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21 Machetes
Price: Free! Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
Take one of America's largest utilities...a delusional, error-prone CEO...a $46.5 million war chest filched from customers...California's squalid, pay-to-play ballot initiative process...what results? Hubris, overreach and venality upended by truthiness. Over-torqued battlefield dispatches create a fast-paced nonfiction novella -- a bugle call to that silent army of citizen optimists everywhere.
And Then She Was Gone
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A fretful mother needs Clarke Lantham's help, but finding her missing daughter might just send reality into a drunken tailspin. From the posh shadow of Mount Diablo to the kink clubs of San Francisco, a lone detective chases down pieces of the weirdest puzzle he's ever seen, all for the sake of a 19-year-old girl whose face he can't stop seeing every time he closes his eyes.
Silent Victor
Series: The Clarke Lantham Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 119,970. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Clarke Lantham got a good chuckle when a world-famous alien hunter tried him to prevent an attack on San Francisco. He stopped laughing 12 hours later when gray aliens apparently stole a priceless artifact in full view of security cameras. But when takes the case, he finds himself working against the Chinese Government and the FBI. Book 4 of The Clarke Lantham Mysteries Mystery/Comedy/Thriller
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.