The Limits of Love and Friendship Tested in Brad Walseth’s Latest Novel, Crystal Falls

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A literary crime novel, Crystal Falls presents a dangerous world where love and friendship are tested by the evils of violence and addiction

Chicago (PRUnderground) September 23rd, 2014

CRYSTAL FALLS by Brad Walseth

“When it came right down to it, I was surprised to discover it really wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to kill Jesse Ray Hawkins.” 

So admits sensitive outcast Nate “Preacher” LaPointe at the beginning of Brad Walseth’s latest novel, Crystal Falls, (Satalyte Publishing, 2014; softcover $18.00; Kindle $5.99).

That the exuberant and charismatic Jesse Ray was a prominent local drug dealer is bad enough, but that fact that he was Preacher’s best friend and mentor makes the crime even more perplexing.

As the story develops, we learn how and why this murder came to pass as well as the tragic events that occur as a result.

As the narrative moves forward and backward through time, reads are presented with vignettes of Preacher and Jesse’s lives, as well as that of Jenny Ruthven, the strong-willed girl who grows up with them and completes the triangle that is the nexus of this intriguing thriller.

Careening down a rutted back road to hell, Preacher and Jenny are pursued on all sides by Jesse’s sadistic brothers, a cadre of violent gangbangers, and a corrupt deputy sheriff named Junior, who may be the most dangerous foe of all.

As the layers of the mystery unfold, the path leads to the uncovering of another unsolved murder and a century-old mystery. The tension rises to a crescendo as, finding themselves surrounded on all sides, the lovers must find a way to survive, even if it results in betrayal and death that ends in a shocking conclusion.

A literary crime novel with strong psychological focus loosely retelling the story of King David, Crystal Falls presents a dangerous world where love and friendship are tested by the evils of violence and addiction.

About the Author

Brad Walseth is a novelist living near Chicago. Brad’s short stories and reviews have appeared in numerous publications nationwide. An award-winning magazine writer/editor, he spent several years as a rock journalist on the groundbreaking music website Concertlivewire.com. This led to his starting Jazzchicago.net, where he was publisher, editor-in-chief, photographer, web designer, and primary writer and interviewer. Brad was also the producer and co-host of the popular radio show, Jazz, Chicago Style. In 2004, one of Brad’s screenplays, Hug the Shrugs, was made into an independent film.

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Media professionals wishing to review Crystal Falls or interview its author, Brad Walseth, should contact GK Zachary 845-493-0468 or email him Gilbert@ProBookMarketing.com

About Brad Walseth

Brad Walseth is a novelist living near Chicago. Brad’s short stories and reviews have appeared in numerous publications nationwide. An award-winning magazine writer/editor, he spent several years as a rock journalist on the groundbreaking music website Concertlivewire.com. This led to his starting Jazzchicago.net, where he was publisher, editor-in-chief, photographer, web designer, and primary writer and interviewer. Brad was also the producer and co-host of the popular radio show, Jazz, Chicago Style. In 2004, one of Brad’s screenplays, Hug the Shrugs, was made into an independent film.

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