Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Night Laws - Surviving the Test of Time

The debut Laws thriller, Night Laws, was released almost two years ago in March 2006, but was recently dusted off by Curled Up With a Good Book, where book reviewer Kellie Warner offers the following thoughts. Thanks, Kellie and Curled Up, for taking a peek inside the covers! I'm thrilled to see that the book is withstanding the test of time.

"Night Laws is a gritty, breathtaking novel of suspense introducing a new cop to be reckoned with, Bryson Coventry.

Kelly Parks has been warned that she is next on the list of a brutal killer. Something she has done in the past for the legal firm she works for makes her think she is more involved than even Bryson Coventry, who is investigating the killing, believes.

Parks is careful to keep her secret from Coventry and find out for herself what it really was she was involved in, yet Coventry knows all is not as it seems. They circle each other, sexual tension pulsing, trying to find out just what is going on, who is killing young women in a most brutal fashion, and how it is connected with Parks.

This is the first book in the “Laws” series featuring Bryson Coventry, and it makes for a great introduction. Coventry has some facets of the typical crime-story cop – he loves coffee, he can sniff out clues with alacrity, and he works long hours to get his man.

Yet there is a softness to Coventry which takes him just that bit out of the box. He is not so hard-nosed yet that he has lost his belief in the system. I wonder if this might happen in later books.

Night Laws is quite convoluted in its storyline and could have been hard to follow, but Hansen writes well and defines his characters clearly. There is plenty of action, always something happening that you need to pay attention to.

Two storylines running through the novel, one woman murdered and another woman missing both linked to events in the past which are mysteries in themselves. The reader will wonder if and why this murder and disappearance are connected, and the way Hansen brings them together is both shocking and industrious.

Weird clues keep coming up in strange places like the legal office Parks works at, and Coventry certainly has a tough time putting all the pieces together. So will the reader, which makes this book all the more satisfying.

The story is told so as to give the reader an insight not only into Coventry’s mind but also the killer’s, which provides a stark contrast. It becomes necessary to the story to follow the killer’s sick, twisted thinking. It might seem extreme for some, but it rings true and is truly gruesome.

I had a few minor problems with this book. Coventry’s reaction to one character, the biker woman, later in the book is somewhat baffling as her actions seem to call for some sort of reprimand or at least questioning. It seems out of character for Coventry to treat her with kid gloves. Also, the novel is a bit slow in parts and starts off with not quite the bang you expect. But this is a first novel, and a few small problems that really do not affect the overall enjoyment of the book are allowed.

There is much more I do like, including the character of Coventry himself. I also especially like his partner, Shalifa Netherwood, who keeps Coventry sane while being a pretty good detective herself. The female FBI agent is good, too - likeable, clever and someone Coventry is not afraid to ask for help. Hansen has given great thought to his supporting cast, and it shows.

Overall this is a thrilling debut, and I certainly will seek out the other books in the Laws series and follow the adventures of Coventry and his co-stars.

One thing I would like to tell Hansen, though others have probably already beaten me to it, is that the band who performed the song ‘Relax’ was named ‘Frankie Goes to Hollywood’ and not ‘Frankie Does Hollywood’. Though I was surprised by this mistake, the reference is a small piece of genius, revealing Coventry to be a lot more cool and quirky then most cops.

The books in Hansen’s “Laws” series in order are Night Laws, Shadow Laws, Fatal Laws and Deadly Laws, with more to follow. The author is a Colorado attorney who continues to practice law in the Denver metropolitan area, representing a variety of clients in civil matters with an emphasis on civil litigation, employment law and OSHA." Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Kellie Warner, 2008

Also by Jim Michael Hansen:
Fatal Laws
Shadow Laws

2007 Author Tour for Fatal Laws and Deadly Laws

Jim Michael Hansen will hold a large number of author events to launch his 2007 releases, Fatal Laws (June 2007) and Deadly Laws (October 2007). This post will be updated as venues are added. Please stop by and say hello!

Book signings for Fatal Laws:

Saturday, June 2, 2007
1-4 p.m., Borders, Colorado Mills Mall, 14500 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401 (303) 277-9101. Many thanks to the always-incredible Borders staff and the 20 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, June 9, 2007
2-4 p.m. Borders, 1750 29th Street, Boulder, CO. (720) 565-8266. Many thanks to the Borders staff and all the customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, June 16, 2007
2-4 p.m., Borders, 1 West Flatioron Crossing Village, Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 466-4044. Many thanks to the fantastic Borders staff and the 22 customers who purchased books.

Saturday, June 23, 2007
2-4 p.m., Borders, 1101 S. Hover Street, Longmont, CO 80501 684-6446. Many thanks to the friendly Borders staff and the 20 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, June 30, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 960 S.Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO 80246 (303) 691-2998. Many thanks to CRM Earl Roper, the delightful BN staff, the 30 customers who purchased a book at the event and the 3 who purchased one from the basket.

Saturday, July 7, 2007
2-4:00 p.m., Borders, 2863 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634; (970) 506-9692. Many thanks to Kim, Jumer, the great Borders staff, and all the customer who purchased a book.

Saturday, July 14, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO (719) 266-9960. Many thanks to CRM Robyn Brands, the fantastic BN staff and the 21 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, July 21, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 6300 Main Street (E-470 & Smokey Hill Road), Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 766-3069. Many thanks to CRM Coleen, the delightful BN staff and the 24 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, July 28, 2007
Sorry, no signing. Taking a break to enjoy summer in Colorado.

Saturday, August 4, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 8136 West Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (303) 938-9565. Many thanks to CRM Ellen Arbough, the warm BN staff, and the 14 customers who purchased a book.

Sunday, August 12, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, The Prominade Shops at Centerra, 5835 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 663-9473. Many thanks to CRM Vivian Tapp, the delightful B&N staff and the 15 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, August 18, 2007
1-4 p.m, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO (719) 637-8282. Many thanks to CRM Amanda Peterson, the BN staff, and the 16 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, August 25, 2007
1-4 p.m., Borders, 9515 E. County Line Rd., Englewood, CO 80112. Many thanks to Janice, Paula, the friendly Borders staff, and the 15 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, September 1, 2007
Labor day weekend. Taking a break down at the Taste of Colorado.
Actually, I never made it down to the Taste of Colorado. Instead, the newest Hansen was born into the family: Riley Joseph Hansen.

Saturday, September 8, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 9370 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80030; (303) 426-7733. Many thanks to CRM Elenor Flaverty, the BN staff, and the 16 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, September 15, 2007
1-4 p.m., Borders, 6606 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 680-4023. Many thanks to Deb Black, the wonderful Borders staff and the 18 customers who purchased a book on this fantastic, sunny Colorado day.

Saturday, September 22, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Borders, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123; (303) 933-6787 (SW Plaza Mall) Many thanks to General Manager Nicole, Sales Manager Justin, the friendly and supportive Borders staff and the 15 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, September 29, 2007
1-4 p.m., Borders, 241 W. 104th Avenue, Northglen, CO 80234; (303) 920-1594. Many thanks to Donna, the great Borders staff and the 10 customers who purchased a book.

This now ends the Fatal Laws tour. The Deadly Laws tour starts in two weeks.

Book Signings for Deadly Laws:

Friday, October 12, 2007
Special Event: Mystery Author's Night Join Jim and several other authors for this special event.
7-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 9370 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80030; (303) 426-7733.

This was a wonderful evening with fellow authors. Seated, Christine Goff (Death Shots a Birdie). Standing L to R, Mark Stevens (Antler Dust), Jim Michael Hansen (Deadly Laws), Lori Lacefield (The Seventh Survivor), Sandi Ault (Wild Indigo), Not shown, Robert Greer (The Mongoose Deception). Many thanks to CRM Elenor Flaverty and all the wonderful customers we met

Saturday, October 20, 2007.
1-4:00 p.m., Borders, 2863 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634; (970) 506-9692. Many thanks to Jeumer, the great Borders staff and all the wonderful customers who I met.

Saturday, October 27, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, The Prominade Shops at Centerra, 5835 Sky Pond Drive, loveland, CO 80537 (970) 663-9473. Many thanks to the always-gracious CRM Vivian Tapp, the fantastic BN staff and the 19 customers who purchased a book.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007.
A Very Special Colorado Academy Event at B&N!

4-8 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 8136 West Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (303) 948-9565. This was a great evening in a jam packed store filled with wonderful people who came out to support the Colorado Academy, a private school in Denver that received a portion of B&N sales that night. Way to go B&N for supporting your local community. Many thanks to CRM Ellen Arbough for inviting me to this great event that featured four authors, singers, choirs, cookies, and much more. Also, thanks to the 15 or 20 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, November 10, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO 80920; (719) 266-9945. Many thanks to CRM Robyn Brands, the great BN staff and the 22 customers who purchased a book. I love Colorado Springs!

Saturday, November 17, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Borders, 1101 S. Hover Street, Longmont, CO 80501; (303) 684-6446. Many thanks to manager Ryan Bergenthal, the great Borders staff, and the 19 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, November 24, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 794 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; (719) 637-8282. Many thanks to the always-gracious CRM Amanda Peterson (PS thanks for the chocolate!), the fantastic BN staff, and the 19 customers who purchased a book.

