Recognition and Honors for Straight River:
2019 Kindle Book Review (KBR) Awards Semifinalist–Mystery/Thriller
2020 Chanticleer Book Review CLUE Award Finalist–Suspense & Thriller Fiction
The first book in the Matt Lanier trilogy. Straight River throws professional musician Matt Lanier into the improbable roles of amateur detective and unlikely “superhero” against a powerful and deadly enemy. It’s a mystery-thriller set during the emotional and financial aftermath of the Great Recession.
Two mysterious deaths compel Matt Lanier, a professional musician by trade, into a search for the killer. With no superhero skills other than his brilliant musical mind and razor-sharp hearing, Lanier quickly uncovers a land-grab conspiracy that could mean financial ruin or death for thousands of farmers . . . and for himself.
If you’re a fan of unique characters who defy all odds and stand up against powerful, ruthless foes, then you’ll love this story of a musician/hero who marches to a different drummer.
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