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Rebecca Cantrell

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A few years ago Rebecca Cantrell quit her job, sold her house, and moved to Hawaii to write a novel because, at seven, she decided that she would be a writer. Now she writes the award-winning Hannah Vogel mystery series set in Berlin in the 1930s. “A Trace of Smoke,” "A Night of Long Knives," "A Game of Lies," and "A City of Broken Glass." She also co-writes the Order of Sanguines series with James Rollins, starting with the upcoming book 1: "The Blood Gospel." And she writes the iMonster series as Bekka Black, including "iDrakula" and "iFrankenstein."

A faded pink triangle pasted on the wall of Dachau Concentration Camp and time in Berlin, Germany in the 1980s inspired “A Trace of Smoke.” Fluent in German, she received her high school diplo

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After a hearty breakfast overlooking the ocean and watching the spinner dolphins (and seeing my first whale of the season), I trotted home and saw an old blog post on Facebook. The original seems to be gone, but I dug it out of my files and decided to post it as a ghost of Christmas past. From the old, old days of 2013:

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‘Hell hath no fury like a woman seeking revenge.’

This statement pretty much sets up the theme for Rebecca Cantrell’s latest addition to the Joe Tesla series. Women are the real focus in The Steel Shark, both as villains and heroes.

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"BRAVO!!! The Steel Shark (Joe Tesla, #4) by Rebecca Cantrell is going to quickly be on the bestseller list! It's a high speed thriller, smart, inventive fun mental journey!! So many twists and turns... All unexpected and very satisfying!

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“June 28, 1983 Mianus River Bridge Greenwich, Connecticut   George Tesla was drunk. This wasn’t new for him, but the reason was. He was going to be a father. Fifty years old, and he’d knocked up a thirty-year-old carnie. Someone careful enough to live through a trapeze act ought to be careful enough to not get pregnant. But she hadn’t been. Tatiana flat-out refused to talk about abortion or adoption or any sensible solution to the problem. She was perfectly willing to talk about leaving him to raise the baby alone, but nothing else. Her mind was set. He leaned against the cold side of the bridge and took a long sip of Jack Daniel’s from his silver hip flask. He’d bought the flask when he was first made professor of mathematics at New York University. Another thing that would have to change, since Tatiana had told him she had no intention of giving up performing to move to New York”
Rebecca Cantrell, The Tesla Legacy

“Didn’t you hear what I just said?” She sounded far from calm. “I have to pee. In fact, scratch that, I don’t have to. I’m going to. Any minute now. And I don’t want to do it sitting in my car.”
Rebecca Cantrell, "A" is for Actress

“Go find a bush.” Aidan was, as usual, completely unsympathetic to her plight. “There aren’t any bushes.” He knew that. He’d driven by the artistic”
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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

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Ida Plassay Hello Rebecca!
Thank you for befriending me here on goodreads.

Rebecca Weird. Someone on Facebook just told me that too. I've never seen the series, but am curious now...

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E.A. Thanks for the friendship. Your picture reminds me of Bones on Bones, the TV series.

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Ed Thank you for the friend add, Rebecca. Your upcoming books look interesting. Have a great week and holiday.


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Beth Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author!
- Beth

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