Arch Patton, Thunder Marine, Chapter Five

Arch Patton, Thunder Marine, Chapter Five

“Doesn’t matter what you got,” the imitation Errol Flynn DEA agent said, standing behind the front desk. “Twenty thousand bucks down to take it for a spin. Otherwise, bring in a marine surveyor and check it out all you want for nuthin.”……

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 2

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 2

Arch Patton DOWN IN THE VALLEY Short Story, Chapter 2 By J. Strauss     Kaneohe Marine Base on the Windward Side of Oahu is among the best kept and most squared-away of all Marine bases.  Nothing is out of place.  Absolutely nothing out of place.  Lawns are mowed with...
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 5

Arch Patton, Down in the Valley, Chapter 5

Arch Patton DOWN IN THE VALLEY  Chapter  5 By J. Strauss   “What do you want?” the formerly dangerous man on the bed said, his voice imploring, extending his arms out before him with both palms turned upward in question. “You forgot to ask a few questions you needed...