Author’s Special Note: 50% of net proceeds go to Ben, a profound young man with Down Syndrome and autism, to pay for his tuition at The Joshua School in Denver—a wonderful school that has given him the education and attention he deserves!
About the book: Decorated Denver Detective Bobby Macaulay has faced down a truckload of tragedy over recent years. The death of his partner; the loss of his own leg in the line of duty; the companionship of his beloved wife to cancer; his faith in God to his inner demons.
After the man who ruined his leg and killed his first partner is executed, Macaulay becomes the lead detective investigating the Sloan’s Lake murders. The method of killing in this double-homicide is so heinous it leads Macaulay and his partner down an ever-darkening path–one that must be traversed if they are to discover the evil forces behind the slaughter.
Just when Bobby Macaulay is questioning the very career that has been his salvation, he will discover a heroic history buried within his own family roots: The Clan MacAulay–a deep family lineage of protectors at the very core of a millenniums-long war against unimaginable evil.
Black Beast is the first in a series of “Clan of MacAulay” novels–a stellar first outing for new author R.S. Guthrie. The book is a page-turner that avoids meandering, written with tight prose that keeps the action flowing. The reader is taken inside the heart and mind of a common hero who will make you believe in good again–Macaulay is a believable, flawed character with whom each of us can relate and for whom each of us will cheer.
From the reviewers:
Black Beast (A Clan of MacAulay Novel) is a fun, fast-paced read. It reminds me of a roller coaster ride I rode many years ago called The Screamin’ Eagle (Six Flags). Get in, sit down, shut up and hang on!! Wow, what a ride it is! A book that starts out mysteriously but ties together nicely later on. – “Unique1″
This is a book that you don’t want to put down. The plot is very well developed and is not at all predictable; Guthrie keeps you guessing until the end. I stayed up late and woke up early just to read this book, so I could find out what was going to happen next. I also liked the fact that even though this is the first book in a series, it does not “leave you hanging.” – Imorgan
I’ve never written a review before, so here it goes. I absolutely loved this book. It was an easy and fast paced read that I had never expected. The character descriptions were fantastic and I found myself slipping away as if I was one of them at times. There were twists, turns, and surprises that I never expected which kept me on the edge of my seat. – ”doglovingmom”
R. S. Guthrie has been writing fiction for several years. Black Beast is the first in a series of Clan of MacAulay books featuring Denver Detective Bobby Macaulay.
Guthrie is also working on a Western Crime Novel entitled Dark Prairies, set in his home state of Wyoming. An excerpt was featured in the June 2011 issue of New West.
The author currently lives in Colorado.
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