As Ron Ward watches his first novel reach the best-seller list, his joy quickly turns to terror when a madman gets involved. For some mysterious reason, a killer starts pushing Ron’s book up the list by taking out the competition. Quickly, Ron’s loved ones come under attack, and the killer taunts his trackers with codes and high-tech tips. Although Ron and his friends solve one clue after another, the killer stays just out of reach.
As the chase continues, Ron fights a personal demon—a death caused years before when he lost his grip. As he learns, the strength of his grip—no matter how strong—cannot hold onto everything. As he tells a friend in the end: “Just hold on with your heart… That’s all that you ever need.”
Here’s What Several Reviewers Had To Say:
I thoroughly enjoyed this first novel by author, Mike May. It kept me guessing the whole time and I never did figure out who was behind the string of murders until the book was ready to tell me. The story moves along quickly and kept me questioning all the time with many twists and turns. Loved the characters in the book. I couldn’t put it down once I got started. A very enjoyable, quick read that will keep you riveted from first page to last!
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An unexpected combination of steel nerves, tech savvy and pure heart help a writer and his friends try to outwit a serial killer who’s eliminating his competition on the best seller list, one by one. The Power of the Grip and its well developed characters had me staying up late and loving every minute of it! Compelling, friendly and smart. Looking forward to the author’s next offering.
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Mike May draws on his experience as a writer and editor of science and technology journals and his knowledge of and love for pole vaulting and dogs to create a mystery thriller. Fun and fast paced, it is a perfect summer read to enjoy at the beach, by the lake or in a backyard hammock.