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About the Author
From a traveled elementary school education starting in Hawaii, then changing schools every two years, to attending a small liberal arts college, James Strauss graduated to a leadership position that turned out to be a 'hanging by the fingernails' survival posting in the Marines Corps, during the Vietnam War in 1968. During that deployment he was seriously wounded, resulting in a long hospitalization. When he was finally told that it was likely he would live (though still in a hospital bed), James looked up and asked God for one favor. He asked not to lead a normal, humdrum life. He now believes that God heard his prayer, and pointing one finger down, granted his request.
Outrageous fortune has indeed been the nature of the life that smiled down upon James; a roller coaster ride of joy, success, ruin, more success, depression, physical pain, danger, international travel, adventure and a total lack of believability. For a time, James strove for credibility until he realized that his own credibility was "without meaning."
James has published five books: The Boy; The Bering Sea; Down In the Valley (The first Arch Patton adventure); and now Thirty Days has September, The First Ten Days. He is currently readying another Arch Patton Saga: It Was 1993, and continuing the novelization of his Vietnam war experiences with a second book: 30 Days Has September, The Second Ten Days.
In addition to writing his books, James also publishes a weekly Midwestern Newspaper, The Geneva Shore Report.
Arch Patton, The Bering Sea
An Arch Patton Thriller
Arch Patton, the slightly aging CIA operative, finds himself assigned to a secret mission, ostensibly to secure the freedom of the son of a portly United States Senator, the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The action takes place in the Bering Sea and Russia, opening on Little Diomede Island, 2.4 miles from the Russian owned Big Diomede Island.
Arch Patton had just returned from a nefarious assignment in Africa and thrust again into intrigue and a possible danger or a fiasco.
According to the CIA agent assigning Arch.
"That 'best man' (Arch Patton) had just come out of West Africa under the bloodiest of circumstances, somehow having improbably accomplished his mission. The skewed manner in which his mission had been conducted would no doubt have the Agency looking like a stone cold, heartless bureaucracy...
He'd sent a low-life field agent off to save the drug-dealing nephew of a corrupt scumbag of a senator. This time the mission had not even the remotest possibility of success"
- Publication Date:
- 1978141017 / 9781978141018
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Espionage