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Death Down Under Excerpt

Death Down Under Excerpt

I’m going to release the next Raja Williams book, Death Down Under soon. Raja and Vinny are in the land of koalas and kangaroos doing battle with the dark forces that have led to the murder of a graduate student doing an environmental study in the majestic eucalyptus forests of Queensland. Here is an excerpt: …

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Raja and Vinny Go Down Under

Raja and Vinny Go Down Under

I’ve always been fascinated with Australia. It started when I watched the Crocodile Dundee movie, but my interest really ramped up when I visited the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa and saw a 3D IMAX movie on Australia. The scenic tour from an airplane view showed a land that was otherworldly, like nothing …

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What Precious Gift

What Precious Gift

What precious gift cannot be sent, A cup poured gets fuller still; A golden coin that is never spent, A space you cannot fill. A lack of which will weigh you down, Lead boots of nothing there; A flood in which you cannot drown, A game where all is fair. If ever you should come …

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Ground Hog Day

Ground Hog Day

Just came out of the cabin with the latest adventure featuring Raja Williams and Vinny Moore. This time they go to Venice and search for a centuries-old secret inside the Catholic Church. Since emerging from my cabin, I am faced with the election of 2016. Yuck. I caught some of the third debate where the …

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Be Offended

Be Offended

I have been watching for some time the rise of a new crime in our society — doing or saying something that (dare I say it) offends someone else. The crime of offending has already cost many good people their careers and livelihoods, and it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a criminal …

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Celebrate Freedom

Celebrate Freedom

To those who know that they are free, To those who recognize all spirits must be free, To those who wear the mantle of responsibility, To those who sweat and bleed and fight for you and me, To those who make the world as good as it can be, To those who keep the flame …

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Why I Write

Why I Write

I write the Raja Williams detective mystery series in part because I noticed that too many of the popular books and shows have succumbed to the contagion of gruesome, graphic violence and pornographic, perverted sex. The competition for an audience seems to be pushing art into the dwindling spiral of raw, horrific pain and hot, …

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Courage

Courage

“Be courageous,” said the general, “We’ve got enemies to kill. Double time for one and all There’s blood we need to spill.” Never hesitate to make him bleed, It’s either him or you. Never doubt the deadly deed, You know what you must do. He hates you, so hate in kind, He deserves the worst …

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Mitchell’s Fall from Grace

Mitchell’s Fall from Grace

Every young man eventually arrives at the point where he is certain that, when it comes to smarts, he has it all over any of the adults in his life, especially his parents. As a rather precocious youngster, this idea came early for me, somewhere near my ninth birthday. I couldn’t pinpoint an exact time …

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Trust Me

Trust Me

(Guest Post by Vinny Moore) I don’t know who the NSA thinks it’s fooling by claiming that because it has no interest in the personal info, phone calls, emails, browsing or any other activities of U.S. citizens, it poses no threat to the privacy or constitutional rights of those citizens. The fact that it is …

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