Thursday, February 6, 2014

Blog Tour: SPIDER CATCHERS by Marilyn Larew - Giveaway!


Sex, money, and terrorism

What do the violent takeover of Fez brothels and a new stream of terrorist funding have to do with the disappearance of Alicia Harmon from the Fez office of Femme Aid Maroc? When CIA analyst Lee Carruthers tries to find out, she is swept into a tangled web of dirty money and human trafficking, and people will kill to find out what Alicia knew. If only Lee knew. She’s working blind, and in this case, ignorance is death. Her search takes her through the slums of the Fez medina to the high-rises of the new city and finally to a terrorist camp in the Algerian desert.

Definitely not a cozy mystery, Spider Catchers takes the reader to a third world country with different cultural morals. As a woman, working to protect other women from abuse and rape, Lee set up Femme Aid Maroc many years before.  At a point in her career when she seriously thinks of leaving the CIA for a normal life, she is sent back to Femme Aid Maroc when the woman who was working there disappears.  Alicia had been asking a lot of questions and as Lee tries to find out what happened to her she is not only dealing with potential human trafficking and two women left to die.  It looks like money is being invested in terrorist activity by some high level individuals.  Marilyn Larew weaves a complex tale, but keeps the pace quick with a strong female protagonist in Lee.

About Marilyn Larew
Marilynn Larew was born in Omaha, NE, and after a living in a number of places, including the Philippines and Japan, she finally settled in southern Pennsylvania, where she and her husband live in an 150 year old farmhouse. She has taught courses about the Vietnamese War and terrorism at the University of Maryland and travelled extensively in Europe and Asia. She likes to write about places she has been or places she would like to go. She has published non-fiction about local history, Vietnamese history, and terrorism. This is her first novel.

You can find out more about Marilyn at:
Twitter: @marilynn_larew

GiveAway!!!  One paperback copy of Spider Catchers will be given away - winner will be randomly selected from the comments - be sure to check back on 2/10 to see if you are a winner!!!  Sorry, limited to US mailing addresses.  Also check out the rest of the stops on the tour, many with guest posts and interviews, as well as other opportunities for the Giveaway:

Tour Participants
February 1 – Reviews By Karen
February 2 – Thoughts in Progress
February 3 – Kelly P's Blog
February 4 –The Book Junkie
February 5 –Community Bookstop
February 6 – Christa Reads and Writes
February 7 –Queen of All She Reads
February 8 –dru's book musing
February 9 – A Blue Million Books
February 11 – readalot
February 12 - Dalene's Book Reviews
February 14 - Omnimystery News