Howard Weiner


Howard Weiner was born in Washington, DC, in the distant past when Congress returned home during the summers, new best friends moved in every four years, and old ones never stayed. He attended local public schools and graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS in computer science and a spouse.

For the next forty years, he pursued an extensive graduate education, served as a member of the professoriate, an entrepreneur, and leadership positions in information technology in the private and public sectors. He lived during his working years in the Washington DC suburbs and exurbs, Richmond, Virginia, in three locations on Long Island, New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and finally, the upper west side of New York City.

Weiner’s first work of published fiction, It Is Las Vegas After All, introduces three unlikely partners who stumble upon two refugees from higher education who abandon their promising academic careers to build and detonate a dirty bomb in Las Vegas. The story takes place in the U.S., U.K., and the former communist east Germany, and ends following a high stakes winter pursuit along the Appalachian Trail.

His second work, Serendipity Opportunity, tells a tale of the dark web meets mayhem, murder, and an international incident involving Russian and U.S. intelligence agencies.

His latest work, Bad Money, takes place in 1993 and features two unlikely heroes trying to escape members of Manuel Noriega's former intelligence staff in a drugs for money story. The story begins, simply enough, with two suit cases accidently switched at the Miami Airport.

He is also working on two other manuscripts: One for the Price of Two and The Big Lowandowski.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
Fiction. My favorite, "go to" authors are Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Stuart Woods, Daniel Silva, Brad Meltzer, John Grisham, and David Baldacci--to name a few. I really miss Laurence Sanders and his over-the-top character Archie McNally. Archie was over-the-top, at once beyond belief but somehow very real.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iPhone 6s Plus.
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One for the Price of Two
Pre-release—available March 1, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,940. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The product of a dysfunctional family, an assassin specializing in high profile murders under exclusive contract to a noted crime family, finds the work does not pay well. So he assumes the identity of his identical twin sister and enters a similar agreement with a rival family in organized crime. All goes well, until his newest employer decides to eliminate the competition.
Bad Money
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Like the sign in baggage claim reads: Bags may look alike! What misfortune awaits you if you select the wrong bag from the airport luggage carousel? Minor inconvenience? Life or death? Our unlikely hero leaves the airport with the wrong luggage and what follows him is a cautionary tale of murder and mayhem--and a supermodel!
Serendipity Opportunity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,260. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The high school slacker not expected to amount to much perpetrates a highly successful and remunerative fraud on the FBI. The only problem is that his success pits the intelligence services of the U.S. and Russia in a battle to the death.
It Is Las Vegas After All
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Former agents of the CIA rush to prevent two former university physicists from detonating a dirty bomb on the Las Vegas Strip.

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