In the summer of 1984, the Far West Texas town of Sierra Blanca is caught between cartel violence and Soviet subversion with only a Texas Ranger, the Sheriff, and a CIA burnout to protect it.

The Cold War and the Drug War collide in this genre twisting, pulpy novella that blends classic spy novel and Western themes.

Available now in paperback and Kindle.  Pick up your copy today at these fine independent book sellers:

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by Don M. Patterson

Coming Soon

by Hiro Kawabunga

Inspired by the illicit activities of the Central Intelligence Agency and the exploits of its most notorious rogue agent, Almirante by Morning is a loungey, boozy, psychedelic journey through the darkest days of American intelligence. 

Coming eventually.  Maybe 2020; it's hard to say.

​Stay tuned.

by Don M. Patterson

by Don M. Patterson

New Fiction

Almirante by Morning

A concise novelette about mind numbing work, relationships, catalytic converters, petty theft, koala bears, madness, and the element rhodium.

*UPDATE* Special 7th Anniversary Edition now available in paperback and Kindle.

Coming soon: a deep dive into the seedy underbelly of the international goldfish market.