Empty Places – The Peter Brandt Thrillers, Book 1
The year is 1987. Battle-scarred news service correspondent Peter Brandt returns from covering the wars in Central America to bury his ex-wife, Palm Springs TV reporter Robin Anderson, after her brutal murder. When Peter discovers the local police refuse to investigate Robin's murder, he sets out with an old friend, retired cop Matt Banyon, to find her killer. Unearthing a shadow world of sex and drugs, political corruption, and a wealthy Cuban freedom fighter with a suspicious past, Peter and Matt soon become targets themselves.Peter must finally face his own demons - and death in a dark and empty place.
About Martin Roy Hill (San Diego, California Author)
Martin Roy Hill spent more than 20 years as a national award-winning staff reporter, investigative journalist, and editor for newspapers and magazines before becoming a Navy analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations.
His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more. Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association. He also contributed to the American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.
Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History, San Diego Magazine, Crimson Streets, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Nebula Rift, Alien Demensions, Devolution Z, and others. His first book, DUTY, was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards Association for 2012 (SDBAA).
Martin is a professional member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers.