Gary Showalter’s third novel ‘Twisted Key’ is listed as free for download today / tomorrow, the 19th and 20th January.
‘Twisted Key’ synopsis…
Terry Rankin has a new client; Fatima al Natsche, a Muslim woman living under a sentence of death for her work on behalf of women suffering under Islamic law. Terry’s not a religious kind of guy – he’ll protect just about anyone who can pay the freight. In fact, he admires Ms. Al Natsche and the sacrifices she’s made to get her message out. But then her daughter flies over from Norway and gets snatched off the street in front of her mother’s home, and all of the masks come off and all of the dirty little secrets come out to play in the Florida sun.
Available from Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Key-The-Bend-ebook/dp/B004YDQ5VW
And Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twisted-Key-The-Bend-ebook/dp/B004YDQ5VW
Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Mr. Showalter has picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making.
In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security. He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel.
Gary has published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites.
He returned to the United States in the fall of 2003. He published his first novel, “The Big Bend”, in the fall of 2008, his second novel, “Hog Valley”, in 2009, his third novel, “Twisted Key”, in 2010 and his fourth novel, “Lonesome Cove”, in 2011.
Mr. Showalter resides in Dunnellon, Florida, where he has just finished working on a non-fiction book on rose care http://www.amazon.com/A-Primer-on-Roses-ebook/dp/B00A45AVGY which he would welcome feedback on. He is a finalist for inclusion in a finalist for inclusion in the 3rd edition of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading”, which is published by www.TheAuthorsShow.com. His websites are www.garyshowalter.com and www.garyshowalter.wordpress.com.
“Twisted Key” is the third of four novels starring Terry Rankin. Gary tells me he is going to begin writing the fifth novel early 2013. I hope that goes well. Thank you, Gary.
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