Charles G. Irion

Biography

Charles G. Irion is a publisher, best-selling and award-winning author, successful entrepreneur, adventurer, philanthropist, executive producer, and actor. For several decades, he has served as the sole proprietor and broker for U.S. Park Investments, a leading operator of Manufactured Home and RV communities in the United States. Before that, he was a pharmaceutical representative for Johnson and Johnson, McNeil Laboratories after completing his Masters of Business Administration in International Marketing and Finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

One of his life-long passions is for the written word. Determined to make his dreams a reality, he wrote and published fourteen books comprised of the Summit Murder Mystery series, and the Hell series. Inspired by his 1987 attempt to climb Mt. Everest, and a 2011 summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, each book in the Summit Murder Mystery series is set atop the highest point of the world's seven continents. Deaths from falls, avalanches, illness, heart attacks, and high altitude sickness are a matter of course, and when you add in murder, action and adventure, the combination makes for unforgettable reads. The climb begins with the first book in the series, Murder on Everest, and is followed with
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Murder on Elbrus, Murder on Mt. McKinley, Murder on Puncak Jaya, Murder on Aconcagua, Murder on Vinson Massif, and ends with Murder on Kilimanjaro. There is also a novella, Abandoned on Everest. The Hell Series includes, Remodeling Hell, Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell, and Divorce Hell. He also published a fun novelty cookbook for outdoorsmen called, Roadkill Cooking for Campers - "The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World."

Many years ago, Irion's first medical mission was to Benjamin Hill Senora, Mexico with the Phil Am Lion's Club. Even then, he knew that medical missions were experiences he wanted to continue. Charles is currently a Director of the Phil-Am Lions Club in Phoenix, Arizona and has participated in medical missions in a village near Subic Bay, Philippines and in Caborca, Mexico to provide approximately 300 free cataract surgeries to needy patients. He also traveled to the Municiple Hospital in San Pablo City, Laguna Philippines with the 3000 Club, to administer eye and diabetic screenings for those in need.

In June 2011, Irion went on a trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro with the K2 Adventures Foundation. They took Project C.U.R.E. supplies and used them to examine more than 200 patients. The following year, he visited Lima, Peru to help translate for the doctors and nurses at a C.U.R.E. clinic for a day. In addition to philanthropy trips and translating services, Charles participated in the training session at the Denver headquarters to become a certified Needs Assessment Representative. He went to Burkina Faso, Africa for the field training requirement and his first assessment alone was in Cuenca, Ecuador to conduct assessments on a hospital and a mobile surgical unit. His next assessment trip to Nicaragua included assessments of Project C.U.R.E. Clinics, where he translated for the doctors and passed out medicines and vitamins to children and adults. Since then, he has also conducted needs assessments to Ouanaminthe, Haiti; El Banco,Colombia; Santa Marta, Colombia; Buenaventura, Colombia; Cali, Colombia; Boma, DRC; Lumbumbashi, DRC; Kalemie, DRC; Lima, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru; Bahia Kino, Mexico; Nogales, Mexico; Benjamin Hill, Sonora Mexico; Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Belize City, Belize; Cuba; Antigua, Guatemala City, Guatemala; San Jose, Costa Rica; Jaco, Costa Rica; Panama City, Panama; Zambia, Zaire, DRC; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Moshi, Tanzania; Manilia, Philippines; Zambales, Philippines; San Pablo, Philippines; Kenya, and Mumbai, India. He loves being involved with such an amazing organization and helping those that really need it. In that spirit, his slogan is One World, One People™

Irion's passion for adventure has encompassed the full gamut. He has traveled to over 60 countries throughout the world. SCUBA diving is a favorite hobby of Irion's and he has seen the underwater world from California to Mexico, Costa Rica, the South China sea, Belize, Colombia, Rio De Janeiro, the island of Phuket in Thailand, Bali, and in Subic Bay of the Philippines. Irion has also skydived throughout Arizona, loved the thrill of white water rafting on Pacuare River in Costa Rica, and in 1988, Irion completed a week long course in High Wall Mountain Repelling conducted in the Bavarian Alps.

