Christopher Smith, former film critic for the Bangor Daily News and one of the paper’s picks for those to watch in 2012, has released a new thriller on Amazon.com that’s also available in trade paperback and for the Kindle, titled “A Rush to Violence.” On its first day of publication, the book became an instant best-seller. The book is the first in a three-part trilogy that will conclude in 2013 with the thrillers “A Rush to Murder” and “A Rush to Vengeance.”
Set in New York City, the book follows the fallout of a billionaire investor’s grisly death. The suspects? Six of his seven children, all so desperate for their father’s money, they’d kill for it.
His seventh child, Camille, a former assassin who left that life behind to raise her now 16-year-old daughter Emma, must tap into old instincts to learn who killed her father and why. What she never sees coming are Emma’s plans to go into Manhattan and find out on her own.
Meanwhile, Camille must be found. Private investigator Marty Spellman is threatened by a mysterious man to find her. He has 72 hours to do so — or members of his own family die.
Over the course of one day, Spellman, Camille, Emma and Spellman’s own 15-year-old daughter, Beth, must intervene to finish this and shut it down. Twists abound. Few are who they appear to be. Soon, all parties are in a rush to violence, but in spite of how quickly they act, no one is safe.
During the past year and half, Smith has released 12 books, all of which have become major best-sellers in the U.S. and throughout Europe. He is among Amazon’s most successful independent authors, with his thriller “Fifth Avenue” spending seven months in Amazon’s coveted Top 100, reaching as high as No. 4. Smith will end 2012 with two additional books. In July, the thriller “From Manhattan with Revenge,” a sequel to “From Manhattan with Love,” will be released. At the end of the year, look for “Park Avenue,” which follows “Running of the Bulls” in continuing the author’s successful “Fifth Avenue” series.