Message From The Author

Cody McFadyen

Book Title: THE DARKER SIDE
Genre: Thriller, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

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Author's Message

Cody McFadyen

WHERE THERE'S SMOKY THERE'S TROUBLE...

When protagonist Smoky Barrett was introduced in 2007's Shadow Man, readers knew this wasn't going to be a lighthearted series. Rather, Cody McFadyen had created a compelling heroine whose family was destroyed by the killer she was chasing.

"She was always going to be a female character," says McFadyen of Smoky. "I needed someone who had a loss."

Now three books into the series -- the most recent of which, The Darker
Side
, was released in October by Bantam -- Smoky is still battling against the evil mankind can do to one another. This time, she's investigating a murder on board a commercial airplane.

So what's the appeal of the books? McFadyen, who lives in California and worked in web design before becoming a published author, says, "If you want to get shook up, if you want to come to the end of the book and feel that you've experienced something like a roller coaster," then these books are for you.

Also, he adds, "if you enjoy character-driven books about people, not process, that's really important to me."

-- Faygie Levy


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