Oliver F. Chase

Biography

I grew up on military bases throughout the country. Like all boys, we played good guys and bad, although usually I favored the good. Coaxing me into an afternoon of baseball or hiking the Southern California hills didn’t take much unless a book grabbed me first.

When the time came for rites of passage, Herb and I, my best buddy and roommate from high school, joined a Marine Corps college program. Herb left school early, even though those were the days of limited options for guys our age. A year or so after graduating, I stepped onto a sweaty tarmac not far from where Herb died.

Thirty one guys and I flew days and nights over the mountains trying to keep the world safe for….well, that’s not really true, is it? The only reason any of us ever went into those mountains at night to scared ourselves silly was for buddies. Some of them, we never knew existed before that long night. The phrase “launch emergency medevac” at two in the morning haunts me today. I think somewhere that damn radio is still whispering in the night when the monsoons blow and the clouds hide the rocks. .

I traveled on to grad school and spent a while wandering. Lots of us did. Some found their way back, others did not. An nice, electric model replaced the old Smith Corona portable. If you read “Synonymy”, you caught me during that period of my life. I did a bit of teaching on the reservation in New Mexico and some years with the cops, flying commercially, and even a few as a manger. The Smith was finally traded for a Zenith and a Mac, and then a PC that still travels at the bottom of my duffel. I’ve often wondered if the Smith is in someone’s closet or on the shelf of a thrift store in Bangkok. I’ll never know.

There’s a box of short stories and some old novels at home. Numbers one through four are there. Number five and six, Marsh Island and Blind Marsh, were published last year by AEC Stellar. Next up is Levant Mirage. Joshua Tree will see the light of day late in 2015 with a cast of characters from an earlier life. Bequeathed and Tin Soldiers are electrons still zipping around inside the laptop, and looking for a way out. No fear though, I’ve got their number memorized and it’s 2016 and 2017.

All the best,
Ollie

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Books

A Time for Dying A Phil Pfeiffer Thriller Book 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,940. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Phil Pfeiffer, former Army Ranger agrees to protect a lovely singer from an unpredictable and savage ex-boyfriend. Struggling with his own demons and disappointments, Phil survives a Wild West shootout and uncovers a plot to steal a trillion-dollar industry and kill any hope of America’s return to greatness. Phil weighs his own life against that of the killer and chooses to take both.
Hunt the Shadow A Phil Pfeiffer Thriller Book 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Just as a doubting widow convinces Pfeiffer to investigate her husband’s untimely death, his picture inexplicably appears in a national magazine. But before the mystery can be unraveled, the man dies yet again, this time leaving Pfeiffer fighting for his own life.
Levant Mirage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,240. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After fifteen centuries of religious conflict, the world faces a grave choice–submit to the demands of terrorists or face mass obliteration. America declassifies top secret documents and a disgraced soldier becomes hated and feared by friends and enemies. A handful of world citizens gamble their lives and their treasure in a last attempt to save civilization from a clock reset by a thousand years.

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