The Man on the Rubber Balloon or Optimism

The Man on the Rubber Balloon or Optimism
Would you travel halfway around the world to discover the secret of life? Max Hansell did, and he was never quite the same. Cheated and dumped by his dishonest employer, Max escapes recession-hit London to trek to the source of the Amazon River. He is determined to start life afresh, but disaster follows and before long he finds himself in the world of drug cartels, cocaine labs, corruption and torture deep in the Bolivian rainforest. His unknown DEA cousin is trapped there, but can Max discover the secret of life AND save his distant cousin?

This is one man’s journey to discover himself amidst the beauty, excitement and violence of South America. $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Intrepid Brotherhood: Public Power, Corruption, and Whistleblowing in the Pacific Northwest

The Intrepid Brotherhood: Public Power, Corruption, and Whistleblowing in the Pacific Northwest

Deep corruption threatened to ruin jobs and harm lives. Intimidation, distrust, and secrecy became the norm among the executive management group of Chelan County Public Utility.

Even in a small and semi-rural American government, corrupt leaders aren’t simply dishonest and immoral. They’re dangerous.

A board of directors should hold wrongdoers accountable, but sometimes that responsibility falls to righteous employees. A riveting and relevant memoir, The Intrepid Brotherhood details a classic story of enlightened leaders’ war against oppressive management when private misconduct evokes public resistance. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: The Money Trail

The Money Trail
After an attorney and a Washington Post reporter are murdered on a park bench in Washington, DC., FBI Profiler Sean Kruger finds a dark secret within the highest ranks of the United States government. As he exposes the corruption, it will be up to Kruger to protect the ones he loves from an assassin determined to keep him from learning the truth. Free on Kindle.
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Counting Crows: A Lorne Turner Supernatural Thriller Book 1

Counting Crows: A Lorne Turner Supernatural Thriller Book 1A sinister darkness smothers Lorne Turner’s moorland sanctuary in rural Britain. A dead body leads to a story of corruption, greed, and sacrifice. Can he bring peace to Exmoor’s whispering dead before his mind shatters? $0.99 on Kindle.
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The Parrot’s Perch: A Memoir

The Parrot’s Perch opens in 2013, when Karen Keilt, age 60, receives an invitation to testify at the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN in New York. The email sparks memories of her “previous life” – the one she has kept safely bottled up for more than 37 years. Hopeful of helping to raise awareness about ongoing human rights violations in Brazil, she wants to testify, but she anguishes over reliving the horrific events of her youth.

In the story that follows, Keilt tells the story of her life in Brazil – from her exclusive upper-class lifestyle and dreams of Olympic medals to her turmoil-filled youth. Full of hints of a dark oligarchy in Brazil, corruption, crime, and military interference, The Parrot’s Perch is a searing, sometimes shocking true tale of suffering, struggle – and survival.

Karen Keilt lived through the darkest days of Brazil’s military dictatorship. In her courageous and compelling memoir, Keilt narrates an emotionally honest reckoning of her desire to find true happiness. Forbidden by her wealthy family to even mention her imprisonment, torture, and rape, Keilt is forced to make a change that will affect the rest of her life. Seen through her testimony to the Brazilian National Truth Commission at the UN, listeners become witnesses to both her vulnerability and her quiet strength.

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Two For The Money

Two For The MoneyA Late-Night Phone Call. A Voice from the past. An Apparent Suicide.
The phone call came on a Tuesday evening in the middle of August. Harry Starke hadn’t heard from his old school friend in almost five years, and he hadn’t thought about him in almost as long. Tom Sattler wanted to meet, and it wouldn’t wait until morning. But when Harry arrived at Sattler’s home less than an hour later, he found him lying in a pool of blood with a single gunshot wound to his head and .22 revolver lying close to his hand.

Was it suicide, or was Tom Sattler murdered? If so, by whom and why?

The search for answers plunges Harry into a far-reaching investigation that involves murder, corruption, organized crime, and duplicity. As always, there’s a twist in the tail. $0.99 on Kindle.
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