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An Ominous Silence [Kindle Edition]

John D. Baskett
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Book Description

Having recently returned from an extended leave of absence during which he fought with the demons of grief and anger over the loss of his beloved wife and daughter, Michael Eugene Tanner has come to question the equity of a legal system which seems more preoccupied with the rights of criminals than those of their victims. He finds himself coming to the belief that a more hands-on approach to helping the victims may be called for. When he is asked by the senior partner of his law firm to look into an unusual request from a valued client, his inquiries into a local investment house result in attempts on his life. The deeper he digs, the worse matters become. Soon his questions lead to the Mob and answers cease, replaced only by Ominous Silence. When two men break into his house in the middle of the night Tanner, luckily awake, is able to fend off his attackers. Several more attempts support his suspicions about the investment house. It seems certain his life is on the line as he pursues answers.

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  • File Size: 399 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044KMOJ2
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,317,860 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book by John D Baskett October 12, 2010
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I have just finished reading, An Ominous Silence by John D. Baskett. This is a very fine novel, excitment on almost every page. It will keep you on pins and needles wondering what will happen next to cause Tanner more problems. Now if you don't know who Tanner is you really need to read Tanner, by John D. Baskett. He is an old school Texan, a lawyer, on a mission to right some wrongs. Special friends who helped him in the Novel Tanner are back helping again. I will not ruin it for you by giving too much away. Read the book you will enjoy it.

William McMullan
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More About the Author

I'm a RSS (retired rocket scientist), now writing novels. In truth, my problem seems to be that my stories don't fit into any of the currently popular 'genres'. My first story, The Man Who Knew, is about a physicist who, because of his training and instincts, does not believe in the supernatural. And yet he has psychic powers, which for years he refuses to admit. Finally he does, with the help of a woman with whom he's fallen in love, and the story evolves. After that, I wrote Tanner, a story of a lawyer who, embittered by the loss of his wife and daughter, runs from his grief and anger, to evolve into a man more concerned with the people that the system ignores, the victims as opposed to the perpetrators. So what popular 'genre' is that? Then a sequel to Tanner, An Ominous Silence. Same thing, what 'genre'?

Then I wrote a love story, not, by current standards, a 'romance' novel, but a true love story. No 'genre to pigeonhole that one into, for sure. But it's a fun story.

And so, retired and living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, I have fun writing stories that no agent or publisher will buy, because they cannot be 'pigeonholed' into a currently popular 'genre'.

That is, however, who I am and what I'm doing. Perhaps self publishing on Amazon Kindle will work. I hope so.

John D Baskett passed away June 4, 2013. He loved that he had been able to share his books with others through Amazon Kindle. Wish he had more time to share with all of us more.


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