Meghan Doherty, a young business professor on the eve of tenure, is found hanging and nearly dead in her Pacific Coast University office. Her brother and only living relative, Shamus, must leave his small New England town to be in Los Angeles for a sister he has kept at a distance since a childhood event he can neither forgive nor forget.

Boston, MA — Blue Mustang Press is proud to publish Kathleen Kelley Reardon’s debut novel, Shadow Campus. While the mystery thriller is her first novel, Reardon has written 10 books and has been a featured political blogger for Huffington Post since 2006. She is currently a professor at the University of Southern California, and is the University of Connecticut alumni association 2013 Humanitarian of the Year.

She has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and Good Morning America, and her research and writing have been the subject of hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and broadcast news segments.

Her first book, Persuasion in Practice, (now in a revised edition), was described by Public Opinion Quarterly as "a landmark contribution to the field" of research and theory in persuasion.

Reardon is also the author of Childhood Denied, an investigation into the legal, political and societal treatment of foster children in the U.S. The concept she introduced in that book of creating university-based academies to prepare foster children for college (of whom only approximately 3% graduate) has so far resulted in four such academies at major universities with more on the way.

Her breakthrough Guide to International Business Gift Giving was used by the White House Office of Protocol as a primary reference for many years as well as by chiefs of protocol for nations and businesses around the world.

A professor in the Marshal School of Business at USC, Dr. Reardon also served on the university's Preventive Medicine Faculty for over 15 years and was earlier a professor of Communication Sciences at UCONN. She earned her Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she graduated with distinction and won the ICA national dissertation of the year award. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board.

In Shadow Campus, she has taken her knowledge of politics in the workplace to fiction and has woven a compelling and taut thriller that shows us how even at universities often all is not what it seems.

ISBN: 978-1-935199-17-5
Page Count: 280
Cover Price: 14.95

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