Sunday, November 25, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Borders, 8501 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, CO 80123; (303) 933-6787 (Southwest Plaza Mall) Many thanks to managers Nicole and Rachel, the great Borders staff (fantatic announcements!) and the 17 or 18 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, December 1, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 8136 West Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (303) 948-9565. Many thanks to CRM Ellen Arbough, the great BN staff and the 16 customers who purchased a book.

Sunday, December 2, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 9370 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80030; (303) 426-7733. Many thanks to CRM Elenor Flaverty, MOD Trevor, the great BN staff and the 17 customers who purchased a book.

Sunday, December 9, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Borders, Colorado Mills Mall, Lakewood, CO. Many thanks to Kevin, the incredible Borders staff, and the 26 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, December 15, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 960 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO 80248; (303) 691-2998. Many thanks to CRM Earl Roper, the delightful BN staff, all the customers who purcahsed a book out of the display before the signing, and the 31 customers who purchased a book during the event.

Sunday, December 16, 2007.
1-4:00 p.m., Borders, 2863 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634; (970) 506-9692. Many thanks to Jeumer, Kim, the friendly Borders staff and the 12 customers who purchased a book.

Saurday, December 22, 2007.
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 6300 Main Street (E-470 & Smokey Hill Road), Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 766-3069. Many thanks to the always-incredible CRM Colleen Wisman, my many friends on the BN staff, and the 55 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, December 29, 2007
1-4 p.m., Borders at Flatirons Mall, 1 West Flatiron Crossing Village, Broomfield, CO 80021; (303) 466-4044.

Saturday, January 12, 2008
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, Thorncreek Shopping Center, 701 E. 120th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80233; (720) 872-2619.

Voodoo Laws - Book Reviews

What happens when you don't believe in VOODOO but it believes in you?

The manuscript of the 7th Laws thriller, Voodoo Laws, was completed on August 14, 2007. The book will be released in early 2009.

Back Cover Copy: As Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry frantically searches for a missing woman and is pulled deeper and deeper into an edgy world of voodooism and death curses, beautiful young solo attorney Mackenzie Lee takes on a terrifying case--a case born of shadowy origins; a case that is ever changing; a case that is destined to sweep everyone who touches it into the spiraling vortex of a deadly thriller.

Voodoo Laws
ISBN 13: 9780976924371
ISBN 10: 0976924374
Dark Sky Publishing, Inc.
Jim Michael Hansen (c) 2009
Original Trade Paperback
423 pages
March 15, 2009


"In this book we find Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry searching for a missing woman, Lindsey Vail, and Ryan Ripley, a dead attorney—the second from the same office. Normally the books in this series are set in Denver, but this one is set in New Orleans and centers around the world of voodoo and death curses.

Attorney Mackenzie Lee is hired by architect Erin Asher because she was being stalked by a man who looks like a pirate while clubbing in town Sat. night. It is soon discovered that he is the primary suspect in a murder case of Bryson's that happened across time at the same time and Erin is the suspect's alibi.

If that wasn't enough, Bryson has a death curse put on him by voodoo priestess Ida Wrisp. True to form, Bryson is taken in by a beautiful woman, in this instance it is Ta'Venza Ocean.

Can Bryson untangle the suspects and alibis to discover the identity of the killer? Can he and Mackenzie keep Erin safe in the process?

Once again the author has created a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You won't be able to put it down once you start, so you might as well clear your calendar for the duration.

There are many themes and subplots with a terrific climatic ending. The author is a master of weaving the multiple story lines. The characters are very well developed and the plot is expertly crafted with plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing.

I recommend this book and the whole series."
--Down Dowdle, Mystery Lovers Corner

"Bryson Coventry returns in VOODOO LAWS, the seventh book in the LAWS series by Jim Michael Hansen. In this episode, the supernatural theme is extended into the world of voodoo and death curses and brings back the use of lawyers as central characters to the novel.

It seems that there is never a dull day in the life of Bryson Coventry, head of Denver’s homicide unit. While investigating the disappearance of Lindsay Vail and the death of a high placed lawyer, Ryan Ripley, Coventry has to deal with a death curse placed on him by a voodoo priestess Ida Wrisp. As always an alluring beauty comes into his life in the form of Ta’Venza Oceana, who may be his fatal attraction.

VOODOO LAWS introduced a whole slew of new characters and new locations for Coventry to interact with. In his previous work Hansen used Denver as his main setting and the place served as a prominent character in itself. On this outing we are taken to mystical New Orleans and its back alleys and voodoo shops. New villains are introduced who lack any moral composition and provide an additional challenge to Coventry’s investigation. In addition to new characters, Hansen has also introduced new members of the Denver PD, specifically Coyote, a beautiful officer who is tasked with surveillance on lawyer Mackenzie Lee. Lee is working for her client Erin Asher, who is trying to find out who is stalking her. All of the themes and subplots culminate in a climatic ending that will leave you shaking your head and yearning for the next book in the series.

Hansen is proving himself to be a master of the thriller. VOODOO LAWS is a well plotted and executed novel. Hansen continues to provide a level of tension that seems to be lacking in other series books and provides new challenges for his protagonist to explore the deeper layers of character’s makeup. The careful craft of taking multiple story lines, red herrings, carefully drawn characters and ratcheting up the suspense is not easy to pull off. Hansen seems to make it look effortless.

After seven books, VOODOO LAWS continues to showcase the fine writing skills of under recognized author and a marvelous series. If you are looking for high octane thrills, excellent characters and a rapid page turner, look no further. Be careful, there may be a reading voodoo curse in your future; Hansen has the skills to keep you glued to the pages well into the dawn hours of the night." --Aldo T. Calcagno (Mystery Dawg), Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

"VOODOO LAWS by Jim Hansen: (2009) Do you read mysteries for the characters or for the plot? Coffee drinking serial womanizing Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry is back with all his quirks and talents. He is frantically searching for a missing woman after finding the second member of a local law firm dead with implications of voodooism and death curses. At the same time local attorney and budding author Mackenzie Lee has her own challenge. Her newest client, Erin Asher, is convinced that she was being stalked. A man who looked like a pirate followed her during an evening of in downtown on Saturday. The same man is apparently the primary suspect in one of Coventry’s murder cases that occurred across town at the same time. Lee’s client is the suspect’s alibi, but if Lee allows her to come forward, will they be clearing the man from one murder so that he can commit a different one – that of Asher. Then there is the missing woman and the fact the Coventry has had a voodoo death curse placed on him. Oh, did I mention that Lee formerly worked with the same law firm as the two victims that are the object of Coventry’s efforts? How are they all interconnected? Bottom line – great characters in a wild plot that somehow all comes together. The Laws series just keeps getting better and better." Jack Quick, Bookbitch Reviews,

"I have read all seven [Laws] books, and enjoyed them all. Like all the others, “Voodoo Laws” caught my attention at the first page, and left me with a question right from the beginning as to whether Coventry would actually survive this one. Not that the author would want to kill off such a good character, but the thought that Coventry might actually die had not crossed my mind previously. * * * Whether you have read all the books in the “Laws” series, or just want to pick this one up, rest assured that “Voodoo Laws” will be a fun read." --Kathy Martin, In the Library Reviews

"What a rush! This fast paced awesome thriller will leave you breathless and awake emotions you didn't know you had. I know it did me!

Will our handsome, courageous detective endure everything being catapulted at him this time? Bryson Coventry was on the move to find murderers who were slaying their victims through voodoo. With each passing day the search for these evil doers brought them closer to our hero. He couldn't seem to stay out of the reach of misfortune. Everywhere he turned someone or something was out to get him. This magnificent male specimen had my heart pounding in fear for him through every frightening incident.

The edge of the seat suspense shot my adrenaline up to an all time high. With each excellently plotted chapter danger and surprise seemed to leap from around every corner and seized this reader and would not let go until the last page. At the closing of the book, I was struck with wonder at what happened.

By mixing a little action, intrigue, uncertainty, homicide, and great characters, Jim Michael Hansen truly brought Voodoo Laws to life and captured this reader's heart through his cunning and masterful handiwork that keeps improving with each thriller. I loved it! An unquestionably recommended read."
--Wanda Maynard, Simegen Reviews.

"Is voodoo real? Can it actually cause people to suffer or die from a curse laid on by a priestess like Ida Wrisp when she cursed Bryson Coventry? The question is why she was doing this. Was someone she knew harmed by him?

Bryson Coventry, head of Denver's homicide unit, has a new murder to contend with--a dead attorney, found in an alley. He finds voodoo creeping into his case and death seems to follow him from city to city as he seeks answers.

Talented author Jim Michael Hansen has created another story to keep the chills crawling up your spine as you join Coventry in another case. And, yes, he's in lust again with an intriguing young woman who catches his eye from the first time they meet.

This isn't a tale for the squeamish. Lots of action and lots of fun characters to meet. You'll remember Coventry as an old friend with a slight case of never quite meeting the right girl. Could this new lady be just right for him?

