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Imagine four schoolteachers, not James Bond, in a spicy thriller!
Lily's Payback has been recognized by awards and reviews:
1. The London International Book Festival
2. The Great Mid-West Book Festival
A judge for the 21st Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, wrote:
I loved this line from Lily’s Payback’s back cover copy “Can the teachers write a lesson plan to overcome the ruthless killer?”
That one line nails the primary strength of author Andy Rose’s hardboiled mystery, which has a most unusual heroine: a middle school teacher. This is a great idea, a very fresh approach, and one the author makes terrific use of to tell a quick, exciting, plot- twisty tale of revenge and international intrigue.
The ideas flow well and though there are elements of the story that might seem implausible on first blush, it all wraps together in a way that makes it work. Finally, the long-suffering teachers get their payback.
“Lily’s Payback, the compelling debut novel from former teacher Andy Rose, examines the intertwining of love, justice, and revenge. The plot threads come together in a thrilling climax and an exciting denouement. Rose delves into the grittiness of the New York setting with the same depth with which he plumbs the personality and heritage of each character. These rich characterizations result in a welcome change from many novels that make no mention of character ancestry. A tight plot, suspenseful action, a nuanced interplay among players, and an ethnically diverse cast.” ForeWord Clarion Reviews (an independent, industry review)
This is a riveting story of powerful friendships built upon the very real human desire for vengeance that one feels after the murder of a loved one. Andy Rose writes this highly emotional novel against the backdrop of corporate espionage, international crime and murder on a global scale. It is a tale of ordinary people who take on an extraordinary challenge to confront one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. I found it hard to put down. Robert Patrick Taggart - Retired Police Commissioner, Yonkers NY
“Dr. Andy has crafted a wonderfully ingenious piece of thriller fiction. Lily goes through all the permutations fine fiction demands. In her quest, things get worse for her, and then worse than that, worse still and finally… You just have to love the Scottish lore and the Russian mafia! All this with the surprising collaboration of other school teachers!" Edward F. Aarons, LL.B. – Former Editor, Medical Economics Magazine; Retired Promotion Writer & IBM Representative for the International Visitors Program, U. S. Department of State
“Do not misconstrue his favorite Native American saying: ‘Nothing is so gentle as true strength and nothing is so strong as true gentleness.’ Dr. Andy is a ninja to be reckoned with!” P. Tierno, Jr., Ph.D. – Director of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology, New York University Langone Medical Center