The novella is also available from Smashwords. In addition to offering the book in nine different file formats that will work with a variety of devices, the site offers free samples of the first 10 percent of the book in three popular formats that can be read on the web or on several common ereaders. Crime fiction lovers in the greater Spokane area can choose an HTML version, the Epub edition (which works with the Barnes and Noble NOOK and many other devices) or the Amazon Kindle edition.
For those who are not familiar with Zafiro's River City series, the four official novels and many other books and short stories are crime fiction tales set in a slightly fictionalized version of Spokane. Zafiro, a former major with the Spokane Police Department, draws upon his law enforcement background to write a diverse range of stories that often feature recurring characters such as the incredibly popular Officer Thomas Chisolm of the River City Police Department.
Zafiro's new novella finally makes Chisolm the protagonist of a story. The author gave a synopsis on his blog that makes "Chisolm's Debt" sound like a must read for River City fans.
According to Zafiro, "After two tours in Vietnam and 25 years as a police officer, Thomas Chisolm is looking forward to a quiet retirement. That hope is quickly shattered when Mai, a ghost from his past, finds him and demands justice for the horrors she suffered during the Vietnam War…horrors Chisolm couldn’t save her from.
"Now Chisolm must find the man responsible and bring him to justice to repay an old debt and in the hopes of putting his own demons to rest…once and for all.
"... Follow Chisolm on his search as he explores the nature of moral debt, war, forgiveness, and guilt on his way to an explosive ending."
For those who would like to sample the novella before buying it, Zafiro also offers a free sample of the first two chapters on his blog.