And if you don't believe in voodoo, you might begin to wonder why as you read. Mystery and chills aplenty as Bryson hunts and is hunted. A story to satisfy all thriller fans. Highly recommended to readers who like new and interesting plots and characters. Enjoy. I sure did."
--Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Magazine

Deadly Laws - Book Reviews

Coming October 15, 2007, Deadly Laws! In this hard-edged legal/crime thriller, Bryson Coventry teeters on the ragged edge of danger, battles his own moral dilemmas, hunts "Tarzan," and gets entwined with two hypnotically dangerous women--Aspen White and Rain St. John.

Deadly Laws
Dark Sky Publishing, Inc.
(c)Jim Michael Hansen
ISBN 9780976924333
Original Trade Paperback
423 pages
October 15, 2007

Back Cover Copy: Third-year law student Kayla Beck receives a chilling telephone call. A stranger has chosen her to be the rescuer of a woman he has abducted. Kayla can either attempt to rescue the victim and possibly save her life or she can ignore the call and never be bothered again. If she disregards the call, however, no one else will get a similar opportunity. The woman will die.

What happens next catapults both Kayla and Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry into a deadly world where the FBI has been hunting unsuccessfully for years; a world of unknown boundaries and dangers; a world where, in the end, the only hope of getting out is to go all the way in.


"An ominous voice on law student Kayla Beck’s cell phone offers her a horrible choice: If Kayla doesn’t try to rescue a kidnapped woman, the chained woman will starve to death – or take another way out with the razor blade provided by her abductor. Any attempt by Kayla to bring in the police will have disastrous results, warns the man; she is on her own. “You’re her only hope,” the grim voice concludes. “She has no one else. Only you.”

Kayla’s decision sets her along a dark and dangerous path; brutal criminals she had only read about in her law school books suddenly become very real, and extremely threatening. For example, in her attempt to discover the identity of the killer behind the chained woman’s abduction, Kayla is caught after breaking into the creepy home of a Tarzan-like misogynist, with disastrous results.

Although she doesn’t know it, Kayla has allies, including a Denver police detective who is working on stopping the trail of bodies left by the “Razor Blade Killer.” Detective Bryson Coventry and an FBI profiler, Dr. Leanne Sanders, have teamed up to track down the killer, whose identity remains unclear to the reader as the plot unfolds; true to the genre, though, the author leaves cryptic clues along the way.

The author is an attorney who has written four previous crime novels featuring homicide detective Coventry, which can be read in any order: Night Laws, Shadow Laws, Fatal Laws and Bangkok Laws. He writes in a crisp and clean style, using short and powerful sentences which convey the brutality of an evil man at the center of the spider’s web in which the characters are enmeshed. Though lengthy, the book can be read swiftly due to its smooth pacing and tight plot development.
One slight disappointment with the story involves the ending as it leaves several questions unanswered. Also, a “plot twist” revealed by one of the main characters, which seeks to explain the details surrounding the fateful phone call to Kayla, rings slightly contrived. These quibbles, however, do not detract from the author’s clever and engrossing mystery tale involving gorgeous women, lustful men and scintillating suspense."
--ForeWord Magazine (Nov/Dec 2007 issue)

"As a third-year law student, Kayla Beck has plenty on her plate even before a phone call completely changes her life. A stranger tells her where she can find a woman bound in chains, fighting for her life, and says that only Kayla can save her. Should she ignore the creepy call and maybe let a woman die so she won’t be inconvenienced? Should she report the call and risk her own life, as the caller threatened? Instead, she goes where directed—an old rail yard—on her own and soon realizes she is in way over her head. A Denver homicide detective, Bryson Coventry, is involved in the case, too, but he knows less about the perpetrator than Kayla and her new “friends”—other women who’ve been targets of anonymous phone calls requesting that they save a life. Despite some gratuitous sexual content, Deadly Laws successfully pairs an intriguing premise and some solid suspense into a satisfying entry in the ever-expanding serial-killer subgenre."

"You are about to embark on a fast paced journey along with Coventry into a deadly game of cat and mouse, as he tries to catch a ruthless killer. * * * Jim Michael Hansen has a way of delving deep into the heart and soul of his characters. His ability to bring out their actions, and yes even their very thoughts and feelings, will leave a picturesque scene in the mind long after you, the reader, have put the book down. He is one of todays best thrilling suspense writers."

--Wanda Maynard, Simegen

"Kayla Beck is a law student. Life is going along well until she receives a strange phone call where the voice is distorted. The caller tells her there’s a woman being held in a box car, and she’s the only one who can save her and only if she acts quickly and follows the directions exactly. Kayla does so and is able to save Aspen White, but not before Aspen kills a man. They become friends and pair up to try to find the serial killer who called Kayla.

Denver Homicide Detective Bryson Coventry is called to the murder of a man in a box car. Then later a law student is found dead by the tracks. Bryson feels in his gut these cases are related, but he can’t find what ties them together.

Tracking down a car seen at the first crime scene, Bryson arrives at Kayla’s apartment only to find Aspen White. He is drawn to her because she is so beautiful, and they become involved.

When more young women go missing and end up dead, Bryson realizes he is on the trail of a serial killer. An FBI profiler, who is also Bryson’s friend, comes to help with the case. She’s been tracking this guy for years. What neither of them knows is that Kayla and Aspen are also looking for the same guy. Can they find him before he kills again and without putting themselves in danger?

I have to say this is one book you will have trouble putting down from page one. The author has done a fabulous job of pulling the reader in and keeping them there. He has a great knack at switching from one part of the story to another at just the right time. He will keep you wondering what is going on until the last page. There are lots of twists and turns and suspense.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more. I highly recommend this book! Just remember, start it when you have lots of time to read. You won’t be able to put it down!"
--Dawn Dowdle, Mystery Lovers Corner

"DEADLY LAWS is the fourth book in the LAWS series by Jim Michael Hansen. Hansen continues to expand the high tension drama that is the life of Bryson Coventry, a Denver homicide detective.

While investigating the death of a drifter, Bryson Coventry has only a single clue to go on. Kayla Beck, a third year law student who is overloaded with her studies, Law Review and life in general becomes the pawn in a wicked game of life and death. They share the same goal to find out who is behind the savage serial murder of young women. An out of the blue phone call to Kayla challenges her to her moral core; “do as I say and you can save the life of an unknown women or else she dies.” Her decision unleashes a chain reaction that keeps the reader glued to 400+ pages of electrifying tension. How Coventry and his colleagues put all the pieces of the puzzle together will keep you guessing and the masterful twist at the end is stunning.

Coventry is still battling his demons; he drinks way too much coffee, falls too easily into bed with so many beautiful women and tries to squeeze in time for his passion to paint. Hansen’s characterizations are what draw you into the core of each of his books. Coventry faces his own moral deliminas – the professional cop, who has a strong drive for justice, but just as easily can fall in bed with a beautiful suspect involved in the his investigation. Can he control is libido and still be objective in solving the crime?

There is more to the series than just Coventry. Hansen carefully surrounds his protagonist with a strong cast of characters who support Coventry and lovingly give him a hard time about his carefree lifestyle. Even Denver is a character in the books providing a contextual and atmospheric backdrop for these horrific crimes. If the good guys are this complicated, Hansen is among the best at getting into the heads of the vicious killers; men of no moral fabric who as easily smile at you or kill you depending on their disposition.

DEADLY LAWS is face paced and well plotted novel. Hansen has once again demonstrated that he a gifted wordsmith and he able to balance the thriller, crime, romance and violence aspects of writing and develop them into a well written novel. In each of the novels of this series Hansen is able to draw the reader in quickly and hold them captive until the satisfying ending is at hand. For the uninitiated, this is a caffeinated, high tension tour de force."

--Aldo T. Calcagno (Mystery Dawg, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

"Third year law student Kayla Beck is flabbergasted when she receives a cell phone call. The message is clear--she has the opportunity to save a victim from uncertain death. To quote the ruthless killer, "You're her God. How's it feel?"

With little choice, Kayla follows the killer's directions and saves Aspen White from a brutal rape and murder. In the process, Aspen grabs Kayla's gun and shoots her rapist. Kayla and Aspen flee, but Kayla is now in deep. She is an accessory to murder if the man dies. If not, she failed to report a shooting. Either way, her law career could be over.

Detective Bryson Coventry is investigating the death of a drifter. His only clue to the case is a rare automobile seen leaving the crime scene. The trail leads to Kayla Beck but her friend, Aspen, gives her a perfect alibi. When another murder occurs, Bryson delves further into the case that winds and spirals in many directions. Where the case ends is anybody's guess.

By now, I would have expected Jim Hansen to reach a sophomore slump. Now, I'm not being mean, but every author has a slump. Even Stephen King, a man I consider a master, has failed to "wow" me with a book or two. DEADLY LAWS is Jim Hansen's fourth Bryson Coventry novel, and I'm still on the edge of my seat.

Do not get me wrong, Bryson is not always a likeable man. He hops into bed with many women and never looks back. That can get a little tiresome, but sadly there are men like that in the world, so it's another dose of realism.

