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Chester D. Campbell Author- BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK

      BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK

      by Chester D. Campbell

Beware the Jabberwock by Chester D. Campbell

  1. 518L1vAqKjL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-65,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_[1]Post Cold War Political Thrillers #1

    As the Cold War sputters to a close and the Soviet Union disintegrates, rogue elements on both sides of the Iron Curtain join in a deadly plot to maintain their hold on power. Months later, international telephone intercepts trigger a CIA investigation into the nebulous codeword “Jabberwock.” Cameron Quinn, a veteran clandestine officer with a drinking problem, draws the task of tracking it down. After his superiors doubt Jabberwock’s importance, Quinn turns for help to a former FBI buddy, Burke Hill, whose tarnished career ended years earlier. For Hill, it becomes a quest to prove his own worth after an accident forces him to continue the investigation alone, without CIA sanction. With the help of Quinn’s daughter Lori, a former CIA operative, he discovers a multinational team of killers rehearsing on an island off the Florida coast. As official and unofficial forces work to stop them, Burke and Lori realize they hold the only hope of stopping a plot to assassinate the American and Russian presidents.

    Book Reviews:

     ”This is a change of pace for Chester Campbell, best known (to me, at least) for his Sid Chance PI novels. Here he’s working in the global intelligence thriller territory of Ludlum and Trevanian, but (I’m happy to say) with more character development. In the background is a world-changing conspiracy (in the waning days of the Cold War) to assassinate two opposing world leaders simultaneously — a plot hatched by intelligence agents on both sides and meticulously planned. The opposition comes down to two flawed men, one nearing the end of his career in intelligence and the other already out of the business, and happily so. Short chapters, great pacing, good characters, and high stakes. I really enjoyed this book.” Timothy Hallinan, best-selling author of the Poke Rafferty and Junior Bender series

    “The protagonist, Burke Hill, is an ex-FBI agent currently working as a professional photographer. As a favor to Cameron Quinn, an old CIA friend, he lets himself be drawn into a Byzantine scheme that will shock the world. Offbeat and fast-moving, BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK delivers step-by-step excitement in a world-class thriller marked by cross and double-cross. Burke Hill and three close friends defy death to stop the operation before it’s too late.” Pat Browning, author of Absinthe of Malice

    “As a long-time fan of Campbell’s Sid Chance and Greg McKenzie novels, I had high hopes for his first political thriller. BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK did not disappoint. Burke Hill, disgraced agent turned nature photographer, is a likable and believable hero, reluctantly drawn back into the dangerous and seductive intelligence game. Veteran agent Cameron Quinn is the flawed but sympathetic character who delivers Burke’s call to action. The writing is vivid and the plot convincing. It’s a smart, sharp read, one I found it difficult to put down.” Jaden Terrell, author of the Jared McKean Mysteries

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Steven W. Horn Author- ANOTHER MAN’S LIFE

      ANOTHER MAN’S LIFE

      by Steven W. Horn

      Eden Cain will end his life when the sun reaches the top of the barn door.  He is spending his final forty-five minutes recalling the seemingly disparate events that chronicle his often awkward relationship with Elizabeth, the love of his life.  Eden will relive the intensely abhorrent drama of war that changed him forever and experience the reality of a clandestine government effort designed to silence him permanently.  His involvement will unravel the deceptive life he has creatived as atonement for his crimes.  The guilt of wartime atrocities more than thirty years earilier haunts him daily: visions entwined with reality that threaten to expose the cancerous stains of his past and reveal to Elizabeth a secret so dark that death is his only option. 

      Steven W. Horn draws upon an eclectic array of career experiences in crafting his stories.  From high-ranking political appointee and international diplomat to the highest level of academic achievement, his unique background provides grist for the writing mill.  A decorated Vietnam veteran and award winning scholar, Horn writes from experience.  He lives in the mountains of Wyoming. 

     GRANITE PEAK PRESS  Cheyenne

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Melody & Myke Groves Authors- HOIST A COLD ONE! HISTORIC BARS OF THE SOUTHWEST

      HOIST A COLD ONE!  HISTORIC BARS OF THE SOUTHWEST

      by Melody & Myke Groves

      unmpress.com/amazon.com  $24.99

      A lively travelogue featuring exquisite craftsmanship of Old West bars.  Twenty-six fascinating oases … many sporting spur and bullet scars … in NM, Az, CO and TX. 

      “… A marvelous job!  The passion put into the project is evident on every page.”- Tucson Weekly Review

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