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About the Author

Since his early years, J. Drew Brumbaugh has been pursuing two of his life’s passions, writing and martial arts. His published pieces include both fiction and non-fiction articles including short stories and two novels. A native Ohioan, Mr. Brumbaugh was born in Athens, Ohio. During his early childhood his family moved to northeast Ohio. As a young man, Mr. Brumbaugh spent time crewing on a Great Lakes iron ore boat, earning money to attend college. After graduation from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, he served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. Following military service, he entered private industry and is now the Director of Quality for a local corporation. In his spare time Mr. Brumbaugh continues to write, concentrating on novels and is head instructor at the karate dojo that he, along with his wife and business partner, Carolyn Berg, own and operate. Currently Mr. Brumbaugh and Ms. Berg share their Mentor, Ohio home with an ever-changing flow of family, friends, students, goldfish and their dog, Blue.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466309644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466309647
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,129,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I write suspense novels and currently have two novels available through Amazon, B&N, Apple as e-books or print versions. Shepherds is a near-future science fiction story that involves murder and romance in the midst of the Pacific Ocean. War Party tells the story of three characters all chasing the sleeper cell bent on killing as many people as possible and getting away with it. I also have a collection of supernatural shorts titled Ten More and co-authored a children's book, Girls Gone Great. Later in 2014 Foxworth Terminus will hit the market, another science fiction thriller. Look for it, or drop by my website for a pre-publication alert. Here's wishing you good things to read no matter what you like to read.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bode Knocker on January 31, 2010
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I really enjoyed this book. The setting is the near future on the high seas. It's part sci-fi, part action-adventure, & part mystery. The story is immediately engaging and the suspense builds with each chapter. The characters are really cool and the visual images created by the author give the story a fantasy-like feel, even though it is a suspenseful thriller. It also has some adult themes mixed in, so probably not one you want to pass on to your pre-teen kids. I really liked the fact that the storyline is relevant and totally believable. Great read, two thumbs up!
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Format: Paperback
As soon as I read about the human's webbed hands and feet, I was hooked. Writing was good and the story flowed. Dolphins and the ocean were characters in their own right. Maybe there will be a sequel?
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Format: Kindle Edition
Loved this book! It would be a great movie! It deals with many issues relevant to our current culture and has real heart and soul! Highly recommend it for a good read!
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This book took me by surprise from the first page and didn't let go. I read it in one day as I couldn't put it down. The premise is wonderful, inventive, and a surprise with dolphins and "shepherds" (humans genetically engineered to operate in the ocean). The author's ability to rivet the tension and keep it going while building loving relationships and some horrific situations was masterful. The only downside was that it isn't a series and I didn't want it to end. Made me want to transform!
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