THE SUMMER OF ’65 WAS HOT…AND DEADLY.

“I LOVED IT!” – Caroline Leavitt – New York Times bestselling author.

“A WICKED, MARVELOUS BOOK.” – –David Corbett, award-winning author of DO THEY KNOW I’M RUNNING?, THE DEVIL’S REDHEAD, and DONE FOR A DIME

Set in 1965, The Firecracker King depicts a quiet lakeside neighborhood that is shocked by the brutal murder of a beautiful teenage girl. 

Jake’s idealism is battered by hatred and betrayal as he tries to survive in a dangerous adult world. Part mystery, part coming-of-age story, part thriller, THE FIRECRACKER KING builds its pace to a breakneck ending, yet along the way contains a full measure of humor and insight.

–A.C. Crispin – New York Times bestselling author. (The STARBRIDGE Series, Star Wars – THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY; Pirates of the Caribbean – THE PRICE OF FREEDOM)
“Bayan’s description of the firecracker slugfest out on the lake had me howling with laughter. Not many authors can say they’ve achieved that. The only thing I can compare the writing to (and it holds up very favorably) is Stephen King’s THE BODY – the story that inspired the film STAND BY ME.”

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