Author J. Michaels Presents Riveting Detective Mystery about Finding Redemption

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Compelling book brings to life the trials and tribulations of a man in search for justice.

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An article recently posted by The Dallas Morning News shares the success story of a Dallas police detective whose relentless pursuit of a serial rapist finally came to an end. After years of ensuring Jose Adan Rico’s arrest, detective Vidal “Ollie” Olivarez had at last accomplished his mission – to give rest to the families of Rico’s victims. This just goes to show the amount of effort and determination required for the prevalence of justice. In line with this, author J. Michaels’ book titled A Shard of Dreams takes readers on a riveting detective mystery journey which features one police officer’s road towards self discovery.

For years, Eric Walker and his partner Reyes have been in pursuit of a notorious criminal and the chase has embarked them on a journey of self discovery, but when Eric’s life is threatened and is saved by a mysterious man who calls himself, Raven, his world is awaken to a reality of unfathomable horror. Recovering from his injuries Eric begins to realize that his savior’s intervention was not a random act of kindness, but the beginning to a new awakening in his life, and as the enigma grows deeper Eric soon discovers that his mother, Sarah has been holding a family secret. The mystery begins unlocking the door to a bizarre world which leads to more questions and breaking the balance between dream and reality, and ultimately change his life forever.

A book that teaches readers about the power of turning around one’s life, A Shard of Dreams brings forth an insightful look into the true workings of the world. Illustrating how consequences happen with every action and that when mistakes are made some can be corrected.

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About the Author
Author J. Michaels was born in Clifton Forge, VA and grew up in Cumberland, MD graduating in 1997. Studies Art and Design at a community college in Virginia graduating with an Associates in Communication Design, throughout the years and been drawing since age 12. This is his first work. His inspiration to write and draw came from comic books, anime, and fiction writings.

A Shard of Dreams * by J. Michaels
Publication Date: April 12, 2013
Trade Paperback; $ 15.99; 96 pages; 978-1-4836-2094-7
Trade Hardback; $ 24.99; 96 pages; 978-1-4836-2095-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-2096-1

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