In "The Motive," Joseph Badal presents the first book in his new series, The Curtis Chronicles. This latest addition to Badal's offering of acclaimed, best-selling thrillers delivers the same sort of action and suspense that readers have come to expect and enjoy from his previous nine novels.Confronted with suspicious information relating to his sister Susan's supposed suicide in Honolulu, Albuquerque surgeon Matt Curtis questions whether his sister really killed herself. With the help of his sister's best friend, Renee Drummond, and his former Special Forces comrade, Esteban Maldonado, Matt investigates Susan's death. But Lonnie Jackson, the head of organized crime in Hawaii, afraid that Matt has gotten too close to the truth, sends killers after him.This is an artfully written book that will appeal to readers who like thrillers with fully-developed characters, a big plot, and plenty of action, seasoned with friendship and romance. "The Motive" puts the reader on a roller coaster ride of non-stop thrills and chills, propelled by realistic dialogue and a colorful cast of characters. It is another entertaining story from a master story-teller where good and evil struggle for supremacy and everyday heroes battle malevolent antagonists.
About the Author
Prior to a long finance career, including a 16-year stint as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company, Joseph Badal served for six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam, and earned numerous military decorations. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast and from Stanford University Law School's Director College. Joe now serves on the boards of several companies. He is the author of ten published suspense novels, including "The Lone Wolf Agenda," named the top Mystery/Thriller novel in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition, "Ultimate Betrayal," named the Tony Hillerman Award Winner for Fiction in the 2014 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards competition, and "Evil Deeds," the Silver Medalist in the 2015 Military Writers Society of America Awards. "Borderline" was his first mystery. The sequel to "Borderline" will be released in 2017. He also writes a monthly blog titled Everyday Heroes, and has written short stories published in the "Uncommon Assassins," "Someone Wicked," and "Insidious Assassins" anthologies. "The Motive," is the first in a new series titled Cycle of Violence. Joe has written dozens of articles that have been published in various business and trade journals and is a frequent speaker at business, civic, and writers' events. To learn more, visit his website at www.JosephBadalBooks.com.