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Part 6 – Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Marines stood guard next to a single tank guarded the south gate. Their rifles were at the ready. I slowed down as I neared and saw a man in khakis and an untucked oxford shirt yell something to them and they lowered their weapons. I idled up slower and the man in civilian clothes walked […]

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Part 5 – Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 11th, 2013 · No Comments

A military transport truck stood by the east gate of the airport. Uniformed men lounged in the shade of the truck. I slowed the bike down to see if they were military or rebels. They looked at us to see if were was government or revolutionary. A hundred yards off, it was hard for any […]

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Part 4 – Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments

She asked, “Why are you stopping?” “Look,” I said. She got off the motorcycle and stood beside me. The military or the rebels had tried to blow the airport bridge. Two of its four lanes had fallen the seventy feet to the river below. The third teetered, broken at a forty-five degree angle. A wind […]

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Part 3: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

She touched my arm then pointed to the right. I pulled the Kawasaki to the side of the street and let it idle. We were in a residential area high above the city. All the homes stood empty. The women and children were sent away after the incident of May 1. The men left when […]

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Part 2: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 8th, 2013 · No Comments

She asked, “Where are we going?” I told her the airport. “That’s eight kilometers away?” “Yes, it is.” “Are we walking?” “No. Follow me.” I opened the room door and made sure the hallway was clear. It was. We walked to the south stairwell. As we passed the final room, a door pulled open. Enrique, […]

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Part 1: Lovers in a Dangerous Time

July 8th, 2013 · No Comments

We were lovers in a dangerous time. There was disease in the water, rebels in the hills and a madman in the Presidential Palace. I drank gin and stale tonic. She drank whiskey spiked with Fernet-Branca. We barricaded ourselves in a fourth floor hotel room behind pillows and under blankets. We passed the time by […]

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My new novel Daddy Issues is out May 1. www.facebook.com/writerhoward

April 20th, 2013 · No Comments

My new novel Daddy Issues is out May 1. Like www.facebook.com/writerhoward for updates, news and more about the novel. “Caution: Daddy Issues is a real punch in the gut.” – Kia Heavey, author of Night Machines Wagner Siebenthaler is doing well for himself. He is the blue-collar success story. He has a thriving business, a […]

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My ghost story Haunt is free for next couple days

October 25th, 2012 · No Comments

You can go and download it here. Take a read.

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Free: My novel Wrath-the life and assassination of a United States Governor

May 31st, 2012 · No Comments

It’s free today and tomorrow. It’s here. Take a read. What’s it cost you? From the Amazon description: He was a man who needed killing. He destroyed lives, usurped power, undermined democracy and was a murderer. He was William Goebel, the 34th Governor of Kentucky, a man unafraid to turn the Bluegrass blood red in […]

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New novelette Haunt – A Prescott Carmichael Jaunt is out!

April 11th, 2012 · No Comments

And it’s free until tax day. Take a read. From the description: “It’s an easy assignment. Jake Gibb is sent by his boss Prescott Carmichael to babysit a scared client who is claiming to be haunted by ghosts. Instead of a bored fall evening chit-chatting with a client, Jake Gibb is caught in a family […]

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