Featured: Iconoclast by Laurie Buchanan
McPherson suspects that there’s more going on than creating plot twists. Is one of them conspiring murder outside the pages of their manuscript?
Burdened by the pressing weight of survivor’s guilt, Sean McPherson, an ex-cop, is desperate for redemption. At Pines & Quill, a writer’s retreat in the Pacific Northwest, he and his fiancée, Emma Benton, are planning their lives together.
He wants to go back into law enforcement.
She plans to walk again.
Georgio “The Bull” Gambino, head of a Seattle-based crime family, has a long reach. Like cockroaches, his minions infiltrate even the most inaccessible of places to do his bidding.
With Seattle to the south, the Canadian border a stone’s throw to the north, and Bellingham Bay—a gateway to the Pacific Ocean—immediately to the west, Bellingham is the ideal location for the Gambino crime family to traffic drugs, weapons, and humans.
McPherson’s in Gambino’s way, which means he must be eliminated.
The writers in residence at Pines & Quill include an Afghanistan War veteran, a professional photographer, a civil rights attorney, and a gourmet chef.
But McPherson suspects that there’s more going on than the joy of creating plot twists. Is one of them conspiring murder outside the pages of their manuscript?
Meet Laurie Buchanan:
Laurie Buchanan writes the Sean McPherson novels—fast-paced thrillers set in the Pacific Northwest featuring a trifecta of malice and the pursuit and cost of justice.
A cross between Dr. Dolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a type-A Buddhist, Buchanan is an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader, and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and red licorice aficionado.
Laurie’s books have won multiple awards, including the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Gold Winner and the International Book Award Gold Winner.
She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys long walks, bicycling, camping, and photography—because sometimes the best word choice is a picture.
Learn more at lauriebuchanan.com
Follow Laurie on Instagram at lauriebuchanan.author
Praise for Iconoclast:
“An involving thriller with compelling characters. This propulsive novel ably expands Buchanan’s entertaining series, which is built primarily on engaging characterization.”
“An absolute page-turner… Not the one to be missed. With its atmospheric setting, page-turning suspense, and luminous insights into trauma, resilience, recovery, and friendship, this thriller will hook readers and keep them hooked.”
—The Prairies Book Review
“I savored every page of Iconoclast, turning the pages viciously because I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next.”
—Online Book Club
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