Image of Charlie, recruiting for terror.

Recruiting Terror

Book Excerpt From: THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE As a favor to Charlie, Juan, a weekend nightshift porter, comes down to the windowless locker room in the basement of the bank and switches on the bright overhead florescent; then bangs three times with malicious delight on one […]

Toward the end of life.

Fall Silent

A SHORT STORY There are two of them. One of them is Joe. It has been snowing all day and the forecast is for two to three days of it, which fits neatly into Joe’s plans. The other man has been here two weeks, though he and Joe […]

image for Frank Driscoll's chapter

A Constellation Of Stars

Book Excerpt From: THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE Sergeant Frank Driscoll, my lead protagonist: When Frank looks into his mirror he sees a fiftyish Irish crank with carrot-red hair and eyes sharp as blue lights, which shine from a pale freckled face that catches fire too easily […]

Gock reduce for blog

Death On West Forty-Eighth St.

Book Excerpt From: THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE In Manhattan, 6883 miles from Islamabad, the night barely holds along west Forty-Eighth Street, while not yet ready to surrender to the arrows of early morning light that will pierce and reduce the last of it’s shadows. The rain […]

Yusuf in training

The Graveyard Of Empires

Book Excerpt From: THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE (Yusuf –“apple pie”Joe from Queens, NY — is terror training in the Tribal Lands when he and his group unexpectantly come upon a firefight, which they observe from a distance. At the same time, thousands of miles away, an […]

Crisis, Opportunity, Money

Crisis, Opportunity, Money

>Book Excerpt From THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE: (While fictional a fair description of foreign policy insanity, which is okay because crisis means opportunity, and opportunity means money for all sides). 2008. One of my three protagonists, ex law student Yusuf (Joe) Masood (from Queens, NY, and […]

bluebird Empathy

Business Has No flag

A viewpoint: Oh empathy, empathy, where art thou? Help me, Adam Smith, for Business Has No Flag. Recently I’ve noticed a particular conservative response to complaints regarding the lack of empathy for today’s inequality and the resultant gap between the rich and the rest: middle class, working class […]

Planet Earth

Our Planet Earth

A viewpoint: We are alone in that whatever happens to our planet is our responsibility, whether we choose to accept this or not. In order to put this in perspective, imagine a superior intelligence from a remote star system making observations about us and our planet. “I am […]

bush-cheny-banner-1250-pixels.jpg

One Man’s Opinion

A Viewpoint: One Man’s Opinion. Making a point here: In my novel, Three At The Center Of Rage, an FBI agent says to my protagonist, a pushy cop:       “Walk away from all of this. Except for you, hardly anybody cares. I know you now, Frank. You’re a […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.