William F. Thomas’ New Book Explores Love, Crime and Historical Drama

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Author Announces Release of ‘River of Deception', Launches New Marketing Campaign

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Nothing in life is certain, and things are not always as they seem.

In his 2007 book, “River of Deception” (published by Trafford Publishing), which is getting a revived and updated marketing campaign in late 2013, William F. Thomas pens the story of a conman looking for a mark to fleece who takes a trip up the Mississippi River.

Henry Belk, alias Henry Scott, was a handsome scoundrel who made his way in life by fleecing rich women. In “River of Deception”, Henry decided that a Mississippi River vacation on a river boat would be the perfect location to find his next victim.

Always prepared to cover any and every possible situation he might find himself in while on a job, he never planned on this one – meeting and falling for the beautiful Paula Murphy, a women set on her own agenda.

An excerpt from “River of Deception”:

“She dangled the card key to her cabin in front of his face. She giggled as he reached for it, eagerly, like a schoolboy in love. The giggles were partly from just enough drink to put her in a mellow mood and probably just a touch of her own passion. Henry leaned forward again, urgently kissing her neck, then her nose and finally her ruby lips, all the while he was frantically trying to place the card in the lock and open the door. He swore softly, almost inaudibly, under his breath, as he fumbled with the card key.

Paula, couldn’t help it, she giggled again, letting her southern accent show as she drawled, ‘why Mr. Scott, I declare.’”

“Nothing in life is certain, and things are not always as they seem,” says Thomas.

River of Deception
By William F. Thomas
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 176 pages | ISBN 9781425116705
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Born in a small town in Northern California, author William F. Thomas was the son of parents who were of English ancestry, mainly Welsh and Cornish. His paternal grandmother's maiden name was Longfellow and her father was purported to be a cousin to the great Henry W. He has always had a passion to write and upon retirement at age 58, he bought a computer and started to write in earnest. “River Of Deception”, is his third novel and is based on an earlier short story. He completed his first novel in 2004 and his second in 2005.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service”, and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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