If Palmer's name sounds familiar, that's because it is. Daniel Palmer is the son of bestselling author Michael Palmer. I've been reading Michael Palmer's work since I was fifteen and the movie Extreme Measures prompted me to seek out the book it was based on. It's still my favorite for turning me onto this great author. So of course when I saw that his son was joining the family business, so to speak, I was super excited. I'm a firm believer that talent like this can definitely run in the family.
Daniel definitely didn't disappoint, proving with his debut that he's truly inherited his father's gift for suspense. Delirious is an intense techno-thriller that leaves you guessing until the very end.
Charlie Giles is kind of an overconfident ass. He's been out for number one for so long that he's forgotten how to be anything else. As the founder of a startup company that's created InVision, the latest in entertainment technology, he's become incredibly successful, and when SoluCent buys out Charlie's company, keeping Charlie and his most trusted employees on to run the division, it seems like nothing can bring Charlie down. Except maybe himself. See Charlie's family has a history of mental problems and when strange things start happening, Charlie has to wonder if he could be responsible. He's fired for surfing porn and making threats, actions he doesn't remember. He's become incredibly paranoid and is convinced someone is out to get him -- which is either true or a sign that he's losing his mind. And now he's on the run trying to clear his own name in hopes that he can figure out what's going on.
I love the twists in this book. With Charlie as narrator, the reader sees what he sees. And since he's not sure if he could be going crazy, neither is the reader. It makes for a great manipulation of the plot and definitely ratcheted up the suspense for me. Daniel Palmer is definitely one to watch. Delirious is a great thriller and I see many greats to come from this author.
Now comes the part I'm sure you've all be waiting for. How can you win a copy of Delirious? Well first, Palmer is giving away copies himself. Visit his Facebook page here for details.
For me... just leave me a comment here with your email address to enter. Super easy. (US only, please.) I have one signed advance copy to give away, courtesy of Daniel Palmer. I'll leave the contest open through this weekend and will draw a name Monday morning.
Delirious officially hits shelves on Tuesday, Jan 25, so mark your calendar!
Good luck and happy reading, folks!