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Are you enjoying the heat wave?  Heat Index on this July 18th is near 100. The National Weather Bureau says “June 2020 tied as Earth’s 3rd hottest on record”.

Loving it!  I hate winter.

About a month ago, I wrote that we were waiting for a construction project to begin. Well, we are still waiting. Now they say Monday. I am not holding my breath on that.

I finally finished the Synopsis on Steve Hawks The Dilemma. It is below for you to read.

 If you have questions about the synopsis or story, please leave comment by clicking here on the word Comments.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and be safe. I guess I will stay in and work on the second book of Steve Hawks.

Synopsis

of

Steve Hawks

The Dilemma

 

 

Steve Hawks - The Dilemma is the first in a series of novels that highlights the lives of Federal Agents who work only for the President of the United States.

It opens with Hawks and his agents rescuing a girl from a group of terrorists. They are after a senator and kidnapped the wrong girl. She tells him there are more of them on their way to Washington D.C.

After returning to D.C., Hawks receives a call telling him that six armed Asian men have stormed the Senate Visitor Center. Hawks and his team kill the terrorists and find the senator they were after, who denies any dealing with the terrorists.

Hawks and his team now travel to Thailand to capture an Air Force member who is selling secrets to a Russian spy. Later, they go to Germany to bring the spy to the U.S., as he wants to defect. The spy must testify before a Senate Hearing to allow him to remain here.

The president appoints Steve Hawks as the Director of the Espionage, Terrorist Bureau (ETB). Only thirty minutes into being the boss, the president calls and wants him to handle an FBI case concerning weapons dealing to a foreign country from a military base.

Hawks and his two best agents, Jim Horton and Mike Phillips, go to New Mexico to investigate the gun smuggling after discovering shipments of weapons from the Air Base there to another one in California.

This brings in Hawks’ love, Sadie MacKenzie. Steve sends Sadie in undercover against the smugglers.  She arranges a gun deal and must meet the leaders of the smuggling operation. After it satisfies them that everyone is there, Hawks and his men break into the warehouse and a gun battle ensues.

All Hawks is thinking about is Sadie and her safety. He steps out from behind cover to shoot a smuggler and ends up shot himself.

When he awakes in the hospital, Sadie is there beside him and he tells her to call the President to inform him of how it went. He says tell him that the future Mrs. Hawks is calling. She accepts this odd proposal.

They go to France on their honeymoon, but tragedy strikes. Someone kidnaps Sadie and tells Steve Hawks to go back to D.C. If he wants to see his wife again, he must arrange for the release of a convicted military spy he arrested.

Upon returning, the President wants him to work another FBI case, but Hawks refuses, stating that his wife comes first.

Walking down the street, Hawks see a car driving by. He then hears Sadie calling out to him and charges the car. The kidnapper shoots him in the shoulder.

Hawks releases Taylor, the spy. However, the kidnappers decide that they will not release Sadie until the next day. This upsets Hawks. They release Sadie the next morning, and he swears she will not leave his sight again. He attempts to convince her to quit her job, but this develops a sub-plot about the tension between the two over her working as an agent that will continue throughout the series.

The president orders Hawks to work on the FBI investigation concerning the senator’s, from the capital shooting, son missing. Sadie insists on working on her kidnappers’ case, going against Hawks advice.

With both investigations running, Hawks can’t control Sadie’s involvement and lets her go after them. Sadie’s case leads them to Atlantic City, and Hawks’ case turns into a murder investigation.

Hawks brings in the senator’s son and they discover he is not the killer, but another Asian man is the murderer.

Mike calls Hawks and tells him they found the kidnappers. Hawks takes a team to Atlantic City and meets up with Sadie and Mike. Hawks tries to convince Sadie not to get involved any further, but she refuses and insists on being in on the takedown.

A gun battle ends Taylor’s life and his friends captured. At dinner that evening, Sadie tells Hawks he will be a daddy, and that she is not quitting her job.

Vacation didn’t last long for Sadie and Steve. Another group of Asian men takes Chang, the murderer, from the courthouse. The police find Chang dead and then another shooting takes place at the Capital.  The terrorists shoot Senator Patrick’s son. At the hospital, Hawks confronts the senator regarding his involvement with the terrorists. The senator confesses that they are blackmailing him.

When Hawks leaves, they radio him that the terrorists have attacked the hospital and captured the senator. Mike Phillips is in pursuit.  They find Phillips shot later that afternoon. The next day the police spot the terrorists vehicle and a chase takes place.  At a roadblock, the terrorists’ vehicle overturns.

