The Arizona Republic has named local author Brent Ghelfi as its "Best Breakout Author" for 2008.
That's a high accolade for my former college roommate turned lawyer, turned business owner, turned author.
His inaugural novel, Volk's Game, was released a year ago and has racked up outstanding reviews pretty much across the board.
Brent's next book, Volk's Shadow, is scheduled for release in July. I haven't seen the book yet, but if Volk lives up to his antics from the first book, expect the Russian gangster to talk tough, rack up a few murders and stay just one step ahead of double-crossers and others who'd prefer him dead.
If you like crime-ridden, covert-action, gotta-keep reading thrillers, Brent's second book should be good, without a shadow of a doubt.