Saturday, November 7, 2020



Corey Logan was set up. She knows Nick Season's TERRIBLE SECRET. Coming home from prison, all Corey wants is to be with her son. To get him back, she needs to make a good impression on the psychiatrist evaluating her. But Dr. Abe Stein doesn't believe she was framed-until his well-heeled mother fall for the charming state attorney general candidate, Nick Season. As the dogs of war are unleashed, Corey and her son run for their lives-taking her boat up the Pacific Northwest's remote Inside Passage.

Book Details:

Title: Inside Passage: A Corey Logan Thriller

Author: Burt Weissbourd

Genre: thriller

Series: The Corey Logan Trilogy, book 1

Publish date: October 20, 2020

Publisher: Blue City Press

Print length: 290



A few of your favorite things: time with my wife, my family, my border collie mix Sady, and fly fishing.
Things you need to throw out: the fox who often comes to my backyard and taunts Sady, the shoes in my closet that I’ve only worn once in ten years but can’t bring myself to throw out.

Things you love about writing: being able to think about issues I want to think about, creating characters that surprise me, and characters that go in directions I didn’t expect
Things you hate about writing: I don’t think there’s anything I don’t like about writing, except maybe that I don’t have enough time to write as often as I’d like.

Easiest thing about being a writer: the easiest thing for me is the actual writing. I try to write every day.

Hardest thing about being a writer: not having enough time to write as often as I’d like.

Things you love about where you live: I love living on the water and having commuting access to New York City.
Things that make you want to move: being too far from New York City restaurants, theatre, music, etc.

Words that describe you: introspective, sensitive, insightful.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: very forthcoming, outspoken.

Favorite foods: all kinds of barbeque and wild game.
Things that make you want to throw up: tripe, and though it’s an unpopular opinion . . . avocado.

Something you’re really good at: working hard, explaining complex subjects, and managing others productively.

Something you’re really bad at: saying no to my children and particularly my grandchildren and not feeding Sady extra treats.

Something you like to do: I’ve always wanted to go on safari in Africa.
Something you wish you’d never done: times I wish I hadn’t been so straightforward.

Things you’d walk a mile for:
great company.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: rude, inappropriate company will always make me want to run screaming from the room, though I generally refrain from doing so.

Things you always put in your books: I always like to include interesting characters, both protagonists and antagonists.

Things you never put in your books: I always avoid one-dimensional, heavy-handed characters, particularly villains. I really try to make my villains understandable, even if they’re not likeable.

Things to say to an author: you like their writing.
Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: you don’t like their writing. Unsolicited writing advice.



The next two books in the Corey Logan Trilogy are:


Currently a standalone, and my most recent thriller:

Danger in Plain Sight: A Callie James Thriller

Coming soon in February of 2021, a wildlife thriller set in Yellowstone Park:

In Velvet


“Wouldn’t you like to get married in your own backyard?”

“Of course I would. You know that,” she snapped. “But I can’t.”

“Why not? Because Nick Season says you can’t. You have the right to live the life you want to live. Don’t give it up for that son of a bitch. Hell no. You don’t have to do that.” Abe leaned closer. There it was, those laser-like light blue eyes. “It won’t be easy, but together, we can figure out what to do. You and I can do this. We have to.”

“My God, what are you thinking? This isn’t like psycho-therapy.” She held his eyes. “We can’t ‘figure it out’ or ‘work on it.’ It’s not a head game. We have no evidence. Nothing. Nick’s a foolproof liar and a stone-cold killer. And he’s going to be Washington’s state attorney general.”

“And he has to be stopped.” Abe looked into their fire. “It’s not just about what you’d have to give up … think about what he’ll do if he ever finds out that you and Billy are alive. And though you might be okay for a year, or even two, eventually, he’ll start to wonder. And then to worry. It’s who he is. You’ve told me that. And then he’ll never stop checking. He’ll have me followed. Every year, he’ll run your prints, and Billy’s, through some Canadian database. And that’s just the beginning … unless we stop him.”

“And how do you propose to do that?”

Abe’s bushy brows furrowed in a “V” until they almost touched. “I understand the problem now.” They touched. Corey had never seen that. Very cool. He meant business. He turned to her, full face. “To begin, I’ll comb my hair and look this devil in his shiny black eyes.”

What? What was that? Corey was dumbstruck. Eventually, she softly mouthed, “What?” And louder, before he could answer, “Aren’t you afraid of him?”

“He’s very frightening, and I’m painfully aware of what’s at stake. And of course I see how very dangerous he is and yes, that scares me.” He scowled. “But I have other feelings that are even stronger than my fear.”

“What does that mean?”

“What I’m afraid of, what keeps me up at night, is losing you. Nick wants to kill the person I love most in the world. That makes him my archenemy, my nemesis. What I feel for Nick is inexhaustible rage.” He tapped his pipe against the log, emptying it into the sand, then he carefully set it down. When he looked up, his expression had turned fierce. Abe took both of her hands. “Nick Season be damned!”

“You’re being crazy.” She had never seen Abe like this.

“No, I’m telling you how I feel. I want to marry you Corey. I want to live with you and Billy in Seattle. I want to go to parent night at Billy’s school. I want to take you guys to dinner at Tulio and for pizza at Via Tribunali. I want to fish at your favorite spots near Bainbridge —”

“He’ll kill us all.” And Abe was really scaring her.

“I have to keep that from happening.”

“This isn’t a storybook. Nick isn’t like anyone you know. And this isn’t an insight kind of deal. Look what happened the last time you tried to help. They almost got Billy, and I had to kill someone. Look what almost happened last night. This time you and Billy and I, we could all die. Do you understand that?”

“Yes, I do. But I won’t let that happen.”

“Won’t let that happen?”

“No, I won’t.”


“I’m working on that. “

“Working on it? How? You’re going to comb your hair? Look this devil in his shiny black eyes? What is that about?”

Abe considered her question. “It’s a way of starting.”

Corey put her head in her hands. She didn’t know what to say.


Excerpt from Inside Passage by Burt Weissbourd.  Copyright 2020 by Burt Weissbourd. Reproduced with permission from Burt Weissbourd. All rights reserved.



Burt Weissbourd is a novelist, screenwriter and producer of feature films. He was born in 1949 and graduated cum laude from Yale University, with honors in psychology. During his student years, he volunteered at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and taught English to college students in Thailand. After he graduated, he wrote, directed, and produced educational films for Gilbert Altschul Productions. He began a finance program at the Northwestern University Graduate School of Business, but left in his final semester to start his own film production company in Los Angeles. He managed that company from 1977 until 1986, producing films including Ghost Story starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr, and Raggedy Man starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard, which the New York Times called "a movie of sweet, low-keyed charm." In 1987, he founded an investment business, which he still runs. Burt’s novels include the thrillers Danger in Plain Sight, The Corey Logan Trilogy (Inside Passage, Teaser and Minos), and In Velvet, a wildlife thriller set in Yellowstone National Park.

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