As Hawks approaches the vehicle, he hears a shot and then the senator is yelling to get him out. The senator explains that he killed one in self-defense.

The story ends with Sadie and Hawks visiting Mike in the hospital, where Hawks tells Mike the truth about the senator will come out one day.

 

I look forward to reading your comments. 

Until next time,

John

Please visit my website at www. johnpoindexter.com

 

Another story I wrote is Hollywood Dream.  You can find it and the other three short story eBooks on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo.  Links are on my webpage.   All are only 99 cents.

Hollywood Dream
 

 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

I can't believe June is almost over.  It has been an interesting two months since I last wrote on here to you.  In May, we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Along came June and my wife's birthday on the 10th. Now we await a construction project to start sometime in the next month, I hope.  The virus destroyed our vacation plans, so maybe later in the year or next year we can go somewhere and do something exciting. 

I thought for this month, I would share a scene from the latest book I am working on.

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Enjoy the warm weather!

Deadly Revenge

"Steve, you need to come to the Ops Room," Mike said excitedly over the intercom.

"I'll be there in a minute."

As Hawks walked into the room, "This is going to be a bad one," Mike said and shook his head, pointing toward the television.

"Again, we have just received word that Senator Alec Dunn has been shot to death outside his Arlington residence just moments ago. We will have a live report coming in soon," the television announcer said.

"What did they say before this?" Hawks asked as he pulled out a chair up to sit down.

"Nothing really," Jim said. "It seems that he was on his way to work and was hit as he walked out."

"I wonder if we'll get involved?" Mike asked while pouring himself a cup of coffee.

"Probably not. The FBI can handle it," Hawks said.

"This just arrived," the announcer began. "It is a message from the group responsible for the senator's death.

`We are declaring war upon your leaders that authorized the raid on our country by the Espionage, Terrorist Bureau that killed over a hundred of our people. We will not stop until they have all paid for what they did.

Those specifically targeted are Steve Hawks, Director of this killing organization. Also, his wife Sadie Hawks, Agents Jim Horton, and Mike Phillips. Your President is the one directly responsible for sending these individuals to our country to slaughter innocent individuals trying to make a living the only way they knew how. This group of individuals, along with the Senate Committee on Drugs Enforcement will pay for this senseless destruction of human life with their lives.'

This was from a letter that we received just moments ago by a delivery service. We will try to obtain a statement from the Government officials for the six o'clock news. If any developments occur, we will interrupt normal broadcasting to keep you informed. Now back to our normal programming."

"Steve," Diana stuck her head in the door. "President Evans is on the secure voice line."

"Thanks. Well there goes our hidden agency status," Hawks said as he reached for the phone. "Hello Mr. President."

"Steve, did you hear about Senator Dunn?"

"Yes sir. We saw the report on television."

"I want you over here for a meeting in twenty minutes."

"I'll be there."

"Oh! Wear a vest. I don't want to lose you." He hung up abruptly.

"Jim, you and Mike get out the vests and be ready to go in five minutes. We have a meeting at the White House. Diana," Hawks said as he walked out of the Ops Room.

"Yes sir," she looked up from the file she was reading.

"Get a hold of Sadie and brief her on what's going on. Also, send two agents over to my house to guard her and Patricia."

"Where will you be?"

"We have a meeting at the White House."

"What if Sadie wants to come in? What do I tell her?" She got up and walked to the file cabinet.

"Tell her no," Hawks said, pulling off his shirt to put on the vest Mike handed him. "I want her to stay there until I arrive."

"Very well, but you know she won't like that," Diana said as she went back to her desk.

Fifteen minutes later, they entered the White House. The aide looked up and said, "The President is waiting for you in the Oval Office."

"Thank you," Hawks said, opening the door leading to the Oval Office. "Mike, you and Jim wait here."

"Steve, glad to see you," Terry Chambers, Director of the FBI, said as Hawks walked into the Oval Office.

"Steve over here," the President said, standing with Vice President Monroe and Chief of Staff Williams. "We have to get started on this and put a stop to it fast before any more die. As you know, we're the main targets for this group of maniacs. Do you have any idea who they are?"

"No sir. I have no idea what he's talking about. The only raid we made was on that drug factory last year and we certainly didn't kill a hundred people."

"Terry, what does your group have?" the President asked as he turned to look at Terry.

"Senator Dunn was shot with a submachine assault pistol at close range. There was not much left of his torso. The shells have been processed and we do have fingerprints, but nothing that matches them is in our files." Terry pulled out the fingerprint card.

"Were there any witnesses?" the vice-president asked.

"No sir. Not even his wife saw who it was," Terry said.

