Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TOUR: Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young

Down-low is an African-American slang term] that refers to a subculture of men who usually identify as heterosexual, but who have sex with men; some avoid sharing this information even if they have female sexual partner(s).

Four very successful friends, J.C., Vernetta, Nichelle and Special just lost a very close friend, Maya, to pneumonia.  But it really wasn't.  She died from AIDS that she contracted from her husband, Eugene.

Now, many successful married men are dying, and LA Attorney Vernetta Henderson, along with Special, is exacting revenge upon Eugene by charging him with wrongful death.  But is that case related to the murders of the other men?

From the first page, you will be compelled to turn the page, as the author quickly draws you into the story.  There are quite a few secondary characters that really don't make sense until the plot starts to move.  And move it does! If you think this is one of those whodunnit's that you will figure out who the killer is within the first fifty pages, you are mistaken.  I didn't figure it out until the author revealed it in such a stunning and realistic way, it just made sense.  A top-notch legal thriller that will keep you on the edge-of-your-seat!

Pamela has achieved a successful writing career while working as Managing Counsel for Labor and Employment Law for a major corporation in Southern California. Prior to that, she served as Employment Law Counsel for Raytheon Company and spent several years with the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP in Los Angeles. A former journalist, Pamela began her broadcasting career as a production assistant at WXYZ-TV in Detroit, where she was quickly promoted to news writer. To escape the brutal Detroit winters, she returned home to Los Angeles and worked at KCBS-TV as a news writer and associate producer..
A former Coro Foundation Fellow, Pamela has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from USC and a master’s degree in broadcasting from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She received her law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and was formerly an adjunct professor at the University of Redlands’ School of Business. Pamela currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and is the Fiction Expert for BizyMoms.com.

Pamela is a frequent speaker on the topics of discrimination law, writing and pursuing your passion. She is married and lives in the Los Angeles area. To contact Pamela or to read an excerpt of her books, visit www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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