What readers are saying
about "Howl of a Thousand Winds"
you from the get go!...Fast and exciting read!"
"I was transfixed,
transformed, scared, hopeful, sad, moved... I found myself
worrying about the characters when I was not reading, and I
have already seen the movie made of this book, in my
mind...a wonderful blend of his own style with dashes and
pinches of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Lee Child.
The formulation of characters and the moving back and forth
between story lines was well executed and kept the story
a Thousand Winds is a must read."
Ladies and gentlemen, we are gathered here
today to mark the passing of a friend and neighbor:
Oh, the fat guy in
suspenders isn't dead (yet). I'm just passing on...to another state.
After 11 years in the
desert, eight right here in Mesquite, my family and I are leaving for
greener pastures the end of November. And that's not a euphemism.
Pastures don't get any greener than those you'll find in Washington
I could get all maudlin
and sad, offering vignettes of past columns, but that's boring and
bordering on nothing better than a rerun.
I wouldn't want to go
out like that.
Instead, I'd like to
offer up my last will and testament, bequeathing a few things, including
some nuggets of wisdom I've collected over the years.
Piles of hamburgers lay
untouched on the trays, appetites evaporated by the grisly scene played
out just moments ago. The line quickly dissipated.
"C'mon," Devin whispered to his compatriots. "We need to eat. It might
be a while before we see food again."
As the small band of five headed to the trays near the end of the gym,
they were greeted by hard stares from those all around.
"They're blaming us for that guy getting killed," Dina said in a low
"They're wrong," Bear replied, offering the response in a louder tone
than was necessary, wanting the glaring survivors to hear it.
The group quickly gathered the unbunned burgers and orange juice and
found an empty spot near the double doors leading to the locker room.
That empty spot quickly got bigger as others moved away.
"They're shouldn't be mad at us," Dina said once everyone had settled
onto the floor.
"They aren't," Devin answered. "Not really."
"I've seen it over and over," Bear said. "People mad at something they
can't control, can't influence, can't punch, so they take it out on the
innocents around them. It's like a twisted version of domestic
violence. Husband gets pissed about being broke, about being fired,
about being picked on, about an indifferent government. Nothing
tangible he can smack, so he unhinges the first time his old lady says
something brutal and incendiary, like 'how was your day?'"
"You'd never get the bastard to admit that's how it went," Squeak
added. "And these people will never get it, if you tell them until your
hair falls out."
Another powerful snowstorm is moving across
the country, once again triggering news reports of death and destruction
in its wake -- a grieving young woman is found dead in the woods; a
disabled fireman mysteriously dies in his back yard. But is it
Mother Nature taking lives...or something more sinister?
For Brad Connerman, a
list-making insurance agent whose world is already spiraling downward,
the terrifying answer may cost him a friend, along with everything he
thought he knew about death and what lies beyond.
Meanwhile, AP reporter
Micah Roaz searches for the truth in a cross-country journey that will
force him to reconcile the ancient myths of his rejected Native American
heritage with surprising clues offered by modern science.
Both men will soon face
their own mortality.
what comes with the snows...
first novel is sure to thrill -- and chill... a force to be reckoned
with!...It is one beast of a tale." -Sunbury Press