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Local Author in Blue Springs, Missouri

As an avid reader, I know how challenging it can be to find the right story at the right time. If you enjoy action and suspense novels you'll enjoy The Shopkeeper, a story loosely based on the anecdotes of an old friend who served our country during the Vietnam conflict. The story is based in Millbrae, California just south of San Francisco. Mac and Kathleen Murphy.seem to have it all living the American dream and enjoying the good life -- until they're not. The biggest nightmare of their life takes place when Mac is forced to defend himself during an armed robbery at his gun store, The Golden Eagle Trading Post. The would-be thief has an older brother, an ex-con with connections to the Aryan Brotherhood who vows to avenge his brother's death. The Murphy's find themselves desperately struggling to survive, but Mac discovers that an act of kindness during his tour of duty in Vietnam has resulted in a group of unlikely allies right under his nose. Populated with street criminals, police detectives, bail bondsmen, mob enforcers, loan sharks, and four prostitutes traveling the Pacific Northwest in a mobile home, The Shopkeeper takes us from South Vietnam to San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Alabama during a tumultuous chapter in our nation's history. It's a story which will get you hooked within the first chapter. I'm currently working on a sequel to The Shopkeeper and another unrelated novel which may require a little suspension of disbelief, but I guarantee you’ll be in for a wild ride. You may contact me through my booking form if you wish to learn more about my style, inspirations or if you have any questions. Enjoy The Shopkeeper.

Why Choose Me?

What do you have to lose? Try the e-book version of The Shopkeeper for just $3.99 at Xlibris.com, Amazon, B&N.com and other online sites. If you enjoy it, leave a review and e-mail me with your e-mail address and I'll send you a galley proof of my next novel, either the sequel or another novel I'm working on with the working title of 'Mercury County'. If you want to learn more, I welcome messages, questions, and ideas for a future novel. (It's how I came to start writing 'Mercury County'. It's based on a dream a friend told me about). Get in touch - all writers have room to grow, and prolific authors are no different.

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The Shopkeeper is available online and in print at Xlibris.com, Amazon, B&N.com and other online sites. To contact me send an e-mail to [email protected] or leave a message on this site..

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