Thom Whalen



In Roscoe Pitts' opinion he is San Diego's finest divorce investigator. And the most handsome. Most of his clients are rich husbands and wives scrambling to keep their wealth out of the reach of the very people they once loved. His job is to find out who's cheating on who and where the bodies are buried. That can't help but make a man cynical about his fellow man.

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Seventy-eight short stories about gumshoes, punks, professors, drunks, kids, kin, and other strange folk. Even the most ordinary of people is strange if we look beneath the surface. And when otherwise ordinary people find themselves in strange situations, their own strangeness cannot remain hidden. Strange folk are not always pretty, not always noble, but always interesting.

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At the age of eighteen, Amanda Riley, known to her friends as Red, volunteers to be a scout on a starship. The physics of interstellar travel are brutal. She will spend most of her life living on a disk, two hundred meters in diameter and three stories high, with forty scouts and crew. Thanks to the miracle of constant acceleration, she will travel two hundred light years from Earth and explore planets orbiting four alien suns, searching for extraterrestrial life. Her most surprising discovery is that living in such close quarters with so many young people for so long is as hazardous as the dangers she finds on alien planets.

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Amanda Riley, known to her friends as Red, is thirty-two when her starship reachs the second star on her life-long flight to the stars. One of the planets orbiting this star has the remenants of an advance civilization, but the aliens who built the vacant and deteriorating cities are notwhere to be found. The only life on the planet are plants vaguely similar to plants on Earth and patchs of slow moving slime. The planet appears benign, but scouting any alien world is fraught with danger. The scouts struggle to solve the mystery of the vanished civilization before they lose any more scouts.

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In two hundred years, the economic and cultural seeds we are planting today will bear bitter fruit. A thousand people will own everything and the rest of us will survive on their charity. To merit their goodwill, we will entertain them with art, music, and battles to the death. Those thousand wealthy people are immortal, but they will deny us the medical technology that allows them to live forever. Then one of the immortals is brutally murdered and the four people who invstigate the crime discover the great secret of their world.

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At the peak of the War in Vietnam, a twenty-five-year-old mathematician is drafted and sent to Saigon where he encrypts the American military's most sensitive secret messages. Seduced by a Russian spy, he is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit. His survival depends on learning a single truth: The most dangerous weapon in the world is a well-told lie.

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In 1848, a seventeen-year-old dairy farmer hears that gold has been discovered in California, and a man can get rich quick. He gets a berth on a clipper and sails around the horn to jump ship in California. Life as a forty-niner is more difficult and dangerous than he anticipated, but he is determined to make his fortune at any cost.

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A collection of fifty-two short stories. These stories were written to be read aloud at writers' groups, so they are first person narrations in different voices with a minimal amount of direct dialogue. They are available as an audiobook as well as in ebook and trade paperback fromats

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A pharmaceutical corporation is making billions of dollars in profits by selling a drug that prevents acne. But only they know that their drug also causes fatal skin cancer, until a whistleblower in the company tells a reporter about it. The company scrambles to protect its profits. If they don't mind killing ten thousand teenagers a year, what would a few more bodies matter to them?

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America is under attack and the government is keeping it a secret. When Terry Bendersen sees a man killed by a small missile early one morning in Fairfax, Virginia, it's not a foreign power that wants him dead, it's the American government. He has to flee across the country while desperately finding a way to survive.

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Horrible crime. A rich family slaughtered in their kitchen. We caught the perp coming out of the house. A seventeen-year-old kid from the slums. He confessed. It's a slam-dunk. Except his mother's preacher is trying to mess up our case. A twenty-nine-year-old ex-con who started his own storefront church a couple years ago. But Drexel's a tough cop. He'll get Pastor Leon out of our way.

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In the summer of '71, between high school and university, Phil takes a job cooking at a diner in his home town in upstate New York. When the waitress's ex-husband is stabbed to death, the police suspect that the head cook, Randal, murdered him. Phil believes that Randal is innocent and is pulled into a dangerous world of outlaw bikers and drug dealers as he struggles to find the real killer.

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Marie Lenoir is a New Orleans voodoo priestess and a serial murderer. But she errs when she kills the husband of a Canadian university professor, Dr. Jordan McIntyre. Marie may be too slick for the police but Dr. McIntyre is relentless in her determination to avenge her husband's murder. A life and death struggle between logic and magic rages across the continent as the victims of Marie's murder spree accumulate.

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In 1956, tongues are wagging in Edenport, a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest, because the notorious Honey B has divorced her husband and is moving back. Settling in becomes a lot harder when one of her former high-school lovers is found floating in the harbor with his throat slit and the new police chief suspects that she is involved. Who is the mysterious man hiding in her house? And what is this new, savage-sounding rock and roll music that she's brought back from Hollywood?

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Sundog is a teenaged boy who was raised on a houseboat by unconventional parents. They have never let him go to school or learn to read. When the family comes to San Diego for the winter, he decides that no one, not his parents, the school authorities, or the neighbourhood bullies are going to stop him from getting an education.

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A man tells a young Christian woman that he is God. Can she believe him? Does she dare not believe him? Who is scamming who in this duel of wits, logic, and faith? A full-length stage play told in twelve acts.

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