Author Tom Dalton Marks his Debut in the World of Literature with “The Serfanatin Trial”

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New Novel is Packed with Suspense, Action and Mystery

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A baffling murder, a psychotic killer and a faithful investigator figure in author Tom Dalton’s debut novel, “The Serfanatin Trial”. This action-packed thriller will have readers guessing at every twist and turn.

The medical director of a drug trial clinic is found murdered in his home in upstate New York, the apparent victim of a botched robbery. The case is assigned to Connor Lachlan, a lieutenant in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the New York State Police. During Lachlan’s investigation, a number of unrelated deaths catch the attention of the police and cause them to reconsider their early assumptions regarding the motive for the murder. Meanwhile, Tommy Lee Jessup, the eccentric owner of the clinic, becomes increasingly concerned that his facility has become the focal point of the investigation.

As Lachlan and Cortland County Sheriff Claude Miller delve deeper into the case they become enmeshed in a dangerous cat and mouse game where losing could cost them their very lives.

Relentlessly paced and intricately plotted, “The Serfanatin Trial” is at once a suspense-ridden thriller and an exploration of the darker undercurrents of the controversial pharmaceutical drug trial industry.

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The Serfanatin Trial * by Tom Dalton
Publication Date: November 14, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 203 pages; 978-1-4797-2286-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 203 pages; 978-1-4797-2287-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2288-4

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