PATERSON, NJ (PRWEB) January 13, 2004
During her days as a professional musician, author Hilary Hawke often took odd jobs to tide her over between gigs. She worked as a NYC cabdriver, a waitress, a florist, a bank teller, a telephone marketer and, inadvertently, a receptionist in a Sutton Place Brothel. Her dark thriller, "The Payback", is loosely based on her up-close look at the high-class Manhattan call girl trade.
About two women from different worlds brought together by chance, "The Payback" chronicles their struggle to overcome the dependence on female sexuality as a commodity.
"The Payback" was recently selected as one of 36, from a catalog of 12,000 titles, for inclusion in the prestigious new iUniverse Star Program, an imprint developed to showcase the publisherÂs best books. The only New Jersey author chosen, Ms. Hawke has also earned the EditorÂs Choice designation.
"The Payback" can be ordered at http://www.hilaryhawke.com, at any bookstore or online at, amazon.com, bn.com, booksamillion.com, and iUniverse.com.
ÂEntertainingÂ vividÂ well-written.Â Â John Byrne, Former Business Week Senior Editor, author of "Jack: Straight from the Gut".
ÂHawkeÂs writing style is superb, narrating the most bizarre scenarios with breathtaking detail and sensitive realism.Â Â Clifton Journal
Â"The Payback" is as much a deep character study as it is an action thriller. Fans of a fast-paced suspense thriller will receive plenty of positive Payback from Hilary Hawke's exhilarating novel.Â - The Best Reviews
ÂHawkeÂs prose rolls and rollicks culminating at times in pronounced crescendos. Her clean and direct prose shows that she can clearly write.Â Â Book Pleasures
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hilary Hawke grew up an anonymous member of a family tribe of nine kids. She left home at age seventeen and drifted in and out of various music jobs. After a brief career as a Columbia Recording artist she finished a B.A. and M.A. in music. Ms. Hawke has written two other books, "The Firekeeper" and "Poetic Justice". When sheÂs not writing Ms. Hawke teaches music.
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