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Spider Games by K.J. McGillick - Book Blitz


Spider Games
How do you kill a spider?


Kate O’Brien is pure dedication; she believes in the justice system. This feisty, no-nonsense attorney works herself to the bone every day, tirelessly building her reputation and career. She is on the path to being a legal star. That is until her corrupt law partner, Bill Brown, a criminal defense attorney, achieves a degree of notoriety which attracts the interest of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

When the inconceivable happens, Bill is arrested, charged with multiple counts of drug trafficking and money laundering leaving the law firm in chaos. As Kate slowly digs her way out, what she finds sends her down a dark path that could lead to her imprisonment or death. Bill has meticulously set her up to pay for his malevolent crimes. His cohorts, fearing she knows too much, have marked her for death. Can she stay ahead of the FBI and unravel crimes that reach as far as China and Russia? Or will she need to assume a new identity to save her own life?

A fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Suspenseful crime fiction with twists and turns throughout this masterfully plotted novel keeps you on the edge of your seat. It may be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the series, A Conspiracy of Betrayal.

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Author Q&A
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
Spending too much time researching.

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Become more discipline about doing the preliminary plotting.

3. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
Getting my first Nancy Drew book in 4th grade.

4. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Amos Decker from Memory Man, he is such a complex character.

5. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
No. I actually wanted to teach Literature.

6. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Driven, determined, efficient

7. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Gone With The Wind

8. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Dog

9. Have you ever met anyone famous?
David Baldacci and I attended Capital Crime Festival in London where I met a lot of famous writers such as Ann Cleeves

10. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
2 months
11. How do you select the names of your characters?
They just pop in my head.
12. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
Horse
13. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
The Da Vinci Code, Inferno, Not really movies but The White Queen, The White Princess and The Spanish Princess miniseries on Starz
14. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
The only thing I could- hunt for food
15. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Robert Landon (Dan Brown books)
16. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Read read read
17. What book do you wish you had written?
Inferno
18. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)
My favorite cuisine is Italian; My favorite hobby is reading; My favorite season is fall; I have supported the Yankees baseball team since I was 5; The thing I find most attractive in a person is humor; My favorite music video is Ed Sherran and Andre Bocelli Perfect Symphony; I love to travel and London is my favorite destination; I once played Lucy in a school production of Charlie Brown; I feel right at home at The Tower of London;
19. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
Right now because I appreciate modern technology and conveniences
20. What is your favorite genre to read?
Mystery Thriller Suspense


Author Bio –
Kathleen McGillick is an author of fast paced mystery, suspense and thriller novels. Her fascination with the genre reaches back to her childhood when she read every Nancy Drew book she could find. This, one could say, laid the foundation for her future love of all things mystery and who dun it's.

Although she has lived in Georgia for over thirty-five years and is practicing attorney in the Metro Atlanta, she will always call New York her home.

When writing her novels she draws from her extensive experience in the medical and legal field to weave her twisted plot lines. Kathleen counts herself an ardent student of art history which allows her to add a dash of art to her novels adding to the mystery of the story.

As a young person her dream was to become an English literature teacher. Although life took her on a different path, one might say she found her way back to her early love of books by spending her time now writing them.


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