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Arthur Kerns Author- THE RIVIERA CONTRACT

THE RIVIERA CONTRACT

by Arthur Kerns

Arthur Kerns’ debut novel, THE RIVIERA CONTRACT, was released by Diversion Books in March.  It features “Murder, Intrigue, and Romance on the French Riviera.”  Six months after the World Trade Center attack, Hayden Stone, a retired FBI agent, is working as an independent contractor for the CIA.  On his last assignment to Afghanistan a friend is killed and he blames himself for his death.  A colleague in the upper ranks of the CIA offers him an assignment to the South of France.  Stone accepts, thinking this exactly what he needs to get his life back on even keel: French wine, sun cuisine, and the French Riviera.  Well, he’s in for a surprise.  He has little time for French ambiance, as he becomes a target of terrorists, learns of a determined killer who wants to spread the Ebola virus in major US cities, and meets up with a former lover.  Meanwhile, a seriously ill al Qaeda functionary is in the South of France seeking medical attention.  A number of people want this man dead or alive, including the CIA and the French.  Stone certainly has his hands full.

Award-winning authors Sheldon Siegel, Kirk Russell, and D.P. Lyle have already provided great recommendations.  Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble offers THE RIVIERA CONTRACT in ebook format.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 42.  No. 2  April/May 2013

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S. M. Ballard Author- Newest Books

Newest Books by S. M. Ballard

THE RAIDER

ISBN 978-0-9825963-5-7

The American Civil War   1861-1865  In an era fraught with upheaval and uncertainty, two boys from vastly diverse backgrounds learn they are not so different after all.

MURDER IN PEARCE

ISBN 978-0-9826963-6-4

Intrigue, mystery, murder, 1905, Pearce, Arizona Territory.  Micah Rogers is summoned to the gold rush boomtown of Pearce by a friend in desperate need of help.

ALL ABOUT ARIZONA

ISBN 978-0-9825963-8-8

ALL ABOUT ARIZONA is a collection of articles documenting some of the people, places and events in the history of the state.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA includes light hearted pieces and informational articles.

ALSO BY SUSAN M. BALLARD

BORROWED TIME

HOLLIDAY IN TOMBSTONE

DEATH TAKES A HOLLIDAY

KATE

IMAGES OF AMERICA, PEARCE AND SUNSITES

Visit her online at : http://www.smballard.com

Susan M. Ballard lives with her husband, Brian, on Blue Moon Ranch in historic Pearce, Cochise Country, Arizona  She is a member of The Society of Southwestern Authors, The Western Writers of America, The Cochise County Historical Society, The Old Pearce Preservation Association, and the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society.  Her work, both fiction and non-fiction, has appeared in Chronicle of the Old West, the Cochise County Historical Journal, Ghost Town Trail News, Out West, Roundup, Voice in the Desert, War Journal, The Western Way, and Wild West.  She is a regular contributor to The Tombstone Times.

Susan’s novels include: BORROWED TIME, HOLLIDAY IN TOMBSTONE, DEATH TAKES A HOLLIDAY, KATE, THE RAIDER, AND MURDER IN PEARCE.

Her first non-fiction book was a collaboration with Anna and Naaman Nickell and the Sulphur Springs Valley Historical Society, IMAGES OF AMERICA, PEARCE AND SUNSITES, offered by Arcadia Publishing, followed by ALL ABOUT ARIZONA, from Goose Flats Publishing, Blue Moon division.

To find out more about the author or her books, visit her website at: http://www.SMBallard.com

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