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NATHANIEL MYER - On the back cover

Published by Margaret Sisu in Nathaniel Myer · 21/3/2014 13:25:34
Tags: Adultcontemporaryfictionnovelthrillersuspenseintrigueromance

Hunting the animals who destroyed his life, Nathaniel Myer has few resources. He loses everything save the clothes on his back and a crumpled wad of papers he got off of a crooked detective. His life comes down to just one purpose: justice—or vengeance, depending on your point of view. He's certainly no one's hero.
But even as he closes in on a sociopath the law just can't seem to touch, Nate finds himself the reluctant guardian to a ragged band of misfits—a cantankerous old army veteran, an emotionally disturbed kid, and a mother and child hiding out from their case worker.
Then his life takes another series of blinding turns and, with final justice threatening to slip through his fingers, Nate discovers that his toughest test is just starting.





NATHANIEL MYER - Prequel to Hell

Published by Margaret Sisu in Nathaniel Myer · 25/10/2013 23:04:15
Tags: Adultcontemporaryfictionnovelthrillersuspenseintrigueromance

Sunday Jan 16.
07:15 a.m. – This is how it begins. I’m feeling swamped and would love nothing better than a Sunday morning lie-in, but church starts in an hour and Lauren says that afterwards, we need to talk.

08:15 a.m.
–Our congregation is like a big family, with all the love and strife that comes with it. And in the end, nothing’s more important than family.

08:45 a.m.
– Lauren and Li’l J head off to Sunday school in the rec room. My wife’s been a Sunday school teacher since our son was two years old. Everyone loves her. I’m smart enough to love her too.

08:48 a.m.
– The pastor preaches about blessings and forgiveness. I’m praying God will forgive me because I know my family is the real blessing in my life.

09:45 a.m.
 – Lauren’s tidying up after Sunday School. I help the youth band pack up then try to track down our little hell-raiser to tell him it’s time to go. Usually, it’s hard to even find him.

10:30 a.m
. – Lunch at Leon’s is a Sunday ritual, as is trying to talk Li’l into having more than just apple juice and cheesecake, and Lauren more than salad and tuna. Having said that, she's got a great body.

12:00 noon.
– Heading back home, I fill up the SUV so I don’t have to stop at the gas station on the way to work in the morning. I like my job but lately, things at the office have got a little complicated.

12:21 p.m.
– At the traffic light, I pull up beside a beaut of a 1978 Mercury Marquis. Flawless paint work, gleaming chrome, sexy V8 engine roar. I admire it. I even chat with the passengers.

12:21:31 p.m.
– This life I have, the life I work for and nurture, and yes, sometimes get impatient with, this life ends forever. Only I don’t know it…yet.




Another glimpse of upcoming NATHANIEL MYER's storyline

Published by Margaret Sisu in Nathaniel Myer · 17/10/2013 20:07:04
Tags: Adultcontemporaryfictionnovelthrillersuspenseintrigueromance

      Software engineer, Nathaniel Myer, is a restless suburbanite with a guilty secret, whose world is shattered when mere chance puts him in the path of a genius sociopath with the sweet face of an angel and plans for a cold-blooded criminal empire.
      Nathaniel brushes off the fleeting encounter but in the hours that follow, he falls asleep in the arms of his wife and awakes to unimaginable horror.
      Nate battles back through frailty, grief, guilt, and ultimately rage when time after time, the four suspects, guided by their clever leader, skip ahead of the police then completely through their fingers and underground. Unearthing them becomes Nate’s sole purpose until his obsession destroys what little he has left.
      On the street, owning nothing but the clothes on his back and a crumpled wad of papers he got off a crooked PI, more than ever Nate cares for little beyond his single-minded crusade.
      His plans and Fate’s aren’t completely in alignment, however, because when a cantankerous army veteran with unusual PTSD, an emotionally disturbed kid with too many body piercings, and a feisty mother and brutally honest child all need a hero, he’s somehow always in the right place at the right time and the man he used to be can’t do other than help them. As long as none of his temporary wards depend on him long term, because Nate doesn’t plan on sticking around anywhere once his own crusade ends, and it doesn’t matter that new emotions are beginning to painfully prod their way through cracks around his hardened soul.
      As it happens, staying sharp and playing reluctant street guardian draws him closer to the very animals he’s hunting and, most importantly, their elusive leader.
      Then abruptly, Nate’s life takes another series of blinding turns, landing him at yet another unexpected crossroads—confronted by the bridges he’s burned without regard, the lives he’s endangered without foresight, and the question of where it will all end.

