Power and Possessions

Power and Possessions

 

 

Title Power and Possessions

Author – James Ronson

Retail Price – $24.95

Pages – 360

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Power and Possessions opens with an armed bank robbery by a crystal meth addict named Marlowe seeking to feed his addiction. How long will his robbery spree last?

At the centre of the novel is a romantic triangle between the three main characters: Julie, Frank and Bjorn. When the high stakes world of video games clashes with the world of high art in the city of Toronto, secrets, lies and passions explode onto the scene. Stolen paintings, a skull, and an important archaeological find all come into play.

In the stormy world of power and possessions the high stakes of the “computer gaming world” intersect with the “fine art world”, with murderous results. Frank Cullen has a passion for business and a passion for his wife.  Frank’s wife, Julie Cullen, a PhD archaeologist, meets an intriguing artist. Julie finds herself caught in a dilemma; to return to her husband, or to form an exciting yet dangerous relationship with this new man in her life. Someone gets killed – find out who.

 

Blurbs:

 

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Do crimes of power and possession always lead to deadly consequences? James Ronson thinks so.

 

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A passion for work is one thing, crimes of passion quite another. Romance, drama and deep dark secrets are an integral part of this exciting novel that revolves around a romantic triangle which leads to death and destruction.

 

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In this story of power and possessions, lust and desire create a deadly combination of crime and murder. Frank Cullen’s world appears to be falling apart. He is in danger of losing his wife, his son, his company and his millionaire mansion. Who kills who for what, is the question when power and possessions dominate husband, wife and lovers.

 

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In the stormy world of power and possessions the high stakes of the “computer gaming world” intersect with the “fine art world”, with murderous results. Frank Cullen has a passion for business and a passion for his wife. Frank’s wife, Julie Cullen, a PhD archaeologist, meets an intriguing artist. Julie finds herself caught in a dilemma; to return to her husband, or to form an exciting yet dangerous relationship with this new man in her life. Someone gets killed – find out who.

 

 

Reviews:

 

Power and Possessions is an outstanding read that combines both romance and crime. It explores the worlds of gaming, art and archaeology through characters that are sometimes devious and always entertaining. A strong first novel.

 

Doug Ronson,

former editor, Kingston Whig Standard, newspaper

 

 

James Ronson’s impressive debut novel, Power and Possessions, is a tale worth telling, told by a writer who knows how the heart beats and the blood boils—and how lives can be shattered and salvaged because of it.

 

Steve King

former CBC book reviewer.

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Jim Ronson

Jim Ronson

Jim Ronson is a life-long traveller and educator. At the age of fifteen he hitch-hiked across Canada and learned more about Canada in one summer than he had ever learned in school. He has explored the nooks and crannies of every province across the country.