The cases are always shocking. Jim Hansen knows how to keep his readers on the edge of their seats, and perhaps a time or two you may find yourself teetering on the edge in the process. Expect a spiraling plot and some seriously deranged characters, they drive the plot along and make you glad you are locked up in your cozy little house and not in the streets of Bryson Coventry's district!" --Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews,

"Jim Hansen is more than an experienced trial lawyer, he is a master of the erotic serial killer mystery. Deadly Laws is his latest and best in a series of similar novels set in the Denver area featuring protagonist Bryson Coventry, the 34-year-old head of Denver’s Homicide Unit. Bryson never knew a beautiful woman he didn’t love, literally, and is the classic romantic who easily falls in love with love until the next easy conquest raises her head. In this twisted tale, a strange serial killer captures woman victim and then directs another woman to be her rescuer. If there is no rescue, the victim dies a slow lonely death or commits suicide. If the rescuer performs with other victims until she eventually becomes a victim herself.

Jim’s plots are hairy, his pace is harried, and his stories are kinky. He is a master of Alfred Hitchcock-like endings which really throw the readers off the track and yet are logically explained eventually. None of his books end like one might expect. For those readers who like to predict endings, be very careful out there. We rated this book five hearts." --Bob Speer, Heartland Reviews.

"Deadly Laws is the fourth title in Jim Michael Hansen's scintillating Laws series.

Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry has been called to a railroad yard to investigate a shooting death. He found more than just a man's body. There was evidence that an unknown person had been held captive (by a dog collar) and escaped from the boxcar where the murder victim had been found.

Third-year law student Kayla Beck receives a chilling telephone call. A man challenges her to a game: follow his directions and save a woman's life, or ignore the call and the woman dies. Kayla believes the caller and follows his directions. [Spoilers omitted]

Hansen's plots are masterful and terrifying because they could be real life. His characters are rich, multi-dimensional and deeply flawed. Sometimes you love them, and sometimes you don't.

My only criticisms of Deadly Laws are Detective Bryson Coventry's 'skirt chasing' comes off as juvenile and unprofessional. It makes him less likeable than in the previous books in the series. Hansen also litters the landscape (in all of his books) with what I feel is too much gratuitous sex. Toning it down would add to the richness of the story.

Armchair Interviews says: Deadly Laws, while flawed, is a page-turner that leaves you scared, wary of strangers and breathless." --Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews,

"It always amazes me how author Jim Hansen writes a book that is filled with the actions of terrifying un-godly murderers, detailing their hideous and repulsive acts of violence, yet pens his words in such a way that you are propelled into a story that locks you in until the final page. I sat glued to the pages reading his latest work, "Deadly Laws," hating the horror poured upon helpless victims, yet desperately needing the conclusion I knew awaited me at the end of the read. Indeed the mark of a great writer.

Unlike our author's other works, that focused mainly on the life of a Denver Homicide Detective; this story takes us more into the lives of two young woman, Kayla Beck and Aspen White. Our story begins as Kayla receives a phone call from a serial killer telling her that Aspen is tied up in an old railroad car; if Kayla can get there in time she can save her life; if not, she will die.Kayla does save her life but not before Aspen kills a man who has stumbled upon her and assaulted her while she lay helplessly tied-up. After the rescue the two women become fast friends and set off to try and find this serial killer before he decides they both need to die.

Not to worry, there is still plenty written about our beloved Bryson Coventry, 34-year-old head of Denver's Homicide Unit. He is drawn into the story as he investigates this man's murder. Getting a line on a car seen at the scene of the murder that matches Kayla's car he investigates, meets the two woman and becomes involved with the beautiful Aspen. Soon young girls turn-up missing and end-up dead and Aspen and Kayla step up their search for this killer knowing they may well be next. In the meantime, Coventry finds out that he may be searching for a serial killer as well but does not know the two woman are doing the same.

I cannot begin to tell you the entire storyline as it has more twists and turns than a mountain road. Characters upon characters are added in, some bringing spice, others bringing fear, some bringing romance and more than one serial killer suspect rises up leaving you totally at the mercy of the author to bring this mountain of mystery to its final conclusion. Just when you think you may be starting to travel on a straight road more is added to the mix as there are some hidden motives behind some actions taken by our characters and your mind will totally explode when you find out the secret that Aspen has been hiding and who the real killer is. An unbelievable conclusion awaits you; or is this really the end of this story? Somehow I'm suspicious that it is not. However we will have to wait and see.

To bring my review to a close I would have to say this is one top-notch read. Again, Mr. Hansen adds just the right amount of mystery, suspense, romance, horror and nail-biting adventure to keep you turning the pages. Be warned, there is some rude-talk and sexual content to be aware of. However, for those who love the hair standing-up on your neck fear; the delving into the mind of a heart-less killer and the challenge of solving one outstanding who done it read; you will love this book. It is a murder mystery that you will never know or even imagine what lies around the next turn; I promise you that. Excellent read!"
--Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer, MidWest Book Review,

"Kayla Beck loves her life as a law student; excited as to what the future holds for her. Then the deep, scrambled voice coming through her cell phone threatened all of that. Next thing she knew, she was caught up in another woman’s obsessive journey into revenge.

Denver Detective Bryson Coventry is the best homicide cop around. It seemed that all the best – and most complicated murders – come his way. True to form, he has stumbled into another one. First it is just a murdered drifter. Then a young law student shows up dead. The two deaths seem unrelated at first, but Bryson’s gut tells him differently. Digging deeper, he finds himself in a race to catch a serial killer.

This is the fourth book in the author’s series of “Laws” books. Having read the other three, I have to say when I heard there was a fourth I was a bit skeptical that Mr. Hansen could keep up the same pace and mystery that the previous books had.

“O ye of little faith,” keeps running through my head. How could I have ever doubted that the author was up to the task? Not only did I learn a few new things about him, I got to fall in lust again with the same sexy and intriguing Bryson I had met before. One thing that still amazed me is the way this Detective attracts women. He is never content with just working through the mysteries of his cases, but continually wanders through the ever-changing mystery of women. (And they always seem to be beautiful women.)

Just as with the previous three books, this one grabbed me from the first page. My habit is to go through a book a few chapters at a time. With this one, I sat down just after dinner, and other than a couple of breaks, I finished it the same night (actually it was the next morning). The story does not get boring or bogged down in details. This author has a great knack for going just deep enough into one area and then shifting to another just at the right time. This technique also helps to build the tension. And believe me – there is tension.

Should you read this book? Yes, definitely. I have said this before about this author’s other works and it still applies now; turn off your crime thrillers on television and tune-in to this book." --Kathy Martin, In the Library Reviews.

"Talented author Jim Michael Hansen keeps the many subplots and characters moving in a delicate balancing act that tightens the noose around a serial killer as victims, killer and Bryson Coventry cross paths, often missing each other. This is a thriller that will have you looking in one direction while the killer is doing something else.

I'm pleased to recommend this tale to any thriller or mystery fan. The imaginative departure from the time-tried plotlines will satisfy and have readers looking for other books by this author." --Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Magazine,

"DEADLY LAWS by Jim Hansen: Fourth in the Law series, drawing us again into the life and work of hard charging, coffee drinking, womanizing, homicide solving Denver detective Byson Coventry. A man is abducting women, and then calling other women to go rescue them. If the proposed rescuer refuses, the abducted woman dies. ... Crisp as a Rocky Mountain morning and as exciting as a new powder run at Vail, this is the best “Laws” yet. 2007 Release." --Jack Quick,

Bangkok Laws - Book Reviews

The fifth book in the Laws series, Bangkok Laws, is complete and will be released in early 2008! Jim Michael Hansen finished the manuscript on January 13, 2007 and threw it to the ceiling in celebration. He immediately wished he had numbered the pages. Picking it up he said, "The endings of my books always surprise me, but this one absolutely blew me away. I never saw it coming."

Bangkok Laws
ISBN 9780976924319
Jim Michael Hansen
Dark Sky Publishing, Inc.
Original Trade Paperback (5.5 x 8.5)
425 Pages
$13.95 US
Early 2008
Distribution: Baker & Taylor Books

Back Cover Copy: As Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry finds himself entangled in the collateral damage of a killer who uses the entire world as his playground, newly licensed attorney Paige Alexander lands her very first case —a case that could possibly destroy the most powerful law firm in the world; a case involving a deadly, high-stakes international conspiracy of terrible proportions; a case that started in Bangkok but will not end there.

If you liked the first four Laws novels, be prepared to ascend to a whole new level of excitement.


"*** The cast makes the latest Coventry police procedural into what should be considered one of the best investigative tales of the year as the white sexual slave market seems genuine due to the secondary characters; many of whom are the bad guys. Ja’Von is terrific as she lives for vengeance whereas her idealist attorney is the “Mouse that Roared” especially when she is almost swallowed up by a corrupt international law firm ... BANGKOK LAWS is a superior thriller that showcases the talent of one of the genre’s better authors." --Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews. Full review here.

