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Gordon N. McIntosh

Gordon N. McIntosh earned a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and enjoyed a successful career as a commercial real  estate executive. Now retired, he divides his time between homes in Chicago and Key West. Gordon spends his days traveling, writing, keeping physically active, and working as a marine citizen scientist. This is his third novel.

Walk A Thin Wire

Doug Sutherland considers himself lucky with a successful career, good health, and an attractive mate, Kelly. That luck is overturned when Sutherland’s best friend is murdered. Sam Baskin was an investigative journalist who was about to expose a conspiracy between an American drug company and a secret Cuban biological laboratory—a collaboration that both governments are determined to conceal.

Baskin is murdered before revealing his findings but not before he hands his research over to Sutherland. Angered and provoked by their friend’s death, Sutherland and Kelly strive to complete his investigation, publish his shocking story, and avenge his brutal murder. Then, a series of near-fatal attacks persuade Sutherland that he can’t rely on luck and self-defense alone.

Sutherland is convinced that his survival depends on crossing the line between self-defense and murder. He resolves to assassinate his antagonists and devises a risky plan to eliminate them. In his adopted role as executioner. Sutherland’s future hangs precariously on landing on the right side of luck. Now as a determined killer, he walks a thin wire between life and death.

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A mortally wounded Mexican stranger passes Doug Sutherland a cryptic note about a “shipment” and warns him that “your mother is in danger.” Sutherland, a young Chicago entrepreneur, tries to convince himself that the message was meant for someone else. Even if true, why should he care? His Mexican mother abandoned his father and him when he was an infant. Besides, his world is already complicated by his love life, deadlines for his real estate project, and debilitating nightmares echoing gruesome memories from his infancy, images associated with his phobias and his mother.

But then armed men invade his apartment, a Mexican smuggler threatens him, the police accuse him of drug dealing, and a DEA agent harasses him, all because of what he supposedly possesses or knows. Sucked into a maelstrom, he must overcome his life-long fears and resentment toward his mother to rescue her, save his kidnapped girlfriend, recover a priceless pre-Hispanic artifact, battle a ruthless smuggler, and survive multiple murder attempts, the last from an unexpected source.

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Real estate developer Doug Sutherland thinks it is just going to be another sweltering summer day in Chicago. But when the foreman restoring his late father’s rundown office building discovers a skull and human bones encased in a crumbling Greek column, Sutherland is suddenly propelled into a cauldron of greed, sadism, and murder. The last thing Sutherland needs is bad publicity. When he learns the victim is notorious alderman Danny Delaney, however, he realizes a fifteen-year-old mystery is about to be solved—and that now, his deceased father is one of the prime suspects. Then the murdered man’s notebook and videotapes suddenly surface, and Sutherland discovers that his father had more secrets than he ever realized. As he is relentlessly harassed for what he might know—endangering both his life and his business—Sutherland must convince everyone that he knows nothing. Unfortunately, no one believes him. As a desperate Sutherland collaborates with an ambitious reporter and his calculating sister in a pursuit strewn with murder victims, he soon finds out that trusting the wrong person can lead to dire consequences.

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