The Graceland Conspiracy delivers a coming-of-age (late) story wrapped in a crime thriller. Young Matt Boykin, 27, becomes caught in a government conspiracy where no price is too great to stop the release of information on a 22-year-old crime that could bring down many powerful government figures.
Matt pairs up with his girlfriend Kristine, and when she is put into danger, they flee to Mexico, then to Belgium, and finally to Venice where the couple is tracked down by American government agents.
An Italian professor helps them escape harm and takes them deep into hiding where they continue to search for a way to reveal the truth about what really happened to America's most beloved entertainer and to regain control of their lives ... not realizing that the enemy is among them.
"Philip Shirley's latest page-turner is preposterously entertaining...and Hollywood-ready. From Texas pool halls to Alabama hide-outs to Mexico, Munich, and Venice, this couple-on-the-run tale of government heavies and Elvis intrigues takes more turns than a Hound Dog 45 rpm from 1956. You'll be tempted to pick up the phone and spoil the last-page surprise for your reading pals...but don't be cruel." - Charles McNair, author of The Epicureans
"Prodigal son meets government deception meets murder mystery in Philip Shirley's latest. Chock full of dead bodies, men in suits, and a grainy film that just might lead to one of the biggest conspiracies of a generation, The Graceland Conspiracy is crazy good fun, a pacey, globe-trotting thriller with a Southern twist." - Michelle Richmond, New York Times Bestselling author of The Marriage Pact
"Elvis has left the building...or not. Philip Shirley's Graceland Conspiracy is a genre-busting novel full of unexpected twists, tension, and fascinating characters." - Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times Bestselling author of Robert B. Parker's Colorblind
"Philip Shirley is a terrific writer, better with each new book." - Tom Franklin, New York Times Bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
"An ingenious mystery...fans of thrillers and Elvis alike can have reason to believe their expectations will be well-received in The Graceland Conspiracy." - Kirk Curnutt, award-winning author of Raising Aphrodite