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 a famous stolen (and still missing) painting – Rembrandt’s 1633
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the artist's only seascape. Hunter and Bowers then set out to solve the mystery
of a picture within a picture.

German, Dutch, French and Swedish translations of THE PSALMIST and THE TEMPEST are also available (see "news").

The audiobook version of THE PSALMIST is now available from Tantor Media.
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Why would anyone want to steal a masterpiece?

From The Boston Herald:

America's largest property crime was the unsolved Gardner Museum heist of 1990. THE TEMPEST, the new Bowers and Hunter novel, imagines what happened to Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, one of 13 works of art stolen in the robbery.

Read the op-ed here.
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THE PSALMIST named a Top 10 book of the year

Phil Jason, book review editor for Florida Weekly, included THE PSALMIST in his annual listing of top 10 books for 2014.
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The Big Thrill, the publication of the International Thriller Writers association, recently featured a Q&A on THE PSALMIST.
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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, Read the story here.
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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.' - 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

"Man is flowing. In him there are all possibilities: he was stupid, now he is clever; he was evil, now he is good, and the other way around. In this is the greatness of man." - Leo Tolstoy

"Nothing in history is inevitable, including the probable. So long as war has not broken out, we still have the possibility of avoiding it." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Our salvation is founded upon the hope of something. It is by hope that we are born to the day, not to the night and its darkness, which we once were." - St. Augustine

"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

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


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