Ode to a book: COLLATERAL DAMAGE (with prizes!)

Ode to a book: COLLATERAL DAMAGE (with prizes!)

I’m honored to kick off my friend Frederick Lee Brooke’s blog tour for his newest release COLLATERAL DAMAGE, the 3rd book in his acclaimed Annie Ogden mystery Series. Check out the link for more details about a giveaway and links to visit the rest of the blogs on the tour.

Last year, I helped with the release of the 2nd book in the series, ZOMBIE CANDY, by writing a poem, which you can read here.  I had so much fun with that blog tour! Imagine my surprise when reading COLLATERAL DAMAGE and discovering a poem inside. It was a poem sign! And so, I thought it was fitting to continue my little tradition, by writing another little ditty in order to share Fred’s exciting new book with you.

* Ode To Collateral Damage *
a poem by Corinne O’Flynn
about the book by Frederick Lee Brooke

Our old friend Annie Ogden is back.
Her new tale begins with an attack!
While jogging along
Her ears full of song
Her past arrives like the bombs in Iraq.
Annie lied when she said Mike was killed.
And she’s with a new man, her heart filled. 
But, will Sal understand?
He just asked for her hand!
Only moments ago they were thrilled.
But now, someone really is dead.
And Michael’s on the hook, his hands: red.
But that can’t be right,
Annie was with him all night!
News which fills poor Sal with dread.
Annie vows to find truth and the key 
To setting her old love Michael free.
But what she soon finds,
Is that the real killer minds
And has now set his sights upon Annie.
Find out what happens! Read COLLATERAL DAMAGE!

What I loved:Fred’s three Annie Ogden mysteries are a lot of fun to read. DOING MAX VINYL introduced us to Annie in her post-army honorably-discharged Chicago life, where her heart is only outweighed by her baggage. ZOMBIE CANDY followed Annie and her old friend to Italy where great lengths were taken to teach someone a much-needed lesson. COLLATERAL DAMAGE made me feel for Annie in a way I have not before. We know her now, and there is so much at stake. And it only gets steeper from here.

About the Author:
Frederick Lee Brooke is the author of the widely-acclaimed Annie Ogden mystery series, which includes Doing Max Vinyl, Zombie Candy, and Collateral Damage, available now. The books do not have to be read in order. Having lived in Switzerland for the past two decades, Brooke has taught English, run a business and learned French, German and Italian. You can find him online at  www.FrederickLeeBrooke.com


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