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Murdered by Gods
Murdered By Gods, the latest novel related to Charles G. Irion's Summit Murder Mystery series is coming soon! Scott Devlon takes on just one more job and if someone has their way...this will certainly be his last. "Scott Devlon is back and more daring than ever! Intense and shocking, Murdered by Gods - Machu Picchu, will stay with you for days after you turn the last page." https://amzn.to/2ukPPi6

Books

Murdered by Gods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,790. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Scott Devlon is in the Andes Mountains to rescue an abducted research team, but that's only the beginning of peril and mystery. Suddenly, we’re up against guerrilla warfare in the jungles of Peru and uncovering deadly secrets in an ancient city in Machu Picchu. As danger sets in and lives are on the line, one thing is certain: we are steps away from uncovering the world’s most valuable secret.
Murder on Kilimanjaro (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,280. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
When the United States president plans a climbing expedition to the top of Killmanjaro with his long, lost son, Scott Devlon is called upon to guide the entourage. But when all hell breaks loose, it’s up to Devlon to stop a deadly assassin and save the president. With the fate of the country in his hands, will the brave adventurer protect his nation or will this expedition be his last?
Murder on Vinson Massif (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A murderous enemy is out for money—and blood. And Devlon is hellbent on stopping another life from being lost.
Murder on Aconcagua (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,820. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Scott Devlon is on another climbing expedition this time in South America. Determined to confirm a report that rare golden idols have been discovered and are headed to a dangerous enemy, it's up to Devlon to stop the transfer of precious cargo.
Murder on Puncak Jaya (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Scott Devlon embarks upon a nonstop adventure and a breathtaking climax at the apex. With harrowing chases, rogue gold miners, and prehistoric tribal rites, will this quest for answers be too deadly for the courageous adventurer?
Murder on Mt. McKinley (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,210. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(5.00 from 1 review)
Finding himself suddenly atop one of the world’s largest summits, Scott Devlon is once again thrust into yet another murder mystery. Now, it’s up to Devlon to weather the storm and reach the apex of Mt. McKinley to uncover the truth.
Murder on Elbrus (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Still reeling from the dangers of Everest, world famous mountaineer, Scott Devlon is dispatched by the Defense Intelligence Agency to observe an European Union sponsored conference in southern Russia. When things turn deadly and a Russian official is murdered atop Europe’s highest mountain, Scott’s life is on the line.
Autograph Hell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,680. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
This book is for everyone who has or will be exposed to the autograph business. Autograph Hell is both enlightening and disturbing. It exposes the truth about collecting. Follow the author’s journey as he quickly finds a world filled with falsified documents and counterfeit signatures - most of which are "authenticated" by the autograph experts who control this multi-million dollar business.
Remodeling Hell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Home remodeling
(5.00 from 1 review)
Remodeling Hell includes a Salvation Guide packed with money-saving tips and lessons learned about the home remodeling process. The book contains often hilarious, but always valuable lessons of what to do and what NOT to do when building a new or remodeling an existing house. Readers will benefit from author Charles Irion's journey as he endeavored to build his dream house.
Car Dealer Hell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,030. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Consumerism
Be armed and ready the next time you buy a car. Car Dealer Hell is a complete car buyer’s guide. This book exposes the scams, gimmicks and deceitful practices used by dealers every day. Get useful checklists, summaries and resources that will help you avoid car dealership traps while getting the best deal for your new or used car.
Divorce Hell
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,500. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Divorce
Divorce Hell is Charles Irion’s cautionary tale about the wild ride of divorce, together with his advice on how to get off the marriage-divorce-marriage merry-go-round. Book includes: history of odd divorce rituals, lurid celebrity break-ups, off-beat prenuptial agreements, and a Salvation Guide to jumpstart your efforts to avoid divorce and achieve a strong marriage.
Abandoned on Everest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Abandoned on Everest written by tabloid reporter, Quentin Stern, is the prequel to Murder on Everest. When Derek Sodoc, only son of the world's richest and most powerful man dies attempting to climb Mt. Everest, questions are raised. Stern reveals the inside story of the expedition including sexual misdeeds, sabotage and media manipulation. This novel is part of the Summit Murder Mystery Series.
Murder on Everest (A Summit Murder Mystery)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,260. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When the only son of the world’s richest and most powerful man dies attempting to climb Mount Everest, his family is hellbent on getting answers. Will the sinister truth at the peak begin an avalanche of betrayal and danger?

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