Author Gary J. Crawford Back to Deliver the Sweats to Readers in “Double Tap”

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New book addresses the societal issues of gang violence, spousal abuse, and murder.

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Gary J. Crawford, the author behind “Immaculate Deception,” is set to make a huge splash in the publishing world with his comeback novel titled Double Tap, an action-packed tale of treachery and murder that picks up where the dauntless Sam “Mac” McCloud left off in the previous novel. With an unrelated chain of mystery deaths laid in front of him, he must act without delay to identify the man behind the killings—a deed easier said than done without leads to begin with. Mystery and crime enthusiasts will revel in this imposing work of fiction as the male protagonist finds himself once more in troubled waters with barely a way out.

Private Investigator Mac is enlisted by his police lieutenant friend, Danny Kelly, to investigate the spousal abuse of an employee and her husband’s connection to a Modesto gang. In the meantime, Emily Campbell hires him to find her husband so that she may file for a divorce. Mac and his cousin, Sven “Swede” Anderson, the owner of the Downtown Athletic Club, travel to Portland, Oregon, to serve the divorce papers only to become involved in another murder.

A professional assassin seems to be the murderous culprit and the two cases become entwined in a confusing trail of what appears to be strange coincidences. How Mac proceeds to get to the bottom of the case, readers can follow in Double Tap. It is fiction that will lead them to a sinister world of spousal abuse, gang violence, bank robbery and murder.

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About the Author
Gary James Crawford is a retired educator, having taught physical education, business, health, and journalism. He has been a licensed real estate broker, building contractor, appraiser, and housing inspector. He has coached baseball and football at the high school level. The author has also been a sports reporter and photographer and was awarded a fellowship by the American Society of News Editors to the University of Maryland. He is an alumnus of Modesto Junior College, California State University Chico, and Chapman University. Crawford and his wife, Debbie, live on a ranch in the Central Valley of California.

Double Tap * by Gary J. Crawford
A Sam McCloud Novel
Publication Date: 7/31/2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 319 pages; 978-1-4836-7490-2
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 319 pages; 978-1-4836-7491-9

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