Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

Loyal readers (you know who you are) are aware that A Simple Murder, the second Wade
Stuart novel, is due out this month. The official date is 21 November — just in time for holiday shopping. Subscribe to this blog or follow me on Twitter (@olemissgrad38) for updates.

Disloyal readers (you know who you are) may not be all that familiar with Stuart’s first exploits, which you can read about here.

As Enemy Within concluded, Stuart was last seen leaving ATF headquarters in Washington, D.C., his badge lying on a conference room table in front of the ATF director. A Simple Murder opens about as far away from D.C. as possible. Stuart has relocated to Hawaii — the Windward Side of Oahu, where he was once stationed as a Marine — where he gets by as a freelance reporter for the Honolulu Advertiser as he tries put the bloody debacle in Mississippi behind him.

Of course, nothing stays easy for Wade Stuart very long. When he is sent to cover a murder aboard the Marine base, he soon finds himself caught between the Corps, his old bosses in ATF and the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. And this time it’s not his loyalty he questions — it’s his sense of justice.

Readers of Enemy Within will recognize a few familiar characters, and A Simple Murder introduces ATF Special Agent Molly McDonough, a rising star in the bureau with an eye for detail and dead-eye aim.

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