     He might have to choose between the justice he’s sought so long, letting a habitual killer smile and slip away again, and daring to hope once more.  Or he might just have to become the ultimate human sacrifice.




COMING SOON - NEW NOVEL! "Nathaniel Myer"

Published by Margaret Sisu in Nathaniel Myer · 10/10/2013 20:29:17
Tags: Adultcontemporaryfictionnovelthrillersuspenseintrigueromance

"NATHANIEL MYER" on the back cover:

          Hunting the animals who destroyed his life, Nathaniel Myer has few resources. He loses everything save the clothes on his back and a crumpled wad of papers he got off of a crooked detective. His life comes down to just one purpose: justice—or vengeance, depending on your point of view. He's certainly no one's hero.
       But even as he closes in on a sociopath the law just can't seem to touch, Nate finds himself the reluctant guardian to a ragged band of misfits—a cantankerous old army veteran, an emotionally disturbed kid, and a mother and child hiding out from their case worker.
      Then his life takes another series of blinding turns and, with final justice threatening to slip through his fingers, Nate discovers that his toughest test is just starting.

(I know, I know. This novel took a little longer than expected ('a little', ha!), but I don't like bringing something to readers until it's up to scratch and worth their time and money. Now it’s been through the paces and is in the publishers’ hands, so stay tuned for its official release date later this year. And look out here and on facebook for more freebie glimpses of the high stakes, emotional storyline. In the meantime, if you haven't read The Nude, get your hands on a copy already! Check out the reviews here.)




Island Pulp Detective: Glimpse the World of a Private Investigator (a.k.a What Roger is up against)

Published by Margaret Sisu in Island Pulp Detective, non-fiction · 12/7/2013 16:13:05
Tags: DetectiveshortstorymysteryhumorRogerGoodingNude



           
In general, private investigators are regular citizens with varying degrees of law enforcement training—or they should have such training—who are hired to snoop around and get the dirt on something or someone e.g. hired by attorneys in civil and criminal cases, by insurance companies to check into claims, and in divorce cases to see who has been stepping out and with whom, especially when money, property, and child custody are at stake (a solid pre-nup before the I-do’s would mitigate against that). Thanks to tailor-suited Wall Street sociopaths like Madoff, Stanford, Rothstein et al, and the popular, corrosive Ponzi scheme, P.I.’s are also now being called on to check if an investment is legit before cold cash changes hands. And thanks to globalization, P.I.’s no longer fit the Ellery Queen / Magnum PI models.
            Forget the magnifying glass. Today they’re more like your local retired-police officer, neighborhood computer geek/hacker, or in Roger’s case, law school drop-out.
           Enter
Barbados—a balmy little island in the Caribbean Sea, long on history and strong in industry, culture and white coral beaches. No real excitement for a private investigator here, right?
      Wrong.
      There’s the high-end
ex-patriot population, mostly wanting to kick back and keep their mega yachts, mansions, bucks and babes on the ‘down low’. Then they’re the locals -- laid-back but shrewd and more wryly cynical than star-struck by the glitz. Hounding someone for an autograph is ‘tacky and tasteless'—but don’t think for a moment that someone doesn’t know what’s really going on. On the surface, Roger’s island is as balmy as the climate. And underneath, the next scandal is already brewing. And thanks to easy technology and local private investigation networks with worldwide tentacles,"hiding out in Bim (our affectionate local moniker) where no one will find you" no longer works.
      My guy, local P.I. Roger Gooding, isn’t one of the multi-tower big boys, however. No, he’s a one-man show tolerated by local law enforcement (barely). But with his nose to the ground, in between getting into and out of scrapes, he gets the job done. And he’s licensed to do it. (Becoming an ‘official’ PI varies by country and within country. In UK, there’s no specific license but there’s plenty training available. In some US states it isn’t licensed while in others it is licensed and regulated with certificate courses offered at university level. In Australia, one must be specifically trained and licensed.)
     And to think the profession was started by a criminal! Back in 1833, Eugène François Vidocq, a French soldier and criminal himself founded the first known private detective agency and hired fellow ex-convicts! Official law enforcement tried many times to shut him down but it never took. Instead, Vidocq is credited with introducing record-keeping,
criminology and ballisticsto criminal investigation....and  Roger certainly understands the need to overlook some…character flaws, shall we say…to catch the real bad guy, all in the name of the greater good.






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