I’m excited to share the following press release, which my publisher, Page Publishing, sent to over 3800 major metropolitan newspapers, news organizations, TV, and radio broadcasting companies on June 27, 2017.
Author Michele I. Khoury’s new thriller “Busted” is about three people who collide over cocaine causing crime, sex, and the law to intersect with explosive results.
Recent release “Busted” from Page Publishing author Michele I. Khoury is a suspenseful novel in which a struggling female artist is seduced by a successful businessman, who turns out to be a ruthless cocaine supplier. She becomes ensnared in a drug trafficking ring, and when a dealer believes she’s a DEA snitch, she’s forced to fight for her survival.
Michele I. Khoury, an award-winning entrepreneur in the technology industry, lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two dogs, Bubbles and Thriller. While attending the University of California Irvine’s Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Novel Writing program, she created “Busted.”
Impacted by the recession, twenty-four-year-old artist Gina McKenna is down to her last few dollars and days away from living in her car when a successful businessman buys a painting and commissions another. As their relationship evolves, she’s seduced by his charm and mesmerized by his luxurious lifestyle until she discovers he’s a drug kingpin. Her world turns upside down, and she struggles to survive vicious brutality.
Miguel Lopez is a cocaine supplier with a weightlifter’s physique and “the rules do not apply to me” attitude. Maniacal and ruthless, he has no qualms about killing anyone who interferes with his distribution network, including Gina.
Dedicated to eradicating illegal drugs, DEA Special Agent Bobby Garcia spent months and hundreds of thousands of dollars working undercover to buy his way up the dealer chain to identify the moneyman. When his fourteen-year-old daughter overdoses on cocaine, he traces the blow to Lopez. As Bobby’s mission becomes personal, he makes emotional decisions, which negatively impact civilians and his job. Unable to let go, he risks his career to orchestrate the biggest drug sting in Southern California. What happens isn’t what he expected.
When a deputy district attorney meets Gina at a party, he is smitten. As his attraction grows, so does Gina’s involvement with the DEA’s case, of which he is the designated prosecutor. Mindful of his professional ethics, he tries to stifle his feelings.
Sex and violence permeate the twists and turns of this cautionary tale about choosing one’s friends well.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Michele I. Khoury’s riveting debut novel shows both sides of the drug debate.
Readers who wish to experience this potent drama can purchase “Busted” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Kobo, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing
Page Publishing is a traditional New York-based full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with the logistics of eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and the like. Its roster of accomplished writers can help authors leave behind these tedious and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at www.pagepublishing.com.
BUSTED’s LAUNCH PARTY
On a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California, 125 people joined me in celebrating a momentous milestone. After spending eight years writing, one year of agent rejections followed by acceptance with Page Publishing, Busted was officially launched, ten years and seven months from the time I began. The May 13th, 2017th party wasn’t about me; it was about acknowledging all the people who were instrumental in helping to create Busted.