ares-road-2-2Here’s the stunning new cover for Ares Road, the second book in James L. Weaver’s gritty, character-driven Jake Caldwell series.

The series opener Poor Boy Road was one of the best new crime thrillers of 2016.

An IAN Thriller of the Year finalist, it introduced reformed mob enforcer Jake, an endearingly attractive hard guy with a heart of gold.

Now Jake’s back and still trying to go straight.

But it seems his past won’t let go.

His first job working as a private investigator turns up a teenage girl screaming down a dead man’s cell phone, and Logan, his mentor, and the only man with answers, beaten into a coma.

The only clues Jake has to unravel the mystery are a Russian with a stolen, silver briefcase and three names: Snell, Parley and Ares.


Teaming up with his best friend Bear, the Sheriff of his home town, and an attractive FBI agent, Jake quickly discovers they’re not the only ones looking for the briefcase and its deadly contents.

It’s no longer about seeking revenge.

The thrilling second book in the Jake Caldwell series is a heart-stopping ride that won’t disappoint fans.

By Sue Featherstone

Available to pre-order on Amazon.

About the book:

Ares Road
by James L. Weaver
(Jake Caldwell, #2)
Published by: Lakewater Press
Publication date: March 2nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Thriller

About the author:

james-2James L Weaver (pictured) lives in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife and two children.

His previous publishing credits, besides Poor Boy Road, include a six part story called The Nuts and his 5-star rated debut novel Jack & Diane which is available on




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