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Combustible Punch by Paul Michael Peters
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Combustible Punch (edition 2019)

by Paul Michael Peters (Author)

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Title:Combustible Punch
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Tags:thriller, suspense, serial killer, school shooting, writer, F.B.I., University

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Combustible Punch by Paul Michael Peters

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Combustible Punch is a thriller that is never dull. Rick Phillips lived through a school shooting and he is dealing with the posttraumatic stress of that every day. He's also dealing with the stress of being a has-been writer who enjoyed success from a book he wrote detailing the shooting. Now, he's met a woman who wants him to write HER story... The story of a too-smart-to-get-caught serial killer. But is she really a serial killer, or is she just a manipulative woman feeding on an alcoholic has-been's desire to feel like a part of the world again?

Harriet Bristol Wheeler is Rick's worst nightmare. But he's used to nightmares, isn't he? ( )
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“DIRECTLY AFTER COPULATION, THE DEVIL’S LAUGHTER IS HEARD.”
— ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
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For Kristi & Ben
Thank you for the encouragement.
You own many heavy books. Please don’t move again.
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When the first bullet hit me, it didn't hurt at all. Not
one bit. Which confused me. I remember thinking,
"Maybe it was a blank. A misfire. This must be an
elaborate prank."
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Chapter previews and information can be found at: https://paulmichaelpeters.com/novel-co...

Rick Philips isn’t a fighter – but he is a survivor

Haunted by memories of a high school shooting, not even the bottle can wash away the gnawing guilt and creeping feelings of inadequacy that batter Rick’s conscience daily.

His life has been a mess of broken marriages, writer’s block, terrible choices, and the morbid pity of others.

When he meets Harriet at a writer’s conference, the record doesn’t scratch as he falls back – only this time, he may not get up.

Harriet Bristol Wheeler is a dark temptress – and self-confessed serial killer

Harriet has no problem killing – and even fewer issues blending back into the background after the act with the cool, calculating eye of a practiced social chameleon.

Manipulative, unpredictable, and exceptionally intelligent, she’s Rick’s worst nightmare – and the ideal subject for his next book.

A book that they are both desperate to write.

Time is running out – but the sadness will last forever

Rick has no choice but to enter the cracked twilight of Harriet’s world and confront the history of her murderous choices up close.

As Rick starts to gather the evidence for his long-anticipated book, he finds himself looking into answers that put him in even more danger than before – but this time, he may not survive at all.
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