"There’s no other way to say it, I’m hooked on Bryson Coventry and the man who brought him to life. Hansen’s characters change with each story and are so full of life and so vivid that unfortunately, I can never put one down until it’s finished. This story deals with Bangkok white slavery and a mega law firm. As usual, he is working on more than one case and they begin to collide as the body count rises. Naturally it wouldn’t be truly Coventry if he didn’t have a string of females at his beck and call but maybe Ja’Von will be different and the start of a long romance. No matter how it plays out, Hansen continues to be the best and I’ll continue to recommend him to all my friends." --Andra Tracy, Out Word Bound Books, Indianapolis, IN

"Bryson Coventry's latest case is proving to be quite distracting to his latest romance with a mystery woman named Ja'Von Deveraux. This time it is Ja'Von who tracks him down and reveals she is a private investigator and a big fan of Bryson's. She wants to get to know him much better. While he's enjoying her attention, Bryson does wonder about her past, as his track record with women isn't great.

Paige Alexander is fresh out of law school but placing low in her class has kept the job offerings from pouring in. When Ja'Von Deveraux approaches her with a horrifying case, Paige accepts the job but soon realizes that she may be way out of her leagure. Ja'Von has been in Bangkok hired by an unknown person from a number that links back to the high-profile law firm Vinson & Botts. While in Bangkok, she was drugged and forced into slavery in a sex dungeon. After escaping, she began looking into the person who gave her this job. She is certain she was set up and she feels it was by someone at Vinson & Botts so she wants to sue and Paige is the person for the job.

While Bryson is kept busy with one murder after another, Ja'Von and Paige begin unraveling a case that may put them on the killer's list. A killer who is determined that he will not be caught and that everyone is the enemy.

Within BANGKOK LAWS, the reader knows all of the key players from the start, including the killer, but there are other secretive characters that keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat waiting for things to unravel. This mystery is not easy to solve ahead of time, Jim Hanson is brilliant at creating so many twists without going off track or boring the reader in numerous details. Though there is a lot going on at once, the action hooks the reader from the start.

BANGKOK LAWS is another excellent mystery and I find myself amazed at both how quickly the author can write and how he's yet to hit that dreaded "sophomore slump." Few authors can handle what Jim Hansen has managed--this is his fifth novel and he's still "wowing" his readers." --Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews

"In BANGKOK LAWS Jim Hansen has once again challenged his protagonist to new heights. BANGKOK LAWS is the 5th book in the highly regarded LAWS series and the best to date.

Denver detective Bryson Coventry makes a promise to dead woman to find her killer. He hasn’t done this in a long time and is determined to solve the meaningless death of this woman. Along the way other women disappear and are found dead. Is a serial killer loose or are these unrelated deads just mere coincidental?

Newly licensed attorney Paige Alexander can’t find a job in the Denver law community and has to work as a waitress to make ends meet. One day in walks Ja’Von Deveraux, a mysterious beautiful woman with an equally amazing story of sexual slavery in Bangkok to tell. Paige accepts Ja’Von as her first client and starts the legal wheels turning in a David vs. Goliath legal battle against one of the largest international law firms on behalf of her new client. Little does she know that her own life is soon to be in danger. While Paige is busy with the legal research Ja’Von seeks out Coventry. The over caffeinated Coventry is immediately smitten and falls head over heals with Ja’Von. As Coventry investigates the endless trails of missing/dead women, Ja’Von, a PI in her own right, starts her own investigation into the international sex slavery of blond American women to Bangkok only to discover that there may be more to it than she originally thought.

Hansen continues to draw readers to the dark side of Denver and allow us, the readers, to participate in the terror that a few unsavory characters can unleash on the public. He taunts us with red herrings and when you reach the climax of the novel the ending is unsuspecting but so obvious at the same time. As the series progress from the first novel NIGHT LAWS to the current one, Hansen further probes the life of Coventry, a well drawn character that is liked and respected by his peers. Hansen also draws upon a strong supporting cast which adds a rich texture and sense of realism to the novels. But Hansen is at his best in developing the psyche of the villains in his novels. Not all of the bad guys are murders and con artists. An international law firm is unscrupulous in determining the way it practices law. The heroine Paige Alexander is an idealist and has use her wits to be careful not to be swallowed up by the power that the law firm can bring upon her. Hansen paints an excellent balance in ideal versus realism in his narrative.

BANGKOK LAWS is Hansen’s best effort to date. It is white knuckle page turner of a novel that keeps you glued to the page and with paper cuts on your fingers. If this is the first book that you read in the series, you will not be disappointed. Hansen masterfully weaves the elements of suspense, sexual tension, retaliation and horror so well that you are unaware that a few hours have past and your done with the book. Bryson Coventry is one of the best characters in modern thriller/detective fiction in the last five years." --Aldo Calcago (Mystery Dawg) for Future Mystery Anthologies Magazine,

"From the seedy sex dens of Bangkok to the crystal clear skies of Denver, Jim Michael Hansen takes you on a voyage into a very dark world of sexual slavery, and ultimately, cold-blooded murder.

Bryson Coventry is the Detective in charge of the homicide unit for the Denver Police. His world is jarred into the surreal when he meets Private Investigator Ja'Von Deveraux. She is the most beautiful woman he has ever met--and she wants him badly.

Paige Alexander is a fresh-faced young woman. Having just received her law license from the Colorado state bar, she is ready to practice, send the bad guys away and make a name for herself. Unfortunately for her, she is unemployed in her profession and is barely scratching out a living as a waitress in a Denver greasy spoon. Then she meets Deveraux, who wants to hire her to represent her in a case against one of Denver's most prestigious law firms.

Dylan Joop is a professional, merciless assassin. His current contract must be completed within a specific time period. His target is an unassuming self-employed housekeeper, with no criminal record, no relations with crime whatsoever, and would be otherwise unnoticeable in society. He kidnaps her and waits for instructions.

The disparate stories are expertly woven together in a raunchy, blood-spattered tale that spins out of control as Detective Coventry and his partner Shalifa Netherwood track the unknown assassin and clean up his trail. As the body count mounts, the Detectives find themselves getting closer, but the clues are scattered, the killer is deviously proficient--leaving the Denver cops with little to go on.

Jim Michael Hansen has a unique ability to tempt the reader with a trail of crumbs that ultimately sucks you into the spellbinding vortex he has created in Bangkok Laws. You will turn the pages so fast your fingers will bleed. Not since Stephen King have I read an author that has the ability to reach the deepest recesses of the criminal mind. Spooky.

Armchair Interviews says: A very complex and realistically brutal plot, it might have been ripped from the headlines of the Denver Post!" --Jeff Foster, Armchair Interviews

"Twenty-five year old Page Alexander's life was about to change,although she would have never dreamed the road she was about to travel would be a nightmare. She had already learned that Denver didn't have many jobs for a newly licensed attorney, so when she was approached by a mysterious woman who wanted to hire her for an even more mysterious job she decided to give it a go, never realizing from that moment on her life would be in danger. As her new boss Jo'Von Deveraux revealed her story of being forced into sexual slavery in Bangkok, and the plot she had conceived to seek her revenge, Page was horrified but still felt drawn to continue.

In the meantime Denver's Detective Bryson Coventry is again up to his neck in missing women and dead bodies that involve the same sinister people that had enslaved Jo'Von.This connection draws our Detective Coventy to our amature detectives, Page and Jo'Von.. The two women, Jo'Von and Page set out on a quest to find the ones behind these kidnappings before another woman is destroyed, never realizing how deep this would take them into horrifying crimes. Will they be too late? This leads them to some very unscrupulous people and the story keeps you scratching your head not knowing are they friend or foe to our young women; just who can they trust? How many near death situations can they encounter? The pace quickens!

I'm not going to reveal a lot about the storyline of this novel. Mainly because to me it is much more complex than any of Mr. Hansen's previous works. Now, understand this is a good thing, because he gives you layer upon layer of mystery, suspicion, suspense and continues to build upon the total insanity and horror of the actual story and players behind the hideous crimes being committed. The story becomes so intense at times that you wonder how much further it can go without having an ending, but it does. As always, Mr. Hansen's characters are extremely well defined, however, please be forewarned before reading that there is strong sexual content in this work and strong uncensored language.

Indeed, you will find a storyline that is probably more real-to-life than you care to imagine, strong believable characters, both hideous and lovable, and a knock-out conclusion, that trust me, you definitely will never see coming. Another top-of-the-line winner for Mr. Hansen and one you do not want to miss.
--Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer, MidWest Book Review

"After all the doors are bolted and the windows are checked and double checked, just settle in your favorite chair by the fire-place or scramble into bed with Bangkok Laws, another well thought-out book for you crime thriller seekers. This exceptional in-depth, tension grabber is perfect for night reading or any time of day you want to curl up with a good book. A surprise visitor comes on the scene. You, the reader must delve inside the pages to find out who this mystery guest is.

Another killer is on the loose. Alan Ewing is on his way back to Denver from Bangkok. Will he reach his destination, or will something or someone intercept him? Will Bryson Coventry, a 34-year-old Denver homicide detective, find the killer before further bloodshed can take place?

Page Alexander, an entry-level attorney, with no office or clients, was working at Sam's Eatery until something better came along. Little does Page realize that she is about to stumble into a heart-pounding situation involving a thrill ride that she will never forget.

