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Paul Martin Midden's Book Tour Schedule for Toxin:

Toxin by Paul Martin Midden

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wendy's Minding Spot: Author Interview (post link)
The Book Zombie: Book Review (post link)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wendi's Book Corner: Book Review (post link)
• Mystery Reader Discussion: Author Guest Post (post link)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

• Allie's Musings: Author Interview (post link)
• Bookish Ruth: Author Guest Post (post link)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Cafe of Dreams: Book Review (post link)
Jen's Book Thoughts: Author Guest Post (post link)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chick with Books: Author Interview (post link)
Petit Fours and Hot Tamales: Book Review (post link)

About Toxin

Jake Telemark, a junior senator from Wisconsin, enjoys his position as a moderate, common-sense legislator in Washington, D.C.—until the phone call that changes his life forever. Isadore Hathaway, daughter of the late Frank Hathaway, a renowned senatorial powerhouse, demands to see Jake immediately. During a mysterious meeting with Isadore, Jake learns an uncomfortable truth:  a group of fanatical right-wing evangelicals, who call themselves The Bookkeepers, are planning to destroy the US democracy.  

Shocked by Isadore’s revelation, but initially unwilling to get involved in something he can scarcely believe, Jake soon learns why Isadore Hathaway singled him out for this clandestine meeting: she’d  uncovered a part of Jake’s past that he’d fought to keep hidden, not just by law, but by of the demands of his sanity.  Isadore’s plea is both startling and matter-of-fact:  she wants Jake to kill the men involved in this sinister plot—because if Jake doesn’t kill them, they will kill him.

When parts of Isadore’s scenario begin to come true, Jake becomes ensnared in a dangerous and deadly plot. With the country at risk and freedom hanging in the balance, Jake is thrust into excruciating circumstances. Forced to confront the demons of his past, and the demons that threaten the future of the country he serves, Jake inconveniently falls in love with Isadore.  As this burgeoning relationship plays out against the backdrop of the most tumultuous time in US history, Jake Telemark must wage an intense tug-of-war between his promise to never harm another human being, and his duty to the country, and woman, he loves.

A gripping first person novel that reads like non-fiction, Toxin is briskly-paced and filled with urgency. Part provocative political thriller, part powerful psychological narrative, Toxin delivers a terrifyingly-real storyline that deftly blurs the lines between fiction and reality. Novelist Paul Martin Midden displays remarkable dexterity in  his extraordinary character development, exquisite understanding of the texture and complexity of human relationships, and ability to keep the pages turning in this powerful thriller.

Enter to Win a Copy of Toxin, Signed by the Author

Congratulations to the Sachse Public Library, which won a signed copy of Toxin after visiting Mystery Reader Discussion!

About the Author

Paul Martin Midden is a psychologist who currently serves as Clinical Director of a nationally-recognized treatment center. Midden’s debut novel, Absolution, was released to great critical acclaim in 2007. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.