Author, columnist, teacher, lecturer, past president of three advertising agencies, William R. Park, Sr. has served as a consultant to some of America’s largest and most successful companies. As a nationally known and respected advertising executive for forty-two years, he has written thousands of newspaper/print ads and TV/radio scripts.
Winner of national awards in print and television, his popular ‘Ad Pulse’ monthly column appeared in Modern Retailer Magazine in the ‘70s and again in Publishers’ Auxiliary in the ‘90s. In addition, articles have appeared in Editor & Publisher, The Best Times Magazine, Route 66 Magazine, Atlanta Journal, Kansas City Star, and various daily newspapers.
He first authored The Franciscan Trilogy which won local, regional, national, and international acclaim. Overlay and its sequel, The Dacian Resurgence, both suspense-thrillers, were read and reviewed by two bestselling authors who compared the tomes with the best work of Ludlum and that of the works of Cussler and Clancy. The third novel in the suspense-thriller genre series Sacrificed is complete as well as the fourth, Carpe Diem (Seize the Day). This Time It’s Personal, the fifth in The Shadow Master Files is in production.
2008 released COMA; a suspense-thriller’s outline-synopsis was reviewed by two bestselling authors: F. Paul Wilson wrote, “Very high Concept.” James Rollins wrote, “Sounds very intriguing—run with it.” A Midwest Book Reviewer wrote: “Think Bourne, or the Bruce Willis version of The Jackal, then multiply by ten and you’ll have an idea of what the movie version of COMA would be.”
A Jack the Ripper spin-off mystery set in 1889, Fatal Incision, was recently released and received excellent reviews by bestselling authors—and its sequel, Phantom Hounds was released March 2011. A professional reviewer noted that Fatal Incision was the best suspense-thriller of the year. Mummies & Murder on Route 66 and The Talking Stones are two more mysteries in production.
Bill lives in the Kansas City area with his wife Genie, a high school English teacher who edits his manuscripts—and a very affectionate cat named Gabby.
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This Time It's Personal
The former president’s Shadow Master lay half-naked on a beach: drunk, despondent, and in bad shape. After years of service to his country, Rance found love, married and longed for a normal life. The death of his wife changed everything. Unknown to Rance, his wife is alive, buried deep within a temple; her memory erased and replaced with the training to perform one function—to assassinate Rance.
In a failed attempt to put years of personal danger behind them, Rance and his wife fly to their Castle de Molay. An ancient journal bequeathed to Rance by the recently deceased last Knight Templar, along with the responsibility to seize the day, will plunge Rance, his wife, and friends into a world of mystery, adventure, and danger, extending to Scotland, Ethiopia, Nova Scotia, and back to Spain.
Rance faces the responsibility of saving the life of an innocent man while derailing several foreign governments from stealing plans for a revolutionary biological-bomb illegally being developed at the U.S. Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico. The weapon is in danger of falling into the hands of our enemies who seek to conquer the United States and bring it to its knees.
The Dacian Resurgence
A prophesy 2,000 years ago is catalyst for a 21st century threat. Dacian She-Wolf descendants are responsible for deaths of powerful men worldwide. Rance Colby must find a friend, a retired Russian General. Rance enlists his former covert team to assist. No one could have foreseen that the long dead Dacian King Decebalus and the Angel of Death Josef Mengele are the keys to the Dacian Resurgence.
Defense ministers in Arab nations are systematically assassinated. All eyes stare suspiciously at Israel. The Middle East is a powder keg ready to explode. Only a handful of covert U.S. government officials are aware that the heads of Russia and China are targeted next and that the elderly and senile American ex-President is responsible.
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