Lake Saint Louis Police Chief Michael Force and Assistant Chief Chris Digiuseppi have followed their successful first novel, The Light Bringer, with a second installment in the series. This newest book, The Fallen, hits store shelves today, Feb. 5.
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The Fallen, published by HCI Books, is a supernatural thriller-police procedural mix that expands on the concept of the first book. Four ritualistic murders and some unexplainable natural disasters that eventually coincide lead readers to further explore the series' theme: Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do people die?
The book is available in all book stores and online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, both in hardcopy and e-book (Kindle and Nook).
The first book in the trilogy, The Light Bringer, was a top ten local best seller for 2011. It was nominated for The Distinguished Literary Achievement Award through the Missouri Humanities Council and is currently under development as a TV series.
"Our early readers for The Fallen have told us that they like this book even better than the first so we believe it will exceed our expectations," the authors stated in a press release. "When society is faced with evil, good people come together to overcome it and we believe that’s what our readers see as valuable—it’s a fast-paced, exciting story but it brings people hope that good will prevail."
The authors will be attending a book launch party from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles County Library District in St. Peters. Another book signing event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Peters Barnes & Noble.