Thursday, June 7, 2012

Giveaway:The Ghost: How a California Golden Boy Became America's Most Unlikely—and Elusive—Fugitive

UPDATE: Tiffani won and should be contacted soon.

New from Byliner: The Ghost: How a California Golden Boy Became America's Most Unlikely—and Elusive—Fugitive by Paige Williams:

Positioned among the suspected killers and drug traffickers on the FBI’s infamous Ten Most Wanted list is the smiling surfer-boy face of Jason Derek Brown. His alleged crime? Shooting an armored-car guard five times in the head. Born to privilege and raised in a seemingly righteous Mormon family, Brown is the most unlikely fugitive in recent memory. As a young man, he seemed determined to lead the devout life that his own father hadn’t been able to pull off. But, like his father, he couldn’t resist temptation. Lying and cheating became Brown’s new religion, and Mormonism didn’t stand a chance. Ten years after his father disappeared for good, Brown himself became a ghost, slipping into the shadows and leaving behind a trail of unanswered questions. A haunting tale of lost faith, lost morality, and a poisoned family legacy.
You can read an excerpt here and buy a copy at Amazon.

I also have one digital copy to give away. For a chance to win, simply comment on this post and include your email so I can contact you if you win. One comment per person, and this contest is open worldwide. I'll pick a winner on Monday.


  1. Oh, I'd love to read that! True crime is so interesting!

    Thanks for the chance to win it!

  2. Sounds like a good read.

  3. Whoo!

  4. I'll throw my hat in the ring. Sounds like an interesting read.

    JesterOne at gmail dot com

  5. I would love to win a copy of this book.

  6. I have read about that guy quite some time ago...
    That should be an interesting book to read!
    I would love to win that ebook... ;)

    Greetings from Germany

  7. well this seems like an entertaining read! i just finished mark seal's "the man in the rockefeller suit" - so i am intrigued by these types of stories!

  8. wow. sounds interesting. For reminds me a little of the brothers in "Under the banner of heaven" by Jon Krakkauer who killed their brother's wife and infant daughter. Crazy stuff. I'll have to read more. And if you're giving a copy away, sign me up! jonponder3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Hm, as a Jack-Mormon myself (albeit a more law abiding one), I find this story intriguing. (

  10. Looks very interesting!


  11. Similar to La Barbie from Texas, and almost every serial killer ever. Looks mean so little and yet hold so much sway through the mental process of making snap judgments.