BRENT MARKS NEVER THOUGHT THAT THE CLIENT HE WAS DEFENDING AGAINST FORECLOSURE WOULD BE
ACCUSED OF MURDER…. AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION.”
But that’s what happens in this 3rd novel in the legal suspense thriller by novelist/attorney/human rights and environmental activist, Ken Eade. As D. Donovan of the Midwest Book Review says:
“There is big a difference between crime and detective novels and courtroom dramas. In one, the action takes place on the streets; and in the other, the main story takes place in the courtroom. HOA Wirerepresents the latter, and will appeal to fans of Grisham and any other writer who spins a solid yarn based on courtroom drama and realistic experiences.” (READ THE WHOLE REVIEW HERE)
EXCERPT FROM THE SUSPENSE THRILLER, HOA WIRE
“Homeowner’s Association: the means whereby people who own homes are able to transfer their rights to the neighborhood control freaks.” -Ron Brackin
The nightmare had begun with the color of their house. A year ago, Nancy and Burt received a notice requesting them to paint the exterior of their townhome, which included a detailed list of instructions. They just turned over the instructions to their painter, and asked him to paint the house the same color as the one down the street. It was a pleasant powder blue, and they had always loved it. The painter took a sample from the neighbor’s house and matched the color perfectly. The only problem was, unbeknownst to Burt and Nancy, they were not allowed to change the former color of their home. It messed with the “palette” and was a violation of the HOA rules. Nancy and Burt were happy until the HOA sent them a “Notice of Violation,” that began a series of legal battles with mounting costs and attorney’s fees. It didn’t take long for the HOA’s fees to pile up higher than a New York City high rise.
Nancy slumped onto the couch and Nelson jumped onto her lap as if he were spring-loaded, and started to play the “biting game.” It was his favorite. He charged at Nancy on the couch, and she pushed him away, over and over and over again, and each time, Nelson gently bit at her fingers and growled as he delighted in the attention.
After Nelson calmed down and curled into a tiny ball on the couch, Nancy’s mind kept going back to the HOA notice. She and Burt had exhausted all their savings fighting, litigating, and finally settling with them on the paint case after a lengthy mediation. The curiosity nagged at her until she couldn’t stand it anymore, although she knew what to expect. Because of the legal bills, mounting expenses, loss of Burt and the economy, the HOA assessments had piled up. Not only that, the Association had added “special assessments” for improvements to the common areas, as well as a ton of attorney’s fees. Nancy simply could not afford to pay for them all. She ripped open the envelope to reveal her greatest fear. It read, “Notice of Foreclosure Sale.”
Eade, Kenneth (2015-02-28). Legal Thriller: HOA Wire, A Crime Thriller: A Lawyer Brent Marks Legal Thriller (Brent Marks Legal Thriller Series Book 3) (Kindle Locations 28-30, 103-119). Times Square Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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THE AUTHOR RUMINATES..
KEN EADE- ALWAYS THINKING, DAYDREAMING, STRATEGIZING-
-HOW TO CREATE HIS NEXT SUPER SUSPENSE THRILLER-
TRUST HIM, HE WILL NEVER STOP!!!