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About Pendelton C. Wallace
If Chevy Chase had played Indiana Jones, he would be Penn Wallace. Penn has a thirst for adventure, but nothing ever seems to go exactly as planned.
In the spring of 2010 he lost the love of his life, his wife Connie, to Ovarian cancer. Ten years of living with cancer changed Penn's priorities. He learned that you can't live for tomorrow. You must live your dreams today, you never know if tomorrow will come.
To this end, he set sail in the summer of 2012 for for the warm blue waters of Baja California in his 56-foot sailboat, the Victory.
Penn is a confirmed dog curmudgeon. By a strange twist of fate, he lives on his boat with a one hundred seventy pound Great Dane, Odin, and his owner, Dawn. You may read about his adventures and living on a boat with a giant dog on Penn's blog at www.pennwallace.com.
He currently lives on the Victory in San Diego, but you never know where he will drop anchor next.
As always, he's working on the next book.
Contact Penn at email@example.com
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People on a remote Panamanian island are disappearing, and the local police are incompetent.
Who you gonna call?
When the love Seattle PI Catrina Flaherty’s life turns out to be a serial killer, she turns him over to the police and walks away from her business, home, and friends. She slinks off to Panama to recover from her broken heart.
Staying with Suzanne, a friend from the police academy, she meets colorful characters and observes the sometime bizarre lifestyle of the ex-pats. She is enchanted by the beauty and the wildlife, but when people start dying, it’s obviously the work of a serial killer. Cat is sucked back into her role as an investigator and the killer soon has her in his sights.
Can Cat discover the identity from a host of persons of interest before he gets her?
Female PI Catrina Flaherty tackles one of her most difficult cases. Cat specializes in women’s issues, infidelity, messy divorces, spousal abuse, sexual harassment, etc. But her newest client, Mandy Alcott, has an unusual problem; her abusive husband is the chief of police.
What do you do when your abuser is The Law?
You call Cat Flaherty.
Cat sees in Mandy the same terror she herself endured at the hands of her police officer ex-husband. Can Cat save Mandy from her life of fear? Can she extricate Mandy and her two children safely?
Based on a true story.
Someone is raping women working at massage parlors in Seattle's China Town. He selects his victims because they are undocumented aliens. They can’t go to the police or they risk deportation.
Now he has escalated to murder.
Who you gonna call?
The Man leads Catrina on a danger-fraught chase through the ancient streets of Chinatown in a race against time. Neither Catrina, nor her ex-lover, Detective Sergeant Tom Brennen, can stop the monster as the body count piles up.
With a shock ending that you’ll never predict, the latest Cartrina Flaherty Mystery is a page burner.
5 out of 5 stars
"Another great read from Pendelton C. Wallace. I find myself wishing there another book to read about these characters as soon as I finish. If you are looking for entertaining fast paced actions this is the author for you. If you haven't read any of his work, good for you, as you can keep on going until you've read them all."
5 out of 5 stars
I love Cat as a special human whom I can relate ...
"This book is so fast paced, just up my alley. I love Cat as a special human whom I can relate to.....Some of the characters are so politically incorrect that one can't help but smile. The plots are interesting and relevant and eye opening. Don't read if you are put off by explicit sex. Read if you can appreciate a great story line."
The police have ruled both cases accidents, but something doesn’t feel right.
Who you gonna call?
Cat and her team scour Seattle for clues as the pieces start falling into place, but can she make a case that the D.A. will take to court? Can she bring the killer to justice before he finds her?
Did Murder Strike Twice or will Brody Barrett get away with killing both of his wives?
Catrina is known for administering vigilante justice. Will Brody finally have to pay for his sins?
Solve the mystery along with Cat today!
Somewhere on Canada's Inside Passage, terrorists plot to blow-up a cruise ship filled with celebrities and VIP's. What can three unarmed kids to do prevent a terrorist assault?
Based on a real-life al-Qaeda plot, this story could be in today’s headlines.
Ted Higuera, the son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in East LA. An unlikely football scholarship was his ticket out of the barrio.
Ted and his friends, Chris and Meagan, cruise the Inside Passage as a graduation present from Chris’s father.
The three stumble upon an al-Qaeda plot to blow up a cruise ship, and the clock starts ticking.
The terrorist must eliminate the witnesses before they can report the plot to the authorities. Ted, Chris and Meagan must prevent the attack on the cruise ship with Chris’ father and his new bride aboard.
The suspense builds to an explosive ending.
5.0 out of 5 stars
New thriller author leaps to the center of the pack
By ***** June 25, 2015
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I read thrillers; they're my genre of choice. Vince Flynn. Brad Thor and others, starting, of course, with Tom Clancy, Nelson DeMille and Robert Ludlum for many years. I list these names so you can trust I know what I'm talking about. Pendleton Wallace is someone you need to add to your list. I gobbled this one, with its realistic plot, great dialogue, a local's knowledge of the area he was writing about, and an insider's understanding of computer hacking, and immediately jumped into his second book. I just finished his third, and am reading the teaser first chapter of his fourth. Book 2 was just as good as book 1, which rarely happens with new authors. Book 3 I gotta confess, I had to accept the implausible not once but twice -- the second situation, however, about a mysterious panther, I understood was in keeping with the story line -- in order to continue the adventures of people I'd come to know and wanted to know better. You will enjoy the time you spend with Pendleton Wallace's books. You'll come back for more.