Jim Michael Hansen is about to unleash another electrifying laws book that will keep you, the reader, turning page after spine-chilling page to see what lies around the next curve. So get ready to follow Coventry through a never-ending roller coaster ride of events that will lead through a fantastical situation, along with the beautiful women who are involved up to their necks."
--Wanda Maynard, Simegen

"Each time I get into one of Jim Michael Hansen’s books, I feel like I am putting on my old comfortable pair of tennis shoes. The only difference is that my shoes go where I want to go. With the “Bryson Coventry Thrillers,” I am never sure where my journey will end.

Bryson Conventry, head of the Denver Homicide Division, is confronted with a killing that should seem cut and dried. A guy stabbed in his bedroom. Bryson figures it should be pretty easy. Instead, it ends up intersecting him with two very interesting women.

The first is Paige Alexander. She is a newly licensed lawyer who is currently working as a waitress. The Denver legal market is turning out to be a bit harder to crack than she thought it would be. But Paige’s luck is about to change when she meets the second woman, Ja’Von Deveraux. A beautiful private investigator from San Francisco. Ja’Von wants to hire Paige to help her go after the largest law firm in the city. This law firm had sent the P.I. to Bangkok to do surveillance. Instead, Ja’Von ended up being forced into the sex slave trade. And Ja’Von is sure the firm had something to do with it.

To complicate matters, Bryson is finding himself falling for Ja’Von. The beautiful P.I. is falling for Bryson also, but does not want to tell him the real reason why she is in the city.

Avid readers have their favorite authors and this one has become one of mine. The style of each book is the same, but the plot twists and turns are uniquely different from one another. This is the fifth book in the series and the luster is still there.

Bryson Conventry is just as interesting now as he was in “Night Laws” – Hansen’s first book. Especially the women he meets. They just seem to get more beautiful with each new story. The characters that surround Bryson have not lost their luster either. They all come off the pages as living, breathing people.

The best part of Hansen’s writing is that I get dropped into the depths of the story within two or three pages. As with most of the series, I started and finished this book in one sitting.

I whole-heartedly recommend reading “Bangkok Laws.” It is great, whether or not a person has read the other “Laws” books." --Kathy Martin, In the Library Reviews

"BANGKOK LAWS by Jim Hansen: Thirty four year old Bryson Coventry, head of Denver’s homicide unit and serial womanizer, has survived four previous outings but this one may be his undoing, as he becomes involved in the collateral damage of a global killer. Newly licensed attorney Paige Alexander is employed on her very first case. It involves a deadly high-stakes international conspiracy that first manifested itself in Bangkok and will end who knows where. The connection between Alexander and Coventry is San Francisco private investigator Ja’Von Deveraux who combines a lifeguard’s body with movie star features. Deveraux has survived a terrible experience and is now looking for revenge. She enlists Alexander to help her and then Coventry. Not for the weak hearted but full of action and coffee drinking, crime solving Coventry and his cast of cohorts continue to evolve with each outing. Rough as the Rockies, but also refreshing. Can’t wait for the next in the series." --Jack Quick, Bookbitch Reviews

"If you're planning to travel to Bangkok to sample some of the sleazy and forbidden entertainments found there, beware that it doesn't cost more than you are willing to pay. Like Alan Ewing did.

It's his mysterious murder that brings Bryson Coventry into contact with a lovely P.I. who deliberately seeks him out. The question is why? Would you trust her? Would you trust her story? Is she as she appears to be? Where will she lead Bryson and the reader who follow so willingly?

Familiar characters who will be easily recalled from other "Laws" stories guide us into the realm of shady dealings by an international law firm where almost any fantasy or case can be won by manipulating people. Bangkok Laws is a study of methods of revenge by victims of this firm.

Highly recommended as a tale you will have to finish once you begin to read. Talented author Jim Michael Hansen has woven a fascinating plot from several subplots to satisfy even the pickiest thriller fan. Action aplenty with false trails and red herrings to draw the reader into dead ends and keep us trying to out guess the villains who do what they do sooo well. A book guaranteed to hold your attention and provide you with reading satisfaction. Enjoy. I sure did. (But a warning to the girls, don't travel to Bangkok unescorted.)"
--Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Magazine

Fatal Laws - Book Reviews

The third book in the Laws series--Fatal Laws--is coming June 1, 2007! In this long awaited follow-up to Night Laws and Shadow Laws, Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry meets his toughest opponent yet--Jack Degan. And his most insatiable woman yet--Tianca Holland.

Fatal Laws.
ISBN 9780976924364
Jim Michael Hansen.
Dark Sky Publishing, Inc.
402 pages
Trade Paperback
June 1, 2007

Back Cover Copy. When several women are found buried in shallow graves near one another, each murdered in a brutally different way, Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry finds himself pulled into the edgy world of Tianca Holland--a woman involved enough to be a prime suspect, vulnerable enough to be the next victim, and beautiful enough to be more than just a distraction.


"Bryson Coventry is a cop who is slightly irreverent and pushes the button. Investigating a murder, he meets Tianca Holland, a beautiful bi-sexual ex lover of the victim. Tianca comes on string to Bryson, answering the door in just a flimsy silk shirt. She comes on to Bryson who is having difficulty not having sex with her. Across town, newly sworn in attorney, Haley is getting ready for her new job. When she arrives, she seeks out Renee Rand, who had been her mentor when she had clerked for the law firm years earlier. But Renee wasn’t seated at her desk, a young Asian lady was. And that’s where she learned that her mentor and had been missing now about five months.

Christina now sits at Renee’s desk.

Jack Degan began scouting his next prey, Mia, a tattoo artist in Pueblo .
Haley’s new law firm consists of approximately 123 attorneys and at least one other city. Austin Gray is the big man, the senior partner and to Haley’s surprise, he invites her to lunch. She asks him about Renee, but he tells her it is the hands of the police. This just isn’t good enough for Haley and she proceeds to investigate on her own.

In the meantime, another body is found, close to the first body. This gets Haley thinking about body dumps, so she goes to the site, in a rain storm, to discover indeed a third body. Well, not exactly a body, but the head of her mentor and friend Renee. Haley makes an anonymous phone call to the police.

In the meantime, Degan gets in a bar fight with a biker, falls in love with a hooker and captures his prey, Mia. Degan is taking orders from someone, who tells him who to take and then to clean up the mess.

FATAL LAWS is a book with multiple main characters whose lives intersect in deceit, sexual manipulations, and murder. Why was Renee murdered? Who murdered Renee? Who murdered the others? Who is the “Big Boss”? You’ll have to read FATAL LAWS for the answers, but what I will tell you is that, FATAL LAWS is a fast, easy read through maze of characters that connect in odd and interesting ways. At first, I thought there might be too many main characters, but no, not at all. Jim Michael Hansen, has written in a way that it is clear which character is working, what is going on and how it all fits with the rest of the package. Very well done. Very enjoyable. It is a graphic thriller and not a cozy. I read it in one sitting, enjoying it immensely; however, I was a tad bit disappointed in the ending. Just my preference. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 4.5." --Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D. for Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine (Nov. 07 edition)

"Denver homicide detective Bryson Covenry senses something different about his curent case involving the murders of four young women. Part of the difference is that one of the suspects, a mysterious woman named Tianca, is getting under Coventry's skin in the most inappropriate of ways. Another difference is the mixed message being sent by the victims. Are they victims of a serial killer, as it first appears, but if so, why were they all killed in different ways. Baffled, Covenry and steadfast colleague Shalifa Netherwood grind their way through the evidence. Meanwhile, a young law associate who had once worked with one of the victims inadvertently involves herself with the investigation, possibly to her own peril. At times, Hansen ladles on the sex and violence with a bit of heavy hand, but he builds suspense effectively, and his hero is both likable and multidimensional. A too-little-known hard-boiled series that deserves attention."

"Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry is knee-deep in corpses. When he finds four brutally murdered women’s bodies buried near each other in shallow graves, he begins his search for the diabolic murderer or murderers. Each victim has been killed in a different way. One had her eyes gouged out while another was decapitated. Victim three died by multiple stabbings, the fourth by suffocation.

Tianca Holland is bisexual and the main suspect in the murder of Angela Pfeifer, her ex- lover, whose body was one of those found by the railroad spur. Tianca also becomes the main squeeze in Bryson’s life, defying all police regulations. Bryson is irresistibly drawn to this sexy and edgy woman.

Hayley Wilde is a young attorney who once clerked for and is now employed by Hart, Sanders & Day, LLC. The only one who took an interest in her when she clerked there last summer was female attorney, Renee Rand. Hayley hopes to return some kindness to Renee when she joins the same firm.

Hayley soon discovers that Renee no longer works for the firm: she went missing in April – five months ago. The firm hired private investigators when the police couldn’t find any solid leads, but the P.I.s came up empty-handed, too. Hayley can’t stop puzzling over Renee’s disappearance and begins her own investigation but is warned off by senior partner Jacqueline Moore, who claims it could bring negative attention to the firm. There appears to be more than meets the eye when Moore is around. Eventually there is some head-butting between Hayley and Moore, resulting in Hayley telling Moore where to put the job. Austin Gray, another senior partner in the firm, coaxes Hayley back to work.

