Deceit and corruption blend into a dish of murder and revenge, when Master Chef Michael Rogan is confronted by a man from his past who presents a shadowy exchange: the release of his estranged father from San Quentin’s death row in return for a small favor. Michael is quickly charged with murder and sets out to find the killer who set him up, testing how far he will go to solve his brother’s murder, and regain his own freedom.
I spent the first 25 years of my professional life as a Radio Host and Voiceover artist. Along the way, I’ve worked as an Actor in front of the camera, and as Director behind the camera. Now, in my “third chapter of life,” I’m crafting page-turning Thrillers full-time. Fun fact: I turned my first self-pub’d book into the film, Chasing Grace. You can watch it on many premium streaming services. With The Poser currently available worldwide, and Devour dropping on October 6th, I look forward to sharing many more thrillers with you in the near future!
When Oscar-winning actress Meredith Johansen turns up dead the night after her big win, was it murder or suicide? A note penned by Johansen says one thing. But the gut instinct of rookie Detective Pat Norelli says a serial killer may be on the loose.
Praise for David Temple
“It was obvious a lot of research was done, as I felt like I was right there. Plus, it left me looking forward to a sequel. What about a trilogy? I highly recommend The Poser if you're looking for an immersive WHO-DUN-IT murder mystery with twists and turns that's sure to keep you satisfied!”
—Danny from Miami, 5 of 5 stars. "Where's the sequel?"
“Literally could not put The Poser down! Detective Norelli in one word: AWESOME. If you're into books that keep you on the edge of your seat, make ya say "no way" out loud, and can't wait for the movie, The Poser is just the book for you. Someone please send me a list of Temple's other thrillers. Way, Way into this book, great work David! I'm placing my order for more Detective Norelli!!”
—Tim B, CA, 5.5 stars, "Waiting for the movie!"
“So you want to know who killed Meredith? You’ll find out, but it’s gonna be a wild ride getting there. Not for the faint of heart, but once you’re hooked, you can’t let go. Detective Pat Norelli and the cast of likable, and not-so-likable characters, are described so well you feel like you’re there with them. Let me tell you something, and you'll see what I mean soon, Book 2 will not be ready fast enough!”
—P.M., 5 of 5 stars. "It's a wild ride!"
“A page-turning thriller in the tradition of James Patterson and Harlan Coben. Intrigue and suspense at every turn. Well-defined characters that had me casting who would play the part in the inevitable movie. Keep them coming, David Temple; can't wait for the next one!"
— Zoidface, 4 of 5 stars. "A suspenseful and intriguing page-turner!"
“I absolutely loved The Poser. It's one of the best suspense thrillers I've read, and trust me, I've read a LOT of them! The crazy cast of characters kept the book interesting. Be looking for David Temple's name to appear on the New York Times Bestsellers list!”
—Geri B., 5 of 5 stars — "The Poser is a page-turning thriller that delivers!"
“True to David Temple's established style, Behind The 8 Ball gets going and never slows down. Whether clandestine missions are your thing or not, all readers will appreciate the surprises at every corner. I loved the masterful and often hilarious banter between characters. "Lucky" is the kind of character who sticks with you; like you've known him forever.”
—MAE PARKER, 5 of 5 stars
"Vivid Characters, Awesome Adventure!"
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I’ve loved reading ever since I was a child. Beginning with Curious George, Mr. Magoo, and Captain Kangaroo, I was captivated by these simple yet exciting worlds. Along the way there would be Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss, and Stuart Little and of course, Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White…to name a few. I would soon venture into far away places with The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and The Hardy Boys by Franklin Dixon. Funny side…Read More