The Troop


In sleepy Long Hill Township in northern New Jersey, former members of Boy Scout Troop 186 are dying decades after the Troop was disbanded. Are these deaths coincidences? Accidents? Or are they the result of something much more dubious? While the police are slow to make connections, reporter Steve Mazur, one of the remaining Scouts and a well-known conspiracy theorist, believes it is the work of one man. Steve tries to convince the surviving troop members, the local police, and anyone that will listen. As the gruesome deaths mount, township residents become frightened and alarmed by the continuing murders, and by his articles in the local newspaper. The police suspect Mazur, but can they link him to the killings before more lives are lost?
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About the author

R. James Milos was a member of the Boy Scouts of America in Millington, New Jersey, a loose band of boys more interested in fun and activities than rank advancement or merit badges. Graduating from Seton Hall University with a BS in Education, Milos joined the Peace Corps as a teacher of English as a foreign language (TELF). Serving two years in Baghlan, Afghanistan, he returned as a middle school English teacher in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. He was awarded a Fellowship in Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Milos attended Fordham University majoring in educational psychology.

Subsequent career positions included technical writer, manager of documentation, marketing communications director, and web content editor. Milos was past president and web master of the Tech Valley Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication and editor-in-chief for the NY LAN Journal. He has written technical manuals, marketing brochures, sales collateral, advertisement copy, and, while at IBM, developed, managed, and maintained an interactive, electronic customer agent. R. James Milos is the author of two previous novels and one novella. Several of his short stories and poems have been published.

Milos now resides in Brunswick, New York, employed by Excelsior College where he founded and is the managing editor of the Excelsior ReView. He is married with two adult children, Stephanie and Greg and two grandchildren, Travis and Vivian. He is an active member of Brunswick Grange 1337.

“Writing is painting with words.”

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Sep 5, 2015
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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