Jason Patterson sets out to avenge the murder of his brother but finds an even more sinister plot unfolding, one that must be stopped.
Jason and Craig Patterson are young philanthropists, brothers who inherited a large family-owned corporation from their father. But the new CEO, Steve Jaggers, is a greedy and selfish opportunist who wants to strip it away and gain personal control of over $120 million in share value.
To accomplish that goal, Jaggers enlists a Venezuelan man with a murky history and questionable motives. Soon, Jagger’s partner starts to suck him deeper into a far more sinister web of international intrigue, a web that involves extortion, financial manipulation, and human trafficking of children for sex and labor. When they murder Craig Patterson and one of Jason’s best friends, Jason discovers that Jaggers is responsible and pledges to prove it and avenge his brother’s death.
Jason and Craig were two of a four-member brotherhood, devoted friends since childhood. Now, only J.L. White, a Biloxi, Mississippi, Detective, and Jason remain alive to unravel the conspiracy and bring Jaggers and his South American accomplices to justice.
But Jason uncovers a plot far more complex and deadly than he ever… Continue reading
On October 22, Roland: of pirates and patriots, was awarded third place in the prestigious Royal Palm Literary competition in the broad category of Book Length Historical Fiction. This is a major annual award by the Florida Writer’s Association, a highly respected literary organization that supports new and established authors, and was open to all writers, published and unpublished.
I am humbled by the award and want to thank the judges for their consideration.
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Based on real people and critical events, Roland brings pirates and patriots together in a complex and gripping weave of deceit, courage, mystery, and adventure surrounding the War of 1812.
Here’s a short–and perhaps odd–story I think you’ll enjoy.
After all of this time, now I’m trash. No, sorry… I’m garbage. The newspaper I find myself uncomfortably snuggled up to—almost wrapped up in—is trash. He seems proud of that like it’s an important distinction and somehow better than being garbage. I honestly don’t know the difference, but I respect his right to think that as I also try to be proud of being garbage.
The cherry tomato with whom I share this tight, dark space, seemed to agree with me, but of course, he had to identify with garbage. Inanimate objects are trash, he had said. I’m not. He was awfully wrinkled and squishy at the time—old and maybe senile—so I’m not sure I should trust his perception. A little later, when I tried to get some clarification, I got no response. He must have died.
That fate awaits me as I feel myself turning darker, inside and out. My meat is soft to the point of being called ‘mushy’, and my once beautiful yellow skin is dark brown and, in spots, black already. I have to accept that final decay is inevitable, but I’m not comfortable… Continue reading
CAPTAIN DAK: first contact
This novella is a short read in the science fiction and social commentary genres. It explores the fears and hopes of members of two alien cultures who are forced to interact. It’s a rather biting and unique look at ‘civilized’ behavior.
Captain Dak can’t leave. His disabled ship has crashed back onto the planet he was exploring. To survive, Captain Dak is forced to interact with the intelligent aliens he was studying. This novella explores the fears and hopes of members of two vastly different cultures. Through unexpected plot twists of friendship, trust, and betrayal, both Dak and the alien learn much about themselves, their worlds… and what survival really means.
Enjoy! If you like it, look at my other stuff at timothyfreriks.com
The Robbins are determined to get their money back—and get even.
When an arrogant and selfish 26-year old, Ken Paulson, inherited a large national jewelry store chain, he probably shouldn’t have fired 72-year old Wayne Robbins, a brilliant engineer who helped Ken’s father build the company. And he certainly should not have stolen Robbins’ retirement funds, patents, and royalties.
But, he did.
The need to survive forces Wayne to develop a brilliant plan. Traveling the country in their motor coach, these sweet grandparents devise and execute perfect crimes. But they must overcome unexpected challenges, conspiracies, intrigue, and crossed loyalties. Finally, they must face and out-smart not only Ken Paulson but also the people they fear the most.
This may not end the way you think it will.
Tomorrow, I’ll be offering my historical thriller, Roland: of pirates and patriots, as a free eBook download. If you’re interested in that one, too. CLICK HERE tomorrow.
Getting close to release!
Exciting news. Three Legs of the Caliphate—book 2 of the Robert Curry series—is a couple of weeks away from release. Here’s the cover text.
Robert Curry’s new war is raging in the world right now, and this story should chill every one of us to the bone. Is it fact or fiction?
Cyber control of the world’s economy
Political control of the world’s minds
Radical Islamic control of the world’s destiny
In a continuation of Apocalypse Disrupted, Three Legs of the Caliphate pulls you into Curry’s fight against radical Islamic terrorists, cyber/financial manipulators, and twisted politicians who develop an integrated strategy to wage Jihad against ‘non-believers’ and build a Caliphate for themselves. Curry must use his unique gifts to identify the conspirators and defuse their scheme before the Western world is overrun, before his country and his family are destroyed again.
“From my military experience—I was embedded with Afghans for a year—Freriks is spot on with Middle Eastern customs and culture, but more importantly, the viewpoint of radical Islam. I was amazed at the depth and breadth of military intelligence, IT, and Middle Eastern culture. Not to mention how scary the book parallels… Continue reading
Kathy and I are heading out for a three-week BOOK SIGNING tour of RV parks in SEVEN states.
Now, for those of you who have read The Robbins: old farts gone bad, I want to assure you that Kathy and I are NOT crooks. We are not using the RV to cover perfect heists. We just want to meet fans and sign a few books.
Honest… we are not thieves. We’re just trying to promote The Robbins.
I’ll be sending pictures from the road of some of the great people we meet.
My laptop will not be idle. Julia—now that it is a murder/crime mystery—awaits my renewed attention. For those fans who have been asking, I’m working on it. Just chill! I have to launch the next novel in the Robert Curry series, Three Legs of the Caliphate first. That’s one scary book.
I’ll also be making a few of my books free downloads over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out.
Met with the mac daddy Tampa Bay talk show host Jack Harris this morning and gave him an ARC of my newest novel as I promised Glenn Beck. Waiting for feedback from both of them. Still targeting September 1 as a release date.
Political corruption. Cyber and financial manipulation. Islamic terror. All orchestrated by evil empire builders to establish a Caliphate. Intrigue, power, deception, heroes, villains… what else would you want?
Much research with Muslims of different colors was done, and I hope I strike a good balance between “good” and “bad” Muslims. Radical Islamic terrorists are thugs who use their bastardization of Islam to push their own agenda—in the same manner as all conquerors and dictators throughout history.
Writing this scared the bejezus out of me, and it still does. If you look at current events with the lens I place in front of your eyes, I’m sure you’ll also find a few of the intertwining storylines to be frightening.
If you’re interested in reading an Advanced Reader Copy, email or reply.
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I’m proud to be an American. Every day.