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At the height of the Iraq War, military police investigator Seth Bodin searches to uncover the truth about the suspicious death of an American officer. A gripping tale filled with mystery and riveting action sequences.


JUNE 1st!

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Kenneth Maher was raised in a suburb near Boston. His passion for languages and politics led him to get dual master’s degrees in business and Russian. He paused his successful business career in response to the 9/11 attacks. He served as a military intelligence officer in Iraq, where he used his knowledge of Arabic to help train Iraqi forces. In his spare time, Kenneth learns new languages and reads. Death Blossom is his first fictional novel. He is also the author of the memoir Wind of Change: An American Journey in Post-Soviet Russia.


Death Blossom, has an intriguing and unusual premise—a military police investigator tasked with uncovering the truth behind the suspicious death of an American major killed by an IED with local soldiers he is there to train. The story quickly pulls the reader into a complex web of deceit, betrayal, and danger as the hero pieces together clues and navigates tense situations in his quest for the truth. As obstacles mount, the central mystery deepens, keeping readers hooked. The action sequences are gripping, providing vivid details that place the reader right alongside the hero in the chaos of a firefight or mortar attack. The military details lend authenticity, from the procedures and protocols to the specialized terminology. The settings also feel tangible, with interesting descriptions of the Forward Operating Bases, Iraqi landscapes, and communities. These rich setting and combat details, the array of colorful suspects, the palpable danger for the tenacious investigator, and the intriguing central mystery all compel readers to the exciting climax.

Nina Bruhns, Editor


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