Needing a book title and cover help
I’m working on my next Dave Riley book after being away from the series for over a decade. I’m well into the manuscript and the pub date will be 7 May. I’m very excited about rejuvenating the series (although Dave is, of course, much older, like I am). He’s retired, living on Dafuskie Island in the low country (and actually took over his uncle’s bookie business as a sideline). He’s mellow, kind of bored, and his life takes a turn for the exciting when Horace Chase from Chasing The Ghost shows up.
While it’s part of the Green Beret Series and that will be on the cover, I’m at a loss for a title.
The basic plot is Riley & Chase build a team in the low country of South Carolina to try to find a young boy who has been kidnapped, apparently by the Russian mob, in order to get the kid’s father to divert all the Super Bowl online betting to his company (around 100 million) to their account.
I’m open to title suggestions. The working title was The Green Berets: Chasing The Lost. But I’m not sure on it.
I also love this image of Blackbeard’s flag and think if we sharpen it up and modernize it, it might make a great cover, although Jen has her reservations. It’s a skeleton toasting Satan while spearing a heart. Okay, maybe I’m a little twisted. But the book has this Deadwood, lawlessness atmosphere with gun battles in the Low Country, where Blackbeard used to raid and plunder. I’m building a new civilian A-Team around Riley and Chase, with a crazed Ranger named Gator, an old flame of Chase’s named Erin who as a veterinarian is the team medic, a young Gullah named Kono who is their intel man among the many islands and some others. I plan many more books with these people in this new setting.
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