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The Hardline Inspection Company By Stephen Elder
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New depths in employee relations are plumbed in this hilariously scathing look at current business practices. Steve Elder has created a fictitous company, but what the company does to its workers has... More > already become reality.< Less
Ye Gods! By Stephen Elder
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“Ye Gods!” 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting... More > political commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.< Less
Heart Problems By Stephen Elder
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County detective Simone Fitzhugh discovers a series of seemingly unrelated deaths that look like heart attacks but are really murders. Her husband, retired detective Michael Demidov, realizes the... More > murders are related and suggests that Simone go to the FBI. Past history with the Feds (The Unlikely Assassin) makes Simone wary, but the FBI surprisingly enlists their help. Demidov’s innovative interrogation techniques help unravel a tangled web of illegal drugs, a gunrunning militia, and a sinister terrorist plot to bring down the US government, all hatched by a shadowy figure called The Spider. The detectives’ lives are further complicated when Demidov’s Russian mafia family tries to draw the estranged son back into the fold. With Simone’s help, Demidov manages to extricate himself from the clutches of his family, but the consequences prove to be both a great boon and a heavy burden.< Less
The Unlikely Assassin By Stephen Elder
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Jordan Smith, a senior citizen devastated by the loss of his wife to cancer, hunts down the HMO executive who denied their medical claims. Smith soon progresses from revenge killing to political... More > assassination. The detectives assigned to the initial murder are hard pressed to keep up with the enterprising Mr. Smith, whose last job causes a massive and hilarious political furor in Washington. The FBI hijacks the case from the county detectives, but the agency ends up making Smith a surprising offer.< Less
Furies Unleashed By Stephen Elder
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College student Sandra Neuermann is abducted and brutally assaulted. She escapes her captors, but cannot escape the depression that follows. An alert counselor figures out what she needs: revenge! He... More > refers her to Nemesis, a secret organization that targets rapists and sex traffickers. The field operatives of Nemesis are called “Furies” and they are formidable…and successful! Neuermann dismantles a cruel trafficking mob in New York City while Nemesis manages to keep below the government's radar. When Neuermann begins a relationship with a handsome and gentle elementary school teacher, the straight line of her life is disrupted. She struggles to find a balance between the two very different worlds of being a Fury and being in love. “Neuermann is a well-established protagonist…The ending may shock more than a few readers, but it definitely packs a dramatic punch…An assassin story that delivers action while shrewdly examining the consequences.” –Kirkus Reviews< Less
Frank By Stephen Elder
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When a stranger named Frank shows up at a small housing development, everything seems to take a turn for the better. The new head carpenter soon gains the respect and admiration of everyone he meets.... More > But a routine background check on Frank turns out blank, and this soon attracts government attention. An investigation uncovers some details about Frank, but the incredible reality of his life remains a mystery. Frank's real past has left him completely unprepared for his present involvement, and departure seems to be the only way out. But it's not that easy - the people whose lives Frank has touched vow not to let that happen, and Frank is caught in the middle.< Less
Daughters of the World By Stephen Elder
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The Shining Man and his wife return on another mission. When Filiae Mundi, a wealthy but secretive organization, nominates Elaine to its governing Council, Frank and Elaine go to Washington, a nexus... More > of power and multilayered danger. Elaine proposes an initiative to put more women into elective office in an effort to fix the dysfunctional Congress. If successful, her plan may save the world, but it could mean exposing Frank as well as the organization itself to unwanted public attention. Frank manages to maintain his ongoing ministry to the animal world, but an unexpected turn of events taxes his powers to their limit.< Less
The Shining Man's Wife By Stephen Elder
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Previously (Frank, 2007), Saint Francis was released from his centuries-long emissary duty to marry. In The Shining Man’s Wife, the saint is recalled to “active duty.” Frank and... More > Elaine are sent west on a mission to a national park where a startling chain of events unfolds. A local TV station films Frank and Elaine dramatically rescuing a bison herd, and the clip goes nationwide. Elaine’s “Ride through Fire” makes her a hot commodity on the talk show circuit. She appears on Larry King and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey inspires her to start up a foundation to help the underfunded national parks. Elaine soon attracts the attention of a secretive philanthropic organization called Filiae Mundi (Daughters of the World). The Daughters ask Frank and Elaine to solve an environmental problem at their remote mountain headquarters. In between helping the Park Service and Filiae Mundi, the couple's godson is discovered to possess a strange healing power and they must protect him from unwanted attention.< Less
The Crow Chronicles By Stephen Elder
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A look at life through the eyes of Grift and Graft, corvine students of mankind. The Crow Chronicles describes how two crows move from the open countryside into town. The two friends have to adjust... More > to a lot of things, such as traffic, pizza, and several raccoons who have already made the transition to city life. Their biggest adjustment is to humans. Grift and Graft even learn to read in order to better study the twoleggers. Along the way, the crows make several new friends, but things do not turn out at all like they imagined. This humorous exploration of the similarities between humans and animals is aimed at older children, but adults will also enjoy it.< Less
Rime and Rhyme By Stephen Elder
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A collection of poems (including some that actually rhyme) ranging from prayer for professions to last thoughts of a dying insect, published and unpublished song lyrics, and questions of existence.