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When Florida couple James and Bethany Fenner discover they have won the $161-million state lottery, they must make the three-hour drive from Jacksonville to the state capital, Tallahassee to collect. Fearful that someone might rob them of the winning ticket, they tell no one and hire 29-year-old limousine driver, Riley Lake, to chauffeur them in style. But Lake harbors a secret that he’s hidden since his childhood; a secret that will soon be exposed. As Jacksonville Detective Kay Larsen investigates a series of gruesome murders where the female victims overdose from a powerful hallucinogen, the clues begin to mount against Riley Lake. Only when Larsen digs deeper into Riley Lake’s past will a disturbing question arise: Who is the hunter and who is the prey?


“Even veteran suspense readers will be kept guessing in Williams and Knerly’s gritty new thriller. With more turns than a mountain switchback, MANIPULATION plunges the reader into the blackest depths of the human soul, showing exactly how far some people are willing to go for sex, love and money.”

–Lisa Clark O’Neill, author of DECEPTION


Vicky Knerly is a native of Syracuse, New York, and currently resides on St. Simons Island, Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and two masters’ degrees. Vicky works for a private university based in Melbourne, Florida. Gary Williams lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his wife. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and writes full time.

To date, the writing team of Williams & Knerly has published four e-books: three novels and a short story. Their most recent e-novel, INDISPUTABLE PROOF, was listed as one of the “Best Fiction Books of 2012” by the MIAMI EXAMINER.

To learn more about Vicky Knerly and Gary Williams, please visit their website.

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