The Price of Silence (Bartholomew Beck #2)

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Author: Rick Treon
Release date: August 3, 2021
Publisher: Fawkes Press
Language: English
Hardcover: 324 pages
ISBN-10: 1945419970
ISBN-13: 978-1945419973

“Fast paced and intricate, (The Price of Silence) delivers surprises in every chapter. …An excellent read.” — Carl Vonderau, author of Murderabilia, winner of the Left Coast Crime 2020 Best Debut Mystery Novel

Hungover from celebrating the latest win for his best-selling book, Bartholomew Beck is in no mood to deal with a pesky reporter. Especially one who is sleeping with his co-author, working for his enemy, and taking great pleasure in letting Beck know that his days as a free man are numbered.

U.S. Representative Paul Schuhmacher wants to avenge the death of his son, Paul, and he holds Beck responsible. But focusing on Beck leaves him vulnerable to his enemies, both political and personal.

Meanwhile, a clue in a twenty-year-old federal murder case drops in Beck’s lap. In solving the murder, might save himself. Or seal his doom. All he knows is that he’s not sure he can pay The Price of Silence.

Praise for The Price of Silence

“Past secrets haunt a successful journalist in Rick Treon’s second installment in the Bartholomew Beck saga. Whether you find yourself routing for Beck or condemning him, this twisty noir in which no one is truly innocent will keep you turning pages.”
— Greta Boris, USA Today bestselling author of the Seven Deadly Sins series

“Treon expertly renders the underbelly of Texas where no one is innocent and the only atonement is to expose the truth. Fast paced and intricate, it delivers surprises in every chapter. This one will keep you guessing into the middle of the night because you just can’t stop turning the pages. An excellent read.
—Carl Vonderau, author of Murderablilia, winner of the Left Coast Crime 2020 Best Debut Mystery Novel

Praise for Let the Guilty Pay (Bartholomew Beck #1)

“… a cleverly plotted, deftly paced page-turner with deeply relatable characters. Everyone has a secret, everyone has an agenda, and Rick Treon dispenses the well-earned twists and reveals with the stiletto precision of a master.”
— Heather Young, USA Today bestselling author of The Lost Girls and The Distant Dead

“I read (Let the Guilty Pay) in one day, something I almost never do. It was expertly paced, the characters distinct, and the twists surprising. … This book will keep you entertained until the last, satisfying page. Crime fiction fans (or really, fans of fast-paced books in general) will love this one! Highly recommend.”
— Heather Chavez, author of No Bad Deed

“Rick Treon does a wonderful job with misdirection and suspense.”
— Chera Hammons, PEN Southwest Book Award winner and author of Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom

“Masterfully written with multiple twists along the way, this murder mystery told across two decades is an excellent summer read that begs to be read with a cold beer at your side.”
— Andrew J Brandt, author of Palo Duro, nominated for 2020 Reading the West award

“Treon’s gritty, flawed characters match the harsh, wind-swept setting. Oh, and that ending – unexpected, but not in a contrived way – very satisfying!”
— Daniel Miller, nominated for Texas Institute of Letters award, author of Fire on the Firth

“… invites you in like a glass of sweet tea, then knocks you off your feet like a fifth of whiskey. This is dirty Texas noir where nobody walks away clean.”
— August Norman, award-winning author of Come and Get Me and Sins of the Mother

“In Rick Treon’s Let the Guilty Pay, the search for truth is at a premium, weaving together several narrative threads with twists that are both shocking and satisfying. But what sets this novel apart are the characters: warm, funny, relatable — people you want to spend time with, on the page or off it. I was sorry when the book came to an end and can’t wait for the next one.”
— David Albertyn, author of Undercard

“Rick Treon’s Let the Guilty Pay is a sharp, mesmerizing thriller weaving together two murders, two decades apart; the connections between these crimes become evident through unexpected twists and revelations. Featuring complex, well-rounded characters and vivid settings, this novel begs to be finished in one sitting and left me eager for another installment.”
— K.P. Kyle, author of Sync

“Treon displays his prowess as a storyteller … an intricately plotted, fast-paced, yet suspenseful crime thriller.”
— Scott Semegran, award-winning author of The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island

“Treon knows how to crank up the tension … a polished and absorbing (series) debut.”
— Lone Star Literary Life

Let the Guilty Pay is an exciting original twist on the classic whodunit, resulting in a gripping page-turner you won’t be able to put down. … It’s the kind of book you’ll not so much read as inhale.”
— Reedsy (Must-Read)

Let the Guilty Pay by Rick Treon is an exciting ride that doesn’t let go until you turn the final page. … a compelling tale of intrigue, deception, and mystery that will keep you guessing right until the end.”
— Readers’ Favorite (Five Stars)

Praise for Live with the Truth: A Bartholomew Beck novella

A marvel of suspenseful precision. …The final confrontation made me hold my breath.”
— Laurie Buchanan, author of the Sean McPherson novels

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