We are excited to bring you the September 26th edition of the 'Concrete Pearl Virtual Book Publicity Tour' starring author Vincent Zandri. Below is the book synopsis and our review and we hope you like it.
Concrete Pearl was written by Vincent Zandri and published by StoneGate Ink in May, 2011. You may purchase a copy at http://www.amazon.com/ and you may read more about Vincent Zandri at http://vincentzandri.blogspot.com/
Ava ‘Spike’ Harrison is a savvy, sexy-smart woman working in a man’s world. She’s the owner of Harrison Construction; a company inherited from her father, but on the brink of closing because of work-site accidents that seem to be happening one after another.
When OSHA steps in on her newest job and shuts it down, accusing her sub-contractor of negligence and exposing 300 kids to asbestos, Spike takes it upon herself to find the man in-charge of the operation, make him admit to his cheating and get her off the hook. But, she quickly finds that the man is missing and hunting him down could cost her more than her company… it could cost her life.
Vincent Zandri has done it again with this tough-as-nails character in this spot-on storyline. Concrete Pearl has all the ingredients of a fast-paced, thriller with one of the coolest lady construction workers ever. His descriptions and settings are precise and the jargon is straight out of ‘Construction 101’. This is a fabulous new action-packed read by the man known for his writing. If you are a Zandri fan (and who isn’t) you will absolutely not want to miss this one… 5 stars for Concrete Pearl.
Synopsis for Concrete Pearl
Ava “Spike” Harrison might be a beautiful, classically schooled woman, but the single, 38 year old construction business owner is also plenty ballsy. Her late father taught her long ago how to handle the rough boys in an industry that’s almost entirely filled with hard-boiled men on the make. But now, with “the business dad built” from the ground up failing due to an unusual series of job-site injuries and just plain bad luck, Spike has no choice but to take on one last project she believes can pull the fledgling firm from the depths of almost certain bankruptcy and family shame: The Renovation of Albany PS 20.
Problem is, Spike had no choice but to take the job on the cheap. To make matters worse, she’s not only hired an asbestos removal contractor who, unbeknownst to her, low-balled his price, but she’s advanced him $10Gs from her own dwindling cash account as a “good faith” incentive to beat the project deadline.
Now, when that same asbestos contractor suddenly goes missing and it’s discovered by OSHA officials that he’s cheated on the project exposing more than 300 students to deadly asbestos fibers for months, Spike decides to take matters into her own callused hands and go in search of him. What she discovers along the way however, is a path paved with deception, greed, murder, and eventually, her own ultimate demise.
Armed with a framing hammer as her equalizer instead of a gun, Spike Harrison is one hot, but tough as nails amateur woman sleuth. Cross her, and you just might find yourself buried up to your neck in regret.