Friday, May 15, 2015

THE TIPPING POINT BY WALTER DANLEY - REVIEW TOUR + GIVEAWAY


The Tipping Point
by Walter Danley
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BLURB


Sure to Take Readers Off the Edge

… get your blood pumping, your heart racing and keeps you guessing right up to the end… can't wait until the next one. … tailor-made adventure…triggers suspicions … you will find yourself wanting more.— Cyrus Webb "Conversations Book Club"

Solid

… thriller kept my attention from beginning to end. … smartly written… an iron-clad plot, believable characters … suspense to keep you guessing… This is a great read, … high-paced action thriller.— Bibliophile Book Reviews

Financial Suspense and Murder

Something sinister is going on at CapVest… covering a global playing field and lots of twists and turns…a fast-paced, riveting suspense story…I positively recommend this quality fiction novel.—Susan Uttendorfsky Adirondack Editing


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EXCERPT

These scene is set in 1978 on skiing holiday on Aspen Mountain, Colorado

Skiing from the sun-streaked slopes onto softer snow, Burke heard the skier behind him. Some moron is trying to pass me, and on my left! Does this guy know nothing? Burke couldn’t believe it. Wrong side, you jerk!. The thought had just crossed his consciousness when cold, wet gloves encircled his neck, covering his ears. The weight of another body pushed Burke suddenly to his right. In that split second, Burke’s face smashed into immovable tree bark at over fifty miles an hour.

The Assassin skied on, down the track, and was gone before the rooster-tail of snow spitting from his skis settled over the crumpled corpse of Thomas K. Burke.

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MY REVIEW

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Recipe for a Tasty book

1 cup full of dead bodies
1 pint of suspense
3 teaspoons of conspiracy
1 gallon of greed
A dash of romance
A lot of great characters
A big amount of mystery

Grab all those ingredients and mix them page through page and voila!
Your final product is this thrilling, compelling, and really tasty book.
Walter Danley gave us a great story, full of twist and turns, that keep you trying to guess who is the bloody killer?! I must confess that I didn't guess correctly and that was fantastic!! The minus that I could find, is the slow pace and the overly detail of characters, situations, thoughts.
Highly recommended for every fan of the genre!!



*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*


AUTHOR Bio and Links


Danley’s blue-collar background is far from the high-flying characters of The Tipping Point. He was born an Indiana Hoosier before Danley’s family moved to California when his father took employment as a machinist in a World War II defense plant.

Following D-Day, Walter Sr. reasoned that returning service men and women passing through the beautiful state of California might want to live there. He decided to be a home building contractor. His idea was good; the small error was that Danley’s dad built houses one at a time while contractors on the east coast built thousands at a time. However, this is the environment that young Walter grew up in; construction and real estate.

Much later, Walter served his country as a U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman. After Corp School Danley, thinking Medical Doctor as his career goal, enrolled in a specialist school as an Operating Room Technician (read scrub nurse) and transferred to the San Diego Naval Hospital.

He had the good fortune to work on the sixth floor Sick Officers Quarters with the Navy’s best. It is the Chiefs of Staff for each service; Orthopedics, Oncology, Internal Medicine, and others that tend to the patients in SOQ, and this became fodder for his fantasized future career.

The US Navy had little interest in his post-Naval plans. Danley was eventually transferred to the Fleet Marine Force as a Medic at U.S. Marine Corps’ Weapons Training Battalion, San Diego. Young Marine Corp recruits spent weeks training with the Corp’s small arms weapons. With live ammunition in the hands of trainees, a Medic was required to be on duty on the firing range. The author reports that there are many stories from the firing range and that some of these will undoubtedly find their way into future Danley novels!

Following an honorable discharge and with a new wife, he found his way back to the construction industry, selling kitchen cabinets to tract house and apartment builders. With bidding new construction projects and attending college at night, it left little time to help his wife raise his first two sons.

It was at this time Danley was recruited to join a commercial real estate firm. The first few years were spent in the land business, managing sales crews on projects as varied as raw acreage, improved lots and commercial land suitable for shopping centers or industrial parks. That set the stage for moving into income properties. Danley spent most of his working career on the investment side of this business.