"Then we have no idea how many, or who they are?" the Chief of Staff asked.

"That's right sir," Terry said. "We can only hope that someone will come forward with information soon."

"Steve, I want both your group and Terry's working on this. Compare notes and keep each other informed as well as me," the President said as he sat down behind his desk.

"Very well," Hawks said.

"Terry, I want you to handle the protection for the Senators involved with that committee. Steve, do you need any support for protection?" the President asked as he wrote something down on a pad.

"No sir. I'll call in enough agents from other areas to handle our own protection," Hawks said, turning to look at him. "I already have two agents sitting on my family at this time."

"Then gentlemen, I think we need to adjourn and find these bastards before someone else dies." The President laid his pen down hard on the table.

"Steve, hang on a minute," the President said as the others exited the room.

"Listen, I don't want to lose you. I need you heading up that organization. So whatever you do, make sure that you're well protected."

"I don't plan on getting myself killed," Hawks said as he reached for the door knob. "I'll make sure that we all have enough protection to survive this."

"Just make sure you do," the President said as Hawks stepped out into the hallway and motioned to Mike and Jim that it was time to go.

As soon as Hawks walked through the door of his agency, he said, "Diana, print out a list of our cases for the past two years and bring them into the meeting in about five minutes."

"Mike, call everybody together. We need to figure out who the hell is trying to kill us," Hawks said, pulling off his jacket.

"Do you want the support staff, too?"

"Yes, everybody. I'm calling home and will be there in about five minutes." He picked up the phone.

"Hello, is everything okay there?" Hawks asked as Sadie answered the phone.

"Hi sweetheart. Everything is okay here. How about you?" He could hear the nervousness in her voice.

"We're fine. I'll be there as soon as I can. I would like for you to think about going to your mother's place for a visit."

"No," she said curtly. "We can send Patricia and Ms. Jensen to my mother's, but I'm not leaving. I'm targeted, too."

"Okay. We're going over the case files to find out who these maniacs might be. I'll call before I head home. I love you."

"I love you, too and please be careful coming home," Sadie said nervously as she hung up the phone.

 

I look forward to reading your comments. 

Until next time,

John

Please visit my website at www. johnpoindexter.com

 

 

She Rises at Dawn
 


 
Posted By John Poindexter

So, we are under lockdown until May 1st, unless the governor changes it again.  I am not sure it will be safe to go out for some time yet.  If we do go out, we will just wear a mask and avoid crowds.

 

What have you been up to while staying home and being safe?  Leave an answer down below. Just click on the word Comments.

 

Found the beginning of a new story for my female private detective that I started some time ago and have just let it sit. Thought I might share it and see what you think of it.  Please leave a message down below if you would like to comment on it.

 

 

Chapter One

 

            She opened her eyes to see Eric watching her. He smiled and slid his hand over her side onto her back. Pulling her closer, she could feel his welcome gift against her leg. He was in no hurry to leave and go to work, nor was she. They made love again, just like they had during the night several times.

            The phone broke the tension, and he swore. But she just kissed him again and let the phone ring. He reached for it and she said, “It’s mine, let it ring.”  So he did.

            It started again and this time, he said, “I think we need to answer that, it is getting late.”

            She looked at him and said, “Fine.”  She grabbed the phone and said hello.

            “Pat, you coming in today?” Julia said.

            “Why?”

            “Because you had a phone call and they want to meet with you.”

            “Okay, I will be there by eleven.” She hung up.

            “Work calls?” Eric said as he climbed out of bed.

            “I guess so.” She patted the bed. He smiled, leaned over and kissed her.

            “I need to go in too”, he said. “They probably wonder why I am not there already.”

            “I may have a new client. Of course, that is to be seen. The last one that came in wanted me to find their dog that was missing,” she said and climbed out of bed.

            “I’ll call you,” Eric said as Pat was heading for the shower.

            She stopped at the bathroom door to look at his six-foot five, hundred- and eighty-pound frame and thought wow, what a hunk.

            “Will I see you tonight?” she said.

            “Maybe.” He smiled and closed the door.

            Sergeant Eric Brown wasn’t worried about being late for work. Detectives could come and go as they pleased, and he was quite pleased this morning. Patricia Michaels owns her own detective agency, so she too could go in whenever it pleases her. But she was quite pleased by him this morning.  Now she would have to see what this new case could be about and hoped it was worth taking on.

End of chapter one.

 

 

The best thing is that the weather is getting warmer, especially after the snow we had yesterday. Some places around here got close to four inches of it.

I hate cold weather and am thrilled when summer comes.

