Phil Bowie


A lifelong freelancer, Phil Bowie has published 300 articles and short stories in magazines including Reader’s Digest, Harper’s, The Saturday Evening Post, Grit, Heartland USA, Troika, and a number of aviation and boating magazines.
His debut novel GUNS was endorsed by NY Times number one best selling author Lee Child, and it took honorable mention at the London Book Festival. He once won first prize in a national short story contest by completing a tale begun by Stephen King titled “The Cat From Hell.”
Phil enjoys flying a Cessna, riding a motorcycle over the remote back roads of the Great Smoky Mountains, walking ocean beaches, playing a fiddle, and reading. A licensed boat captain, he skippers a research trawler for NC State University. He’s an active member of International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America and has served several times as a fiction contest judge for ITW.
A native of the Massachusetts Bershires, Phil now lives in his North Carolina home by the wide Neuse River, where he’s at work on his next novel.
Read his other two books in the John Hardin Series, DIAMONDBACK and KLLRS, endorsed by NY Times best selling authors Ridley Pearson and Stephen Coonts, respectively, and visit him at

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Shark Food
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Nick Alden is a professional yacht captain who gets involved with Linda Sable, the stunning new mistress of his employer. It's a dangerous romance, because Nick works for Bruno Testa, a mob boss. Nick and Linda's affair is becoming hopelessly addictive. And then Bruno finds out . . . A short story from an award winning author.

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boats    crime    short story    stephen king    suspense    thriller