WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE COULD YOU GET INTO AT A FAMOUS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE? Thriller Jubilee is a renowned week-long writers’ conference held every year at the luxurious Hotel Marisol on the sun-drenched island of Punta Maya. Attracting literary luminaries and reading fans alike, this year’s conference is attended by one guest too many, a writer wannabe whose efforts have not received the recognition the author expects—one might say demands. As conference officials discover participants are quietly disappearing, they wrestle with the question of whether to disclose that a serial killer may be on the loose, fearing that it could trigger a panic and permanently destroy the event—and the host organization. Payback, third in the popular Brooks/Lotello thriller series, is a fantasy murder mystery blended with today’s real-world obsession with society’s moral decay, for example the college admissions scandal and the failure of sports, academic, and church leaders to expel offenders within their ranks preying on those entrusted to such organizations. _______________________ Bestselling authors active in the writing community are already discovering and praising Payback: “First The Amendment Killer, next The Puppet Master, and now Payback, whenever Barak brings it, it’s tense, timely, and terrific!” –Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels “Payback, timely, poignant and terrifying. Every writer’s nightmare, or fantasy.” –Robert Dugoni, #1 internationally best-selling author of the Tracy Crosswhite novels “A deftly-plotted, highly entertaining island murder mystery, page turning Payback breaks new ground in the political and legal thriller genre and is sure to broaden author Ronald S. Barak’s burgeoning fan base.” –Best Thriller Magazine _______________________ Ronald S. Barak, bestselling author, Olympic athlete, law school honors graduate, and experienced courtroom lawyer, is uniquely qualified to write his novels that appeal to all political and legal thriller fans. Ron resides in Pacific Palisades, California, where he is hard at work on his next novel, JK’s Code.