Jack Degan is a murderer for hire. His boss, Swofford doesn’t seem to have a problem finding “customers” who want someone else done away with. Strangely, Degan commits the murders almost without feeling, yet he becomes emotionally involved with a whore, Gretchen. Gretchen knows nothing of his real vocation.

Fatal Laws follows Night Laws and Shadow Laws, all authored by the cunning Jim Hansen. Each novel is able to stand alone as a Bryson Coventry thriller, although collecting them all is ideal for thrill-seekers. Fast paced with an ever-building hunger-to-know, Fatal Laws is sure to satisfy. The surprise ending is an added bonus to this well-written and stimulating read." Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Brenda A. Snodgrass, 2007

"Hansen continues to write the best mystery thrillers. You’ll be glad
to know Bryson Coventry is at it again, only this time he has two
bodies to contend with. *** As usual, Coventry becomes involved with one of the suspects, Tianca. One of the victims happens to be a close friend of Haley Wilde, a lawyer with the ink still wet on her diploma but she’s determined to find the killer. The solution is totally unexpected and that’s just what you get when you read one of Hansen’s books."

Andra Tracy
Out Word Bound Books
Indianapolis, IN

"Homicide detective Bryson Coventry has four seemingly related murders to investigate. The bodies were all found together near a railroad spur, each killed in a different way. The first death implicates Tianca Holland, but the others absolve her of the crimes. Bryson has only a few clues, some coming from the vandalized apartment of Haley Wilde, a new attorney at the firm where one of the women worked.

Haley Wilde has pursued her own investigation of Renee Rand’s disappearance, despite official discouragement from her firm. She discovers Renee’s body by the railroad, and still pursues the clues she find to track Renee’s killer. Meanwhile Tianca is trying to lure Bryson into her bed, but he resists, if just barely. Another man keeps burning the highway between Denver and Pueblo, setting up snatches of women. What’s going on?

FATAL LAWS is Jim Michael Hansen’s third thriller featuring Bryson Coventry, and it’s another electric novel. Hansen may remind readers of John Grisham with his crisp plots, sharp dialogue and keen characterizations. The action never lags, and once you start the book, it’s hard to put down. Two more books are planned for the series, so Hansen is a talent to look for." Jean Hanke, Reader to Reader Reviews

"Fatal Laws is the third thriller in Law series.

Hansen is an author with a publishing dream. He is determined to write thrillers without the 'necessary' help from agents or New York publishers. Hansen is showing the publishing world that with a sizzling book and a good marketing plan, viable titles can be written and sold--and a fan following can be achieved.

When a body is found in a shallow grave, Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry, 'catches' the case. During the initial investigation, Coventry finds another body buried not far from the first. A new attorney, Haley Wilde, is quietly investigating the disappearance of a friend. On a hunch, she visits the burial scene of Coventry's case where two more bodies are unearthed.

One of the women who died is linked to the wealthy and beautiful Tianca Holland, who becomes a suspect. Coventry is more than a little attracted to Tianca and as usual, he becomes caught up in her life.

Coventry is a womanizer, but you love him anyway as his heart is always with the victims--and solving the crime is foremost in his mind.

The body count is rising and Coventry and his partner Shalifa Netherwood's investigation of the murders intersect with attorney Wilde's. The race is on to find the brutal killer and prevent more deaths. No one is really who you think they are--and the appetites and secrets of some of Denver's most visible citizens are more than dangerous--especially when they are aided by people without any moral compass.

Hansen has become one of my favorite thriller authors. His writing is crisp and clean and his plots are scintillating. After reading a Law series novel, I find myself checking the doors and windows to make sure they're locked, and I am always on the lookout for a maniacal killer who might be stalking me.

Hansen leaves us with a big question in this novel, and I'm hoping for the answer in an upcoming book. If not, it will be a big disappointment. I can't wait for the next Law book.

Armchair Interviews says: If you want your thrillers to be exciting, entertaining and gritty, the Law series is what the doctor ordered." --Andrea Sisco, Armchair Interviews

"FATAL LAWS is the third book in the Bryson Coventry franchise. In each successive outing Hansen has place Coventry in more demanding situations, both professional and personal. How Coventry deals with the blurring of the lines and his strong moral sense of right and wrong are the hallmarks of this excellent series.

It’s early September and Coventry is called to investigate the death of Angela Pfeifer. He meets the beautiful Trianca Holland – a woman who may be involved to be the prime suspect or the next victim. Coventry is spellbound by her beauty and finds it difficult to keep his professional distance, especially knowing that her background is on the edges of normal society. Freshly minted lawyer Haley Wesson is secretly looking into the disappearance of Renee Rand, a lawyer in the firm that she clerked for over the summer before being hired on in the fall. When Coventry’s case intersects with Wesson’s clandestine investigation, Denver may have a new serial killer on the loose. A series of shallow graves containing women murdered in various brutal ways confirms the suspicions and sets the course for this thirteen day thriller.

Hansen is a master of drawing you into the story early and making you care about his players. At times you may find yourself shuddering as the events play out on the page. Hansen’s characters, the tightly plotted story line, the concise timeline, place the reader in the heart of the action. All of this makes FATAL LAWS a must read. One word of advice, read this book with the lights on."
--Aldo Calcagno, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

"Expect the unexpected. That is the best advice I can give before sending you to a bookstore to purchase Jim Hansen's superb suspense novels. FATAL LAWS is the third novel in the author's Bryson Coventry series; perhaps it is the best of the bunch so far and that's not an easy feat to manage. It is not unusual for an author to reach a "sophomore slump" after one or two stunning novels, Jim Michael Hansen proves that he is in a whole other class! FATAL LAWS is amazing!

Denver Homicide Detective Bryson Coventry must inform Tianca Holland that her lover, Angela Pfeifer, is dead. In reality, Bryson knows that Tianca is his prime suspect. However, Tianca's forthright cooperation throws him off guard. Anyone so willing to hand over anything that could be considered evidence is either extremely innocent or desperate to throw detectives off the course. It is not long, however, that additional bodies surface and Tianca is cleared. Now Bryson is back to square one hunting for an illusive serial killer, but he also finds himself in a burgeoning relationship with the bi-sexual Tianca. Bryson struggles to keep his mind on business while the body count rises.

Meanwhile, Haley Wesson, a new attorney with Hart, Sanders & Day, discovers that the lawyer who befriended her during her summer internship has been missing for five months. Haley truly respected Renee Rand and sets off to investigate the disappearance. When Renee's body is discovered, Haley meets with Bryson and offers to help him in any way possible. When Haley's apartment is ransacked, Bryson realizes that Haley could become the killer's next victim if a break in the case does not arise quickly.

Jim Hansen incorporates three viewpoints into his latest novel. Some authors attempt this method and fail, the opposite occurs in FATAL LAWS. The changes are so seamless and fluid that the story becomes more absorbing. Trust me, while you think you may solve the case early, you are probably not even close. The plot spirals towards a stunning conclusion. By the final word, you will be craving more!" Tracy Farnsworth, Roundtable Reviews,

"I wondered with great anticipation what I would find between the covers of Jim Hansen's new work, "Fatal Law." I have come to love detective Bryson Coventry, a Denver homicide detective who is one of the main players in each of our author's great works. Detective Coventry is soon faced with bodies turning up in shallow graves each killed in a different manner. Coventry, certainly faced with a dilemma, must find out if there is more than one killer running around or did just one killer like to change his murderous ways with each new victim. The hunt is on.

It also seems our detective has become quite involved with a very wealthy, beautiful, mysterious lady who herself ,to his dismay, is under suspicion. You can't help but wonder if our detective is falling under her spell and just how good a thing that maybe! Could this woman be our detective's downfall? We'll have to wait and see on that one. The investigation proceeds and we meet a man, Degan, whose soul is black, whose conscience is empty and whose lust is for money. His part in the many murders is only that ,a part, as he gathers up humans as one would pick dust off the floor. Once chosen by him their life is over and one is left to wonder who is behind this sinister work and why?

It is very difficult to tell you the story of this book without revealing the plot so I will go no further in my story summary other than to tell you it is a murderous mystery of the deadliest kind. True to form, our author has once again penned a mystery that will keep your heart racing and your mind struggling to figure out the evil behind the hideous deaths. As usual, and what I have come to expect from his work, he has paid careful consideration insuring every element that makes up a mystery of depth is covered, played upon, exciting your senses and making you hunger for more.

One thing I must mention, this work is somewhat graphic sexually and there maybe those who would be uncomfortable with some of the detailed sexual activity and some of the words used. However, I do believe Mr. Hansen has written this as so to show the mindset of the characters in this work, and believe me these characters are anything but honorable and pure.The description of each character is defined, their physical form noted, their mental attitude given, bringing them vividely to life in your mind's eye.

