Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Mercy Contracts (Paul Wornham)


New Indie Book Release:
The Mercy Contracts - Paul Wornham
Mystery / Thriller (366 pages - March 2014)

The Mercy Contracts is set in a world in which assisted suicide is banned, but people still wish to find a way to end their lives on their own terms. The story is a page-turning ride that will keep readers entertained and may also provoke some thought on the controversial topic of how to face the end of our lives.


About the Book

The Mercy Contracts (Paul Wornham)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Mercy can be murder.

Euthanasia has been banned worldwide, sick and dying people no longer have a choice but to wait until nature claims them. Or do they?

A shadowy organization known only as the Omega Group promises an end to life, on demand. The sick, the old and the tired can choose their own way out with a Mercy Contract, a murder for hire scheme where the victim is also the client.

Caleb Pike, a scruffy, determined insurance investigator, follows a lead that takes him across the country and teams him with Jenny Miller, a stunning academic. Together they work to unravel the secrets of the Mercy Contracts, a quest that pitches them against a deadly enterprise that specializes in murder for profit.

Caleb and Jenny find themselves in a dangerous race against time to end mercy contract killings before the Omega Group can stop them dead.





About the Author

Author Paul Wornham
Author Paul Wornham
Paul Wornham grew up in the city of Bath in England, a place that everyone should see once before they die.

He began his work life as a bookseller with WHSmith in the UK before they convinced him to sell music instead. He sold music and movies on both sides of the Atlantic over the next decade and a half, shifting with the times and technology from vinyl to CD and from VHS to DVD. In 2000, the emergence of Napster and file sharing convinced him the music business was over for retail, so he went back to school.

In 2002 he graduated with an MBA from the University of Alberta School of Business, joined a medical device manufacturer based in Edmonton, traveled to China and all over North America and generally had a blast.

He later moved to Ontario, where he now lives and writes in the company of a patient spouse and less patient felines. A lifelong reader, Paul's favorite books are A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo and everything by Charles Dickens.


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