The Tidewater County Novels

Featuring Luke Bowers and Amy Hunter

THE PSALMISTand THE TEMPEST

Available in paperback and e-book from HarperCollins’ Witness imprint

Luke Bowers, head pastor at Tidewater Methodist Church, is in the good and evil business.

So, too – in a different way – is Amy Hunter, lead homicide investigator for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay
community of Tidewater County.

In THE PSALMIST, Bowers and Hunter find themselves working together after a dead woman is discovered
in Bowers' church on a winter morning, with a message in her hand referencing the book of Psalms.

In THE TEMPEST, the seemingly accidental death of a summer tourist has unexpected repercussions when
she's linked to one of the most famous stolen (and still missing) paintings in history – Rembrandt’s 1633
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the artist's only seascape.

THE PSALMIST is now available; THE TEMPEST publishes on July 28, 2015.

German and Dutch translations of THE PSALMIST are now available (see "news").
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THE PSALMIST named a Top 10 book of 2014

Phil Jason, book review editor for Florida Weekly, included THE PSALMIST in his annual listing of top 10 books of the year.
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The Big Thrill, the publication of the International Thriller Writers association, featured a Q&A on THE PSALMIST
in its October 2014 issue.

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'Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.'
- Charles Dudley Warner (a quote often attributed to Warner's friend Mark Twain)

Don't just talk about the weather

As the Space Race once inspired us, taming the weather should be the next great national goal

From The Baltimore Sun Op-Ed pages, April 8, 2013 Read the story here.
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Andrew Burstein, professor of history at LSU and author of LINCOLN DREAMT HE DIED, reviews THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT in The Advocate (Baton Rouge).
Click here to read the review.
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'VIRAL is a world-class thriller. It doesn't get any more real than this. Lilliefors has created one of the most compelling novels of international espionage I've come across in a long time.' - Vince Flynn, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author

'With THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT, Lilliefors has kicked it up several notches and created one of the best thrillers in years. Michael Crichton would be proud of how deftly he mixes science with suspense.' - Ray Palen, Bookreporter

'Impressively intricate plot and non-stop action. Fans of intelligently written page-turners will be rewarded.' - Publishers Weekly, on VIRAL

'Solidly plotted and featuring a unique pair of protagonists - you don't often find a pair of brothers as action heroes - VIRAL is sure to appeal to fans of thrillers with Big Ideas and capital-V villains.' - Booklist

"The outbreak of a mysterious disease in the Third World is the first assault in a deviously stealthy international plot. (VIRAL) maintains suspense with vivid, direct prose and a skillfully developed plot." - Kirkus Reviews
"Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore, get wisdom, And in all your getting, get understanding." - Proverbs 4:7

"If you can't be happy, be kind. Happy will follow." - Pastor Luke Bowers

"Intervention in atmospheric and climatic matters will unfold on a scale difficult to imagine at present. Such actions would be more directly and truly worldwide than recent, or presumably future, wars ... All this will merge each nation's affairs with those of every other, more thoroughly than the threat of a nuclear or any other war would have done." - Mathematician John von Neumann, Can We Survive Technology? 1955

"Current technologies that will mature over the next 30 years will offer anyone who has the necessary resources the ability to modify weather patterns and their corresponding effects ... The technology is there, waiting for us to pull it all together." - Owning the Weather in 2025, a report produced for the U.S. Air Force in 1995

"Do not forget to entertain strangers for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it."
- Hebrews 13

"We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope." - Romans 5:3


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