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Art - Cover - Vengeance is Mine
Gary Wayne Walker cover

This is for author Gary Wayne Walker and his novel Vengeance is Mine released, I believe summer of 2013. He sat at a table with me at the Book Barn event last July. This is a great “noir era” story set in North Hollywood and San Bernardino.

How far is too far when it comes to revenge? In Gary Wayne Walker’s debut thriller, “Vengeance Is Mine,” the answer slowly unravels as families are torn apart and alliances are made. The year is 1949, and Los Angeles is the playground on which Mickey Cohen and his mob have chosen to play.

ABOUT
Prominent divorce attorney Everett Taylor takes on his first murder trial despite his wife’s impassioned pleas to the contrary and is immediately plunged into an underworld from which there is no escape. The case, in which a woman shot and killed her husband upon discovering him in bed with his lover,
quickly throws Taylor’s life into turmoil, bringing him toe to toe with Cohen’s mob while drudging up his own dark past in St. Louis with his first wife. Crippled by polio as a small child, Taylor is now faced with other health issues, mental and physical, along with an increasing tumultuous relationship with his family, including a daughter left behind in St. Louis.
This is a story where loyalty is tested and no one is as they seem. Most importantly, it reveals how the desire for vengeance can ruin the vengeful while inflicting unimaginable collateral damage on innocent bystanders.
“If you’re searching for mystery and intrigue and enjoy fast-paced thrill rides, then buckle up and enter Gary Wayne Walker’s world of Vengeance. His storytelling prowess will captivate your imagination and have you sweating bullets right along with his fascinating cast of characters.”–Armen Bacon, author of “Griefland– An Intimate Portrait of Love, Loss and Unlikely Friendship.”
“Gary Wayne Walker weaves his characters with intricate precision through a meticulously crafted plot. This suspenseful page-turner will leave reader eager for a sequel.”– Janice Stevens, Writing Professor and author of nine California history books.

ISBN-13: 9781483962085
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
Publication date: 7/5/2013
Pages: 370

Tim

PS: The “Triggered Book Study” is still going on. As they say, “Hang in there.”

Tim’s book also:
THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

Paperclip in Paperback

Art - Cover of Annie jacobsen Paperclip Jan 2015

After listening to a radio interview this morning, apparently I am a year late, for the hardbound release. I understand that the paperback is released today for the book Operation Paperclip. I went to the website to catch up.

http://anniejacobsen.com/

This topic was not new to me, but perhaps was last year to many of her fans.

This is January 21, 2015. While listening to the interview this morning, I missed the beginning of it with her. At first I thought she was Linda Hunt on the air, because of her book Secret Agenda [ St Martin’s Press, 1991]. Too, she mentioned things that I had not read or heard before, those being her interviews and the cold war years as “dark times” comments, that were “like now” and as there were “real unanswered questions” then , so are there now.

The late Michael Creighton also wrote a note on the Eisenhower quote to JFK “beware the military-industrial complex” and has said the real “beware” for our era is to beware the “politico-media complex.” He mentions the German scientists – in an appendix to his novel “State of Fear” on page 578 – as going along with the “state [nazi] policies” or they disappeared. Paperclip puts it all together of the need for the cover up at Roswell mushrooming into the UFO mythology, which was supposedly harmless compared to the revealing the truth of the operation, the German interrogations, drug and biological experiments of our own. I alluded to some of this in my novel The Doc revised edition, as I found Secret Agenda answered a lot of questions [1990 – 1991 in the years the “wall came down” in Berlin]. I wish Annie Jacobsen the best with the book, and I’ll get a copy.

If you have more questions, contact me.

Tim

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THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside

Carbon Hoax

In 1974 I sat in a college class on Human Ecology. It was a required course for the degree. One of the concerns of the text’s author, and the prof who lectured, was the increase of carbon in the atmosphere. It was something that was there, but not alarming to these students as they had lived through the 1971 Zero Population Growth book popularity by Stanford’s Paul Erlich. Many accepted Erlich’s premise and college men went for sterilization and girls went for the IUDs instead of the birth control pills. The consideration that birth control is “anti-life” seemed not to matter. Since then, there have been many changes. Many starvations around the world, that may or may not have been due to over population, were more likely due to the regional political upheavals.

Bringing the time up to 2006, there appeared in the news the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide as the main culprit in global warming. And so the next new wave of doom which we all have to work to avoid was on. But, it was apparent to me that this was another “anti-life” like Erlich’s ZPG theory, and I sent a short letter to the local paper, which printed it, but received no comments nor counter letters.
Scientists and Universities have been on this for decades.

It was amazing how quickly the globe jumped on this theory. Prince Charles elected to fly to the “States” in a commercial jet, instead of the private jet, in order to “reduce his carbon footprint” in the atmosphere. Amazing.

