KC area author to release new novel

Steve Westover is proud to announce the release of “Gold Clash,” the sequel to “Defensive Tactics” (Aug. 2010). “Gold Clash” will be released on Dec. 11, 2012, in time for Christmas, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Like “Defensive Tactics,” “Gold Clash” is set in the greater Kansas City area and follows the exploits of Special Agents Paul Stephens and Emily Mathews, while also exploring many of the LDS Church landmarks of rural northwest Missouri.

“Living in small-town Missouri myself, I wanted to write about the significance of the area,” said Westover. “It’s a beautiful place to live with many great historic sites, particularly for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

FBI Special Agents Emily Mathews and Paul Stephens are rushed into action when a nemesis from their past emerges from hiding. Alex Nicas plans to finance his return to leadership of the Kansas City crime syndicate by following historical artifacts to a lost cache of gold. Old friends Emily, Paul and Jimmy are the only ones positioned to stop him.

As a youth leader on an LDS Church history trek, Jimmy has grown up—at least a little bit. But the trek is more than he and his young friends bargained for. Placed on a collision course with the Nicas quest for gold and power, Jimmy must decipher the clues to stop Nicas and save his young friends.

Westover’s novel delves into the rich LDS Church history of Jackson, Clay, Caldwell, and Daviess Counties while mixing the suspenseful elements of an FBI thriller and the fun of a treasure hunt. “These are three of my favorite things, so I figured it would be fun to write about all three. This book will be great for Missourians and LDS Church members who are familiar with the sites and history of the area, and also for anyone interested in a fast, action-packed, suspenseful read. Not only are there chases, explosions and shootouts, there are also valuable lessons to be learned from the past.”

About the Author: Steve grew up in Salem, Oregon, which prompted the idea for his young adult novel, “Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island” (March 2012). He served a two-year Church mission in Independence, Missouri, and returned to the area after graduating from Brigham Young University. Steve currently lives in rural Missouri, where he works as a banker and serves as Bishop of the Far West Ward.

For further information, contact Steve Westover. 816-284-2039 or westoverse@gmail.com

or you can contact Cedar Fort Publishing at kmartinez@cedarfort.com 801-489-4084

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