Ted Higuera, son of Mexican immigrants, grew up in East LA. His first job out of college leads him into the world of organized crime where he faces a brutal beating. Rescued by kick-ass private investigator Catrina Flaherty he decides to go to work for her.
Catrina is hired by a large computer corporation to find a leak in their corporate boardroom when the previous investigator is found floating in Elliot Bay.
Ted and Catrina are led deep into Seattle’s Hi-Tech world as they stalk the killer. But the killer is also hunting them. Can Ted find the killer before the killer finds him?
If Clive Cussler had written Ugly Betty, it would be Hacker for Hire.
Female PI Catrina Flaherty is in Mexico on a mission of her own. She’s hunting for the drug dealing husband of a client who left her holding the bag back in Seattle.
You will revisit old friends, make new ones and encounter new villains as our heroes cut a wide swath through our neighbor to the south. Throw in a magical Jaguar and an Aztec god and you have a rollicking adventure tale.
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Ted Higuera, son of Mexican immigrants, is a talented cyber-security analyst who’s earned the nickname of “Hacker for Hire.” He and his posse dig deep into the Dark Net to discover who is trying to bring the United States to its knees.
Unfortunately, the cyber-terrorists know Ted is on their trail and set him up to take the fall.
Watch as Ted and company negotiate the twisted path that leads them to the bad guys.
You won’t be able to put this one down.
Ted finally gets up the nerve to propose to Maria. What happens next will take your breath away. Our crew is pitted against the world’s most wanted drug lord as the body count soars.
As they say on TV, this story was ripped from the headlines.
The tale ends with a shock you won’t see coming.
***** Five Star Review
5.0 out of 5 stars
ByClyde Winnstonon October 26, 2016
Shades of El Chapo--the real-life Mexican cartel leader! Much of Wallace's novel could be snatched directly from today's headlines.
The book is an action-packed adventure involving the search for El Posolero (Think of the Mexican dish posole), so named because he likes to murder his enemies, dispose of their flesh, and send the bones to their families. El Posolero will stop at nothing to gain control of drug trafficking in Baja California. But he doesn't reckon with the likes of continuing series characters Ted Higuera, Cat Flaherty, Chris, et al.
A sub-plot deals with a ruthless partner in Chris' father's law firm trying to oust Harry's wife and son from the firm after the father's death.
Wallace's plot grabs the reader's attention and holds it from the first page to the last. It's a fun read, filled with manly men and gorgeous women and lots of gun fights.
I must say I'm glad Penn Wallace gave me an advanced reading copy in trade for an honest review. I certainly enjoyed the book and am sure you will too.
Dick Randall is the owner of a chain of bikini barista stands in the Seattle area. Clayton Johnson-White is a teenage kid who thinks he’s smarter than the rest of the world.
The story begins when Dick’s pickup truck is discovered burned-out in the California desert. What happened to him? Did he fake his death to escape his sleazy past or did the past catch up with him?
To get away from his trailer-trash life, Clayton drops out of school and runs away into the woods of Camano Island. He breaks into vacation homes and steals what he needs.
Private detective Catrina Flaherty is hired by Dick’s wife to find out how he disappeared. When she and her partner, Ted Higuera, start turning over stones, some shocking things come crawling out.
Ted’s best friend, Chris Hardwick, has his first case as a grownup lawyer. He is assigned the Clayton Johnson-White file. He expects to do a quick plea-bargain and get on with his life. Instead, he finds Clayton has evolved into a professional criminal who teaches himself to fly, steals airplanes and goes on a nationwide crime spree. Chris, Ted and Cat are intertwined on a case that takes on international proportions.
What do these two cases have in common? In the end, they come together with the force of two colliding freight trains.
What would happen if Santa decided to go public and sell shares of Christmas on the NASDAQ?
The Wall Street Journal called it “the biggest IPO (Initial Public Offering) since Facebook.”
But, with the influx of capital comes a host of problems. Now Christmas Inc. comes under public scrutiny. Santa must report to the stockholders and stockholders want to see a profit.
When the economy collapses and Christmas Inc. is in danger of bankruptcy, the Government deems Christmas Inc. “too big to fail.” Santa must accept a government bailout. With the bailout comes increased regulation.
So how does Santa solve his problems? He does what every other major CEO does: cut costs. First, he hires illegal burros from Mexico to pull his sleigh. Then he outsources toy making to China and his IT services to India.
This throws thousands of elves out of work. Most leave the North Pole to find work elsewhere. Christmas Inc. follows the lives of three elves caught in the turmoil.
Henry moves his family to New York to pursue the American Dream. As illegal immigrants, they try to make a life for themselves in mainstream America.
Duncan gathers a group of friends around him, forms a co-op, rents a closed down workshop at the North Pole and starts a toy company to compete with Christmas Inc.
Always the rebel, Alstair starts the Occupy North Pole movement. Sit-ins, political rallies, protests and speeches quickly spread around the world. Before you know it there are Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Paris and Occupy San Francisco movements.
Add in a James Bond-style super villain, Hu U, a general in the Peoples’ Liberation Army of China. Santa outsources his toy making to Joy International, a company under General Hu’s control. Unbeknownst to Santa, Hu’s goal is nothing less than total world domination (of Christmas). Hu’s factories start shipping toys covered with lead based paint, containing melamine, small parts that can choke a child and faulty welds.
Can Santa save Christmas and return us to our cherished values?
Christmas Inc. is a rollicking, politically incorrect satire on the state of our society.