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Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond by Martin Roy Hill

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A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, "Duty," a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In "Something Far Away," a former Coastguardsman must face his ghosts from the past. A Navy investigator faces a different kind of ghost aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier in "Destroyer Turns." "Brandenberg's Diaries" tells the story of a retired spy's last mission during Glasnost. A group of soldiers faces the curse of war over several generations in "The Stragglers." And in "The Use of Innocence," a Vietnam vet contemplates a younger generation eager for another war.

Named Best Short Story Collection of 2012 by the San Diego Book Awards.

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Martin Roy Hill

      

Martin Roy Hill spent more than 20 years as a national award-winning staff reporter, investigative journalist, and editor for newspapers and magazines before becoming a Navy analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations. His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more.

Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association. He also contributed to the American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.

Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Crimson Streets, Nebula Rift, the Plan B Mystery Anthology, and others. His first book, DUTY, was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards Association (SDBAA). His first novel, The Killing Depths, was a 2013 finalist for the SDBAA Sisters In Crime Mystery Award, as was Empty Places in 2014. Eden was a finalist for the SDBAA's Best Science Fiction book in 2015.

A veteran of the Coast Guard and Navy reserves, Martin finally retired as a military police major from a component of of the California National Guard. Martin also served as a tactically-trained medic with his local Sheriff's wilderness search and rescue unit, and as a medic and security specialist with a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

Martin is a professional member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers.

Other Books By Martin Roy Hill

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The Killing Depths

Suspense and Thriller
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Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stori

Suspense and Thriller
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Marque And Reprisal

Crime and Mystery

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Empty Places

Suspense and Thriller
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Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella

SciFi
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Hitler Is Coming: An Alternate H

Crime and Mystery

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The Last President: A Speculativ

Crime and Mystery

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The Last Refuge

Suspense and Thriller
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The Butcher's Bill

Unspecified
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WAR STORIES: Tales of Courage, L

Historical



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