Legislation and federal law
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/world/americas/03iht-scotus.1.5124385.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_v._Environmental_Protection_Agency

US Supreme Court: https://www.dieselnet.com/news/2007/04epa.php
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ddoniger/climate_smack-down_court_uphol.html

EPA: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards
There is a detailed carbon dioxide discussion titled, “Is CO2 a Pollutant” at: http://www.skepticalscience.com/co2-pollutant-advanced.htm
It is astonishing the growth of the energy business – solar and wind – energy companies new and older power companies financing wind and solar. Do you get calls from and for solar installation?
A cap and trade story Sunday, November 16 – called Carbon Costs, McClatchy article by Dan Walters laments the undisclosed costs to Californians . Buried on page A16 in Fresno Bee’s Sunday issue, Dan Walter itemized a few California finance unknown answers. Some of those were ……. Carbon, cap and trade, renewable energy.

Climate Confusion [Encounter Books, New York, 2008] by climatologist author and warming skeptic Roy Spenser, PhD has been denounced on several websites as a “crank” and his latest paper as “failed to prove his point.” Read his site at: http://www.drroyspencer.com/
But, that reminds me something my editor said once. One of my book’s characters wrote a paper a paper on government control and exposed a domestic black ops unit. I was informed that my premise was not credible because retired CIA consultants had said the author would be denounced, discredited and to be shown to be quite a fool and a crank. Sound familiar? Exactly how Roy Spencer is being treated.
President Eisenhower warned President Kennedy about the “military-industrial complex.” Roy Spenser warned, beware of the “political-media” complex.
If you have answers, contact me or comment.

Tim

Timothy J. Desmond
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The Doc page and Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

The Doc original Two eBook Trailers

Art -Cover for Blog smaller DBI
THE NEW COVER – PRINT REVISED EDITION

This is sort of silly, as I found this piece buried in the draft column – from December 2012. One friend made the observation after viewing the first, longer trailer, that it was “kinda crazy” and “I liked it.” I never pulled either one down. But until the new print version “The Doc revised edition” book trailer is up, these two are still about the basic story.

The Doc - modified%Two versions of this book trailer are on Youtube, and both were severely edited. The first one was around two and half minutes long and needed to have shortened amount of running time. Youtube edited out some of what I thought were important shots. The second version that I sent in was a one minute-forty second version. Youtube cut that version down to thirty-two seconds. Available here is that version in its entirety, 1:40 seconds.

I have heard both pro and con views on the value of book trailers. One editor/writer colleague told me that book trailers were nice but didn’t really help. Yet, another marketing and promotions guru lists books trailers as one of the seven basic needs.

Anyway here is: The Doc Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lIAhN6Mhg4

The first longer trailers is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxq6azhqNF8

Timothy J. Desmond
THE DOC, ebook conspiracy thriller novel at
http://amazon.com


SWIM THE RED RIVER short story at
http://www.amazon.com/Swim-River-Short-Fiction-ebook/dp/B008BHPCNY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339948726&sr=1-1&keywords=swim+the+red+river

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Murder Lab Interview

Author Kristen Elise
Kristin Elise

I am pleased to send you over to a marvelous blog called “Murder Lab” by author Kristin Elise.
http://www.murderlab.com
Her “knockout” interview of me is posted today on her wonderful site. There is a lot there.

Timothy J. Desmond
Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO
Writing at: http://timothydesmond.wordpress.com
Art at: http://artbydesmond.wordpress.com

My Interview with Author Jami Gray

Author - Jami Gray

Jami Gray interviewed me for her blog. Read the entire post there and more on her great blog at:

http://jamigray.com/2014/06/18/timothy-desmond-brings-the-doc-to-the-swamp-suspense-interview/

Timothy J. Desmond

Blog at: https://timdesmondblog.wordpress.com
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THE DOC released

Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside

This is sort of true – the long awaited release of THE DOC revised edition in print. The revised edition was not available before at all. Saturday, June 14, is the release. Preorders have been available as noted on the Black Opal Books publisher website.
This is short as it is the major announcement. All important sites are below.
Tim

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Sensory Deprivation

Sensory Deprivation

There was a recent blog on this topic. The site has many provocative and interesting posts. I read this one with interest. You may find it at:

http://zazenlife.com/2012/08/22/the-sensory-deprivation-tank-video/

I get the premise and the rational as proposed by having oneself be suspended into that certain state of awareness or unawareness . As with TM, or even Zen, I am not a huge subscriber to the value of it all. I am sure that many may embrace this with wild acclaim. In a clinical setting, such as patients in a long term Intensive Care situation, “sensory deprivation” as such is considered a negative thing for the patient. So I don’t think it is such a healthy idea. I’ve also alluded, in one novel, to the clandestine use of “non-invasive” sensory deprivation in the “breaking down” of prisoners, detainees, or others being interrogated. This was for extracting information. Is that a non-water boarding torture? Either way, if not dangerous, as a misuse, I think it is not healthy. Call me old school. Some new ideas aren’t always good. If you go to that site and check it out, I’d be curious to know your reaction. What do you think?

