Slugger, a courtroom thriller

Sneak Peak Part Two – Slugger

Five star Amazon reviews. “Cavanaugh has to deal with a contentious divorce, two daughters torn by the divorce, one with a serious illness, bulimia. Rod’s trusted secretary plagiarizes his private case notes and publishes them as a “novel”, though the characters are easily identified. Emerson McKernan needed to catch Cavanaugh before he left the courthouse. […]

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Slugger, a suspense novel

Slugger – Sneak Peak

“A roman à clef based on a lawyer’s journal puts him in the cross hairs in this legal thriller…. (O’Neill) orchestrates his complicated, twisty plot toward an unexpected and satisfying conclusion… A well-plotted and dense courtroom tale.” (Kirkus Reviews, 2017). She’s so thin, too thin, he thought. She shrugged him off. Her head moved to […]

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The Wealth of a Nation

On Writing

My good hearted and energetic publicist sent me a note saying I should write a blog about writing. But I’m not sure what she means. Does she mean writing as a craft? As a chosen avocation? Or as a conscious attempt to scrub my soul clean? What aspect of a bad habit does she want […]

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The Cost of Retreat

The cost of retreat For those of you who have read Dangle Him Purposely, you know I share the angst of my brethren soldiers. We worry about what would happen to the Vietnamese friends we left behind. Recently a friend, Phil, and I were discussing the carnage wrought after our withdrawal from the war: the […]

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My Mercury and the Swami

I was about 20 years old that February when I drove out the gate of Fort Knox, Kentucky, heading for Reno, Nevada. I had just purchased a Mercury coup for the trip from a used car salesman on the dingy, left over side of Louisville. He opened the hood, pointed to the straight six, and […]

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A Lesson In Immigration

A lesson in immigration Immediately after WWII, the Allies required that all ethnic groups return to their homelands. Germans to Germany, Croats to Croatia, Balkans to the Baltic region. Russians, importantly, returned to Russia. A diaspora in the many millions taking to the road with carts and duffle bags over their shoulders, hauling their children, […]

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