AWESOME INDIES REVIEWS: January 15, 2016. Widower and war hero George McKlane rattles around his luxury canal-side home in the Palm Beach area of Florida. Rich, yet lonely, his son suggests it's high time George sold up and downsized. Most folks he meets are deferential, apart from the mobsters, small-time crooks and other slippery customers who seem to inhabit the swamp of what is high end Florida realty. Alas, something isn't quite right in paradise when a too good to be true offer on George's house comes with a few strings attached. And, as the synopsis states, 'the only person who can save him is the person hired to kill him.' The author immerses the reader into his story world, from the mountains of Appalachia to the Florida Everglades, with skill and professionalism. He's an engaging storyteller and this is highly polished and well written. The characterization, particularly of Anthony Silberg, the antagonist is superb. He's a three-dimensional villain, right down to his nasty casual racism towards George's employee Sharonda. She too is a wonderfully nuanced character, giving as good as she gets, batting Mr Silberg's words straight back at him. All the characters are further enhanced by their credible and realistic dialogue. HALL OF FAME
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VINE VOICE "Stunning writing! In only two books Temple Emmet Williams has established his credentials as an important new American author. He has the gift." -- Grady Harp TOP 500 REVIEWER
About the Author
Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University. He became a journalist and was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover reporter for the World Telegram & Sun in New York City. He was the Managing Editor of News/Check, an international news magazine in Africa, and then an Editor at the Reader's Digest in the United States. He worked as a copywriter at large ad agencies like Ogilvy & Mather and Leo Burnett. He was the Creative Director of the fifth largest ad agency in Great Britain, part of the KMP Group in London, England. He lived in Africa for six years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife now live in Boca Raton, Florida.