Author Grant Michaels’s New Book “like Water to a Rose” Is a Riveting Crime Drama of Power and Corruption in the Secret Lives of the Elite in a South Carolina City

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Recent release “Like Water to a Rose” from Page Publishing author Grant Michaels is the gripping and potent story of the never-ending battle for supremacy between drug cartels and law enforcement concealing their crimes behind a fabricated veneer of respectability.

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Grant Michaels, a young Southern writer with a lifelong passion for storytelling, has completed his book “Like Water to a Rose”: the story of a powerful family whose impeccable façade is in danger of crumbling beneath the weight of its deception and lies.

Vincent Watkins, his wife Mariah, along with their three children have life by the horns and appear to have things under control as they are the self-proclaimed King and Queen of the city. Unfortunately, Brent Benjamin, who is Mariah’s boss and Vince’s business partner, has his eyes on the throne and has plans to make the crown his own.

With money, power, and respect up for grabs; the foot soldiers, feeling less important always become cut throats. Vincent sat atop a thriving company and organization and was trying to leave his mark on the world, but Brent felt he wasn’t receiving his equal share for his role in it all. Very few knew the many bridges burned on Vince’s travel to the top, which never posed a problem until now. Not prepared for his world to crumble nor his business to fail, Vince must save the souls of his family, make amends with Mariah, and face the most morally vile decision he’s ever had to make. A man will do anything to protect his family and will stop at nothing to protect his legacy. But as he soon finds out, sometimes blood isn’t thicker than water.

As history seems to repeat itself, Vince and Mariah learn that with death comes life and from life comes death. Nothing is ever as it seems in South Carolina when one’s last name is Watkins.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Grant Michaels’s book is a suspenseful and fast-paced dramatic tale introducing a ruthless criminal enterprise and the people who would stop at nothing to protect it.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase“Like Water to a Rose” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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