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About W.H. Lock
Samuel Goldwyn thought that no one should write their autobiography until after they were dead. Kajol rather famously said that only self-obsessed people write autobiographies. Mia Farrow said that the only thing she enjoyed writing was her autobiography. JM Coetzee said that all writing is autobiographical. Some unknown writer said that writing an autobiography was akin to using quotes in an essay.
I'm not really sure what they meant by that.
But what about me?
Well, I was born in Chicago. I spent my childhood in rural Illinois, running in the endless cornfields. Just before I made it into puberty, my mother moved my sister and I to Minneapolis. I spent my formative angsty teen years in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
Did you know there's more than 10,000 lakes in Minnesota? Yeah, they've only actually named 10,000 them. There are still lakes out there. Unnamed lakes. Who knows what lurks in them...
From there I joined the Army. I was a driver of an M1-A1 tank. Yeah, it was cool. I ran over trees!! Shortly after leaving the service, I met a nice young woman and we moved to Texas. We've been together ever since. We have two boys with hair like sunshine, eyes that match the sky, and love nothing more than adventure. I've worked in comic book shops, big box retail stores, major telecoms, boutique advertising companies, and as a freelance copy writer.
Oh, and I'm allergic to cats, dogs, birds, molds, grasses, and just about 87% of the planet.
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Quinn is a talented sorcerer and a better con artist. But even the best get caught. On his first day out of prison, Quinn has one thing on his mind: steak dinner. Rare with blue cheese sprinkles and probably those fried onion bits on top.
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Quinn assembles a team of supernatural criminals that should be able to steal the skull before lunch. Except the angelic crime boss forces Quinn to swear a magical oath to not steal the skull. And the necromancer ropes Quinn into a scheme to rob a bank.
Somehow Quinn has to help the necromancer rob a bank. Steal the skull without the necromancer noticing and not break his oath to the Angel of Los Angeles. And he has to do it while trying to find out who in the group is out to betray him. All of it leaves Quinn with just one question on his mind: why would the parole board want a skull capable of destroying the world?
Suddenly, prison doesn’t seem so bad.
Private Detective Jack Story.
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After the husband turns up dead in a cheap motel, Jack finds himself in a race against time to stop the killer from getting The Czar’s Egg, an artifact that can grant anything the owner desires, even ultimate power.
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It all went to downhill from there.
Quinn put together a team of the best criminals he knew. Together they stole the skull without getting caught. Only to be betrayed by one of the team and the parole officer. The pair was secretly working for the archangel Uriel in a plot to end the world.
Quinn and his team tried to stop the trio from getting the last artifact they needed to destroy the world, only to fail at the last moment because of Quinn’s antics.
Now Quinn is on the run from the FBI and his former team and he has made a literal deal with a devil.
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And those are the sort of debts that take an IOU.
Can Quinn save the world and escape certain death?
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Sheldon Kane is a wealthy real estate developer and former super hero. It seems Sheldon is worried someone from his hero days is out to kill his young wife. He wants Jack to follow her around for a few days and prove that it’s just an old man’s paranoia.
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Jack takes the job.
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Quinn’s dream is to become the greatest conman the world has ever seen. Fresh out of prison and offered a job to steal a skull from a necromancer’s prized collection, he’s well on the way. But his crack team of wizards, vampires, ward crackers, and werewolves gets busted by the FBI, forcing Quinn to turn stoolie to avoid a trip back to the pen.
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The Quinn Chronicles contains the first three books in the fast-paced spellbinding Quinn Chronicles urban fantasy series. If you like street-smart heroes, wickedly twisted plots, and a heavy helping of fire and brimstone, then you’ll love W.H. Lock’s hilarious heist.