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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Free Ebook: Down River by John Hart

I told you earlier this month about the free copy of John Hart's The King of Lies ($6.99 Kindle) in the Sony store. Now this and another of Hart's titles, Down River ($7.99 Kindle), are available as free downloads from the publisher. His latest novel, The Last Child, is due out May 12th ($16.47 Hardcover; no link yet for a Kindle edition) and the publisher has paid (some) attention to the rise in sales other authors have received from giving away free copies of their backlist. I say some attention, as they still insist on PDF giveaways, rather than a better ebook format, but free is free. This one looks like it should convert fine to a Kindle or other ereader format using Calibre, MobiCreator or the Kindle conversion service (remember, Amazon will start charging for this on May 4th, if you use wireless delivery). That's two free books and only two weeks to catch up before his new release!

Get the free PDF of King of Lies from McMillan here. This seems to be unavailable, although the link is still there on the publisher's web site.

Get the free PDF of Down River from St. Martin's Press here.

Book Description (Down River)

Hart makes a scorching return to Rowan County, where he drives his characters to the edge, explores the dark side of human nature, and questions the fundamental power of forgiveness. Adam Chase has a violent streak, and not without reason. As a boy, he saw things that no child should see, suffered wounds that cut to the core and scarred thin. The trauma left him passionate and misunderstood---a fighter. After being narrowly acquitted of a murder charge, Adam is hounded out of the only home he's ever known, exiled for a sin he did not commit. For five long years he disappears, fades into the faceless gray of New York City. Now he's back and nobody knows why, not his family or the cops, not the enemies he left behind. But Adam has his reasons.

Within hours of his return, he is beaten and accosted, confronted by his family and the women he still holds dear. No one knows what to make of Adam's return, but when bodies start turning up, the small town rises against him and Adam again finds himself embroiled in the fight of his life, not just to prove his own innocence, but to reclaim the only life he's ever wanted.

Bestselling author John Hart holds nothing back as he strips his characters bare. Secrets explode, emotions tear, and more than one person crosses the brink into deadly behavior as he examines the lengths to which people will go for money, family, and revenge.

A powerful, heart-pounding thriller, Down River will haunt your thoughts long after the last page is turned.