James H Lewis, a creative writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a background in journalism, public media, and consulting to nonprofit organizations.

Novak’s Mission, my third novel and the first in a series featuring Pittsburgh-area police chief Karol Novak, has been published, and the reviews are excellent.

“Engaging,” says a reviewer on Amazon. “Masterful, with crisp, direct prose, which is both instructive and propulsive,” says another. “Tight, well written,” and “in the best tradition of the great cop procedurals, full of twists and turns.”

On Goodreads: “I couldn’t guess the outcome. This is a great read.”

Grab your copy at your favorite bookstore. And don’t miss the audiobook narrated by Robert McBride.

It’s a fast-paced story that I think you will enjoy. When a small borough near Pittsburgh hires Karol Novak as chief of its scandal-ridden police force, a nine-year-old girl’s birthday wish plunges him into a three-decades-old murder case. The investigation puts him in conflict with the borough’s leaders, forcing him to choose between duty and justice.

There are twists and turns, political conflict with the borough council, and a surprise twist near the end that sets up future books in the series. Grab your copy today.