Live Stream: M.L. Huie and Joel Burcat

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M. L. Huie and Joel Burcat will read from their recent titles and discuss their approach to writing in the mystery and thriller genres. 

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Joel Burcat is a novelist and environmental lawyer. His debut novel, Drink to Every Beast, is the first in his series of Mike Jacobs environmental legal thrillers. He has received the following awards: Second Place, PennWriters (Novel Beginnings, 2020); Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft 2019 Cinematic Book Competition; Honorable Mentions at the New York Book Festival (Best General Fiction); and Readers' Favorite International Book Award (Best Fiction—Legal Thriller). In addition, he has published several short stories. Burcat was selected as the 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Litigation (for Central Pennsylvania) by Best Lawyers in America. He has also received “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” designations for environmental and energy law and was selected by the Pennsylvania Bar Association as a recipient of its annual award in environmental law. Burcat lives in Harrisburg, PA, with his wife, Gail. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.

M. L. Huie is a writer, teacher, and professional actor. In addition to working ten years as a features journalist, he has written several plays that have been performed throughout the United States and in the UK. Like Livy Nash he loves the northwest of England and has a Yank's appreciation for a good Lancashire Hot Pot. He is the author of Spitfire and Nightshade 

In M. L. Huie’s Nightshade, British spy Livy Nash has never had many friends. But fellow agent Margot Dupont was the exception to the rule. At least, until she disappeared during one of their missions in World War Two, never to be heard from again. Since then, Livy's made do. Some people, you just can't replace.

In Burcat's Amid Rage, a psychotic coal mine operator and anti-mining neighbors fight it out over a strip mine permit. Mike Jacobs, a prosecutor with Pennsylvania's environmental agency, is caught between these two warring factions, but all Mike wants to do is protect the environment and neighbors from certain harm. Sid Feldman, the mine operator's privileged lawyer, offers Mike a job midway through the proceedings. While Miranda Clymer, the lawyer for the neighbors, pulls out all the stops to win Mike's affection and assistance. Mike must use all of his lawyerly talents, discretion, and courage to do what is right and avoid angering the political bosses for whom he works. And in the cataclysmic ending, not everyone will survive.

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Nightshade: A Livy Nash Mystery (LIVY NASH MYSTERY, A #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643854564
Availability: Special Order - Might Not Be Available. Contact Store at 828-254-6734 for Availability.
Published: Crooked Lane Books - September 8th, 2020

Amid Rage Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951556457
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Headline Books - February 2nd, 2021

SKU: x672389