The Picture Kills

Every Picture Tells a Story – But What if That Story is a Lie?

When you’re covered in mud, running from men with guns, and stuck in small spaces with very little clothing on, it’s amazing what you learn about a person. Steven Quintana was once a top Army reconnaissance photographer until he made a fatal mistake. A boy was killed, and Steven’s military career was cut short—all because of a photo he took. Now he works as a paparazzo in Hollywood where his photos can’t hurt anybody. But when movie star Julia Travers is kidnapped, Steven discovers the criminals used photos he took to hide their crime. Realizing that he’s still harming people with his camera, he swears to fix his mistake. But the last person Julia wants rushing to her rescue is the paparazzo who got her into trouble in the first place. The Picture Kills is a sexy, fast-paced thriller that starts in Hollywood and climaxes in the remote cays of the Bahamas.

Reviews for The Picture Kills

Writer’s Digest National Book Competition: 5 out of 5 stars

Settings are stellar and richly detailed. We’re gripped from start to finish ... pacing is spectacular, and story excels. Characters are multi-dimensional and settings gleam.

Sample Review from Amazon. Overall 4.6 out of 5 stars

A thrilling page-turner with real literary value… combines the international intrigue of Lee Child, the procedural know-how of Michael Connelly, and yes, the Hollywood insider's expertise of Jackie Collins, with a plot that takes the reader on a Bondian adventure across the globe.

Sample Review from Amazon. Overall 4.6 out of 5 stars

The book comes together in a shocking hair-raising climax that only later will the reader realize had been set up by the author chapters in advance.

Sample Review from Amazon. Overall 4.6 out of 5 stars

Steve Quintana is…a new thriller hero who's human, prone to mistakes, frailty and self-doubt, yet with Scot Harvath power, Angus MacGyver ingenuity and Ethan Hunt resilience that makes him ripe for a continuing literary series.

The Picture Kills won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Los Angeles Book Festival, and the 2014 Southern California Book Festival.