Philly Neighborhood Unravels under Wave of Kidnapping, Murder in New Suspense Novel The Urban Panic

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Author Lisa L. Feggans-Odom’s debut novel is a high stakes tale of brutal revenge as a wave of kidnappings and murder threaten the neighborhood of a young Philadelphia prosecutor and his family.


"Before you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves" - Confucius

December 31, 2013 – Denver, CO, and Philadelphia, PA – Best selling author and entrepreneur Lisa L. Feggans-Odom announced today the release of her novel The Urban Panic. After Jose Hernandez, a low-life criminal from Oklahoma, escapes from prison, a series of kidnappings and murders strike the neighborhood of Jessie Lawler, the prosecuting attorney who put Jose away for murder, and his neighborhood goes into a panic as law enforcement seems unable to nab the revenge crazed perpetrator.

Jessie Lawler and his wife Kara had read every book on abductions and kidnappings, and they had thought they had every base covered as far as their young son, Kyle, was concerned. They had continually prepped Kyle on “stranger danger” and had even created drills for him to do in case the unthinkable happened.

Kyle was a responsible eight year old, and the Philadelphia neighborhood the Lawlers lived in was a good one. Jessie and Kara were confident that Kyle would know exactly what to do if he was approached by a stranger, even though the likelihood of that happening where they lived seemed remote.

Then the unthinkable did happen.

Jose Hernandez had lost his family when Jessie Lawler’s deft prosecution convinced jurors to put him behind bars, but now he had escaped and was bent on extracting eye-for-an-eye revenge on the prosecutor and his family. Meanwhile, he was going to make the whole neighborhood suffer.

The Urban Panic is available on-line in paperback and Kindle editions.

Format: 6 x 9 paperback | ISBN-13: 978-0-9899191-0-4 | SRP: $11.99
             Kindle: $ 2.99
Genre: Fiction/suspense/urban

About the author:

Lisa L. Feggans-Odom is a best selling author, talented writer, entrepreneur and native of Philadelphia. She is naturally artistic and creative and began writing her debut novel, The Urban Panic, after being further inspired by a poem she wrote about strangers and missing children. The story is set in a neighborhood close to the one where Lisa grew up and, although fiction sheds light on the dangers in our communities.
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or Authorlisaodom(at)gmai(dot)com.
(866) 575-9994 Ext. 247
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