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Join us at The Country Bookshop as we welcome local James Spoonhour to chat about his new book Incentive for Death! Ask questions, hear about his process or just enjoy meeting a local author. Books will be for sale and Jim will sign them.


About Incentive for Death: They all sold their life insurance policies to the same company—and now they’re

all dead. Mac and Oliver are on the case.

On a beautiful spring morning in Washington, D.C., a high-profile attorney is found

dead in his office. McDermott “Mac” Burke and Oliver Shaw, homicide investigators

for the Metropolitan Police Department, are called to investigate. There appear to be

no signs of foul play, but there is also no obvious sign of a natural cause of death.

The detectives are perplexed until the medical examiner notices a tiny pin prick on

the lawyer’s neck and theorizes that the man was injected with succinylcholine—aka

“sux”—which is a common horse tranquilizer that dissipates quickly in the body.

As Mac and Oliver begin to look further, they discover that the lawyer had sold his

life insurance policy to a large viatical company. Then, they realize that more deaths

under mysterious circumstances have occurred among those who’ve sold their

policies to the same company.

With mere coincidence seeming unlikely, Mac and Oliver dive headfirst into a now

complex and far-reaching murder investigation—if they don’t uncover what’s really

happening, many more lives could be at stake.

Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni and John Sandford

Venue Information

The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC 28387

Organizer Information

The Country Bookshop


140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
+1 (910) 692-3211

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