August 1, 2014
A First For This Writer
When God’s Banker was released on June 17, it just sat there in the middle of Amazon’s list. Then it got some traction–not much, but some. Tweets touting this action/thriller about corruption at Vatican Bank began retweeting around the blogosphere. Then the International Thriller Writers association ran it in their newsletter. Kindle Nation Daily got hold of it and listed God’s Banker as the book of the day on July 27. Not to be left out, sister company, BookGorilla, did the same thing. Nice. My little book began rising up the charts. So far, it has hit #20 on the Mystery Best Seller list.
But here’s what thrills me–the reader’s comments. Most are positive. You can see some of them by clicking here then scrolling down the page. Still, it seems with this book every day something new happens. Now readers–having seen the research that went into writing the book–are sending me religious books. Even tho God’s Banker has nothing to do with religion, it’s just set in the Vatican Bank in New York and in Rome. The latest two are Larry Cabaldon‘s book, God in the Boardroom. This is a nice book with an interesting twist on the application of modern corporate governance techniques to religious institutions.
The next book to arrive was very high brow: The Messiah by Ken Beshore. With such a title, Ken has a lot of competition. Nevertheless, if this reader–who happens to be none other than former Torrance Police Detective Mike Tokle himself–wants me to take a look, who am I to refuse? Thanks to all who are trying to further school me on the church–whomever’s it may be. One thing is sure, God’s Banker seems to have tapped a vein that is compelling people to comment.
Enjoy the day,