Award-winning author, Michael Scheffel, is a lifelong history buff and avid reader. He feels writing fiction and self-publishing are among his most challenging and satisfying adventures.
St Louis Affair, Book 1 of The Adventures of Herbert Falken, has won two awards: Chanticleer Reviews 2015 Mystery & Mayhem Awards First Place and 2015 Clue Awards First Place.
Michael lives near Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, with his partner Christine, her daughter Valerie, a rather large German Shepherd, two small yet fearless Boston Terriers, and a laid back cat.
He is currently working on the next book of The Adventures of Herbert Falken.
St. Louis Affair
St Louis was the fourth largest city in America; the crossroads linking East and West; the jewel of the Mississippi River; a thriving industrial metropolis, where dreams came true and great fortunes were made. Yet, the mighty city had a dark side; the hustle and bustle of Industrial Era growth and prosperity masked a ruthless underworld of vice, corruption and murder.
When a brutally murdered corpse is found along the Mississippi, Herbert Falken is called upon, once again, to hunt down another black-hearted monster. However, Falken's quest for the truth is confounded by a relentless all-powerful adversary--his own tortured soul.
Deceit, treachery and betrayal lay around every corner. Each clue seems to contradict the last; answers spawn new questions. The elusive truth can be uncovered, but what will it cost?
Friendship, integrity and honor are stretched to the breaking point, by the St Louis Affair.
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Storm on the Horizon
A coup d’état, unbridled greed and oil spark a desperate struggle, with consequences for all of humanity. In Beijing and Buenos Aires, powerful men, driven by insatiable lust for power, plot and maneuver to dominate the world. From London to the windswept seemingly insignificant Falkland Islands, brave men and women must battle enemies from without and within. In the air, on land and at sea, nations clash with explosive blood-stained fury, in an all or nothing battle for the future of mankind.
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