Danley’s five grown sons have parented many grandchildren for him while building their own successful careers. He credits their mother’s outstanding child rearing skills together with the wonderful influence of their stepmother, Christopher Norris—a Broadway, film, and television actress—for the fine family with which he is blessed. Walter and Christopher were married for eighteen years, during the boys’ formative years. She remains a good friend to the boys and Walter.

Danley reignited his education in mid-career at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, earning an MBA. Encouraged by the Pepperdine experience, he pursued a terminal degree in Management Theory at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate School of Business.

A four-decade veteran of real estate investments on a national platform, Danley authored the course, Creative and Unconventional Finance and taught it at five campuses of the University of California Extension School for several years. During that period, Danley served on the UCLA Real Estate Advisory Board.

Walter lives in the Texas Hill Country, where he works on Inside Moves, the sequel to his suspense thriller, The Tipping Point. He confides that the Inside Moves will test his protagonist in ways unimagined in earlier works. Beyond that novel in Danley’s work in process and scheduled for release in 2016, is an as yet untitled stand-alone mystery. Danley describes it as a historical western but with a fantasy twist.

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GIVEAWAY
$50 Amazon or B/N GC 

22 comments:

  1. Hey Jules, thank s for hosting this tour. I like your recipe and the resulting dish you whipped up for your readers! Here' to a feast for friends and foes alike. Cheers.
    Walter

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    1. Hi Walter!! Thank you for letting me be part of your Tour!! I absolutely adore your book, seriously, it's so full of twists and turns! Congrats!

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  2. If you didn't like writing books, what would you do for a living?

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    1. But I do like writing books! Very much. And, I've already done the other before a life as an author. The story of THE TIPPING POINT came out of my former career as an investment executive. People I did business with, transactions that happened or didn't and some not so attractive circumstances all fed this story. Give it a read and enjoy!
      Walter

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    2. Good question and awesome answer!!

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  3. Hey Jules: How's your Friday going? It's a rainy day in South Texas, so I can't go out and play. It's all right. My golf game sucks anyway.
    Walter

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    1. Pfff, it has been a really busy day!! Hahahaha, I'm not a big fan of Golf, I played softball in my younger days, I think I prefer more energetic sports? Have a great weekend!

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  4. What inspires you? Kat.-

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  5. HI Kat: What inspires me in achieving my goals. It always has been that need to achieve (or maybe it's a fear of failure.) Ever since grad school I've bee fascinated with the entrepreneurial spirit. I did my MBA thesis on what Dr. McClelland did at Harvard for 30 years. Long answer, but that is what drives (inspires) me. Have a great day, Kat, and thanks for stopping bye to say HI.
    Walter

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    1. Awesome answer, Walter! What inspires you when you write? Music? Favorite spot for writing?

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  6. enjoyed the review, thanks for sharing it and the giveaway

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  7. Hi Eva: There should be a prize for people that visit both blog on the tour. I checked your g+ profile and it looks like you do a pretty fair job of reviewing books yourself. I'm always happy when I can meet a new reviewer of books. Want to cast a professional eye on my latest offering? Please let me know,
    Walter

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  8. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Patrick, thanks for stopping by! Good luck

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  9. You are welcome Patrick. Enjoy your weekend.
    Walter

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  10. I have to admit the review sold me ! The ingredient list looks amazing :)

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  11. Hey Crystal: Frankly, I'm glad you are sold. I agree with you, the recipe Jules invented was enticing! But don't confuse her gourmet goodies with any old run of the mill pedestrian potluck provision. No way that Jules could be wrong about that. Come feast with us!
    Walter

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    1. You guys are so sweet!! Crystal, take a piece and enjoy!!

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  12. Jules, Thank you for hosting this blog tour and for your thoughtful and very cleaver review. I appreciate all the efforts that go into doing this and I'm grateful for all that you have done. Let's stay in touch and maybe do this all again.
    My best to you,
    Walter

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