Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Loves and Tribulations of Detective Stephen Carlton (Rene Natan)


New Indie Book Release:
The Loves and Tribulations of Detective Stephen Carlton - Rene Natan
Romantic Suspense (344 pages - September 2014)


About the Book

The Loves and Tribulations of Detective Stephen Carlton (Rene Natan)
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A native of New Brunswick, Canada, Stephen William Carlton has looks and ability, but poor luck in love.
Raised by a single mother, Steve gives up the dream of being a pilot to appease his mother’s anxiety; Steve’s father died while testing a new aircraft when Steve was only a few weeks old.

After following a training course with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he finds a job as a constable with the Leesmer police squad.
His first real love is April, a beautiful young woman of loose morals. Even if in love with her, he refrained from dating her, providing her, however, with emotional and professional support. He longs for her, though—but this romance is not in the cards.

Steve licks his wounds by plunging into work—and soon he makes a name for himself as one of the most capable detectives in the province. He solves difficult cases and is promoted to sergeant.

Sometime later he meets Gillian, a student in journalism. Eros strikes again. They fall in love and get married. Family life seems bliss, as three children enrich their lives. Destiny is not in favor of this relationship either, and, once more, Steve finds himself alone; he dives into his work and parenting, suffering in solitude.
Years pass before the next woman comes into Steve’s life—she has been trained as an athlete, she is blond, attractive and twenty years his junior. This woman, Mary Livia White, plays with high stakes—her own life. She is being chased by the law for the hideous torture and murder of prominent lawyer Peter Bishop.

Peter Bishop’s murder is quite gruesome—and the entire police squad is on Livia’s track. It is a massive manhunt played on the table, on the computer networks, and on the phone: done with anger, viciously, without sparing any semi legal actions.

And Deputy Chief Stephen William Carton is dispatched to South America to catch her.

A tapestry of characters surround Steve. There is Albertine, a titled lady of the jet-set whom Steve had met while vacationing in Italy; Steve’s half-brother Michael, who needs Steve’s help to free his girlfriend from the kidnappers; Steve’s children Gordon, Larry and Luke with whom he goes moose hunting in the forests of the north; his colleague Carl Atkin of the Leesmer police squad; Osvaldo Castillo, Livia’s friend and trainer; the old chief of police, who hired him and guided through his career; Vern Simpson, the new police chief who had failed to arrest Livia when he had the occasion; Edward White, the founder and supporter of an organization to protect marine species, and Marline Ferguson, an amateur theater director.




About the Author

Author Rene Natan
Author Rene Natan
When Rene Natan was a little girl she wanted to be a storyteller. At recess time she would gather some of her schoolmates and entertain them with stories—some of her own, others just summaries of books she had read. Her life, however, took a turn away from storytelling, and she ended up following a career in information technology (as Professor Irene Gargantini). This over, she reverted to her old passion: plotting intrigues and mysteries and creating romantic or passionate encounters. She took several e-courses on fiction writing and began jotting down her tales.

So far she has written nine novels, several short stories and co-authored a novella. The genre varies from romantic suspense (Mountains of Dawn, The Collage, The Loves and Tribulations of Detective Stephen Carlton, The Woman in Black, The Red Manor) to thriller (The Jungfrau Watch, The Blackpox Threat, The Bricklayer, Fleeting Visions).

Her goal is threefold: having fun in writing, entertaining the readers and offering them an uplifting vision at life.

Most of her books are available on Amazon.com or Smashwords.com.

Connect with Rene Natan via the Author's Facebook Page
and on Twitter: @redmanor.




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