Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"A Mighty Fortress" by S. D. Thames

A Mighty Fortress
(Milo Porter Mystery Series Book 1)
by S. D. Thames

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For another book by this author, please check out my blog post on Foreclosure.

In Tampa, the only thing more crooked than the mob is the police …
Milo Porter leads a happy life in Tampa, Florida. The Iraq war veteran runs routine private investigations by day and coaches powerlifting at night. When Chad Scalzo, the grandson of a rumored mob boss, goes missing, Milo takes the seemingly easy case. After Chad turns up dead, Milo goes from investigator to suspect.
As he seeks to clear his own name, Milo finds himself at the crossroads of two crooked investigations - one by the mob and the other by the police. With the body count climbing, Milo discovers the key to the case in the last known person to see Chad alive.
But can Milo get to her before someone else does?
A Mighty Fortress is the first book in the Milo Porter Mystery Series, a set of gritty crime thrillers that will remind you of the characters from Robert B. Parker and Robert Crais. If you like gripping suspense, hardboiled crime-solvers, and heart-stopping action, then you’ll love the powerful series starter from S. D. Thames.
Buy A Mighty Fortress to get caught up in the mystery today!

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"This book is heart pounding and it could have been even longer than the four hundred pages and it still would not have been enough. This was a great book that kept me entranced in all of the thrilling action!" ~ Renee Spicuzza
"The book is well written with a strong plot; the scenes create a vivid picture in the reader's mind. I found this book completely satisfying. Thames is a writer to follow. I look forward to his next Milo Porter book." ~ susan carpenter
"It was a great book I really liked the characters from the first page till the last. If you like books like this you will love this one." ~ darlingjill
"This is a gritty thriller, with a satisfying ending." ~ Sdan12
"Milo Porter is an interesting guy. He is rebuilding his life after returning from the war. Good group of supporting friends and realistic scenarios, I will read the next one in this series." ~ MBH

About the Author
S. D. Thames is the author of Foreclosure: A Novel, A Mighty Fortress, and other works of crime fiction exploring the dark side of the Sunshine State. Born in Dayton, Ohio while Jimmy Carter was president, S. D. grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati (with intermittent stints in the bayous of Louisiana and on the riverbanks of Indiana). In 1992, his family relocated to Florida’s gulf coast, about an hour north of Tampa, where he blossomed as a rock guitarist and all around miscreant. While trudging his way through school, he held various odd jobs, including, in no particular order, working as a pizza cook and deliveryman (though never concurrently), dishwasher, newspaper salesman, custodian, carpenter, bookstore clerk, guitar instructor, and manual laborer.
After meeting the love of his life in 1995, he matured five years in one semester and eventually enrolled at the University of Florida, where he majored in English and studied about everything from Chaucer to the Twentieth-Century novel, along with a healthy dose of literary theory. After graduating, he spent a school year teaching German in high school. His life would forever change when he returned to the University of Florida to attend law school, the traditional fallback for despondent English majors. After completing his J.D., he went to work as a litigation associate at a Tampa law firm.
The ensuing seven years are a bit of a blur, but suffice it to say that, unlike the protagonist of Foreclosure, S.D. made partner the first year he was eligible, and did so without having to lie, cheat or otherwise bend the professional rules of conduct. Most days he enjoys the practice of law. He’s had the pleasure of working for a diverse array of clients, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, small business owners, real estate developers, venture capitalists, non-profit organizations, parents in Central America seeking the return of their abducted children, and death-row inmates.
He still lives in Tampa, Florida, where he’s married to the love of his life (yes, the same one he met in 1995). They have one daughter, who is 8 years old and a more prolific writer than her dad.

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