Thursday, July 26, 2012

Review of Last of the Seals

Book Review of Last of the Seals


The year is 1957 in San Francisco. Sam Slater is a lifetime minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Seals. The Seals have just one more season left as San Francisco is about to become a major league city. The Giants are coming to town in 1958 and the Seals will be displaced. Sam has come to the end of his baseball career and is going to join the private detective agency of his best friend. When his friend is brutally murdered, Sam must go it alone and try to find out why. 

Along the way he is swept off of his feet by a beautiful Elvis-obsessed TWA stewardess named Amelia Ryan. Sam and Amelia try to unravel the mystery together. Sam’s best friend, Jimmy inadvertently saw something he shouldn’t have. Sam and Amelia have pictures in their possession that have crime families in San Francisco and Chicago very worried. Then a young woman Sam has been searching for is found dead on the beach. Suddenly, Sam and Amelia find themselves in danger. On dark and foggy San Francisco nights, trouble is lurking just around the next corner.

Greg Messel has written four novels and three unpublished memoirs. He published his premiere novel “Sunbreaks” in 2009, followed by “Expiation” in 2010 and “The Illusion of Certainty” in 2011. “Last of the Seals” is the first in a series of mysteries which are set in 1957 San Francisco. The second book in the series “Deadly Plunge’ will be published around Christmas of 2012. Greg grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and has had a newspaper career as a columnist, sportswriter and news editor. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist while working for a daily newspaper in Wyoming. Greg also spent many years in the corporate world as a Financial Manager. He now devotes his energies to writing at his home in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, where he lives with his wife, Carol.
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Last of the Seals Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule
Monday, July 2
Book Review at From the TBR Pile

Tuesday, July 3
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, July 5
Character Interview at Examiner

Friday, July 6
Book Feature at Book Marketing Buzz

Monday, July 9
Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, July 10

Wednesday, July 11
Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, July 12
Interview at Beyond the Books

Friday, July 13
Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Monday, July 16
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, July 19
Book Feature at Pump Up Your Book

Monday, July 23
Book Review at The Story of a Girl

Thursday, July 26

Friday, July 27
Book Feature & Book Giveaway at The Book Loving Busy Mom’s Daily

Book Review:

            At first I wasn’t sure I would like this book; I mean a book about baseball…yuck…, Thatwas one of the things I was proved wrong about.  This book was so much more than that.  It had romance, intrigue, suspense, adventure, mystery, sports, murder, and much more.

            This book was intriguing and I enjoyed reading this book.  I would hardily recommend this book to anyone.  I give this book 4 out of 5 clouds.

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