries to recover what he has lost.

Kenny Ruffin, a former gang leader serving hard time in San Quentin, looks forward to his release so he can get his life back and meet his teenage son for the first time. His destiny becomes entangled with that of a redneck career criminal called Cat McGrath when the two of them are sent back to L.A. on the same bus. McGrath warns Ruffin that the gangs will never allow him back on the street and he will end up back in prison no matter what he does. As predicted, they are met with gunfire as they step off the bus. Ruffin vows to track down the shooters to redeem his honor and status, as McGrath draws him into a crackbrained scheme to even old scores with a gang of dirty cops.

With memorable characters, lots of action, a suspenseful plot and plenty of humor, PAROLE is a crime thriller in the tradition of Elmore Leonard.

“…A tale that is hard to put down and satisfyingly original: a standout in its genre.” — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review 

Ken Bruen, author of the award-winning Jack Taylor series, called PAROLE “…A joy to read.”  

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What actors would you cast in PAROLE?

My new novel PAROLE was originally conceived as a screenplay, and I’m hoping that someday it will be made into a movie. It has all the ingredients of an action/comedy/thriller, which is my favorite kind of movie, and I pulled out all the stops to make it entertaining.  If you read it (which I hope you will), you can have some fun thinking about which actors you would like to see as the main characters – Kenny Ruffin, Cat McGrath, and Julie Morales.

So far we’ve received nominations for Jamie Foxx as Ruffin and Steve Buscemi as McGrath. Excellent choices, and I’d love hear what other ideas people may have. A spirited debate would add to the fun.

Don’t forget that Ruffin is about 38 years old and McGrath around fifty. But if your favorite actors are beyond that range (and who isn’t?), don’t hesitate to nominate them anyway. This is like rotisserie football — they don’t actually have to play!

My nominations are:

Kenny Ruffin — Justin Key (he’s actually the right age for the role)

Cat McGrath – Billy Bob Thornton (a little long in the tooth)

Julie Morales – Michelle Rodriguez (I hope she’s staying young)

If you’re especially ambitious, think about the more minor roles:  Jayden, Shanise, Derek, Alonzo, Chung, Burke and Kimberly.

Looking forward to hearing your choices!

Bruce

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A crime/action thriller in the Elmore Leonard tradition: PAROLE

“You can get out of jail, but you never get out of parole.” 

My new novel, PAROLE, has just been published and is available on Amazon in both paperback and ebook format. It’s the story of  two prisoners – one black and the other white – who are paroled from San Quentin on the same day and sent back to L.A. on the same bus. On the inside they hated each other; on the outside their lives quickly become intertwined as each tries to recover what he has lost.

Kenny Ruffin, a former gang leader serving hard time in San Quentin, looks forward to his release so he can get his life back and meet his teenage son for the first time. His destiny becomes entangled with that of a redneck career criminal called Cat McGrath when the two of them are sent back to L.A. on the same bus. McGrath warns Ruffin that the gangs will never allow him back on the street and he will end up back in prison no matter what he does. As predicted, they are met with gunfire as they step off the bus. Ruffin vows to track down the shooters to redeem his honor and status, as McGrath draws him into a crackbrained scheme to even old scores with a gang of dirty cops.

With memorable characters, lots of action, a suspenseful plot and plenty of humor, PAROLE is a crime thriller in the tradition of Elmore Leonard.

“…A tale that is hard to put down and satisfyingly original: a standout in its genre.” — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review 

Ken Bruen, author of the award-winning Jack Taylor series, called PAROLE “…A joy to read.”  

 

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