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Michael A. Draper holds a master's degree in teaching from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. He spent four years in the Air Force, achieving the rank of captain. Currently agent emeritus in the field of life insurance and retirement planning, Mr. Draper found a great deal of inspiration for this novel while working with law enforcement personnel.


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Michael A. Draper Sometimes I just keep writing and see what comes up. Other times, I'll read or re-read a novel by one of the authors I admire, such as James Lee…moreSometimes I just keep writing and see what comes up. Other times, I'll read or re-read a novel by one of the authors I admire, such as James Lee Burke.
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Michael A. Draper I've been the family story teller for years and being a writer lets me create characters and scenes that bring the characters to life.
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Lemar Pye, his mentally challenged cousin, Odell and another prisoner escape from McAllister State Penn, a maximum security prison. Pye had just murdered another prisoner so he had nothing to loose. The men go on a killing and robbery spree in Oklahoma and West Texas.

They stop at the farm of crusty WWII vet, Bill Stepford to find guns and ammunition.

Later that day, state trooper and his young... Read more of this blog post »
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Lemar Pye, his mentally challenged cousin, Odell and another prisoner escape from McAllister State Penn, a maximum security prison. Pye had just mu... Read more of this blog post »
Three Strikes and You're Dead; by Michael A. Draper
"A major league baseball strike is underway and someone is murdering the league’s top players. Randy Larkin, an insurance agent turned amateur sleuth and his two partners hear about the baseball murders and convince the Commission that the crime-so..." Read more of this review »
Three Strikes and You're Dead by Michael A. Draper
"+I received a copy of this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Honestly - I very much enjoyed this book: the story is solid and the characters are well rounded. It did take a few chapters before I was really transported into t..." Read more of this review »
Three Strikes and You're Dead; by Michael A. Draper
"‘The pounding on the door was so unexpected that he spilled part of his drink.’

Baseball players are on strike, and they certainly don’t have everyone’s sympathy. The Vindicator wants to teach them a lesson, and what better way to do this than by k..." Read more of this review »
Michael is on page 90 of 368 of Gray Mountain: Adam was shuffling the deck like a Vegas dealer.
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Carrie Ardoin Hey Mike,

Thanks for friending me! I am reading your book (just started yesterday), so you can expect a review within a couple weeks or so.


Michael Lynn wrote: "Hi Mike,
Just stopping in to say thank you so much for introducting me to Karen Olson's books! I started with the Tattoo Shop series and am loving her!! I can't wait to start on the Annie Seymour ..."


Lynn;
I'm so glad. It's nice to have a recommendation that is well received and doubly nice in that the author is such a nice person.
Mike


message 2: by Lynn

Lynn Hi Mike,
Just stopping in to say thank you so much for introducting me to Karen Olson's books! I started with the Tattoo Shop series and am loving her!! I can't wait to start on the Annie Seymour (I think that's her name) series (and Shot Girl!). Thanks and happy reading! :-)
Lynn :-)


Michael Barbara wrote: "Mike
Hi Barbara:
Hope the book continues to give you enjoyment. For some reason when he describes the rental from hell, I feel like I was somewhere nearby.
Mike



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