Ending this review I'd like to say that this is a top-notch mystery read, but more than that, it is a story of a hideous crime that I believe may actually take place in our society and lie hidden under the protection of evil. A page turner, shivering read that will chill you to the bone and one you will silently pray is indeed fiction. --Shirley Johnson, Senior Reviewer, MidWest Book Review,

"Attention thriller fans. A tale with lots of suspense. Chills will creep up and down your spine as you read. A cleverly plotted tale that will keep you guessing and looking over your shoulder. With many subplots skillfully woven and kept moving forward until they merge, author Jim Michael Hansen will keep you glued to the pages. A very well-told tale that is guaranteed to satisfy any thriller or suspense fan. You'll be looking for his other books, Night Laws and Shadow Laws. Beware strangers offering you money, don't accept rides or drinks from them and enjoy the story. I sure did."
--Anne K. Edwards, New Mystery Reader Magazine,

"Mr. Hansen’s mysteries keep improving with each book he writes. I have found his plots and action to be edgy and twisted. This third novel is no different. Chief of Homicide, Bryson Coventry of the Denver Police Department, becomes involved in a serial killer who is seriously into snuff films. He also becomes emotionally entangled with a gorgeous wealthy lady who happens to be a suspect in a string of murders where women are buried in shallow graves in one location. Bryson, known for his two-color eyes and his unorthodox approach to police work, works alongside his black, female partner (who has her hands full keeping him out of official trouble) and a young lady lawyer who’s too curious for her own good. The author brings his career as a trial lawyer into play to lend high credibility to the details of the legal profession and the police and forensics work. His stories are rich with plausible actions and motives, which he hides well to the very end. This particular novel’s ending will slap you upside your head with a two by four, it’s so unusual. We rated it a solid five hearts."
--Bob Speer, Heartland Reviews.

"The story slowly begins to unwind on day one-September 5, Monday morning. Bryson Coventry rings the bell of the home that belongs to Tianca Holland. There is something she notices about Coventry that anyone sees as soon as they look at him. He has one green and one blue eye. He begins to question her about a body that was uncovered in a shallow grave. What had led him to her? Could she be involved in some way? As you are led to each clue, along with Bryson Coventry, the mystery begins to untangle as to who did what in the story; suddenly the plot develops into a knot. As they tighten, who is after whom? And for what purpose? Slowly and in a nail-biting manner, each day winds down, heightening the suspense to an all-time altitude. Each murder deepens the uncertainty as Fatal Laws gets the adrenaline pumping faster through the system. You, along with Coventry, try to unravel the crime of the century; as one by one, the graves yield the bodies of the murdered victims. Coventry, in his investigation, finds out how each victim died. Some, while still alive, suffered in a grotesque manner before leaving this realm. Find out who else falls prey in this nerve-chilling shocker. Very realistic! Jim Michael Hansen has come up with yet another heart-pounding thriller loaded with murder and mayhem. His unique style of writing keeps the reader captivatingly interested. All the while, each chapter is like a roller coaster ride, that takes you higher and higher for the thrill. Just as suddenly, you come back down with great speed, and swallow your heart back. Then, as each character takes you deeper into the suspenseful thriller, your heart winds up back in your throat again. Great job Mr. Hansen!"
--Wanda Maynard, Simegen Reviews,

"Bryson Conventry is a gritty, good-looking homicide detective in Denver. Suddenly he has found himself in what appears to be a search for a serial killer. The bodies of four women have been found – all in the same place. Each has been killed a bit differently, but they all seemed to have disappeared at the same time of year. One of Coventry’s suspects is the intoxicatingly beautiful Trianca Holland. She is a woman who likes to live on the edge, without any boundaries. Now Coventry is in her sights and she wants to do more than just answer his questions. Haley Wesson is a fresh out of college law student who is now working at one of Denver’s most prestigious firms. She finds out that one of the top lawyers she previously interned with at the firm is one of Conventry’s victims. Feeling that the lawyer’s murder was more than a coincidence, Haley goes on a fishing expedition that could end up making her another victim. This is the third book in the “Laws” series surrounding the cases of Bryson Coventry. While at times a “series” of anything – whether a movie or book – can sometimes get stale as it continues from one segment to the next, this is definitely NOT the case with this trio of books! Jim Michael Hansen has amazingly kept each book fresh and invigorating. Like the other two, I was taken on a roller coaster ride to solve Coventry’s case, but this one grabbed me faster than the other two did. The familiar characters that I was re-introduced too, were just as intriguing, funny and smart as they were the first time I met them. his book gets the reader to run from page to page the way the detective runs from clue to clue. But be prepared…the last twist at the end even had me shaking my head!"
--Kathy Martin, In the Library Review,

"FATAL LAWS by Jim Hansen: Third in the Laws series (NIGHT LAWS and SHADOW LAWS) and hopefully there will be a lot more to come. Beautiful women surround Denver homicide detective Bryson Coventry. Unfortunately, some of them are dead. Why are women disappearing and where are they between the time they disappear and when their bodies are found? Since one of the victims is an attorney, lawyers are involved as well. Another well-written combination police procedural and attorney book that keeps ratcheting up the ante. Definitely recommended."
--Jack Quick, Book Bitch Book Review,

Author Events for Shadow Laws (Starting October 2006)

Author events for Shadow Laws were held between October 2006 and March 2007. Jim Michael Hansen thanks the many bookstores and customers who made these events so successful.

Saturday, October 14, 2006
2-4 p.m., Borders, 1101 S. Hover Street, Longmont, CO 80501 684-6446. Many thanks to the Borders staff and the 17 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, October 21, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 960 S.Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO 80246 (303) 691-2998. Many thanks to CRM Earl Roper, the BN staff, and the 21 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, October 28, 2006
2-4 p.m., Borders, 1 West Flatioron Crossing Village, Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 466-4044. Many thanks to the Borders staff and the 21 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, November 4, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 8374 S. Willow, Lone Tree, CO 80124 (303) 706-9660. Many thanks to CRM Kim McClintock, the BN staff, and the 22 customers who purchased a book and made the event a sell-out.

Saturday, November 11, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate, Colorado Springs, CO (719) 266-9960. Many thanks to CRM Robyn Brands, the BN staff, and the 23 customers who purchased a book and made the event a sell-out.

Satrday, November 18, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 8136 West Bowles Ave., Littleton, CO 80123 (303) 938-9565. Many thanks to CRM Ellen Arbough, the BN staff, and the 25 customers who purchased a book and made the event a sell-out.

Saturday, November 25, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 4045 S. College, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 225-3777. Many thanks to CRM Ginny Cross, the BN staff, and the 12 customers who purchsed a book.

Saturday, December 2, 2006
12-3:00 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 2915 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 442-1665. Many thanks to CRM Steve Hackman, the BN staff, and the 20 customers who purchased a book and made the event a sell-out.

Saturday, December 9, 2006
2-4:00 p.m., Borders, 2863 35th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634; (970) 506-9692. Many thanks to the always-delightful Borders staff, and the 30 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, December 16, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, The Prominade Shops at Centerra, 5835 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 663-9473. Many thanks to CRM Vivian Tapp, the BN staff, and the 30 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, December 23, 2006
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 6300 Main Street (E-470 & Smokey Hill Road), Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 766-3069. Many thanks to CRM Colleen Wisman, the BN staff, and the 51 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, January 6, 2007
2-4 p.m, Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO (719) 637-8282. Many thanks to CRM Amanda Peterson, the BN staff, and the 16 customers who purchased a book and made the event a sell-out.

Saturday, January 13, 2007
1-4 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 9370 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80030; (303) 426-7733. Many thanks to CRM Eleanor Faverty, the BN staff, the 20 customers who purchased a book at the signing and the 6 customers who purchased a book before the signing.

Saturday, January 20, 2007.
2-4 p.m., Borders Denver/Stapleton, 8230 E. 49th Avenue, Denver, CO; (303) 277-1122. Many thanks to the Borders staff and all the customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, January 27, 2007
2-4 p.m., Borders, Colorado Mills Mall, 14500 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80401 (303) 277-9101. Many thanks to the always-incredible Borders staff, the 23 customers who purchased a book at the signing and the 10 customers who purchased a book before the signing.

Friday, February 9, 2007.
6-8 p.m. Borders, 1750 29th Street, Boulder, CO. (720) 565-8266. This event celebrates the grand opening of the new Borders store in Boulder, Colorado. Please join us for this very special event. Many thanks to Regional Marketing Manager Alana (Loni) Louise Herrera, District Marketing Manager Bill Goliher, Inventory Manager Jeff Cameron, the Borders staff, and all the customers who purchased a book.
Saturday, February 10, 2007

Saturday, March 3, 2007 .
1-4 p.m. Borders, 1750 29th Street, Boulder, CO (720) 565-8266. Many thanks to Jeff Cameron, the Borders staff, and all the customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, March 10, 20072-4 p.m. Borders, 241 W. 104th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80234; (303) 920-1594. Many thanks to Donna Norvey, Shangtel Ballard, the Borders staff and the 10 customers who purchased a book.

Saturday, March 17, 2007
2-4 p.m. Borders, 6606 S. Parker Road, Aurora, CO 80016; (303) 680-4043. Many thanks to Debb Black, Beth Ann Goodwill, the Borders staff and the 15 customers who purchased a book.

The tour for Shadow Laws is now complete.