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David E. Grogan

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David E. Grogan served on active duty in the United States Navy for over 26 years as a Navy Judge Advocate. During the course of his Navy career, he prosecuted and defended court-martial cases; negotiated agreements in capitals around the world; lived abroad in Japan, Cuba and Bahrain; deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf onboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise; and actively contributed to the fight against piracy and international terrorism. His experiences abroad and during the course of his career influence every aspect of his writing. His third novel, The Hidden Key, was released by Camel Press in April, 2020. His first two novels were Sapphire Pavilion and The Siegel Dispositions.

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David E. Grogan • The Siegel Dispositions begins in 1998 with Steve Stilwell having just retired from the Navy. Believing he will have a relaxing second career, he jo…more• The Siegel Dispositions begins in 1998 with Steve Stilwell having just retired from the Navy. Believing he will have a relaxing second career, he joins a small trusts and estates law practice in Williamsburg, Virginia. Soon after he arrives at his office, a client he has written a will for is murdered. Steve finds himself in a race to save the lives of his client’s beneficiaries. The Siegel Dispositions emphasizes the importance of human rights in a world marred by hate and bigotry that goes back to WWII.

• Sapphire Pavilion takes place in the year 2000. An old Navy friend of Steve Stilwell’s finds the wreckage of a plane lost during the Vietnam War and is jailed in Vietnam on trumped up drug charges. Steve is hired to represent his friend. He’s joined by Casey Pantel, a Wounded Warrior turned attorney. Their quest to free their client takes them to Vietnam where powerful forces seek to block their every move. Sapphire Pavilion reminds Steve that every decision has a cost and that sometimes that cost is pain and suffering.

• The Hidden Key continues in 2004 with Steve Stilwell watching helplessly as a wealthy new client dies in front of his eyes at a London restaurant. When he returns to the United States to probate his deceased client’s estate, he comes into possession of an ancient artifact that the FBI wants and others will kill for. Steve, and his law partner, Casey Pantel, follow leads to Italy and India to uncover why their client died. They must decipher the meaning and value of the artifact before they, too, fall victim to its secrets. The Hidden Key compels Steve to look in the mirror. He will be forced to assess his life after he puts himself and those around him in danger in the name of zealously representing the interests of his dead client.
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David E. Grogan Two thugs steal a mysterious clay tablet from a Navy sailor who smuggled it out of Iraq and murder him. One week later, attorney Steve Stilwell watche…moreTwo thugs steal a mysterious clay tablet from a Navy sailor who smuggled it out of Iraq and murder him. One week later, attorney Steve Stilwell watches helplessly as a wealthy new client dies in front of his eyes at a London restaurant. When he returns to the United States to probate his deceased client’s estate, he comes into possession of an ancient artifact the FBI wants and others will kill for. Steve, and his law partner, Casey Pantel, follow leads to Italy and India to figure out why their client died and decipher the meaning and value of the artifact. What they discover puts their lives in danger.(less)
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There’s nothing like growing up in a small town. Close-knit families and neighborhoods, safety and security from the hustle and bustle of the city, and the freedom to roam and explore without fear. Sergeant Kenny L. Esmond grew up in such an environment, rarely venturing beyond his familiar Wisconsin surroundings. Yet even a trip to nearby big cities like Milwaukee or Chicago paled in comparison t

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We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Harold G. Moore
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I just had the opportunity to interview Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Walter Joseph Marm, Jr., U.S. Army (Retired) for my Voices To Veterans blog. That interview inspired me to learn more about the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang in the Central Highlands ...more
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Mistaken Identity was the first book I've read by Lisa Scottoline and I really enjoyed it. Although it is book 4 in the series, I had no problem jumping in. As both a lawyer and a legal thriller author, I found the storyline authentic and believable. ...more
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Camino Winds by John Grisham
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John Grisham has always been my favorite fiction writer. In fact, his books were a major influence on me when I started writing the Steve Stilwell thriller series. So, it should be no surprise that I really enjoyed Camino Winds. The story begins as H ...more
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1776 by David McCullough
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I learned so much reading this book! After watching the play Hamilton on TV this summer, I decided I needed to learn more about the American Revolution. When I searched for books, the one that kept popping up was 1776. The book covers just what it sa ...more
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Last Mission to Tokyo by Michel Paradis
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THE LAST MISSION TO TOKYO was fascinating. It's about the war crimes trials of the Japanese officers alleged to be responsible for the torture and execution of the Doolittle raiders captured in China after they bombed Tokyo in early 1942. As I was a ...more
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Fractured Truth by Susan Furlong
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I listened to Fractured Truth on Audible as soon as I finished the first book in the series, Splintered Silence. Just like the first book, Fractured Truth was excellent. I listened to it on a 5-hour drive to and from Nashville and it made the trip fl ...more
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