About the Author

James Tucker is the author of the acclaimed Buddy Lock Thrillers Next of Kin and The Holdouts. He holds a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School and has worked as an attorney at an international law firm.

Currently he manages real estate strategy at a Fortune 50 company, where his work includes frequent travel throughout the United States. Fascinated by crimes of those in power, he draws on these cases for his novels.

One of four fiction writers awarded a position at a past Mentor Series at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Tucker has attended the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop in Portland, where he was mentored by author Walter Kirn. He lives near Minneapolis with his wife, the painter Megan Rye, and their family.

James is pleased to note that Next of Kin has been purchased by the Minnesota Historical Society to include as part their permanent collection.

The Buddy Lock Thrillers

To root out the worst, it takes NYPD’s best.

Book 1
Book 2

Once a piano prodigy, Detective Buddy Lock walked away from Carnegie Hall.

Now Buddy uses his talents to solve crimes. As the NYPD’s most accomplished and unique homicide detective, he’s tuned in to clues nobody else even recognizes. But he’s still haunted by one mistake that cost an innocent girl her life.

In The Holdouts, Lock now risks all to make amends, to survive his private hell, and to protect his new family. It’s the reason he can never stop working to mete out justice—and punishment—on the streets of New York City.

Part Harry Hole, part Jack Ryan, Buddy Lock delivers.

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Buddy Lock et. al. is a fictional character and copyright 2016 James Tucker
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