Zach Neal

Biography

Zach Neal has been writing ever since he can remember. A forestry management professional, he prefers the outdoors to the office. He lives in the Halton Hills overlooking the Greater Toronto Area. He studied at the University of Toronto. Zach’s a single father of two healthy and energetic children. Zach’s boys, Aaron and Jason, mean everything to him.

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Books

Temple of the Jaguar God
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Jeremy Crowe is in the Sixth Form at Rugby. The term is coming to an end when his weird Uncle Harry, a Fellow of the Royal Society and member of the Explorer’s Club, invites him to Venezuela to join in the search for the Temple of the Jaguar God. Venezuela is a different world, full of threats, and nothing is as it seems. A short and unforgettable story of adventure with just a hint of horror.
Silent Enemy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Italian frogmen sink two battleships in Alexandria harbour and the Admiralty is thirsting for revenge. The only question is where and when and how. No matter what is decided, there’s really only one man for the job and that’s Wilbur ‘Butch’ Cobb, former long-distance swimmer and now a member of that most exclusive club, the frogmen of both sides. A short story of WW II adventure.
Night Rescue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Nathan Wyatt is flying the nightly mail from Chicago to Cheyenne when he has to make an emergency landing. Looking for a phone, he walks to the nearest farmhouse. Jenny Johnson is a beautiful woman, one who bears a terrible burden. Isolated and alone, a captive in her own home, only he can help her. After some thought, he has the perfect plan.
Libya, 1911
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,010. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Lieutenant Giulio Gavroti has just made the first bombing attack in history. The Etrich-Taube is the ultimate in modern technology. All things considered, Army and civil authorities are bringing great social progress to illiterate tribesmen. How did he end up in the arms of a mysterious, beautiful American woman? There’s something just a bit different about Mrs. Alice Saunders.
Joy to the World
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
It’s Christmas, 1915 and it’s very cold in the trenches. A soldier on guard duty has nothing to do but watch, to listen, and to think. Anyone can calculate the odds—and it doesn’t look good for any of them, no matter what side you’re on. A short story of the Great War.
No Hero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » Canada
It was the Second Battle of Ypres. They gave him the Military medal and called him a hero. He was just one of the ones that survived the first gas attack in history. A short story of the Great War.
Morning Patrol
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
(4.00)
A German pilot accidentally lands on Rick’s aerodrome, and there are only two ways he can play it. He can stick a gun in the idiot’s face and take him prisoner—earning a mention in dispatches for his trouble. Or, he can go hog-wild and pull the prank of a lifetime on good old Fritzie.
Silent Service
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
Lieutenant-Commander Oliver Dunbar and the crew of E-17, thirty men and boys in a steel cylinder a hundred and eighty feet long, must penetrate the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus and get into the Black Sea. The inland sea has been an Ottoman lake for hundreds of years. It’s their job to sink the ships that sustain the Empire, in support of an imminent campaign on the Turkish mainland.
Double Down
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Coffee Pot Mining Company is on the way to the California gold fields when a dying man's treasure map sidetracks them. Turns out prospecting for gold is a lot like work. With bits of colour in the pan, the mother-lode must be around there somewhere. A short story in the western tradition.
The Ghost Saloon and Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,820. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Adventure » General
From the Ghost Saloon, to gold in them thar hills, and mysterious happenings on Marshall Mike Baxter's beat, great stories for lovers of the western genre.
The Desert Raider
Price: Free! Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
Owen Foster is with the Special Air Service. He’s been missing for about five weeks and Mariyah Khoudry is trying to find out what happened to him. They’re legally married and she might be pregnant. Sergeant Major Bullen, stuck with the duty, will do his best to locate the lad, whether dead or alive. A short story of romance and adventure.
A Lesson for Us All
Series: The Marshall Mike Baxter Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Western
(5.00)
A lonely old prospector is found dead in his own doorway, shot with his own gun. Lambert had few friends and even less money. Word is, he didn’t have an enemy in the world. Marshall Mike Baxter isn’t buying it—not until he knows a lot more about poor old Lambert. A short story in the classic Western tradition.
The Ghost Saloon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(4.00)
Prospector Dan Rourke is always the first one to go in springtime and the last one out in the fall. This year, he’s left it a bit late. After days on snowshoes, and with night falling, he desperately needs to warm up. The Ghost Saloon still stands, but he’ll burn it down if he has to.
Switch-Play
Series: The Marshall Mike Baxter Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
(5.00)
A mysterious box sitting beside the rail-road tracks seriously complicates Mike Baxter's life. Without tools, and unable to open it, his mental juices start to flow. There’s only one thing that could be that heavy: gold. A short story in the western tradition.
Paddling Under the Northern Lights
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Paddling under the northern lights can be a sublime experience, perhaps even surreal. Plus, the Wolves of Kioshkokwi pay a visit, and we get a look at what Zach's Algonquin Dream Expedition might look like. Short non-fiction.
Temptation
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
Etienne, Sieur de Berignac, and his young cousin and protégé Pierre, have tools, kettles and blankets to trade. It is the guns that are the most sought-after. A little brandy and some diplomacy will take them a long ways, but as Pierre discovers, the language barrier is a killer. A short story of Canada’s colourful and romantic past.
The Vatican Caper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,450. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Colleen has lost him once. She doesn't want to let it happen again. A professional American racing driver in Europe on a shoestring budget, Dan Thornton is gifted behind the wheel. But when the former love of his life turns up, his feelings get complicated, and the Mille Miglia, a thousand mile race around Italy, demands full attention.
The Painted Killer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.50)
A sex-crazed psychedelic slasher targets women and girls. He's got a knife. It's 1969 in middle America and nothing is the same anymore. Detective Al Gaetano and his team must find the killer before he strikes again. Their only clues are a few flakes of paint from his body and a modus operandi. A dark and funny novella.

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