When I pick up a book to read, it has to grab me right from the start. Elude did not disappoint! I knew from the beginning I would want part 2 and I should have ordered it with part 1. Now, I must wait for it to arrive and I can’t wait to get it. I am a huge Stephen King fan and Derek ranks up there with him! I will be ordering more of his books you can be sure of that. – Amazon Review
Stepping blindly into a horrific murder scene, a young ex-con, Vicente Vargas, must flee from the police while eluding the real killer who continues to pin more bodies on him in this intricate cat-and-mouse game.
Cut off from all friends and family, tried and convicted by the press, Vic must survive on his wits and cunning on the gritty streets of Phoenix, Arizona long enough to clear his name.
First time read by this author. I thought it had a great original plot and the characters were believable. It grabbed me from the beginning right through the end. In fact, it was so good, I immediately purchaser the next book in this series. – Amazon Review
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I very much enjoyed this crime thriller. There is so much mystery and suspense packed into this novel. The reader is constantly left wondering when the next crime will occur, who the murderer is, and if Vincente will be able to clear his name. The characters were well-developed, and the author manages to hook you right from the very beginning. I will be on the look out for the second book to add to my summer reading list. – Amazon Review
About the Author
Derek Barton was born in northeast Indiana in 1970. The typical introvert kid; closer to books than people, but grew up with a fascination for horror novels (Stephen King, Dean Koontz) and medieval fantasy (Piers Anthony, R.A Salvatore).
In April of 1996, he moved out to Phoenix, Arizona to find his own path.
He has been married to his wonderful wife, Erika since October 5th, 2012. They have three children, Jenna, Johnny and a four-year-old baby girl, Jessiena!
Completed Written works on Amazon, Kindle and Audible.com …. find them on Derek Barton’s Author Page
THE WYVERNSHIELD SERIES —
Consequences Within Chaos (2016)
The Bleeding Crown (2018)
HORROR-SUSPENSE NOVELLAS —
In Four Days (2017)
Elude Part One, Part Two, Part Three (2018 – 2019)
CLASSIC HORROR NOVEL —
The Hidden (2019)