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SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THE MAXWELL VENDETTA AND THE SECOND VENDETTA DESCRIBE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $10.99 (2ND VENDETTA ONLY) THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

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THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

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THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

comprise two volumes of a trilogy of historical thrillers set in 19th and early twentieth century San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada. The third, entitled BONITA is nearing completion and will appear in due time. For a peek inside the covers of all three, click right here:  COMING ATTRACTIONS

BLACK SWANS ON THE VILLAGE GREEN

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Having just posted an exuberant commentary on David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, I ran to Black Swan Green with high hopes and expectations. Alas, I was a bit disappointed. Not that there’s much wrong. Mitchell’s way too accomplished for that. … Continue reading

BROKEN MONSTERS HAS A.D.D.

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If Lauren Beukes had kept to Elmore Leonard’s dictum about cutting out all the parts of a manuscript a reader’s liable to skip over, Broken Monsters would be thin as a quarter. Unfair? Maybe even stupid, considering how much praise this book has garnered. … Continue reading

POOR JACOB’S ASIAN ADVENTURES

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I knew nothing of David Mitchell except that people said his Cloud Atlas was a mess of a movie. I didn’t even  have an author’s name to go with the movie’s title. My reading of The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet taught … Continue reading

HOMECOMING

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It’s been a while since I posted a book commentary. I’ve been involved in caretaking my lymphomatic sister. However, she’s improving a bit under hospice care, so I have decided to take some of the major areas of my life … Continue reading

INDIA SOJOURN 12

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KROOZING KERALA   It’s like California, is the Indian state of Kerala in that it contains both huge mountains and a bountiful seacoast. But that’s about the end of the similarity. Instead of high-altitude conifers and snow-capped peaks, the Kerala … Continue reading