How Ornithology Saved My Life

The Max Brown Tetralogy (+1)

Book 2
Hough Publishing
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Smartass sociology professor Maxwell Smythe Brown IV thought he had it made. He had lots of money, a wonderful woman, Sally, and no responsibilities. There were, however, some loose ends left over from his earlier exploits – namely the four surviving and vicious outcasts of Indian Intelligence whom Max had beaten to the treasure of a Moghul Khan. Max had killed one assassin and Sally had killed the leader. But the bad guys just keep coming back.


Set on a small island off the coast of Holland, this, the second installment chronicling Brown’s travails, finds him questioning his value and his values. Drawing on rusty skills, he tries to protect himself and those he loves from a determined and vengeful gang who torture and behead for sport.


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About the author

Michael Bernhart is an award winning author who has published extensively on international development and public health – primarily service quality. His credentials for this written outpouring are a PhD from MIT and four decades of international work – currently 50 countries and counting.


The journey from writing funding proposals to writing pure fiction was short and easy. The result is the Max Brown tetralogy (+1) which traces the arc (from age 10 through 68) of a man who earnestly tries to avoid trouble, but whose own behavior – or events – repeatedly drops him into it. Each of the five novels finds Max struggling with a new existential crisis – or crises – as he grows up in these trying times. Manhood used to be a birthright; now it seems to be an unending series of challenges. Each novel also finds Max confronting a new face of evil.


Dr. (why not use it?) Bernhart started this project before the internet could serve up virtual experiences to authors. The contextual information and situations come from service as a pilot in the USAF, living in Asia, Europe and Latin America, surviving the occasional assassination attempt, and inexplicable success at snaring women well out of his league. These remarkable similarities with the main character noted, he insists the work is not autobiographical. It’s wish fulfillment.


Bernhart currently lives in a yurt on a mountaintop in northern Georgia with one ex-wife, two daughters, and three cats. He still flies his vintage plane, although more cautiously than before, yet he’s unshakeable in his conviction that he’s God’s Gift to Aviation.


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Publisher
Hough Publishing
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Published on
May 16, 2018
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Pages
247
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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