by Bob McElwain

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    "After the brutal murder 
     of his family, a man puts 
     himself on the line as both  
     hunter and bait."



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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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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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Another great read in the Bob McElwain tradition.


In Memoriam

We miss you, Bob.
You were one of a kind.

Bob finished Blowback several weeks before he passed away in July, 2007.

Other Tales By Bob

Slaughter on Maple Street - Officially Marsha Rieker and five others were murdered by a crazy. As Kyle, her brother, wraps her affairs, he discovers why she died: she had information the CIA does not want released. When an attempt is made on his life, he suspects they believe he now has it. Badly in need of help, he gathers a team of competent professionals who have fought beside him in Special Forces. Even as they prepare to move out, each man knows he may not make it this time. more...

Lethal Wind - Harry Boggs is the man to see about cocaine. And he's accumulated 200 million bucks dealing the stuff. Can one man buck this kind of power? Scott Macklen is not at all sure he can. But he knows that if he does not, he will die. A masterful mix of coke, violence, and murder, delivered skillfully to create a fast, easy read, difficult to put down. more...

Take the Shot - When the body of the latest victim of a serial rapist is accidently discovered, Lisa Anders knows she is also slated to die, for she can identify the killer. Should she flee? Abandon her hopes and dreams for a successful career? Or stay and tough it out? With ex-cop Todd Hallster at her side, Lisa reluctantly decides to stay. Immediately she realizes she may have made the greatest mistake of her life, one she may not survive. more...

Strike Terror - Kate wants to know why Nick attacked a sniper without a weapon, and she means to see the story printed. Nick tries to duck her, then finds they are irrevocably linked in a desperate effort to survive. Their only hope lies in discovering the true purpose of the terrorists determined to destroy them. A fast-paced no-stopping page-turner. more...

Blackmail - Terri Delaney knows Jack Collier will do whatever needs doing to end the blackmail that treatens her career in television. But she also knows it may not be enough. A who-done-it with a twist that will surprise you. more...

Those Who Betray - Initially, Eva Starling, a noted economist, only needs answers from Mark Rippet to questions about how his dad went bankrupt. When they realize their lives are at risk because she asked them, other questions overwhelm. And survival becomes the primary goal. more...

Fatal Games (Pageant Press, 1989)
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