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Five Star Publishing Announces the Release of The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy

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The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy is now available nationwide

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Star Publishing announces the release of The Splintered Paddle by Mark Troy.  The Splintered Paddle (Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-432828-59-2, 304 pages, $25.95) is now available nationwide.

The latest mystery by Mark Troy, whose Pilikia is My Business was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel by the Private Eye Writers of America,  The Splintered Paddle is a taut, tense and uncompromising tale featuring Honolulu detective Ava Rome.

About The Splintered Paddle: Waikiki, Hawaii. Golden sunshine. Waving palm trees. Sparkling blue water.  The Law of the Splintered Paddle.  To Hawaiians, the Law of the Splintered Paddle--to protect the defenseless--is a guiding principle; to private eye Ava Rome, it's a calling.

Neither the law--nor Ava--requires innocence.  When she takes on the cases of Jenny Mordan, a working girl who is being harassed by a police detective, and Cassie Sands, a teenager who is mixed up with a marijuana grower, Ava finds herself in increasing peril.

Ex-con Norman Traxler did ten years in San Quentin--ten years spent nurturing his hatred of Ava Rome, the young MP who took him down. Now on the outside, Traxler is intent on revenge.

Ava's past and present intersect in a most perilous way when Traxler, the marijuana grower and police detective join forces against her. As the danger escalates, Ava will be forced to defend more than the defenseless:  she'll have to defend her life. Beneath the backdrop of beautiful Waikiki, Hawaii lurk dark clouds of revenge, twisted motives and deadly intentions.

A dark thriller that takes readers on a tour of paradise that tourists never see, The Splintered Paddle is an edge-of-your-seat tale brimming with action, suspense and intrigue.  A gripping, tightly-plotted tale with a to-die-for setting, The Splintered Paddle teems with intensity. Expect the unexpected in this sizzling, seamless, sensational new tale.

According to Bill Crider, award-winning author of Too Late to Die, "The Splintered Paddle is a riveting novel of vengeance in the Aloha State.  Clean, hard-edged prose, a complex plot, and some carefully planted surprises....Ava Rome is a tough private-eye with a difference."

Award-winning novelist Reavis Wortham, author of The Right Side of Wrong, adds, "The Splintered Paddle is a one-sitting read that crackles with energy and sparkles with Hawaiian personality. A fast-paced, terrific read."

Mark Troy is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Hawaii and worked at Kamehameha Schools as a researcher. He now lives in central Texas where he does research and administration at Texas A&M University. Mark is married and he and his wife have two sons and two grandchildren. Visit Mark Troy online at: http://marktroymysterywriter.com/ 

A division of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, Five Star publishes original fiction. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Mark Troy or he Splintered Paddle are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by email: maryglenn@maryglenn.com

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