-2018 IAN Book of the Year Award Finalist

-2018 American Fiction Awards Finalist

-2018 Readers Favorite Finalist

2018 Florida Book Festival Runner Up

-2018 Wishing Shelf Awards Finalist

-2018 Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention

-2018 Beach Book Festival Honorable Mention

2018 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention

-2018 London Book Festival Honorable Mention


“David Urban is a dark poet. With seductive grace and powerful prose, A Line Intersected transforms the postcard vistas of San Diego into a barren landscape of murder and betrayal. I suggest you start reading Intersected early in the day, because  you won’t be able to sleep until you’ve finished this roller coaster of a novel.”  – Tim Maleeny, bestselling author of Stealing the Dragon and JUMP


“David Grant Urban writes with grace and his prose offers the precision that readers long for when they read crime and investigation novels. The protagonist is a deeply wounded man and his quest for revenge comes across just so naturally to readers.” -Romuald Dzemo, Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)


“Great plot, great character development, skilled writing – this book has all of that…I’m ready to nominate this one for an Edgar Award.” – Don Houts,


“A dark story in many ways and utterly gripping…haunting, sad, a bit depressing, this is not a light read. It’s a story of revenge; of murder…very cleverly plotted.” – The Wishing Shelf Award Judges

“A dark thriller of betrayal and revenge. A FINALIST and highly recommended.” The Wishing Shelf Book Awards


“A Line Intersected” is a grand adventure from the Mexican desert to urban San Diego with a cast of characters ranging from a once naïve architect, a smooth-talking politician, gangs, cops, a hair dresser and the homeless. Some can be trusted and some you should never turn your back on. Which are which and who is responsible for killing Michaels Collwood’s wife? David Grant Urban is a great storyteller! Buckle up and enjoy the ride.” – Goodreads reviewer

A Line Intersected available at Barnes & Noble