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It's not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath." Aeschylus

Dr. Lou Welcome is blamed when one of the doctors he was counseling at Physicians Wellness, goes on a shooting spree and kills a number of people.



Physicians Wellness counsels doctors who have anger problems or have difficulty with drugs or alcohol.

 

When a number of other people in the area also let their anger get the best of them and sometimes end in…

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Added by michael draper on February 20, 2012 at 4:27am — No Comments

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only recourse is absolute freedom." Dahl

Luther Whitney is a thief with a conscience. He's breaking into a home of a wealthy family in Washington D.C. when the woman of the house returns with her lover.



Luther hides in the closet and the lovers proceed with their interlude. The sex gets rough and when the man is unable to perform due to his alcholoic state, there is an argument and the woman grabs a knife and…

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Added by michael draper on February 12, 2012 at 5:10am — No Comments

Defending the truth is done for various purposes and sometimes as an end itself.

Andy Barber is an assistant district attorney outside Boston Mass.

He accepts the case when a child at his son Jacob's school is murdered.



Soon Andy's life begins to explode. Jacob is accused of murder and Andy is accused of failure to give the case to another attorney because of conflict of interest.

 

An ambitious assistant D.A. in Andy's office says enough so Andy is placed on administrative leave and the other attorney gets the…

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Added by michael draper on February 9, 2012 at 10:32am — No Comments

One man's poison is another's spinach. = Geogre Ade

Jane Whitefield helps people disappear.

 

James Shelby was in prison for the murder of his wife. Now, the people who framed him want him dead. He's called to court to testify on another matter when Jane stages his escape.



Unfortunately, Jane is captured by the people who want Shelby dead. She's shot in the leg trying to escape and they bring her to a secluded spot to torture her to force her to talk.



She reaches back to her Seneca Indian heritage to bear…

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Added by michael draper on February 6, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

"A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies...you can invent." Blake

In 1892, in Portland, Maine, Maggie Keene's body is found. It appears to be a ritual killing. Her body is severely mutilated.



Deputy Sheriff Archie Lean is the primary investigator. He's assisted by Percival Grey, a brilliant criminalist who is half Indian and a Pinkerton.

 

The author does a good job in describing the characters but still they don't…

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Added by michael draper on February 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

our love affair is a wonderous thing.

Lee Child returns to Jack Reacher's time while a member of the military to tell this story.

 

Reacher is a major in the military police and assigned to observe a murder investigation outside of a U.S. Ranger base in rural Mississippi.

 

He meets the sheriff, Elizabeth Devereaux. She tells him she's investigating the death of that woman but also two…

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Added by michael draper on January 30, 2012 at 7:34am — No Comments

The Shadow Knows

Kabul CIA station is a mess, a man thought to be a recruit to spy on the Arabs, double crosses the Americans. He  sets off a suicide bomb killing many CIA officers. There is also evidence of American soldiers dealing drugs with the Taliban and there is question of a mole inside the CIA.

 

John Wells, CIA problem solver is asked to travel to Kabul to get…

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Added by michael draper on January 25, 2012 at 12:23am — No Comments

If you face the sunshine, the shadows will always be behind you.

In the near future, cloning is legal. Dr. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor specializing in reproductive cloning.



When his daughter AK is raped and murdered the police investigation stalls. Moore picks up his daughter's belongings from the police and gets a DNA sample. He uses it to clone a child that will grow up to be the replica of his father.

 

Mickey the Gerund is a religious fanatic who feels he's on God's mission to destroy fertility clinics and kill the…

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Added by michael draper on January 22, 2012 at 1:16am — No Comments

"If I ever needed you, I need you now." Song lyrics

This novel is influenced by the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. In this case, Abe Cushman, a former chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, commits suicide when his Ponzi scheme is unvelied. He takes all of his secrets to the grave.



Patrick Lloyd, a young Wall St. advisor to one of the largest Swiss banks is called to the corporate office and ordered to find Lilly Scanlon and the money she manipulated from the bank when she was a corporate officer - this was in relation to the Cushman…

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Added by michael draper on January 18, 2012 at 12:28am — No Comments

If his pistol missfires, he hits you with the but end.

Jack Reilly is a ex-cop who is trying to make a living as a P.I.

He's hired by a friend of his brother, Marty, who is in prison.

The man who hires Jack is gunned down shortly thereafter and Jack wants to know why.



