The nation is being invaded. One giveaway is a simple tattoo on a thug’s middle finger. That clue proves strong enough to direct military vets and investigative partners Dan and Carl to the heart of a global conspiracy.
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Meet the Author
I am a writer. I am a teller of tales.
I began as poet, but swiftly migrated into other genres. That’s good; had I stuck with poems, I might’ve starved! But I did learn – and yet believe – that the strengths of good poetry can also be the strengths of any good writing. This notion helped me launch into freelance reporting. Journalism next became not only the bread and butter, but also the meat of my long, careening career through many realms of writing. Now, I feel my years spent exploring real issues and real people mired in real situations stands me in excellent stead. It forms a solid foundation for a springboard, as I leap out into the infinite possibilities of fiction. Throughout my efforts, a particular aim has remained a guiding light: my goal always has been to write things that matter.
View from the bluffs at Santa Cruz. The surf break furthest out is Middle Peak, the break closest in is Transitions. Steamer Lane is out of sight, around to the right. Credit, Paul McHughSanta Cruz Paddlefest in the 21st Century Terror struck at the heart of the 2016...
My ride -- a custom Infinity wave ski, shaped by Steve Boehne. Credit, Paul McHughA Duffer’s Personal Drama I stood beside Dennis Judson on the bluff above Steamer Lane, quietly sipping coffee. Well, that’s what Dennis was doing. Me, I let him know I’d arrived next to...
Dan Crandall in his happy place, about to drop from the crest of a steepening wave. Credit, Paul McHugh Your Heat is ON One of the best aphorisms I’ve ever run across is this sweet bit, from G. K. Chesterton: “Reality plays a game, called ‘cheat the prophet.’” It’s...