SBPRA Is Pleased to Announce the Release of Its Newest Title, “Death on Pause: The Troy Machalek Diaries”

(PRWEB) August 25, 2014

Spanning the world from America to Asia, weaving cultures and criminal activities into a taut thriller, “Death on Pause” is based on the events that turned a real woman’s enviable life into a living nightmare.

When Taiwanese model Kaelyn Yen is drugged and held captive by the head of one of America’s top modeling agencies, she realizes that the recent deaths in her family were not accidents, but meticulously planned murders carried out by her Triad-affiliated relatives. Kaelyn’s boyfriend joins with the FBI to rescue her and bring her extortionists to justice; but not all schemes go according to plan. As a result, Kaelyn’s plight escalates into an international pursuit through Los Angeles, San Francisco, Taipei, and Hong Kong. It leads to the torture and murder of Kaelyn’s two best friends, and causes the FBI’s key witness to commit suicide before she can give evidence in court.

“Death on Pause: The Troy Machalek Diaries” is a riveting crime thriller that will captivate and shock until the last spine-chilling page.

About the Author

Born in Adelaide, South Australia, author Derek N Burnell finished university in Geelong, Victoria, before travelling extensively for work and play. He has lived his past 30 years on Australia’s Gold Coast, where the holiday lifestyle complements his work and writing.

Book Details

Genre: Fiction / Crime / Thriller / Mystery & Detective

Author: Derek N Burnell

Format: Paperback, 490 pages

Pub date: August 2014

“Death on Pause (based on actual events: 2006-2007): The Troy Machalek Diaries” (ISBN: 978-1-60976-147-9) is now available for $ 27 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:, Amazon’s website or the website of Barnes and Noble.

Wholesalers: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)sbpra(dot)net.

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