A knowledgeable scuba diver’s survival skills are tested when she comes face-to-face with a shark in the Florida Keys. In Japan, death and double-cross arise when two avaricious strangers hatch a double-murder plot. While overseeing construction of a freeway in Austria, an Autobahn engineer is presented with a startling discovery… The latest anthology, INVIGORATING PASSAGES, is loaded with sumptuous poetry and prose and heart-pounding adventure!
From wild hospital wards in Singapore and frantic motorbike rides though the wilds of Thailand, to garrulous taxi drivers in Romania and unhinged explorers in Antarctica, we present work by Elaine Barnard, Roland Barnes, Robert Boucheron, Charles Edward Brooks, Carrie Camp, Daniel DeLeón, Rob Dinsmoor, Mary Donaldson-Evans, Clare Goldfarb, Michael Goldman, Ivy Goodman, Paul Gray, Sam Grieve, Nick Harden, David Havird, Jacqueline Jules, Connie Kallback, Michael C. Keith, Robert Kerbeck, Richard LeBlond, Peter Marsh, Dan Morey, Mike Nagel, Beth Escott Newcomer, James B. Nicola, Dorene O’Brien, DM O’Connor, Olga Pavlinova Olenich, G.B. Ryan, Gary Singh, Knud Sønderby, Christopher Thornton, David A. Watson, and Laura Wyckoff. Plus, an in-depth interview with renowned mystery author James R. Benn.
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About the Author
Matthew P. Mayo is an award-winning author of thirty books and dozens of short stories. His novel, Tucker's Reckoning, won the Western Writers of America's Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and his short stories have been Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalists. His many novels include Winters' War; Wrong Town; Hot Lead, Cold Heart; The Outfit: To Hell and Back; North of Forsaken; The Hunted; Shotgun Charlie, and others. Matthew's numerous nonfiction books include the bestselling Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears; Haunted Old West; Jerks in New England History; and Hornswogglers, Fourflushers & Snake-Oil Salesmen. He has been an on-screen expert for a popular BBC-TV series about lost treasure in the American West, and has had three books optioned for film. Matthew and his wife, photographer Jennifer Smith-Mayo, rove the byways of North America in search of hot coffee, tasty whiskey, and high adventure.