Why readers love The Canton Connection
This is an enjoyable mystery with an international flavor.
I can’t set it down.
Marvelous. I really like Jake Maguire.
Compelling. I want to keep reading.
Galt makes you feel as if you are alongside of him and you know he’s been there and experienced the locale.
Very unique and different. I would give it a big handful of stars.
A very timely theme.
Hollywood is waiting for this one.
I can’t resist reading this book.
Enjoy this free excerpt from The Canton Connection
“In the not too distant future, we anticipate that the cyber threat will pose the number one threat to our country.”
—Robert S. Mueller, III
Federal Bureau of Investigation
RSA Cyber Security Conference
San Francisco, CA
March 01, 2012
Jake Maguire got the call at two p.m. on Friday. Homicide wasn’t his specialty, and viewing a bludgeoned body didn’t sit well with him.
He was a young, good-looking FBI special agent and had his whole life ahead of him. The fatherly Asian victim did not.
The summer heat and humidity were sweltering, even by Virginia standards. Taking a deep breath, Jake plunged in and did what had to be done. He consulted with Red Stokes, a police detective for Arlington County, and took notes about the scene of the crime.
If the police saw a possible federal case, they brought the FBI in, and Jake was the Bureau’s point man in the Northern Virginia area.
Wearing vests and sterile gloves, the crime scene investigators had not disturbed the body lying in the bushes just off the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. One could easily have jogged or cycled on the rail trail past the corpse without seeing it. Several poles driven into the soil held shrubbery back for a better view.
The bruise to the forehead had barely broken the skin and begun to bleed. “The blunt blow may have been enough to knock the victim unconscious,” Stokes explained to Jake.
Stokes, a red-haired detective in his forties, shoved a nearby branch aside. An aluminum baseball bat lay on a bed of dry leaves. It was a kid’s bat, but dangerous nonetheless.
“Is it what killed him?” Jake asked.
Stokes lifted a flap of the victim’s cotton print shirt.
A hunting knife had been jabbed into the hairless abdomen. The entire blade pierced up through the diaphragm and into the heart.
“That killed him,” he said.
Excerpt from The Canton Connection
Enjoy America’s latest hero as he fights new national security challenges. A who-dun-it murder mystery wrapped inside a pulse racing thriller.
“Great mystery and surprise ending.” – author Henry D. Smith