BLOG TOUR: Truth or Dead

TRUTH OR DEAD by T.J. Brearton is now available and today I would like to share with you some background on the books written by T.J.

Joffe published my debut, Habit, in Jan 2014.

If memory serves, I was one of the first Joffe Books crime thriller authors. There was Betsy Reavley and Pete Yorvick, but this is pre-Ellis, pre-Durrant, pre-Adams, pre-Faith Martin and all the rest. You know… the Dark Ages! 😀

Truth or Dead marks the ninth book I’ve published with Joffe:



High Water


Dark Web


Dark Kills


Dead Gone

Truth or Dead

The latter two are the first two books of the Tom Lange series, who is a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, specializing in violent and serial crimes.

Finally, a quick word on Tom Lange:

Tom Lange is like a Wild West cowboy who’s been dropped into the modern world. He has to deal with his impulsiveness and anger in ways men never had to reckon with before. If he wants to keep a relationship, he has to open up. If he wants to keep his job, he has to face his past.

Tom isn’t a West Point graduate or a former special ops. He’s a kid from the streets; he grew up in some of the tougher neighborhoods just outside of New York City as a foster kid with his brother Nick. He applies what he learned growing up –how people survive, how they take advantage– to his investigations for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Truth or Dead takes Tom into a world he knows well – the world of gambling and drugs, run by notorious gangster Mario Palumbo. Tom must help protect the life of a woman Palumbo seems to have targeted, though no one can figure out quite why… Heather Moss, it seems, has a past to face, too… 


How far would you go to protect your kids?

On her drive to work, Heather Moss gets a phone call which will turn her life upside-down. If she doesn’t do what the caller wants, they will kill her two little girls.

An inmate dies in the county jail. He was a witness who could have brought down notorious criminal Mario Palumbo.

Special Agent Tom Lange is trying to get his life back together after losing his brother Nick. And he thinks Palumbo was responsible for Nick’s death.

Tom desperately wants the evidence to point to Palumbo, but it doesn’t all add up.

Can Tom protect Heather and bring down crime boss Palumbo? He faces a choice between the truth and getting the result he wants.

Set in Florida, this atmospheric thriller will keep you turning the pages till the tension-packed conclusion.

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