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Claude Bouchard

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I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms for countless years. From there, considering my extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, "Vigilante". Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing
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WILDFIRE by Scott Bury

A quick intro to start. I have been neglectful with my blog for a while, almost two years, in fact. That said, when fellow author, Scott Bury, offered the clean up the place (including doing the windows) in exchange for a one time use to promote his upcoming Wildfire, I jumped at the chance.


So, without further ado, I present you with an excerpt of Wildfire...


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Mind Games (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:40AM
Description: A string of sex slayings plagues Montreal and has Captain Dave McCall and his Special Homicide Task Force in a frustrated frenzy as they try to bring an end to the vicious butchery. Assisted officially by the noted psychiatrist, Doctor Samuel Bowman and unofficially by his close friend, computer genius and multi-millionaire, Chris Barry, Captain McCall works his way closer and closer to the truth, unaware that they are heading deeper into the core of deadly Mind Games.
The Consultant (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:38AM
Description: WARNING: Do not read this book until you have read Vigilante. Consider yourself warned !! Murderers,drug lords, biker gangs, kidnappers... None stand a chance against... The Consultant.
Vigilante (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:34AM
Description: Summer of 96 in Montreal and a killer known as the Vigilante is on a spree, his victims, those who engage in criminal activities. Following 16 murders in 6 months, Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force is without clue or lead until an electronic message is received from the assassin himself. Failure in tracing the origin of the email leads McCall to request the assistance of CSS Inc., a security firm specializing in computer and communication networks and headed by EVP and COO, Chris Barry. As murders and emails continue, the two men join forces to bring the killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?

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“approaching her. “She’s-she’s out, I guess,” the girl replied, trying to sound confident but not succeeding. “But she should be back real soon.” The old man smiled again, more of a sneer, as he wavered slightly. “And that little shit brother of yours?” demanded her stepfather. “Where’s he at?” “I-I don’t know,” she mumbled. “No one was home when I got here.” “So it’s just you and me, huh, kiddo?” he mused, scratching his stubble thoughtfully as his cold bleary eyes wandered over the forms of her body beneath her thin, yellow sundress. “I’m sure Mom will be back real soon,” she repeated tearfully as she shrunk into the corner, shivering with terror. The old man grinned at her for a few seconds, then stepped back and pushed the door shut. As he returned, he started unbuttoning his jeans and retorted, “Well, girly, real soon is just not soon enough for me today. You’re just gonna have to fill your mama’s shoes.” The boy rolled away from the grill, not wanting to see what was taking place. His sister shrieked and several slaps were heard amidst a muttered “Quiet, little lady.” Covering his ears, the youngster cowered in the darkness and silently wept with frustration. But, what could he do? He was only ten. After a minute or two, the boy heard the bedroom door below swing open and slam shut and everything grew quiet. With tears in his eyes, he crawled forward and once again peered down through the grill. Their stepfather was gone but his sister was still there, lying on the bed, whimpering and shaking uncontrollably. Her dress was ripped and he could see her exposed breasts, scratched and bruised. Her left eye, just above the cheekbone, was already starting to swell from when the pig had hit her and the sheets were spattered with blood. He began to soundlessly weep once more as he vowed that he would get even when he was older. Chapter 1 - Tuesday, June 25, 1996 8:00 p.m. Sandy was at school, her last night of the spring term and would not be home for a while. She had mentioned that she would be going for a drink or two after class with a few fellow students to celebrate the completion of another semester. She would therefore most likely not be home before midnight. She never was on such occasions as she enjoyed these mini social events. With Sandy out, he was alone for the evening but this had never proved to be a problem in the past and this night would not be any different. He was perfectly capable of looking after himself and could always find a way to occupy his time. He pulled on some black Levi’s and a dark t-shirt, slipped into his black Reeboks and laced them securely. Leaving the bedroom, he descended to the main floor, headed for the foyer closet and retrieved his black leather jacket. No studs or chains, just black leather. He slipped into the coat and donned”
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message 21: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)


message 20: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thank YOU,Sky! :)

i>Sky *A Booknatic* wrote: "Thank you for the add! Looking forward to reading one of these fabulous novels =)"


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Sky Thank you for the add! Looking forward to reading one of these fabulous novels =)


message 18: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Why, thank you, C.J.! :)

C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Claude,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ"



message 17: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Claude,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 16: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thank YOU. :)

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Loribeth Hossein thanks :)


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Marc Schiller Just published my first non-fiction book "Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story". I invite everyone to read it.

http://www.painandgainbook.com/


message 13: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Claude,

I hope you're well.

Thank's for accepting my request of friendship.

Regards,
Owen
Behind The Smile by Owen Jones
Behind The Smile


message 12: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my friend! Thanks for Thanksgiving gift and the add here too! Will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, etc in the future! Best wishes! Keep up the good work! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).


message 11: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thanks to you as well, Tom. Good luck with the book! :)

Tom wrote: "THANKS CLAUDE FOR FRIENDVITE! Was swamped yesterday with print debut of my 1st book, ADVERSITY BUILDS CHARACTER - http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Produc......"


message 10: by Tom

Tom Ufert THANKS CLAUDE FOR FRIENDVITE! Was swamped yesterday with print debut of my 1st book, ADVERSITY BUILDS CHARACTER - http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Produc...
Look forward to our growing friendship.


Claude Bouchard Thanks to you as well, Melanie. :)

Melanie (aka Serial Reader) wrote: "Claude, thanks for the Goodreads friendship!
Melanie (aka Serial Reader) O'Donnell"



Carole Hi CeeBee,
Carole is inviting you to join in her 4 book Give Away of FLASH HARRY – crime fiction set in Australia and Bangkok. You can enter here: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


Christine Hatfield Your welcome


how long have you been writing books?


Claude Bouchard My pleasure, Christine. Thanks for inviting me. :)

Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Claude Bouchard Hi, Douglas, I hear you with the TBR pile on the Kindle. So much to read, so little time. Have a good one! :)

Douglas wrote: "Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. Your book is ON my Kindle... with all my Tweeter family the list gets overwhelming... but, I will get to it! Can't wait!
Douglas"



Douglas Wickard Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. Your book is ON my Kindle... with all my Tweeter family the list gets overwhelming... but, I will get to it! Can't wait!
Douglas


Claude Bouchard Words I love to hear, or read, Peggy! Thank you and have a marvelous weekend! :)

Peggy wrote: "Still enjoying your books, Claude."


Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping to say hi! Happy Holidays. Just added you to my amazon listmania. Peace

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You


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