The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey (iPod Giveaway)

The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus SakeyA man wakes up naked and cold, half-drowned on an abandoned beach. The only sign of life for miles is an empty BMW. Inside the expensive car he finds clothes that fit perfectly, shoes for his tattered feet, a Rolex, and a bank envelope stuffed with cash and an auto registration in the name of Daniel Hayes, resident of Malibu, California.

None of it is familiar.

What is he doing here? How did he get into the ocean? Is he Daniel Hayes, and if so, why doesn’t he remember? While he searches for answers, the world searches for him-beginning with the police that kick in the door of his dingy motel, with guns drawn. Lost, alone, and on the run, the man who might be Daniel Hayes flees into the night.

All he remembers is a woman’s face, so he sets off for the only place he might find her. The fantasy of her becomes his home, his world, his hope. And maybe, just maybe, the way back to himself.

But that raises the most chilling question of all: What will he find when he gets there?

That’s the setup for The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey, which will be released on June 9th. Intrigued? You should be. I’m about halfway through the book and I promise you it is every bit as exciting as it sounds. You know what else is exciting? Marcus Sakey is offering you a chance to win an iPod and the audiobook version of his novel The Amateurs if you pre-order The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes.

Pre-orders make a huge difference in the fate of a book: they impact marketing decisions, how many copies bookstores order, and can even lead to additional printings. So if you were planning on buying The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes anyway, or are just learning about it and think it sounds good, please consider placing your pre-order now. Not only will you know you’ve got a great book headed your way come June 9th, you’ll also be entered to win that iPod if you send your proof of purchase/confirmation email to Win-Win!

The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and IndieBound. Please feel free to pre-order directly from you favorite local bookseller as well.

Marcus Sakey is the author of The Blade Itself (a thriller Publishers Weekly called “brilliant…a must read”), Good People, and The Amateurs. To research his books he’s shadowed homicide detectives, toured the morgue, gone shooting with Special Forces soldiers, ridden with gang cops, and learned to pick a deadbolt. Born in Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife. To learn more about Marcus, visit his website.

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