Stephen Austen

Biography

Stephen W. Austen was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. "I was born in Lafayette and raised in New Orleans. But I truly grew-up as I travelled or lived in some thirty-four states." A Human Resources Manager, he now resides with his family in Monroe, North Carolina.

My writings and interests are eclectic. My latest series, "The Paladin Papers" are fast-paced, fact-based military/techno thrillers. Based on today's events and often set in the near future, they offer thought-provoking entertainment. They will keep you thinking long after you put them down.

"I am certain you will enjoy reading these stories as much as I did writing them. . ."

Books

The Kennedy Coup
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Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
With a new, never-published photo. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sees key facts fading from memory. In a world enthralled by instant communication and immediate conclusions, the simplest solutions are embraced. Questions of “Why” the assassination happened are forgotten. This recalls that the proof of any conspiracy lies in what happens after the coup.
A Journey To Justice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Family tragedy
A newborn baby girl is missing, unreported and murdered. The burned and eaten body is in a burn pit outside the Mother’s trailer. For months, the Mother denies everything. In July of 2011, the Caylee Anthony case is over in Florida but a similar trial is just starting in Monroe, North Carolina. In Florida, Anthony is found “Not Guilty”, the North Carolina jury finds "Guilty". Why?
Pave Bolo: Target Iran
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Series: The Paladin Papers, Book 3. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Iran is reeling. The Stuxnet computer virus is infecting its nuclear program. Iranian leaders are hungry for revenge. They stubbornly resist calls to halt their nuclear programs and plan a crushing cyber-strike against the United States. It’s time for PALADIN and his Onyx Ops team to derail Iran’s nuclear ambitions. They unleash one unique weapon with a Cold War legacy another from tommorrow.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
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Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
411: Cybergeddon
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Series: The Paladin Papers, Book 4. Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It is April 11th - "411". A cyber attack is underway that eclipses "911". It targets the most vulnerable aspects of American society. PALADIN's ONYX OPS team must find the master cyber-terrorist, identify his sponsors and deliver justice. A fast-paced, fact-based examination of today's high-tech threats in today's high-tech world.
Tacit Alumni: 09/11/11
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Series: The Paladin Papers, Book 2. Price: $1.14 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a world of Global Jihad, it is September 11, 2011, the tenth anniversary of 9/11. From downtown Washington DC to Area 51 to Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, “Paladin” and his high-tech Onyx Ops team is commemorating this tragic event in their own special way. Follow the masters of global black operations at Onyx Ops as they orchestrate new technologies in the relentless hunt for terrorists.
Onyx Ops: The Paladin Papers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
Masters of black ops ruthlessly navigate today’s globalization. From World War II; to the Cuban Revolution and the Kennedy assassination; through the CIA’s Operation Phoenix and the oil fields of Vietnam; it leads into today’s Afghanistan. Must-read, fast-paced fiction with high-impact insights into the geopolitics of global resources. You will think about this long after you put it down
Bent Spear: Missing Missiles Over America
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Series: The Paladin Papers, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
"A B-52 bomber mistakenly loaded with six nuclear warheads flew from Minot Air Force Base, ND, to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., on August 30, resulting in an Air Force-wide investigation..." -- Army Times, September 10. 2007 "The weapons were always in our custody and there was never a danger to the American public." - Air Force Spokesman. How did six missiles disappear? Where did they go?

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