Book Of The Day – Crack-Up

by Ron on July 25, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Psychological Thriller by Eric Christopherson and it’s 25% off for a limited time. Crack-Up has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $1!

“I got swept away in the fast paced, psychologically intriguing, suspense filled drama.” Scott – Amazon Reviewer

by Eric Christopherson
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Price: $2.99 save $1


Best Mystery Novel, Red Adept Annual Indie Awards 2010

In this psychological thriller, Argus Ward is a former U.S. Secret Service agent who runs a protection agency catering to the rich and famous. His best-kept secret–which he shares with lawyers and doctors and even psychiatrists–is his status as a high-functioning paranoid schizophrenic. One day, with little warning, he turns psychotic for the first time in twenty years. He lands in a secure psychiatric facility, charged with the murder of his most famous client, high tech industry billionaire John Helms, the wealthiest man in America.

Argus has no memory of the killing. A blood test suggests to him that some unknown enemy had switched his anti-psychotic medication with identical-looking dummy pills to purposely drive him insane.

A sign of lingering paranoia? His doctor thinks so. Even his wife.

Yet Argus escapes incarceration to prove his theory. With the law on his trail and a ticking time bomb in his head–due to a lack of medication–he discovers that his disease had been “weaponized” by a powerful group to secretly assassinate John Helms as part of a multiple assassination conspiracy of world-wide significance.

Or has Argus simply lost his mind again? What in the end is “real” and what is only imagination in his story?

And what is justice for the criminally insane?

Come lose your grip on reality. Read CRACK-UP.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Christopherson is a master storyteller. His first book is easily in the same class as the giants of the genre. “Crack-Up” is an incredible debut novel and an absolute must-read.


It was a VERY GOOD read, well worth the time. The story keeps you guessing, with the extra complexity of making you unsure at which reality you’re trying to figure out. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for well-written, suspense filled ride.


I just finished this book — I read it all in one day because I could not put it down. What an amazing first book for this new author!! Bravo Eric!!


Despite it’s fantastic nature, the novel actually reads like it’s a believable situation and you will find yourself second guessing your first assumptions over and over again.


Eric Christopherson’s Crack-Up has everything you’d want in a thriller: a funny, likeable protagonist with a unique problem, a twisty plot, galloping suspense, high stakes, and a surprising and satisfying climax. This novel takes you inside the head of a “high functioning paranoid schizophrenic” who ranges from sane to questionably sane to purely psychotic, and it makes for a helluva ride as well as an education.

Get Crack-Up here: Crack-Up

About The Author

Eric Christopherson has more than 140,000 copies of his books in circulation worldwide.

He is a former police officer and federal government consultant.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler, he also has a graduate degree from Duke University.

He was born in California, grew up in New England, and has since lived throughout the United States and a bit in Asia. He now lives in semi-rural Ohio with his wife, Seiko, a toddler son, Keith, and an infant daughter, Annabel.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Eric Christopherson and ENT appreciate it.


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