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The Max Brown Tetralogy (+1)

Book 3
Hough Publishing
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Some people can’t stay out of trouble. Happily married, the parents of two precocious nine-year old girls, and comfortably off, Max and Sally Brown should have it easy. Not yet; that’s where the little girls come in. The twins maneuver their parents into a dangerous treasure hunt through abandoned gold mines. As Max forewarns, “the closer you get to the treasure the more competitors show up, some of whom don’t play by the rules.” The competitors in this case are seven Klansmen who believe that the object of the treasure hunt, a large cache of Confederate gold, is theirs to finance a second rebellion.


Set in northern Georgia, the couple combat bears, snakes, and the Klan to protect those they love. Their most cunning and committed adversaries, though, turn out to be their own children.

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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
Sep 1, 2016
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Pages
271
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Humorous / Black Humor
Fiction / Southern
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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