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Gregory S. Williams

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First of all, I'm a reader. I love discovering new writers who have an engaging, unique, melodic or authentic voice. I also love a good recommendation of existing works that embody those characteristics, or enrich my knowledge or perspective about historical events. This is why I'm on Goodreads - it's a wonderful venue for both.

As far as my writing, I'm a full-time executive, happily married and the proud father of two brilliant and witty twenty-somethings, an avid hiker, traveler, adventurer and marathon runner from northern California.

FATAL INDEMNITY is a murder/mystery set in Sacramento, California featuring Zach Gannon, a smart, snarky insurance investigator, who stumbles across the murder of a homeless woman and finds himself in over h
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Is this The End?

“A history professor once told me that there are two ways we learn: you can put your hand on the hot stove, or you can hear tales of people who already did that and how it turned out for them.”
“While much of what follows is rather dark, looking at history has a way of putting our circumstances in better perspective. Hearing about what, for example, people dealt with as their cities were carpet-bo
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Published on June 20, 2020 06:46 Tags: blog-book-review
Average rating: 4.81 · 16 ratings · 4 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fatal Indemnity

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