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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

INDEPENDENCE: TANGLED ROOTS & PROSE

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In his brand new Independence:The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, Thomas Slaughter clearly demonstrates the truth of his title. In his hindsightful look, this little experiment with a distant colony of its own people was doomed always for England. … Continue reading

HOW MANY LASHES FOR YOU?

Forty Lashes Less One

Forty Lashes Less One is another Elmore oater. I said I was off these for a while, but when a buddy drops this on the front porch–well, why put the friendship in danger? I’ve read a number of novels set in … Continue reading

INDEPENDENCE: TANGLED ROOTS & PROSE

9780809058341

In his brand new Independence:The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution, Thomas Slaughter clearly demonstrates the truth of his title. In his hindsightful look, this little experiment with a distant colony of its own people was doomed always for England. … Continue reading

SEE YOU ON NORTH BEACH

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Fridays at Enrico’s has become something of an instant cult favorite this year. Add me to the cult. Jonathan Lethem has done a masterful job of completing this unfinished work of the beat-era writer Don Carpenter. Masterful because I can’t tell … Continue reading

HOW MANY LASHES FOR YOU?

Forty Lashes Less One

Forty Lashes Less One is another Elmore oater. I said I was off these for a while, but when a buddy drops this on the front porch–well, why put the friendship in danger? I’ve read a number of novels set in … Continue reading

HE’S A REAL NO TIME MAN

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I’ve followed Tim Hallinan and his protagonist Poke Rafferty all over Bangkok with enthusiasm, but this is my first time with him and Simeon GristThe Man With No Time in L.A. Though Grist is, like Rafferty, kind of a well-meaning … Continue reading

DIRTY LOVE:TITLE ALLURING, BOOK LESS SO

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Four linked novellas is the billing for this Andre Dubus III effort called Dirty Love. The links are superficial except by theme–characters whose relationships are stunted and unsatisfying. Unfortunately, the characters themselves, except for the title story, are stunted and unsatisfying … Continue reading