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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree is a Mystery/Suspense pick #mystery #militarythriller #giveaway


Fruit of the Poisonous Tree


Norm Harris


Mystery, Legal and Military Thriller, Suspense

Book Blurb:

With the help of a former President’s daughter, Navy SEALs hijack the Russian Guided Missile Cruiser Moskva to stop a North Korean missile crisis.

Navy JAG lawyer Faydra’ Spider’ Green is the daughter of former President William Green. His power and influence plagues her every move and she contemplate if her achievements are from her own merits or his. Faydra is nervous and eager as she undertakes her first homicide investigation —the brutal murder of a Navy SEAL. Faydra discovers the accused man, a Special Ops Marine war hero, may be innocent thanks to her astonishing deductive capabilities. The Navy is using her as a pawn in an intricate cover-up. Will Faydra play along or leak the cover-up?

Seasoned Navy Sea Captain Egan Fletcher struggles to balance his Navy career with raising a son alone after his wife died eight years ago. When the Navy purposefully pairs him with Faydra, the two embark on an adrenaline-laced adventure. The top-secret mission will propel them halfway around the world in an attempt to avert a catastrophic act of biological warfare.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Puget Sound and the mystique of Asia, Faydra is a paradox: one minute, she is pure as the driven snow, and the next minute she thrusts herself into harm’s way, ignorant of the consequences. Determined to complete her mission at any cost, she defies logic and throws herself into dangerous situations. Will she succeed where everyone else has failed?

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree is book one in the riveting Spider Green Mystery Thriller series. If you enjoy razor-sharp dialogue, strong-willed characters, suspense, twists, and high-octane action, you’ll want to start reading this fast-paced adventure today.

“Fay is a kick-butt adrenaline-rushing heroine who knows how to hold her own. Norm Harris is a brilliant author who knows how to write thrillers,” N. N. Light, Amazon Vine™ Voice reviewer.


Towsley said, “There’s something very troubling about this. Assuming Mr. Charma was killed by another operator, then we have a case of botched wet-works.”

“Botched wet-works, sir?” Fay repeated, confused.

“A bungled hit. An assassination. It’s messy.” Towsley rose from his chair and walked over to his office window. He paused, then pointed towards the numerous ships moored in the harbor. “We’ve got over two thousand five hundred Marine and Navy operators out there. They’re the cream of the crop. Among them are some of the most elite fighting men in the world. What concerns me is somewhere out there, we may have a loose cannon.” He hesitated for a moment, then turned back toward her. “Or…” he briefly pondered, as if he were still contemplating his next thought, “or, we have a mechanic at work.”

“A clean-up guy, sir?”

He nodded. “Wet-works mechanics don’t make mistakes. If everything went as we now assume, a mistake was made when Mr. Charma’s body was left in that alley—a big mistake. “

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True to the old-day James Bond or modern-day Jason Bourne or even Mission Impossible tales, Fruit of the Poisonous Tree and the entire Spider Green series will take you on an intriguing journey and engage you from word one; not letting you go until...?

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Enter to win a $45 Amazon US or Amazon Canada gift card

Open Internationally. You must have an active Amazon US or CA account to win.

Runs August 9 – August 18, 2022.

Winner will be drawn on August 19, 2022.

Author Biography:

Norm Harris’ first novel debuted on an Amazon bestseller list in 2002. It was a one-and-done, but now he’s back with a plan to publish the Spider Green Mystery Thriller Series from the first mystery/thriller of days gone by.

Except for time spent in military service, he is a second-generation Seattleite (that’s what they call those who dwell in the shadow of Mt. Rainier), with his legal beagle son, K-K, and five giant tropical fish. Norm’s stories spring from his memories of people he has met and the places he has visited as he traveled the world. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are foremost in each story.

“Fay is an admirable, tough, brilliant protagonist.” said one reviewer. Said another, “Lt

Commander Faydra Green from the JAG Corps is a “take no prisoners” protagonist...”

Watch for his four upcoming first quarter 2022 novels, Fruit of the Poisonous Tree, Arid Sea, Deception Pass, and The Girl Who Knew Death, in what he hopes to be an award-winning mystery thriller series. And in late 2022, his fifth book in the series Rain and Wind and Fire.

Thank you for reading, and if you enjoyed the stories, please consider leaving a review!

4 commenti

18 ago 2022

Sounds great! & my favorite hint about mysteries & suspense are the its unpredictability

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10 ago 2022

Thank you, Norm, for sharing your book in our Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event!

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Norm Harris
10 ago 2022

Thank you for hosting Fruit of the Poisonous Tree, the first of four books comprising the Spider Green Mystery Series. Book five, Rain and Wind and Fire, will continue the electrifying story of Faydra Green and her friends where she meets a famous British spy in a partnership where the term "God save the queen" takes on an entirely new meaning. An audio book version of Deception Pass is near complete. The book is scheduled for a September release. The book is narrated by actor Maria McCann who has forty-five TV and film credits. I am looking forward to it as a complement to the entire e-book and paperback series.

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10 ago 2022
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I love this series so much! Exciting news about book five and the audiobook too.

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