Maddog 5: The Escape: NYC's Most Violent Private Detective Breaks Free

Maddog 5: The Escape: NYC's Most Violent Private Detective Breaks Free

by Tom Golabek


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497383944
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tom Golabek was born & raised in Yonkers, N.Y in 1946
He joined the military as soon as he hit 18. He is a Vietnam combat vet '67 serving in the U.S. Navy for 5 years from '64-'69. Tom was a Gunners Mate mostly stationed on board the USS Barney (DDG-6), a guided missile destroyer, and attained Petty Officer 2nd class.

Receiving various awards and commendations during his time in Vietnam. They include the
• Meritorious Unit Commendation;
• The Combat Action Ribbon;
• The Vietnam Campaign Medal
• Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation
• The Vietnam Service Medal
• The National Defense Service Medal

Tom attended Roosevelt High School ('64) in Yonkers. He earned a BA ('75) from Lehman College in The Bronx; an MA (Clinical Psychology) from Farleigh Dickinson Univ. ('77.); and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology ('81) at the University of the Pacific.

His career employment was with the Department of Veterans Affairs, as a Counseling Psychologist. He retired in 2003 after 27 years of federal service.

Tom had driven a NY "gypsy" cab, at night, during his college years in the 70's and was surprised at how much it felt like being back in a war zone

Hobbies are poker and magic. He produced and is still selling a DVD on how to perform tricks with poker chips on He played in eleven World Series of Poker events and a World Poker Tour Main Event.
He was awarded "Magician of the Year" in 2005 as well as several "close up" magic awards.

At this time Tom has completed 5 Maddog novels in the Mike Murdock Mystery series. A brief summary of the first book will give you the flavor and action of NYC's most violent private detective.
The novel details the latest case of Mike "MADDOG" Murdock, the borderline depraved crime-fighting private detective. Follow the action as no-holds barred Maddog, fueled by a genuine rage against crime busts his way through the mean streets of 1968 New York City. The explosion of violence is more overt than the usual detective story, and leaves little to the imagination.
Maddog's friend is murdered, and unfortunately for the Johnny Dragon gang, Mike gets hot on the case. Every twist and turn leads to bad news for somebody.
Written in the first person, Murdock describes his violent encounters with relish. Action, Murder, Sex, interwoven with mystery and suspense will keep you reading. Reminiscent of Mickey Spillane's adventures. A real page turner!

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