Mr E W Sullivan Swarm Theory

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Swarm Theory

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Criminal profiler Dr. Thelonious Zones wants to believe his father didn’t kill his mother. What stops him from believing is the twenty-five years to life his father received for her murder. Zones’ avuncular employer and father’s best friend, Sam Drake, defends his innocence. Zones sets out to find the truth to this twenty-four year old question, but his search is interrupted when he is forced to investigate the death of a young Arab college student and the series of bombings engulfing a small southern town. Zones’ theory and profile of the perpetrator are questioned by law enforcement when events change and new suspects emerge. The trail to the truth will lead Zones through a thicket of well-guarded secrets and childhood memories that cause him to question what he believes about how the world truly works.

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Award winning author E. W. Sullivan (Sully) was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He worked as an architect and contractor, taught computer networking, and owned a financial services company before becoming an author. Sheaves of Zion was Sullivan's first novel and Readers' Favorite 2013 bronze medal winner for fiction-mystery-sleuth. His second novel, Swarm Theory, is book two of the Thelonious Zones crime series. He credits his high school English teacher, Mr. Smith, for planting the seed for his love of writing, his late father for how to tell a great story and his late mother for how to curse properly. E.W. Sullivan lives, works and writes in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Anita and daughter Paris.

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Swarm Theory opens with action, a scene that alerts the reader to the sinister events that could happen in the story, and their curiosity and interest are immediately stimulated. The reader is drawn in right away by the powerful dialogue, the suspense, and the action that opens this brilliant story. The plot is fast-paced, with short chapters that are poignantly absorbing. The characters are well-grounded and it's interesting to watch Zones with the compelling characters like Detective Marmaduke, DuBoise, Inspector Siler and Agent Thomas. Sullivan has this uncanny gift of letting readers into the stream of consciousness of his characters, arousing all kinds of emotions in them through his careful use of dialogue and crisp writing. His fiction reads so realistically that you ll feel as if you're participating in a crime scene. I loved the originality in this writing. A work of rare brilliance, a must-read! --Romuald Dzemo, for Readers' Favorite

The author's initially convoluted plot is staggeringly concise, despite nearly 500 pages. Such a length proves necessary so that Zones can adequately map out the plethora of connections and potential bombers/killers. His meticulous examination of a sundry of evidence, along with the occasional recap, ensures that the story's never confounding. There's definitely a red herring or two but not as many as readers may expect. The sometimes-insolent but likable Marmaduke and shrewd Rome are noteworthy, but Zones is unparalleled. He's generally pragmatic but with a tinge of bitterness giving him an edge. When a zealot, for instance, speaks of winning a speculative war ( By the will of Allah, we will ), the candid Zones responds, By the U.S. military, you won't. A poised, diligent protagonist guides readers through a dizzying array of dubious characters and hypotheticals. --Kirkus Reviews

For those of you who got hooked into the Zones zone in Sullivan's first book, Sheaves of Zion (and, if you haven't already read that book, you will want to read it after reading this one!), in Swarm Theory, the Zones saga continues. They're all back: Detective Marmaduke (who drives a car named Shirley), the irascible Captain Franklin, and that fine lady detective, Olga Rome, also known as "Queen." In Swarm Theory, Dr. Zones continues his pursuit of childhood demons, continues to find himself in life-threatening situations no respectable desk-sitting psychiatrist would contemplate, and continues to be p-off about the whole thing. Throw in a gun named Reverend Ike, an evil personage lurking in Congress, and the beginnings of a very steamy love affair, and Swarm Theory delivers a tasty read indeed. Sullivan writes short, clear sentences, very much in the moment. Crisp dialogue allows the reader to see the story. A well-crafted plot and rich detail create graphic, almost cinematic scenes that cruise along the page. For example, "He steadied him, like balancing a penny on end." Or "The unhealthy loitered there, like mold on bread." I don't usually read books of this genre. Moreover, I haven't picked up any fiction over 350 pages since my college encounter with War and Peace. But an introductory quote from the black intellectual Frederick Douglass drew me into Swarm Theory. And E.W. Sullivan's fine writing kept me there, page after page: a sleep deprived but very satisfied reader. --Jane Allen Petrick, for Readers' Favorite

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