Clabe Polk

Biography

CLABE POLK is into a second career as a writer of fiction. So far, he has written four novels, three novellas, several short stories, and has a couple of other novels in process. He is a lifelong reader with a great variety of life experience.
With a background in biology and natural sciences, Mr. Polk has more than thirty-seven years in professional environmental protection program management and law enforcement.
He lives in Powder Springs, Georgia with his wife, two daughters, and the family’s Cockapoo named Annie.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Actually, I started writing in college. I wrote short stories and poetry but none of that was ever submitted for publication. During my career, I wrote literally thousands of all kind of documents, including two books, a textbook and a field handbook and many training courses. The most interesting thing I ever wrote then was the text to an educational comic book. It was fun to invent comic characters for a good cause. However, even though I have been a life-long reader, I didn't start writing fiction in earnest until about three years ago...long after I'd retired from a regular career and my daughters were well into college.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always loved to read. I've always wanted to write. Particularly, I've always wanted to write books that I would want to read!
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Where to find Clabe Polk online


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Books

Fire on the Mountain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,430. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Fire on the Mountain is the blazing hot story of Susan Haven and the destruction of the Haven triplets, Susan plots to bring down Jack and Jason. Will a murder investigation by Detective Mike Eiser provide the fuel she needs to burn the Haven family down? A pawn in a game between her husband and his brothers, the Haven family is a powder keg; and Susan’s lighting the match.
Emilio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
Laurel and Emilio are dead. The indications are that Laurel died of an overdose and Emilio hung himself, a result of Laurel’s death. If so, then why has Tony Middleton been charged with blackmail and manslaughter? Did Tony kill them? Or is there a more bizarre explanation for their deaths? Harry Morgan must find out without being arrested for his recent Florida bank robbery.
The Adventures of Harry Morgan, Volume 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,550. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A collection of three fast-paced crime action novellas. Harry Morgan is an adventurous retiree who attracts trouble like a magnet. In this book, he helps a friend rob a bank as Bonnie and Clyde would do it; plays detective to free his friend’s son from manslaughter charges, and takes down a human slave trafficking ring while treasure-hunting and teaching his friends to sail.
The Road to Armageddon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,160. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Mark Bishop opened a new bank account; then discovered Hell on Earth. Mark and his family are prey that IFS intends to use as examples to end non-compliance with the agenda of the agenda of the Antichrist. The Bishops are locked in a struggle not just with IFS, but to survive treachery, slavery, disease, government subversion and natural disasters in a world careening toward the War of Armageddon.
Collegial Conspiracy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Wiley Middleton, calls Harry unexpectedly inviting him for lunch. Wiley makes a last request of a dying man. “Please help me rob a bank.” Harry feels Wiley’s gone nuts. But he is dead serious, is dying and there’s a method in his madness. Naturally, Harry wants to help his friend, but helping Wiley risks everything Harry stands for; his values, his life, his liberty, and his marriage to Jean
Angelica
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,520. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Angelica Cassidy, surviving widow of late mobster Joey Vicetti, fled Las Vegas one step ahead of Antonio Scarpone. Now, Scarpone’s world is crumbling and Angelica knows his secret. With senility and prison looming, Scarpone will sacrifice himself and his organization to ensure Angelica’s death.
Schism
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,420. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kat Thomas has seen enough senseless death and broken dreams to last a lifetime, and she is seeking a better future for her sons. However, when “Mad Dog” Lincoln, the man who killed Kat's son's father and her fiance, demands her son, Quinton as a gang member Detective Mike Eiser must end Mad Dog's reign of terror. But are Kat Thomas and Mike Eiser together enough to bring down a Mad Dog?
Short Fuse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Ken Handly abuses women; and everyone else in his life. He abuses not physically, but mentally and emotionally. When an astrologer advises him that his abusive ways could lead others to take violent actions against him, he blows it off only to encounter someone's revenge in a way he never saw coming.
Devolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
Derek 100771 lives in where the Earth cannot support it population. Human interaction is controlled by computers; sex is virtual. But Derek is a rebel. He is willing to take risks for human contact. In Derek’s time disease and unexpected death have been eradicated; until an accident occurs that changes everything!
The Pirates of Cayo Pelau
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Harry Morgan loves to sail with his friends. When he's not sailing he is gathered with them in a bar or living room telling pirate tales. Harry’s new sailboat is a perfect excuse to teach his friends to sail inviting them to explore the islands Jose Gaspar once roamed. Besides mosquitoes, the adventurers encounter a real human trafficking ring with real captives, protected by real corruption. They
Hot Summer Nights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
Lonnie Rafferty has problems. He is mentally and emotionally challenged; and he worships his big brother, Everett, his guardian and caregiver. He also has a compulsion he can’t control. Everett would stop at nothing including using Lonnie's disability, or even his wife, for his own profit.
Backslide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(3.00 from 1 review)
Detective Mike Eiser is a conscientious small town cop. So when Mike’s partner and mentor, Charlie Bozeman is killed by a sniper right in front of Mike's eyes, in a town that hasn’t had a murder in years, Mike needs to find the killer fast. The evidence points to a trained military or law enforcement sniper. Eiser's boss, Sheriff Glenn Glassman is a trained sniper - could he be the killer?

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Smashwords book reviews by Clabe Polk

  • The Jacq of Spades on March 28, 2016

    Bridge is an isolated domed city divided into four quadrants each of which is controlled by a crime family who manufactures and distributes a drug known as “Party Time”. Each of the four quadrants contains affluent areas, areas known as the “pot” which are areas of the city that were destroyed during previous warfare between factions, and the slums where the very poorest people live. The crime families establish the economic systems for their quadrants and large portion of the population are starving. Large scale poverty and continual competition and mistrust among the families make Bridge a proverbial powder keg for violence. One quadrant is ruled by the Spadros family. Jacqueline Spadros is the twenty-two bride of Spadros heir-apparent Tony Spadros. Jacqui was raised in the Spadros Pot in a brothel and she has a multitude of reasons to mistrust and detest Spadros patriarch Roy Spadros. She knows if anything happened to her husband, Tony, Roy would not allow her to continue as part of the family. Because of this, she has taken on a secret business of her own; that of private detective. When Jacqui is contacted by a woman whose son, David, has disappeared she is surprised to learn that she knew the woman many years earlier and that the death of her older son plays a key role in Jacqui’s nightmares. Although the woman does not recognize Jacqui at first, Jacqui cannot resist trying to find David for his mother, partly to ease her own guilt left over from the death of the older boy. What transpires is a mystery story of the first order in the best tradition of Sherlock Holmes. Jacqui is a young woman in a precarious position who must uphold a social image, deal with her husband’s and the family patriarch’s expectations, deal with inter-familial politics, run a household, find David and stay alive in her spare time. How she manages this is remarkable and makes a first-rate mystery story. All of the characters are believable and the reader is left satisfied up until the end. Unfortunately, this book is a serial series; the reader must throw in another nickel for the next installment to achieve any satisfaction as far as finding out who did it. I am not a fan of serial series and strike the names of authors who use that method off my reading list. This story, however, is well written and well edited. I noticed no textual errors to distract me from the story. The Jacq of Spades is an all-around excellent mystery story that should appeal to any lover of mysteries, crime action, or to fans of stories about life in dystopian cultures. The end is a letdown for those, like me, who think readers deserve to know who did it in the end. That of course is the nature of the serial series and that, alone, will cost it a star.