Friday, February 16, 2018

#GIVEAWAY Showcase The Innocents by David Putnam

Today I'm happy to showcase David Putnam's latest in his Bruno Johnson series, The Innocents. David's publicist Author/Guide is sponsoring a giveaway of the novel, details below.

ISBN-13: 9781608092574
Publisher: Oceanview
Bruno Johnson #5
Release Date: 2-6-2018
Length: 336pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound
Bruno Johnson, a newly minted LA County Sheriff Violent Crimes detective, gets the worst assignment possible—infiltrate a Sheriff’s narcotics team that may be involved in murder for hire. Gain their trust and be brought into the scheme. If he succeeds, he will have to arrest and testify against his fellow deputies—if he lives that long.

To make matters worse, before Bruno leaves home on the first day of this assignment, he answers the door to find an ex-girlfriend. Without explanation, she hands him a baby girl only weeks old. The child is his. Stunned and terrified, he now faces immediate fatherhood as well as the traitor-like charge to take down his colleagues.
Juggling his complex home life, Bruno tackles his assignment to discover that no one is whom they seem to be and that his own boss, Lieutenant Wicks, might be involved. His mission is further complicated when an attractive female deputy, recently transferred from Public Affairs, is also put on the case. She has no street experience and Bruno carries the extra burden of watching her back—a tough assignment made tougher by personal attraction.
As Bruno gets deeper and deeper into the corruption, he doesn’t know who to trust, and in the end, confides in the wrong person.

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The Innocents is a terrific read reminiscent of the best of Joseph Wambaugh. David Putnam provides an insider’s knowledge of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. His characters and settings are rich and authentic, and his dialogue is spot on accurate. A great novel for lovers of the mystery genre that blurs the line between good and evil and will keep you guessing until the final pages.- Robert Dugoni, New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 Amazon Best-selling Author

Putnam has again come up with a winning combination, a page-turning story and Bruno Johnson, his everyman hero intent on doing the right thing no matter what. Bruno is the guy you want on your side when the chips are down. Do yourself a favor: read this book.- Harry Hunsicker, former executive vice-president of the Mystery Writers of America and the author of THE DEVIL'S COUNTRY

The Innocents tells a story so fast and so taut it never touches the ground, and the people stay with you long after you put it down. David Putnam is one of the few writers who can bear comparison to Joseph Wambaugh.- Timothy Hallinan, Edgar, Shamus, Macavity and Lefty nominee and author of the Simeon Grist series

The scenes feel authentic and tense thanks to Putnam’s decades of law enforcement experience. Great reading for crime-fiction fans.- Kirkus Reviews

“With enough drama to start a crime show, The Innocents is a fun, quick read with a little peek into the world of Bruno Johnson. David Putnam’s real feel take on the life of a deputy flow and moves like silk across the page.”- Killer Nashville

A fast-paced, thrilling adventure… The Innocents is a wonderful roller-coaster ride, full of twists and turns on every pages that will keep readers holding their breaths to the very end!- InD'Tale Magazine

Putnam’s knack for creating powerfully cathartic action scenes provides just what we need after spending time in a world that’s like a ‘40s movie, where everybody’s a rat fink. Except Bruno Johnson.- Booklist

The Series so far

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Meet David:
During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” Putnam worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics (street level and majors), Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau.
He rounded out his law enforcement career with a few years in the Hawaiian Islands as a Special Agent–part of a real-life “Hawaii-50” team.
He’s now retired from law enforcement and spends his time growing organic California avocados and writing, with his wife Mary and their three dogs.

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  1. This novel sounds thrilling and intriguing. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway.

  2. I hadn't heard of this author before. Thanks for letting us know about the author and the book.

  3. This sounds like my kind of series! Bruno sure has a lot going on in his life!!

  4. This is new to me, but I enjoy romantic suspense. Thanks for sharing an excerpt :)

  5. Wow! Poor Bruno. It's just heaped onto him. I'll have to check out this series. My bestbud's hubby works for the sheriff's dept out in LA. Wonder if he knows Bruno? LOL, Just kidding.