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It has been three months since I updated this Blog. It that timeframe, I took my wife to her 50th high school reunion down in Terre Haute. She was able to meet up with her best friend and had an enjoyable time with her and at the reunion.

We finally took a vacation, a small one at that. We met up with an old friend that we first met while in the Air Force in 1975. He and his wife were working at a campground over in Ohio. They own their own camper and do work camping for the summer. We had a nice visit and caught up on various topics.  We had last seen him several years ago when he came into South Bend for business. But, this was nice to stay in the same campground and do things together.  Besides, this was first time we met his wife. His grandson was staying with them and is a nice young man. We spent a day at Put-in-Bay Island and also had several cookouts and small sightseeing trips.

 Then it came time for our grandson to leave for college. We had a nice send off dinner and he was gone the next day. We finally got see him again when we went up to his college this past Sunday; a long 4 hour drive, one way. It is a nice looking place. But, I expect it will be not so nice this winter when the cold winds and snow come in off Lake Michigan.

I still use my Amateur Radio Station. Actually, I upgraded the radio to a newer state of the art digital receiver type. It is a real nice unit. Can still talk around the world with this new one, too. I have a lot of antenna work to do yet before winter hits. Not to mention odd jobs around the house. I did get the porch painted this year. Been some time since I did it last.

No new writing as of yet. I have been researching different topics and techniques on self-publishing, in case I can’t get my novels picked up by a big-time publisher.  Hope to get one submitted before long.

If you have not read any of Lee Child’s books, you need to do so. His Jack Reacher series is very good.

Now, what have you been up to this summer?  Any special plans for fall or winter?

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Below is the Synopsis of my novel Hawks Dilemma

Until next time,



Thrust into the unwanted leadership of the president's secret unit, Hawks must lead his agency while worrying about the female agent with whom he's fallen in love.

Espionage-Terrorism Bureau (ETB)is located in Washington, D.C. and under the direct control of the President of the United States. It has approximately twelve-hundred agents stationed throughout the world.  My book Hawk’s Dilemma explores the fight against crime that the president orders.

The action begins with Japanese Red Army terrorist kidnaping a professor's daughter thinking she belongs to the man they are after.  Steve Hawks (POV), a Field Director of E.T.B., pays the ransom and is told where the young woman is and that a surprise may await him.  He finds the young woman sitting on thirty sticks of dynamite.  After successfully freeing her from the danger, he escorts her home and discovers during an interview that her assailants were on their way to Washington, D.C.

The terrorists then attack one of the Capitol buildings.  Hawks and his men kill all the terrorists in order to save the hostages.  It is here that Senator Patrick's name first comes up, but the mystery of why they were looking for him is left unanswered.

Hawks is appointed by the president to take over ETB, when the director retires.  He is not happy with the appointment, but accepts the position under the condition that he is allowed to personally conduct investigations.

Hawks first investigation as Director of Espionage, Terrorist Bureau deals with an international gun smuggling ring involving military personnel and aircraft.  Weapons are being shipped to Japan for resale to terrorists’ groups in the Far East.  A sting operation is developed with Sadie MacKenzie, a Field Director, as the bait.  At the completion of the investigation, it is believed that all of the ring members were arrested (it is not until later we find out that the true ring leader was never discovered).  Also, during this investigation, Hawks' love blossoms for Sadie.

After their wedding at the White house, the president gives them a wedding gift of two weeks in Sweden.  It is on their honeymoon in Sweden that Sadie Hawks is kidnapped.  Hawks believes that a terrorist group is responsible.  He is finally contacted and told that if he wants his wife back, a trade between her and Taylor, an individual whom Hawks arrested for espionage, will take place in Washington.

Hawks returns home to arrange the trade.  While walking down the street he notices a car passing slowly by with Sadie in the back seat.  When he attempts to rescue his wife from the car, he is shot by a kidnapper.

After his release from the hospital, Hawks makes the final arrangements for the release of Taylor.  It is at this time, the president calls with a new investigation for him.  It seems a senator's son is involved in a murder and the president wants him to handle it personally.

Sadie is released the day after Taylor is turned over to the kidnappers.  After much discussion, Hawks finally agrees to let her work on the Taylor case while he moves on to the senator's son's case.

Both investigations are running simultaneously, with Sadie and Mike Phillips going after Taylor, while Hawks and Jim Horton are taking on the senator and his son.

Hawks solves the case on Tommy Patrick (senator's son), which entails murder and intrigue.  During the confession of the killer, he states for immunity he will tell who was behind the gun smuggling case of a year ago.

Mike and Sadie locate Taylor and his gang in Atlantic City and Hawks takes a team to New Jersey to be in on the arrest.  Hawks and Sadie capture the individual who shot him earlier, when Sadie was still a captive, and then go to the hotel where the rest are staying.  Upon announcement by Hawks, the individuals in the rooms start shooting.  Hawks shoots Taylor, killing him, and the others surrender.

The story ends during dinner in Caesars casino’s restaurant when Sadie tells Steve that he will be a father.


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Here is a listing 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
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