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I probably won’t offer this Issue for free again so snap it up now!

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New and Expanded Interview on Virtual Pulp

My friend Hank Brown just put up a huge interview he did with me on his website. Virtual Pulp. We covered a huge amount of subject matter such as my military experience, future books I’ve been working on, the PROMIS software scandal, and how corporate publishing houses can censor and author’s work.

Check it out at Virtual Pulp Press!


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PROMIS: Rhodesia, available now!

Sean Deckard is an American refugee, trapped between his experiences in the Vietnam War and whatever was supposed to come next. Bouncing out of the Spanish Foreign Legion, he finds more than he bargained for in the Rhodesian Special Air Service just as the Bush War begins to heat up.

Teamed up with a young Rhodesian who could have gotten a deferment and an Australian veteran soldier with a dark past, they conduct one cross border mission after the next, escaping the clutches of death by the skin of their teeth. As Rhodesia heads into a full blown conflagration, these soldiers refuse to acknowledge that their tactical victories could possibly result in a strategic defeat.

Novella/Approx. 90 pages

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PROMIS: Rhodesia cover

A huge thanks to re-enactor Michel for the picture!  Hopefully this bad boy will be ready to go tomorrow.

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PROMIS featured on the Two Fisted Blog today

Hank Brown did a great write up of the first issue of PROMIS and I answered some more questions, including the meaning behind the title:

Jack Murphy: PROMIS is the name of a controversial computer program developed in the 1980’s by a company called INSLAW.  PROMIS stands for Prosecutors Management Information System.  Back in those days the Justice Department was losing cases because they couldn’t keep track of the files in the primitive computers they had.  PROMIS was developed and sold to the government to allow various computer systems to cross talk and communicate between each other.  The software was eventually stolen by the CIA and allegedly used to launder millions of dollars of drug money.  This is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the PROMIS software scandal and any investigation into this subject will inevitably lead down a road that takes the researcher into subjects like Iran-Contra, the October Surprise, and the murder of a journalist named Danny Casolaro to keep it all quiet.  I can’t do the subject justice here but those who are interested should read “The Last Circle,” by Cheri Seymour or for a primer read the following article: “http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/pandora/052401_promis.html

I named this series PROMIS because the over all story arc will cover the development and intrigue surrounding the PROMIS software scandal.  In issue one we see the very beginnings of a fictionalized PROMIS in Leon Petraska’s formulas.”

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