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Published by Foremost Press
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324 pages

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  "A mystery so twist-filled,
   you’ll be kept guessing
   until the very end."
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Half-baked thoughts collided with one another in his mind as he intently watched the entrance behind him in the rearview mirror. Faint trembles rippled in a continuous tide up from his toes to his neck.

He found he was shaken in an unexpected way. The two men were not as close to his memory of them as he had expected them to be. But as he focused part of his mind on the tableau, there was no question. These two animals had been a part of that night. He had to find a way to isolate each in a private setting in which he could ask his questions in a way that would bring answers. He desperately wanted to make a move. But what? It would be utter foolishness to tackle both together.

Thirty minutes later, one of the two left the bar and started down the block toward him. Wade felt his heart pounding even harder. And adrenalin surged. He concentrated on remaining motionless as the man strode arrogantly past his car. He watched until he turned in to El Café, another hot spot on Wade’s mental list.

The urge to escape the area overpowered him. Mentally he beat on the thought until it faded. It was time. He shouldered his carry-all bag, stepped out of the car, and started toward the door of the Pedro’s Salón. He hesitated momentarily, then determinedly opened the door; he’d never discover a good approach examining the door.

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by Bob McElwain
ISBN-10: 0-9789704-2-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9789704-2-0

About this Book

Dr. Wade Turklen had a happy and fulfilling life—until the one evening that changes him forever.

On that night, three thugs burst into his home, brutally assaulting and slashing the throats of his wife and two teenage daughters. He, himself, is shot and left for dead.

Awakening grief-stricken in a hospital, he is overwhelmed with feelings of pure hatred. Was his family the victims of a random attack? Or was he the target, and his family killed only to cover that fact? Tossed into an inferno of rage, he is determined to avenge their deaths.

When the police come up with no leads, he decides to investigate on his own. The repercussions that result change the very essence of whom he believes himself to be.

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About the Author

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Bob McElwain is the author of Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989) and six other novels available from Foremost Press.

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A Review

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Mystery/Suspense Tale
from Foremost Press

Bob McElwain's aptly-named eighth novel, Blowback, is a tale of unexpected and unanticipated results from earlier events. Setting up a cozy feeling on the first page, then suddenly blowing it to hell, sucks you in and grabs hard.

Dr. Wade Turklen, an internationally acclaimed physicist and Nobel Prize winner, is reading in his favorite chair before the fireplace. When the doorbell rings, his daughter comes down the stairway, thinking it's her date for the school dance. His wife opens the door and in burst three armed young men. With a bullet ripped into his chest, Wade is left for dead. His wife and two daughters are brutally assaulted and murdered.

Grief stricken and recovering in the hospital, he realizes it may not have been a random attack. He may have been the target; his family killed only to hide that fact. And if he was the target, he's still a marked man.

Overwhelmed with hatred, and disillusioned when the FBI and police come up with no leads, he is bent on revenge and decides to take matters into his own hands. The consequences of those actions spin his life out of control. Is he up against more than he can handle?

McElwain vividly breathes life into his cast of characters. They stay in your mind and heart long after you've read the last page. You'll find yourself rooting for Turklen and hoping he'll be able, at last, to rebuild his life.

Another great read in the Bob McElwain tradition.

Blowback was published by Foremost Press. It can be ordered through local bookstores and at, Amazon and Barnes &
ISBN-10 0-9789704-2-X
ISBN-13 978-0-9789704-2-0
324 pp, $15.97

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