Glenda Lawson believes her husband was the only U.S. serviceman shot and killed on American soil during World War II. But in 1945, investigators ruled that Billy Lawson died in a “mugging turned ugly.”
In 2013, Sean O’Brien, learning the ropes of commercial fishing, gets his anchor caught on something underwater. He discovers a German U-boat partially buried in sand, and inside is a frightening cargo. The media pick up the story, and a 35-year-old woman who has a haunting tale, visits O’Brien. Her grandfather, Billy Lawson, was fishing one night on a Florida beach when he saw something very disturbing.
THE BLACK BULLET is a thriller that combines an unsolved murder from 1945 to a modern-day discovery connected to America’s entry into nuclear weapons, the Manhattan Project.
The last thing Sean O’Brien wants is to investigate a sixty-seven-year-old murder. But Billy Lawson’s granddaughter and his cancer-stricken widow are desperate for closure. For O’Brien to bring it to them he has to pry the lid off a secret buried with the Manhattan Project. It’s information that got Billy Lawson killed, and O’Brien soon learns the old murder and his new discovery at the bottom of the sea are inextricably knotted. O’Brien is thrust into a world where nothing is as it appears, and everything is riding on a secret Billy Lawson took to his grave.
THE BLACK BULLET is available from Amazon.
“I’ve read all of Tom Lowe’s books and thoroughly enjoy each one. The Black Bullet continues that winning streak. There’s always something in Tom’s books that keeps me thinking about the story long after I’ve finished reading the book.”
– Lee Rhoads, Amazon reviewer
Tom Lowe’s latest mystery/thriller novel is THE BLACK BULLET. It marks the fourth book in the Sean O’Brien series. THE BLACK BULLET is a thriller that combines an unsolved murder from 1945 to a modern-day discovery connected to America’s entry into nuclear weapons, the Manhattan Project.
A FALSE DAWN was Tom’s first published novel. It was followed by THE 24TH LETTER. The third novel in the series was THE BUTTERFLY FOREST. A stand-alone novel, GRAVITY, will be published March 2013.
Tom is an award-winning documentary writer/director whose films air nationwide on PBS. As he writes his books, Tom draws from his travels around the world and his background as a print and broadcast journalist. Tom is a sailor and SCUBA diver. He lives in Florida.