Timothy J. Desmond
THE DOC, ebook conspiracy thriller novel at
http://amazon.com
SWIM THE RED RIVER short story at

http://www.amazon.com/Swim-River-Short-Fiction-ebook/dp/B008BHPCNY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339948726&sr=1-1&keywords=swim+the+red+river
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Infanticide

Infanticide.

This is a topic which brings up a memory of a distant college course I was in 1973. I as a zoology major and one of the required upper division/major courses was Human Ecology. The big issues for the previous early 70s years in biology and spilled out to the media was Stanford’s professor Erlich’s population control book ZPG – Zero Population Growth. This title wasn’t our text, but our text for the course was heavy with the same rational. One section gave a history – curiously from Africa – about the cultures that practiced infanticide as a method of their population control.

Read Janette Raleigh’s WordPress blog Legislating Morality – Infantacide

at : http://jeanetteraleigh.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/legislating-morality-infantacide/#respond

Yes. During the lecture on this topic, the young, first year professor lost control of this class discussion, to some degree, as many in the class questioned this along many avenues from morality to legality. I understood that he, the prof, was presenting the concept as an adjunct of the text, but the students speaking up were vocal in rejecting the premise. I thought he had done all right in stating that it wasn’t his personal belief, but he soon left the room. When he did not return, the college president came in to address us about our poor treatment of the instructor. It was a memorable experience seeing that session unfold.

Your question also about “what’s next, the elderly…” is exactly where Nazi Germany took things in the 1930’s with their “medical solution” of euthanizing those infirmed and feeble minded. [The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton]. This was legal there and before the war and before the camps and the final solution.

For the life of me I do not see why more people do not see the “population control” mentality as anti-life as a concept. This is exactly what is flawed about the carbon dioxide, CO2, emission restrictions. CO2 is a product of the living, and a need of plants like we need oxygen. The “carbon footprint” concept and people that push that are anti-life. I wrote that to our local paper four years ago. While the letter was printed it had no responses. Main stream media accepts the “carbon problem” as do many legislators. Prince Charles worried aloud about taking the commercial jet to the “states” instead of the Royal jet in order to “reduce the carbon foot print.” I think they are all mad. Can one vote madness out of office? I hope so.

Timothy J. Desmond
THE DOC, ebook conspiracy thriller novel at
http://amazon.com
SWIM THE RED RIVER short story at

http://www.amazon.com/Swim-River-Short-Fiction-ebook/dp/B008BHPCNY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339948726&sr=1-1&keywords=swim+the+red+river
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The Rich

The rich have been in the news since the “Occupy” sit-ins.  Well, further back than that of course. Currently the 1% is being blogged about and referred to in “social media” circles.  Is it important to writers? Possibly.  Bookstores are affected by the economy and market trends. I got fairly beat up on a social media comment reply that went five or six rounds. The topic was the 1% and their fair share. You can see where this was going. The other person didn’t believe my point. It came down to neither accepting the other’s premise of the issue, referring to “anti-business” and the 1% rich not paying their “fair share”.  My first response is, “quit complaining and change the tax code.” We know how tough that is. I know there is rich and then there is “the rich.”  Are bookstores rich? Are independent shop owners the rich? Are publishers, the largest press houses a part of the 1%? The other economic factor ignored is that anyone’s money is not a static entity. One spends it. On might save or invest a certain percent. That invested amount gets spent in the other funds of those institutions. The spending goes to others in the local, state businesses, and across the country in online purchases. The money doesn’t stay. The rich, the 1% money gets spent too, back into system near and far, to businesses for purchases. The money they park is going into other earning funds.
I recall an F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway anecdote. Scott said, “I think there is something very different and special about the rich, don’t you?” Hem replied, “Yes. The rich have more money.”

That’s a good example of differing POV between artists in their time. And as the saying goes, “less is more,” they speak volumes. The so-called 1% aren’t any different from us.

Another starving artist signing off here.

Timothy J. Desmond
THE DOC, ebook conspiracy thriller novel at
http://amazon.com
SWIM THE RED RIVER short story at

http://www.amazon.com/Swim-River-Short-Fiction-ebook/dp/B008BHPCNY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339948726&sr=1-1&keywords=swim+the+red+river
 http://timsfiction-art.com
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Tim’s Amazon author page at: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00694KQQO