June 12th, 2013

Collateral Damage and Swiss Cows



What, exactly, you are asking, do Swiss cows have to do with collateral damage? I will tell you. Aside from the fact that my new book is called COLLATERAL DAMAGE and I walked by these cows yesterday on a grand hike up to the Niederhorn summit with my Colorado friend Eliot, nothing at all.


It’s good to take a break once in a while. We covered about 3,500 feet in vertical rise in two hours, not bad for a couple of desk jockeys. Too bad the mountain was enveloped in clouds most of the time. More pictures in my next newsletter (subscribe on the sidebar at right).


Are you counting down with me to COLLATERAL DAMAGE? June 23 is the big day! This is the third book in the Annie Ogden mystery series. For a limited time you will be able to get it for 99 cents.


The cover will be revealed on June 16. See my Facebook page if you can’t wait that long …



Frederick Lee Brooke launched the Annie Ogden Mystery Series in 2011 with Doing Max Vinyl and followed with Zombie Candy in 2012, a book that is neither about zombies nor sweets. The third mystery in the series, Collateral Damage, appeared in 2013. Saving Raine, the first book in Fred's entirely new series, The Drone Wars, appeared in December 2013, and was followed by its sequel, Inferno, in June 2014.

A resident of Switzerland, Fred has worked as a teacher, language school manager and school owner. He has three boys and two cats and recently had to learn how to operate both washing machine and dryer. He makes frequent trips back to his native Chicago.

When not writing or doing the washing, Fred can be found walking along the banks of the Rhine River, sitting in a local cafe, or visiting all the local pubs in search of his lost umbrella.

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