Tustin, Calif. (PRWEB) October 8, 2007
Sometimes, even the best-kept secrets in life are spilled in death. Mark, a struggling novelist in the rural Mid-West, learns this to be true after his wife Katrina unexpectedly dies, victim to a gruesome hit-and-run accident. As the protagonist of Jack Eadon's mystery novel, "'Gigolo' on the Row" (ISBN 9780975330005, Eloquence Press), Mark's grieving is interrupted by a trickle of disconcerting questions that arise after his late wife's death, painting her to be a much different person than the woman he thought he knew.
"'Gigolo' on the Row" introduces Mark and Katrina as an average American couple -- he, a novelist, engrossed in his career, and she, a budding restaurateur in rural Missouri. It's only after Katrina's fatal accident that Mark begins to suspect she was not quite the perfect angel he had always envisioned. This stunning realization is first brought on by a disclosure from the coroner, who reveals that Katrina was pregnant when she died.
"'Gigolo' on the Row" quickly evolves into a fast-paced mystery, with Mark thrust somewhat unwillingly into the role of detective. While Mark is intent on discovering Katrina's hidden secrets, he is also reluctant to release his own idea of her and his memories of their life together. His world is thrown into complete disarray by her death, and he begins to experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome. After she's gone, Mark begins to have visions of Katrina, and hears her speak to him, but as the mystery grows, "'Gigolo' on the Row" leaves it up to readers to decide whether Mark's visions are real, or merely figments of his imagination.
"'Gigolo' on the Row" eloquently draws readers into Mark's quest and the rich drama surreptitiously surrounding his quaint town. When Mark starts digging for facts, he finds that Katrina played a substantial role in an underhanded neighborhood drama. As he struggles to reconcile his personal image of his late wife with his recent findings about her private life, Mark discovers that Katrina's death may not have been an accident, but a grim murder instead. In order to solve the mystery of her tragic and untimely death, Mark tries to piece together his gathered clues, before the neighborhood drama begins to unravel, launching a highly climatic and thoroughly entertaining ending.
About the Author
Jack Eadon resides in Tustin, California. He began a decade-long career as the lead guitarist for a rock band while still in high school, then entered the corporate world in 1974, before starting his own business in 1983. Eadon now writes full time and is the author of six other novels, all inspired by his own diverse life experiences.
"'Gigolo' on the Row" (ISBN 9780975330005, Eloquence Press) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.eadonbooks.com. Publicity contact: http://www.readerviews.com. Review copies available upon request.