Playing in the Dark: The Emptiness Love Brings

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 31, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Chemah Rivers is back in an all-new erotic roller coaster of a story—the final book in a captivating trilogy filled with mystery and heart-stopping drama.

There are stories within the Bible that have hidden, erotic depths that have never been revealed. Now, Playing in the Dark follows a unique and creative storyline that begins with a Biblical myth and develops into the revelation of a modern-day murder mystery, starring Chemah Rivers. 

When a serial killer is suspected for a string of deaths, the murders are assigned to investigator Chemah Rivers, who quickly catches the person everyone assumes to be the culprit. At the same time, Chemah is dealing with his own home and love-life drama. His love interest, a blind comedienne, might very well get her sight back. Chemah’s ex-wife is fighting for custody of their daughter, and his son is getting a little too familiar with the street life, and all the traps that scene holds.

When the real killer starts to stalk Chemah, and the continued deaths start to be tainted by sexual overtones in the very area they live, Chemah is caught up from all sides as he struggles to be the hero, not only for the victims, but for his family and loved ones as well. With the warm flavor of a romance, mixed with the intense action of an adventurous mystery, Playing in the Dark will entice and capture the mind of every reader.

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David Rivera, Jr., is a critically acclaimed novelist, an instructor on writing and self-publishing, and a frequent guest on radio talk shows. He lives in Harlem. Visit his website at

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