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rank 5918
word count 12711
date submitted 06.02.2010
date updated 07.02.2010
genres: Fiction, Thriller
classification: moderate
incomplete

Fete of Death

Bryan Cassiday

A disgraced CIA hit man with a death wish investigates the murder of a US Senator in Los Angeles and becomes involved in a conspiracy.

 

A California senator is brutally slain. But that is only the beginning of the increasingly macabre murders of members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The CIA hire their termination specialist, Tyrone Quade, an ex-Weathermen infiltrator and current jailbird, to find the killer. Quade has to be pardoned from federal prison in Los Angeles, where he is doing time for blowing up a passenger jet--a charge he denies. In his search for the killer, he becomes a target for Mafia henchmen and a Colombian cocaine cartel, among others, and starts to doubt his own innocence and even his sanity as his investigation keeps spiraling him back to his alleged bombing of the jet. To his consternation, Quade discovers a covert trail that leads him to the upper echelons of the United States government, where an unholy alliance will do anything to prevent him from uncovering the truth.

 
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Melcom wrote 1516 days ago

Wow, this is a stunning read.

Tremendous plotline.

This is one of the best thrillers on the site, without doubt.

Dialogue is believable and the characters are well protrayed.

All round great entertainment and happily backed.

Melxx
Would love to hear your thoughts on Impeding Justice, no.47 in the chart, a crime/thriller with a gutsy female MC. Thanks Melxx

Thomas J. Winton wrote 1535 days ago

Bryan, this is good stuff. Plenty of intrigue and suspense, Quade is an interesting character and I can't see how anyone into thrillers wouldn't want to keep reading and learn more about him. Very well done. Backed.
Thomas J Winton
"Beyond Nostalgia"

LanetD wrote 948 days ago

This is generally a really good read.
In the first chapter you bring up the media, and use a large number of descriptors for the feelings law enforcement has towards them. If you were to scale back to only one or two negatives, you could still get the point across without it seeming forced.
I am interested to see how the story continues.

RichardBard wrote 977 days ago

Hi Bryan!

Since you haven’t been to Authonomy for a while, I hope it’s okay that I’m sending this through your book comment:

I’d like to thank you for backing BRAINRUSH (a Thriller) last year. Because of you it hit the Authonomy Number-1 slot, attracted an agent, and landed a film option. Now that’s a brain-rush! The formal book launch is September 1st and the sequel will be released in December. None of this would have been possible without your help. So, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Sincerely,
Richard Bard, BRAINRUSH

PS. If you want a good laugh, check out the temporary book-trailer video on the BRAINRUSH website. It’s there as a placeholder for the upcoming professional video. The current one features children and it’s guaranteed to make you smile! And yes, the younger kid on the screen is really me. You can see the video at www.RichardBard.com. The link is also on my Authonomy profile page. While you’re there, check out the “Feel the Rush” promotion that will get you BRAINRUSH plus 2 FREE thrillers from the Kindle Top-20 PAID Bestseller list – yes, really!

Eveleen wrote 1427 days ago

Backed.

Euphemus wrote 1494 days ago

Bryan, Your story-line is great, intiguing and tense. I have backed it.
Is the title really FETE as in a garden fete, or should it be FATE. I think it may confuse prspective buyers.
I will be pleased if you will have a look at my Flawlewss Murder.
Regards
David

lionel25 wrote 1496 days ago

Bryan, your first chapter is explosive. Smooth read. Nothing to nitpick there.

Backed.

Joffrey (The Silver Spoon Effect)

Cully wrote 1500 days ago

You write well. Some things I noticed:

The dialogue up front, between the lieutenant and Parson is a bit difficult to believe:
"Don't touch it," said the lieutenant.
"Don't worry."
"Forensics should be here any minute...."
"...We don't want the media blasting us for incompetence."

This may happen further down the line, but I'm not sure at the particular moment that can really be a true fact--the press likely to blast them for incompetence at the scene. Maybe later, when they prove incompetent, but not right then.

However, as I read on, the dialogue is good and convincing--because you know how to let a story unfold through dialogue.

Maybe change some of the words you use, such as 'snickered.' A synonym may work, or simply use the dialogue to convey that he snickered somehow.

Chapter two has good imagery and descriptions off the bat, and keeps me reading. You have a good novel unfolding.

Cully

lizjrnm wrote 1501 days ago

I think I am in love with Tyrone - seriously what a great character you have created - women and men are going to love this book!! BACKED with pleasure and anticipation of reading more!

Liz
The Cheech Room

DP Walker wrote 1505 days ago

Hi Bryan
I though this was going to be just another cop thriller, but you draw the reader in with loads of suspense and a great plot.
Backed
DP Walker Five Dares

lynn clayton wrote 1506 days ago

No matter what anyone says, conspiracy thrillers are always compelling and this one more than competes.It's frighteningly believable. Brilliant. backed. Lynn

Phyllis Burton wrote 1506 days ago

Hello Bryan, Quite a gruesome start (good hook), but well worthy of a read. This is a no-nonsense story about the CIA, murder, Mafia, drugs etc. Intrigue of the highest quality: a good recipe for a well written story. Good luck with this, it should do well - but I wish there was more. SHELVED for its potential.

Phyllis
A Passing Storm (Would you take a look at this for me please?)

Melcom wrote 1516 days ago

Wow, this is a stunning read.

Tremendous plotline.

This is one of the best thrillers on the site, without doubt.

Dialogue is believable and the characters are well protrayed.

All round great entertainment and happily backed.

Melxx
Would love to hear your thoughts on Impeding Justice, no.47 in the chart, a crime/thriller with a gutsy female MC. Thanks Melxx

Jon Doe wrote 1534 days ago

read first two, still reading, more please

Thomas J. Winton wrote 1535 days ago

Bryan, this is good stuff. Plenty of intrigue and suspense, Quade is an interesting character and I can't see how anyone into thrillers wouldn't want to keep reading and learn more about him. Very well done. Backed.
Thomas J Winton
"Beyond Nostalgia"

Manolya wrote 1535 days ago

A great opening, thrusting the reader right into the middle of the crime scene. Lots of interesting intrigue.This is reall well written Bryan.

Backed!
Manolya- Love in No-Man's Land

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