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MY BOOK BEGINNING
The river was insane. It boiled and surged between its banks, panicking the horses, terrifying the women and children, and forcing the men to hide their fear, which was considerable.
-- Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin, available now for pre-order; released January 21.
Margolin writes fast-paced contemporary thrillers like his hugely popular Gone, But Not Forgotten and the recent best seller, Capitol Murder.
Worthy Brown's Daughter is a departure for Margolin -- it's a historical drama set in 19th-Century Oregon involving a freed slave trying to rescue his 15-year-old daughter. There is still a murder, a complicated plot, and all the exciting twists and turns readers expect from a Margolin thriller.
It sure starts off in the middle of the adventure.