New Novel by Konrad Ventana Explodes with Mystery and Action

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Postmodern mystery novel, ‘Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir,’ crafted in the darker shades of neo-noir.

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Author Konrad Ventana plumbs the depths of human depravity with a lyrical intensity that increases with dramatic action and mounting suspense to a fever pitch, vividly revealing the shock and horror of institutionalized crime.

A novel steeped in the mystery and intrigue that is DNA forensics, “Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir: A Postmodern Mystery” (published by iUniverse) has been selected for inclusion in the iUniverse Rising Star program, which recognizes excellence in writing and overall potential. Author Konrad Ventana plumbs the depths of human depravity with a lyrical intensity that increases with dramatic action and mounting suspense to a fever pitch, vividly revealing the shock and horror of institutionalized crime.

Steeped in the hardboiled old-school police procedurals of bygone times, protagonist Detective Dash Brogan recruits Cornell Westerly, Ph.D., an expert in DNA analysis, to be his apprentice crime scene investigator. Ventana writes from Cornell’s point of view as a young, fresh-out-of-college protégé, who braves the notorious mean streets of the City of Angels in search of redemption, love and forensic truth.

An excerpt from “Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir”:

“Detective Dash Brogan clinked his empty glass against my raised cup of coffee, and he said the most amazing thing: ‘I realize you’re a top-flight scientist and all that, and I’m just an old bloodhound. But I do remember reading something that Albert Einstein wrote some time ago. He said, “the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

“Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir: A Postmodern Mystery”
By Konrad Ventana
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781491708095
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781491708088
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781491708101
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Konrad Ventana is an intrepid voice in the wilderness, gaining forensic veracity as a research scientist, university professor, biotech executive and gene medicine developer. The “bold and perspicuous windows” of Ventana’s award-winning novels throw back the outdated curtains of conformity to look critically at the institutions and ideologies of our postmodern times. He lives in California.

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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