As he begins his investigation, we cannot help but remember another Boston, P.I., Robert Parker's wonderful character, Spencer. The author…

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Added by michael draper on January 13, 2012 at 2:04am — No Comments

'Tilt your head back and laugh at the sky." Buddah

Danny Boyle is a 24 year old, part-time police officer at the Sea Haven PD. He enjoys hanging out on the beach with his friends and doesn't carry a weapon. He narrates this bizzare story.

 

John Ceepak is a former MP who served in Iraq. He and Danny are having coffee when a young girl screams that her father has been shot. The event occurred at the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at an amusement park in Sea Haven, New Jersey.

 

Ceepak only took the job for the summer and being…

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Added by michael draper on January 9, 2012 at 4:43am — No Comments

Splattered Blood

Happy to announce that my debut novel, "Splattered Blood' has its release date of tomorrow, Jan4th.

Please check this mystery out.

Thanks,
Mike

Added by michael draper on January 4, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Don't drop this

Good ole Harry Bosch is getting close to retiring, hope he has a good retirment plan.
He takes on a couple of cases, one about DNA and the other with political ties.
He does a good job of investigation and juggling the both cases while spending time with his fifteen-year-old daughter who shows signs she wants to go into buz with dad.

Enjoyable and some nice plot twist.

Added by michael draper on January 4, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

"Welcome to my world"

Pat Nolan is summoned to Paris to claim his estranged daughter's body.

When he sees the body, it's not his daughter, Megan. He realizes that she has staged her death and must be in trouble and need him.

 

Catherine Laurence is a police detective in Paris. She's told that Saudi government officials are looking for Megan for suspected terrorist activity. They are suspicious when Pat has his daughter's body cremated. They want Catherine to befriend him and learn…

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Added by michael draper on January 2, 2012 at 1:24am — No Comments

Life seems longer when men are innocent

Vanessa Michael Munroe is an assassin who has nightmares about her past.  He understands her killing capability and when her best friend, Logan, asks for help, she can't refuse.

 

Logan explains that eight years ago, his friend, Charity's daughter, Hannah, was abducted from her school and carried over the border to Mexico to a religious cult known as The…

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Added by michael draper on December 29, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments

"The most wonderful time of the year."

In the Dickeyville, Maryland area, five young friends meet and bond. They consider themselves like the five arms of a starfish. They are, Gwen, the Halloran brothers, Tim, Sean and Go Go, and the other girl, Mickey Wyckoff.

 

Their middle class area didn't require a lot of parental supervision on the children's playtime activities.

 

The novel moves between actions in the late 1970s and today.

In the current time, Gwen returned to care for her father who…

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Added by michael draper on December 23, 2011 at 4:40am — No Comments

Mike Draper's novel

In "Splattered Blood" a woman's husband was in charge of security for a basketball team in New England.

A number of injuries and deaths occur to the main players and when he checks it out, he's killed and made to look like suicide.

His widow calls her financial advisor stating that she knows he wouldn't do that and deprive the family of the $500,000 of life insurance which wouldn't be paid if suicide.

When he looks into it, he gets proof that it was murder.

The…

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Added by michael draper on December 18, 2011 at 2:28am — No Comments

"lots of people are dead and they're just not clever enough to fall over and decompose." Mary Burns

A Blue Line train in Chicago goes faster than it should. The vibrations from its passing causes a light bulb to fall and shatter. Soon, people become sick and die.

 

P.I. Michael Kelly is asked to provide security when it is determined that there could be a threat of a biological weapon on the Chicago railway system.

 

As more and more people die,…

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Added by michael draper on December 13, 2011 at 12:07am — No Comments

'Lots of people are dead and they're just not clever enough to decompose." Mayr Burns

A biological pathogen is set loose on the Chicago railway system.



P.I. Michael Kelly is brought in to help with security.

 

People begin to die and Homeland Security quarantines a part of Chicago. This enables  some criminals to have the opportunity to rid themselves of rivals. Looting and burning of buildings begins.

 

Dr. Ellen Brazile…

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Added by michael draper on December 12, 2011 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim. Proverb

The action begins in the Four Corners section of Chicago, a place that is gang dominated. Two brothers, Bobby and Ruben Vargas join the Chicago PD.

 

Coleen Brennan was Bobby's childhood girlfriend but was murdered when she was age thirteen. Now "The Chicago Herald" is about to run an expose stating that Bobby and Rubin were the two boys who murdered…

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Added by michael draper on December 8, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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