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William F. Brown

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I live in Florida. As a Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, I traveled widely in the US and abroad. A native of Chicago, I earned a BA in History and Russian Area Studies and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Illinois. (Go Illini!) I’ve been active in politics (I had the stupidity to run and the misfortune to win a -year seat on a County Board of Supervisors) (more hard time than you’d get for armed robbery, car theft, or embezzlement in most states!) and active in numerous civic organizations. I served in the US Army and was a company commander and drug counselor. (The only two places in the country that teach leadership and organizational management are the Boy Scouts and the A ...more

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William F. Brown I published Burke's Gamble, book #2 in the Bob Burke action adventure series, on March 1 and have been busily at work on book #3, Burke's Revenge,…moreI published Burke's Gamble, book #2 in the Bob Burke action adventure series, on March 1 and have been busily at work on book #3, Burke's Revenge, which I hope to have out by year-end. This one is set in North Carolina, in and around the 'friendly confines' of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. Instead of Bob going after the bad guys; this time, they're coming after him and his friends.(less)
William F. Brown Sure. E-mail me at Billthewriter51@gmail.com. Sorry about not responding sooner, but I've been out of town. FYI, due to all the positive feedback I've…moreSure. E-mail me at Billthewriter51@gmail.com. Sorry about not responding sooner, but I've been out of town. FYI, due to all the positive feedback I've received, I'm putting together a Volume II.

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Burke's War

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Amongst My Enemies

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The Undertaker

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Aim True, My Brothers

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Winner Lose All

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Our Viet Nam Wars has been ranked #1 New Military History Books, #1 in books on the Viiet Nam, Viet Nam Wars Vietnam War, #1 in books on Veterans, and has 4.7 Stars on 86  Amazon Reviews. I put it on a special Kindle $0.99 Sale today, 80% off so more people would read it.
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Description: When Pete Talbott found himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary, it was a mystery he couldn’t leave well enough alone. Someone with a penchant for sharp scalpels and embalming tables is planting bodies under other people’s names. From the cornfields of Ohio to the slums of Chicago, a bloody kitchen in a Back Bay townhouse, New York’s Washington Square, and the nation’s Capitol itself, the hunt is on. Talbott is a lowly computer wonk who spends his days solving software glitches, not running from County sheriffs, mafia hit men, the FBI, and an army of Chicago cops. But if he doesn’t stop them, he and his quirky new girlfriend, Sandy Kasmarek, will be next on the Undertaker’s list.

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Pretty Girls? A pretty long, repetitious story.

Two sisters make a life-long series of bad decisions, but manage to take down an international ring of psychopathic, snuff-film serial killers, including one of their husbands. While it is well-reviewed
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Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
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Excellent book in an excellent series

A good police procedural with some compelling characters. Makes a good airplane or beach read. Keeps you drawn in until the end.
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Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
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Another excellent Harry Bosch police procedural set in contemporary LA, with plots within plots and great characters from the master of the genre, Michael Connelly. That's all you need to know.
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Greece by Alexander Eliot
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I'm going on a trip to mainland Greece and seven islands, and was looking for a good, basic history as background. This isn't it. Skips too much and bounced around.
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I'm going on a trip to mainland Greece and seven islands, and was looking for a good, basic history as background. This isn't it. Skips too much and bounced around.
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
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An Amazing Story That is Supposedly True

There are a lot of Work WW II stories, but not many set in Italy as the Germans collapsed. Really good.
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“sat Major General Arnold Stansky from JSOC and Colonel Irving Jeffers from Delta, with Patsy and Linda sitting between them, accompanied by several other general officers and a phalanx of colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors, all in uniform. To their immediate rear sat Master Sergeant Harold Ace Randall, several graying command sergeant majors, and Chester, Lonzo, The Batman, Koz, Bulldog, and countless other NCOs”
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William Brown "Thursday at Noon" is now available on Kindle and Amazon Prime. This is the e-book edition of my most successful suspense novel, which came out in hardback, and a number of paper and foreign editions.

As “The New Yorker” said, Thursday at Noon is “a thriller in the purest cliffhanger vein. The technique is flawless. It could only have been learned in a thousand Saturday afternoon movie matinees.”

Cairo, 1962. Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief who tried to sell him photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it.

Alone and on the run, no one believes Thomson’s answers -- not the CIA, the US Ambassador, Colonel Ali Rashid of Egyptian State Security, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson, preferably around the CIA’s neck . Under pressure from within and without, the slums of Cairo are a tinder box of discontent and the first faint whiffs of a military coup against the shaky, new government of Abdel Gamal Nasser are in the air. Thompson and the young daughter of one of the German rocket scientists have five action-packed days and nights to figure it out. Tick Toc, Tick Tock! Something is about to blow up in Thomson’s face at Noon on Thursday.

Like "Night of the Generals," this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international crisis. It is from the author of "The Undertaker", with 21 Amazon Five Star! Reviews and "Amongst My Enemies"", now with 11. This is the e-book edition of his successful hardback, a Joan Kahn Book published by St. Martins and in paperback and foreign editions by Harlequin. In all, he has written 6 international thrillers and four award-winning screenplays.


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