Jack Shevlin’s Book Wins 2014 National Pacific Book Award

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Teenager’s disappearance throws small town into tumultuous thriller in "Marked Money."

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The strange disappearance of a teenage girl rocks a small Massachusetts community in Jack Shevlin’s new thriller, “Marked Money” (published by iUniverse), which has just been awarded the Pacific Book Award in the mystery category.

When 17-year-old Jenny Sanderson is kidnapped, her devastated parents, Kevin and Maria, receive a startling ransom demand: one million dollars in exchange for their daughter’s life. Against the kidnapper’s instructions, they enlist the help of the local police and the FBI who organize a trap for the kidnappers.

The plan however falls through. The kidnappers make off with the money without releasing Jenny, and questions emerge. Was Jenny really kidnapped? As new evidence surfaces and suspects reveal themselves, the mystery of what really happened to Jenny begins to unfold.

Praise for “Marked Money:”

“Jack Shevlin packed in some brilliant plot machinations, credible character development, and excellent structural underpinnings of realism. But mostly, his logical mind provided for a good storytelling ‘voice,’ one which rang with his obvious enjoyment of writing the story as much as his hopes for his readers to enjoy the story. I certainly did. All I can say now is, ‘Jack, what took you so long to begin your writing career?’ ”
— Gary Sorkin, Pacific Book Review

“Marked Money”
By Jack Shevlin
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 196 pages | ISBN 9781462026050
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 196 pages | ISBN 9781462026036
E-Book | 196 pages | ISBN 9781462026043
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Jack Shevlin practiced law for a number of years before trying his hand at writing. In addition to his passion for reading and writing, he is an avid sports and music fan. He is married with four children and resides in Massachusetts. “Marked Money” is his first novel.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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