Warm weather means home projects to keep me busy. Not too busy, ha ha.

Last year, I made a list and was able to get all but two things done. This year’s list has two ceiling jobs to do and painting. I hate painting, but it needs to be done as the last time we painted some of the rooms was 30 years ago. Should be enough work to keep me busy all summer and not thinking about viruses or even food, maybe.

 

How many of you have been eating too many snacks since on house restrictions?

It will be nice to get out for a walk around the blocks. We took a short one the other day when it was warm. Went around two blocks before the pain in the hip said that is it, time to go home.

I hope each of you are doing fine and staying safe. Maybe by this time next year, we will say remember that virus thing we had. Then we can talk about how we survived it.

 

I look forward to reading your comments. 

Until next time,

John

Please visit my website at www. johnpoindexter.com

Here is a list of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.

She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise.
You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83
 

They are also on Nook and Kobo.

Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
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Dreamer's Paradise
 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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This week started off with a new experience.

My oldest son decided it was time to take one of his cows to the slaughterhouse.

I had never been to one before. There were sure enough cows there. Was told Monday is cow day and Wednesday is hog day.

When I was young, I watched my uncle cut the horns off of a cow. The blood shot out like a strong water hose stream and then slowly start to fall until it stopped. I saw him put a hog in the enormous pot to cook it. But that is all the experience I had around farm animals until my son bought his first calf and I had to bottle feed it a few times. No, it was not the one we took up there Monday.

Two weeks ago, I took part in webinar on writing twitter pitches.

Surprising since then, I have been receiving emails from Pinterest on all kinds of articles about writing. Seems like there is a pin from many on whatever writing you want to do. If I were to read every one of them, I would get nothing else done.

Do you get these pins, too?

Leave a comment down below. Just click on the word comment.

 

Been working on a recent version of one novel. Still need about 24,000 words to get it up to the word count they all want for thrillers.

Seems to me, and others that I have seen commenting on it, that if a story comes to a good conclusion before reaching the magical amount of words it should be okay. But I guess not.

Back at it tomorrow, since we can’t go anywhere.

How are you doing during this time of having to stay in or being very careful around people?

Leave a message down below and let us all know what is going on in your world.

 

I look forward to reading your comments. 

Until next time,

John

Please visit my website at www. johnpoindexter.com

Here is a list of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.

She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise.
You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83
 

They are also on Nook and Kobo.

Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter

You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop and cellphone.

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Hollywood Dream


 


 
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WOW! The world is going crazy. Toilet paper shortage. Why?

This not a flu that causes you to have the shits.

This mad rush to buy everything whether you need it or not is ridiculous.

 

Before being house bound last Saturday, I get a call from my oldest son.

He asks for help because his truck is stuck in a mud field that just last work was solid ground.

So, I take my truck over to pull him out of it and end up getting stuck too.

His landlord comes along and he pulls me free. Son takes my truck and goes at his in a different direction to try to pull his truck out.  Once again, my truck gets stuck.

After all that, we go to Tractor Supply and I end up buying a 9000-pound pull winch.

By the way, I am starting a pull you out business with my winch. Prices are reasonable.

Anyway, the winch pulled his truck free and then we moved it to his truck parked outside the mud field and he pulled my truck free.  Total time 9:30 to 2:00.

Not what was on my schedule for that day. But what the heck, we were working together.

This week has been staying in the house and only going out once so far to pick up a lunch meal.

We went to a place called Sporty’s at Bass Lake to get a carry out meal. Then parked in front of the old Shore Club and ate lunch while looking at the lake across the street.  There was one fishing boat out there. Too far out to see if they were catching their next meal. LOL.

 

Will have to go to Lowe’s one day this week to get supplies needed to wire up a new 220-volt line before they come next week to put in the new furnace.  Going to be really warm in here after that.

Maybe I will even work on the new novels if the Muse shows up and moves me to write.

 

How are you doing during this time of having to stay in or being very careful around people?

Leave a message down below and let us all know what is going on in your world.

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I look forward to reading your comments. 

Until next time,

John

Please visit my website at www. johnpoindexter.com

Here is a list of my eBooks that are only 99 cents each.

She Rises at Dawn, Dreamer's Paradise, Hollywood Dream, and All in the Family Cruise.
You can find them at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/ma8gd83
 

They are also on Nook and Kobo.

Smashwords carries them in all formats and even in PDF files.
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JohnPoindexter

You don't need a special reader machine.  You can download the Kindle app or Nook app from their websites to use on your computer, tablet, or laptop and cellphone.

 

She Rises at Dawn
 

 

 


 


 
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