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Downward-Facing Death
Downward-Facing Death
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  • Paperback
  • Jan.04.2013
  • 9781612187051

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Blessed with uncanny deductive skills and a blasé disregard for authority, Matt Bolster was a rising LAPD homicide detective by the age of thirty-five. He was also overworked, divorced, near-alcoholic, and miserable. Then, to impress a girl, he agreed to try yoga. And with a single savasana, everything changed. Now Bolster has traded his badge and gun for a scraggly beard and the life of an itinerant yoga teacher, dabbling in P.I. work to make rent. He mostly handles missing-persons cases, credit-card fraud – nothing too messy. But that’s before Ajoy Chaterjee, the billionaire founder of one of the world’s leading yoga-business empires, is found murdered inside his West L.A. flagship studio. Bolster knows the LAPD doesn’t have a prayer of cracking the secrets of the yoga world. But he does, and he really needs the dough. Of course, sticking to the...
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Blessed with uncanny deductive skills and a blasé disregard for authority, Matt Bolster was a rising LAPD homicide detective by the age of thirty-five. He was also overworked, divorced, near-alcoholic, and miserable. Then, to impress a girl, he agreed to try yoga. And with a single savasana, everything changed.

Now Bolster has traded his badge and gun for a scraggly beard and the life of an itinerant yoga teacher, dabbling in P.I. work to make rent. He mostly handles missing-persons cases, credit-card fraud – nothing too messy. But that’s before Ajoy Chaterjee, the billionaire founder of one of the world’s leading yoga-business empires, is found murdered inside his West L.A. flagship studio. Bolster knows the LAPD doesn’t have a prayer of cracking the secrets of the yoga world. But he does, and he really needs the dough.

Of course, sticking to the principles of the yamas and niyamas during a murder investigation isn’t easy, especially with so many hot women among the suspects. But personal ethics will be the least of Bolster’s problems if the killer finds him first.

Episode List
This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book. Learn more about Kindle Serials

Episode 1: Released on September 6, 2012. 41 pages. Matt Bolster visits the gruesome crime scene as he joins the LAPD in their investigation into Ajoy Chatterjee’s untimely demise. Bolster quickly discovers he’s going to have to work hard to maintain his inner peace as he traverses the dark underbelly of the LA yoga scene.
Episode 2: Released on October 4, 2012. 41 pages. After taking a guitar to the face, P.I. Matt Bolster realizes that the world of Ajoy Yoga may be more dangerous than he'd thought. As he starts his first full day of investigation, Bolster begins to weave together the threads of Ajoy Chaterjee's grisly murder. But an encounter with a bewitching yoga teacher threatens to unravel it all.
Episode 3: Released on November 1, 2012. 40 pages. Bolster wakes up in a strange place and unwittingly adopts a cat. The rest of his day includes an extended interview with Ajoy Chaterjee's formidable widow, a disturbing revelation, and a deadly showdown on the roads.
Episode 4: Released on November 29, 2012. 40 pages. Bolster and Martinez interrogate Ajoy Chaterjee's oily former business partner. Meanwhile, the return of Bolster's buddy Slim promises good times and fresh dangers.
Episode 5: Released on December 27, 2012. 42 pages. As the suspect list in Ajoy Chaterjee's murder dwindles, his memorial service erupts into chaos, leading Bolster ever closer to the horrifying truth.
Episode 6: Released on January 24, 2013 (Final Episode). 41 pages. Matt Bolster squares off with Ajoy Chaterjee's murderer in an epic yoga battle.

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About Neal

I’ve written seven books: Alternadad, Never Mind The Pollacks, The Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature, Beneath the Axis of Evil, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude, Jewball, and Downward-Facing Death...

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