The Eagle Claw Hack

Rated 4.40/5 based on 5 reviews
A Short Story-
A retired teacher and indie author enlists his former student, a teenage computer wunderkind in a wild scheme to exact revenge on unfaithful readers. More
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About M. Matheson

"I find that good fiction brims with more reality than many other things claiming to be the truth. A good story will strip bare our heart, reveal the things that only God can see and move our soul." -M. Matheson

It is my sincere wish (leaving me only two) that you, the reader of these stories, will be moved in some way, be it small or large, and at the very least simply enjoy having read a good tale.

~~~~ Scroll down to my books and stories if you wish to skip the short long story of my existence ~~~~

M.(Mike) Matheson was born on an Army base in the middle of nowhere, Arizona. Dad was career military, and Mom stayed at home, the norm for the '50s. Mike's ultimate hero, his father, died suddenly and without warning.
Without his stabilizing strength, the family became a severed sparking wire searching for ground. The ensuing dysfunction and chaos proved, in later years, to make for great storytelling.

Mike has been blessed to take a wide bite out of life. From motorcycle outlaw to the pastor of a church and missionary evangelist. He has traveled a lot, seen a lot, and done many things; some he wished he'd never done, and others he can't wait to do again. Yet, each and every scrap of life has made a fantastic fabric from which to weave many grand tales.

Mike has written dozens of short stories. Flatline is Mike's second novel No More Mister Nice Guy was his first. 

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Review by: Mik Hetu on April 1, 2015 :
What a great premise!

The idea of this story – an indie writer getting revenge on all the people who do NOT buy his book – is some kind of genius. Surely that idea has floated just out of reach of the conscious mind of many indie writers . . . but Matheson was clever enough to grab it!

This is a not-so-short short story, and it works pretty well as that. He uses a couple of notably effective images, too, so the writing is entertaining. The pacing is fast, so the author probably uses a similar style to good effect in his action novel, which is now on my reading list.
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Review by: Terry Soileau on Feb. 24, 2015 :
THE EAGLE CLAW HACK is a wonderful story for any Indie writer! I enjoyed this story very much, as it revealed the truth about the frustrations of Indie writers. Sometimes, you have to laugh instead of crying. The main character is an Indie writer who decides to get even with all those readers out there who don't and won't buy his ebook - at least, not without his help. The story was very well written and was loaded with suspense - and surprise. If you like a good short story, don't miss this one!!
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Review by: Adam Gainer on Nov. 21, 2014 : (no rating)
This is a great thriller, especially if you're an Indie Author.

Mike Matheson gets you deep into the character of Bill Tompkins, a retired teacher who has written a book, and just wants it to be read.

As things progress, Bill considers something that is sure to get him some sales, but it comes with a high price, and a slope so slick with ice that it's impossible to get a grip without spiraling downward.

Great job and a great read. Four stars!
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Review by: James Jenkins on Nov. 18, 2014 :
It started out ok, but the closing scenes lost the bit of reality the story had going for it.
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Review by: Melinda Matthews on Nov. 18, 2014 :
LOVED IT!! FANTASTIC short story ~ even if you’re not an indie author! It had me hooked every step of the way, squirming and guessing and then laughing ~ and I never saw the next thing coming. TEN STARS, Mister Matheson, because it shines! Thinking it might be my new all-time favorite short story. Can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this good read. #smile
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Review by: Bobb B on Sep. 26, 2014 :
This is a genuine review, read this book and you will understand. This has to be one of the most enjoyable reads I have had for a while. Only wish real life worked this way.
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