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Book Launch for California Son by Tim Burgess

  • Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse 1010 Foothill Boulevard La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011 United States (map)

Book II in Burgess’ Liam Sol Mystery series

On a foggy night in 1969, Julio Garza is run down by a hit-and-run driver. The police do little to find his killer, thus beginning Catalina Garza’s vigil – every day, rain or shine, she protests in front of the La Bolsa Police Department, demanding justice for her son.

Two years later, Liam Sol returns to La Bolsa from the Vietnam War. He lands a job as a reporter and writes about Catalina’s saga. Soon after the article’s published, she’s found dead in her home, a victim, the police say, of a burglary gone wrong. Liam doesn’t buy it and believes Julio’s and Catalina’s murders are connected. As he digs deeper the body count climbs, and Liam realizes that time is running out and he must stop the killer before they kill again.


In the stunning sequel to his first book (The Never-Ending Swell), California Son takes you deeper into the dark heart of the Southern California dream, where paradise is only an illusion, the bright sunshine blinds you from the truth, and the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean will never be able to wash away the sins of the past.

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Timothy Burgess is the author of the Liam Sol Mystery series. California Son is his second book. His short stories have appeared in and Tim lives in Pasadena with his wife, Karen, and is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona.