Thursday, September 21, 2023

New Release: The Weighmaster, by Bart Ambrose


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Sean O’Conner returns home as a decorated hero after being wounded and surviving intense action as a commando behind German lines on D-Day, 1944. He suffers the heartbreaking loss of his parents while in a British hospital and decides to follow in his father’s footsteps by joining the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona. His first case is to investigate a girl gone missing from a transients’ cotton picker camp west of Phoenix. The seemingly routine disappearance leads Sean down a twisting and dangerous path to a man known as the Weighmaster and a mysterious place called the Orange Palace. His efforts reveal the Weighmaster's vicious kidnapping of teenage girls from the cotton fields to sell them into prostitution in a human trafficking operation that leads through the Orange Palace to organized crime in Detroit.

Sean’s relentless efforts to find the missing girls lead to attempts on his life and more tragic personal loss as he pursues the Weighmaster. The two men become locked in a revenge-fueled struggle that only one will survive.

The Weighmaster will keep you turning pages to follow the perilous investigation and breakup of a criminal organization that leads from Detroit to Phoenix and finally deep into Mexico.

Bart Ambrose was born in Phoenix and grew up on an Arizona cotton farm. He spent long nights on the farm reading novels and teaching himself to play guitar. Books such as Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, The Old Man and the Sea, and many others gave him an early appreciation of literature and a desire to one day become an author.

Bart worked as a natural resource conservationist after graduating from Arizona State University. His work took him all over the western U.S and the Pacific Basin where he gained a special appreciation for the land, history, and cultures of the region.

Along the way, Bart performed as a guitarist and vocalist with several groups in Arizona and California. His interest in songwriting led him to Nashville after retiring from his career as a conservationist. He spent many years in “Music City” writing songs, coaching other songwriters, and teaching guitar for songwriters.

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