The FOURTH RULE
THE FOG OF WAR HIDES MANY SECRETS, BUT RARELY A GOOD ONE.
The Fourth Rule tells the story of one secret born when a Green Beret returns from Vietnam and disappears. Two decades later, the CIA approaches the soldier’s younger brother, Matthew Grant, to uncover what happened. Matthew denies knowing anything, but the CIA doesn’t believe him, and thus begins an intense struggle between the CIA, hell-bent on protecting its own and continuing its illicit clandestine activities, and a not-so-ordinary citizen, who has to risk it all to protect his secret and right a terrible wrong from the past.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Over the course of twenty-five years as a business executive and management consultant, I have authored professional articles, guest editorials, and a chapter in a marketing textbook, and delivered the Ray E. Brown Memorial Lecture at Duke University, which was subsequently published.
In 2007, Nautical Publishing Company published my nonfiction book, Four Across the Atlantic, that tells the story of the 2004 historic voyage in which a fleet of 18 privately owned power boats successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean for the first time in history. In March of 2008 George S. Nammack gave the book a full page laudatory review in Boating World, and the 2008-09 issue of Circumnavigator named the book one of the Best Guides for crossing the Atlantic.
In 2010 my short story, “The Auction”, won second place in the annual Writers’s Journal short fiction contest and was published in the magazine’s December issue. I completed the two-year, online, Stanford Certificate Program in Creative Writing in 2013.
The Fourth Rule, my international suspense novel, has just been published by Oak Tree Press.
I live in Essex, CT, with my wife, Cheryl Seaver, the painter.
Please contact me with questions, comments, or to order
Four Across The Atlantic.