McGowan's Retreat by Rob Smith

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The Lake Erie Islands and Dayton, Ohio are the setting for this fictional account of the financial meltdown which began in the fall of 2008. After a visit with friends and a vacation side-trip, Davis McGowan finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation and becomes a target in a plot spawned by the dark side of corporate greed. He follows a twisted path of evidence that only seems to evaporate as he gets close. What he does discover is a trail of unintended consequences and shattered lives.

About Rob Smith

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Born in Youngstown, Ohio and raised in the Cleveland area, Rob Smith has been writing poetry and prose for over forty years. As with many young writers, his creative efforts developed beneath the requirements of career. Nonetheless, he quietly persisted in creating a body of work representative of his imagination. In 2006, he entered his first poetry competition and was awarded the Robert Frost Poetry Award for the poem ??Catbird?? and published his first novel, Night Voices. Rob now has shifted his use of time by writing full-time, and teaching as an adjunct instructor at both Wright State and Bowling Green State Universities in Ohio. He and his wife, Nancy, now live on the north coast and sail the waters of Lake Erie in an old sloop that they are restoring. Rob holds a bachelor??s degree in religion and philosophy from Westminster College (Pa) and master and doctoral degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is editor and publisher of Drinian Press (
Published August 4, 2009 by Drinian Press. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Red Room

The ups, downs, and curves of this novel fly fast as McGowan follows leads about a friend’s disappearance and the lengths others will go to make sure that evidence disappears, which leads me to wonder, “could this be true?” and other lingering questions that makes me, like McGowan, say, “but, but...

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Sammy the Bookworm 19 Apr 2013

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