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by Mark Willen
A violent felon unexpectedly set free. An anonymous tip to a newspaper reporter. An ugly
scandal that threatens a gubernatorial candidate. Together, they amount to another high-stakes
crisis for Jonas Hawke—especially since the newspaper reporter is his son and the violent
felon a former client.
With the election drawing close and his son eager to run with a story he can't verify, it's up
to Jonas to unwrap the mystery, protect his son, and see that justice is done. What he discovers
tests his loyalties and thrusts him squarely into the middle of a political campaign.
Hawke's Discovery, a stand-alone third novel in Mark Willen's Jonas Hawke series, has everything
readers have come to expect—a page-turning plot with true-to-life characters confronting
ethical dilemmas that have no easy solutions.
Praise for Hawke's Discovery
In his third novel, Mark Willen continues to explore how and why characters make the critical
decisions that shape their lives. With a controversy that pits individuals' rights to privacy
against the people's right to know, Willen proves he's a master of creating compelling
circumstances and pushing readers to decide what the characters should do about them.
Hawke's Discovery is outstanding fiction. It kept me guessing and made me think.
~ Sally Whitney, author of Surface and Shadow
Beacon Junction is the kind of place where you can walk everywhere but might not need to go
anywhere—until the town becomes the pulsing heart of Vermont—and the site of this
page-turner. Willen's style brings to mind that of Richard Russo. A five-star read!
~ Gary Garth McCann, author of The Man Who Asked to Be Killed
Characters traverse a dense and intriguing morally gray area . . . An
unhurried tale that makes its enthralling characters the biggest mystery of all.
~ Kirkus Reviews
Mark Willen grew up and attended college in New England before embarking on a journalism career based in
Washington. He has been a reporter, editor, producer, columnist, and blogger at The Voice of America,
National Public Radio, Congressional Quarterly, Bloomberg News, and Kiplinger. He has published and
broadcast hundreds of nonfiction articles from datelines as varied as New York, Concord, N.H., Moscow,
Jerusalem, Cairo, Beijing, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Cape Town, South Africa.
Mark retired from full-time journalism in December 2010 to devote his energies to writing fiction. His
short stories have been published in The Rusty Nail, Corner Club Press, and The Boiler Review.
The Question Is Murder is his fourth novel.
Mark also leads a writer's workshop for teenagers, and serves as a volunteer tax preparer for elderly and
low-income clients. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife, Janet.
Visit Mark's website at MarkWillen.com to learn more
about him, to read his reviews of other mysteries and contemporary novels, and to sign up for his newsletter.
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