Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 3

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 3

Arch completely understood Virginia’s need to toss him from the room and get on her cell phone. The active career he’d only recently retired from demanded he understand and leave immediately after the short dinner and even shorter get together in her room……

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 4

 Arch Patton Down in the Valley Chapter 4 by James Strauss   Arch fought the chair, sounds of pain emanating from deep down in his chest. His left arm finally came loose but a three-foot section of wood remained attached to his hand by the hard driven nails....
1993, Arch Patton, Chapter 1

1993, Arch Patton, Chapter 1

Arch was on the beach across from Hanalei, kicking sand, and listening to a small battery powered radio belt out House of the Rising Sun, when his life came apart at the seams. Fired from the CIA for cause, again. Unable to pay for the room…….

Arch Patton, It Was 1993, Chapter 3

Arch Patton, It Was 1993, Chapter 3

Arch searched the house. The dog paid close attention, but never moved from his sitting position in the small great room, as if his view of the sandy beach and pounding surf beyond was not to be surrendered. There was nobody in the house.