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I'm a small town boy, turned big city technology manager, turned novelist. I spent my early years searching for an intellectual challenge, my adult years trying to find the humanity in technology and services that replaced people and now I'm right where I should be. I have a wonderful family, a new writing partner, my puppy Bella, and I love being with my kids out here in the suburbs and writing every day (and night). Life couldn't fit any better. CJ West writes thrillers that feel like they're written about the family next door. Although his books are action-packed, each book explores a theme of character or faith. CJ attributes this combination to a strong Christian upbringing that valued piety and industriousness, but also athletic competition, shooting sports and an ability to live off the land. Sin and Vengeance, the first book in CJ's Randy Black series, was optioned for film by a screenwriting firm in early 2008. The screenplay, written by Marla Cukor, is complete and has drawn interest from a number of producers. A Demon Awaits, the second book in the series offers a major twist in the storyline and challenges readers to forgive Randy Black's mistakes and follow his journey in future novels. CJ embraces social networking and keeps in touch with readers on MySpace, Goodreads and Facebook. He personally answers his messages and regularly posts updates on his work. Links to each of CJ's profiles are provided at http://www.22wb.com. About A Demon Awaits A Demon Awaits picks up the action from the last page of Sin and Vengeance and kicks it into a new gear. When the dust settles, Randy Black is left to question his faith and his humanity. He's turned away from his teachings and done horrific things. Now Randy is being held to account. From the Back Cover Randy Black wants to die... Overcome with anger and grief after losing his parents, Randy Black plans to sacrifice himself to avenge them. He plots revenge for 10 years then destroys th