What’s the only subject gorier than murder? Try covering business in Florida during a recession. Brian Bandell is a reporter at The South Florida Business Journal covering America’s most beloved industry: banking. He has won 13 awards from the Florida Press Club, including first place in both business writing and government reporting. He received another 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including twice winning a Green Eyeshade for best business enterprise reporting in the Southeast U.S. He received a B.S. in communication from the University of Miami. Brian grew up on Florida's Space Coast.
Everything else has gone viral, so why not murder?
Three Miami teenagers seeking internet fame thought it would be a riot to post videos of risky pranks online, then a police officer gets killed and their fun really begins. The more outrageous the murder, the more hits they garner. Chris, Jorge, and Kelso spend their lives in obscurity, but the victims in their viral videos are Famous After Death.
With his religious sensibilities offended by the millions of hits the anonymous murder videos are getting, cyber cop Clyde Deauville pursues those responsible. Yet the closer he gets to the answers, the closer the bloodshed creeps to his door. Will Clyde become famous for the wrong reason?
Officer Monique “Moni” Williams, has never lived an easy life—with an abusive ex-con father, a two-timing, pistol-wielding ex-boyfriend and a racist boss—it’s hard to see how things could possibly get more difficult for her. After she meets a child that she bonds with, but Moni must protect the girl from a mysterious threat stalking everyone near the Indian River Lagoon.
A serial killer is on the loose on Florida’s Space Coast, and Moni has been put in charge of the key witness in the biggest case of her life: an eight-year-old girl called Mariella. The child has gone mute after losing both her parents one harrowing night. Now, Moni struggles to protect the child and break her silence, while more reports of inexplicable deaths and animals with eerie purple eyes pile up. Her bond with the child is tested by a police force demanding answers. What does the lagoon’s rotten stench have to do with a mute little girl? Can Moni save Mariella from what lurks along the water? Who is really facing the most danger? Find out in this suspenseful, page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.