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Eighteen Missing Pages

On the day Owen Black was notified that his employment was coming to an end, he had even worse news. His wife was leaving him. He was an ex-navy seal and his training was in killing terrorists, and breaking things. There wasn't much call for an experienced soldier in the modern day workforce. Owen and his wife had been together since grade school. He was lost, empty, and unemployed. When he tried to get back into the military, he was denied. He had seen too much, fought too many battles, and they believed he was mentally damaged by war. The Navy recruiter's brother was looking for employees to tear down buildings in Washington, DC, and Owen was offered a job. He traveled from his home in Kentucky, took up residence in a broken down apartment building with a young man who would be his coworker. The two of them were a wrecking crew, proficiently disassembling ancient buildings in historical districts.

One day they dislodged a leather satchel from within the wall of a civil war era building. What they found was a world changing document, and an item worth millions. The New Jersey Mob, and the FBI both got wind of it, and they wanted what Owen and his young friend had found. From that moment on, they were pursued unbeknownst to them. The intrigue ended when they learned they were under surveillance by law enforcement and criminals alike, They found a way to take matters into their own hands.

  • Paperback: 232 pages

  • Publisher: Beacon Publishing Group 

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-13:  978-1961504097

  • Category: Thriller | Suspense Fiction

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About Author

Born in St. Genevieve County, Missouri in 1947, the fifth of ten children. Served in the US Army in the mid 1960s. After discharge, at the age of 24, joined the Lincoln Illinois Police Department. Later served as the Logan County State’s Attorney’s Office Investigator and Chief of Police of Mason City, Illinois. During that time frame, tested and acquired an Illinois Private Detective license which still operates under the name of Brewster Investigations. An inclination to put words to paper, a fair amount of law enforcement experience and always active imagination were substantive to “The Road to Floradixie”.


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