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Kindle Nation Daily Mystery Thriller Alert! John Urban’s Action Adventure A SINGLE DEADLY TRUTH (A STEVE DECATUR THRILLER)

4.0 stars – 25 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

A Single Deadly Truth — Amazon Top-5 Hardboiled Best Seller for more than eight weeks.

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“Single Deadly is a fast read that blends sunken treasure, deep-sea diving, fast boats and a cast of characters that run from bad guys to real bad guys to really really bad guys. (And that doesn’t even count the shark.)”  – Author Frank Cook.

Urban sets the story on the waters of Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay and gives the reader a rewarding blend of adventure, seaside escapism, and maritime history. Fans of Clive Cussler, Peter Benchley, and Randy Wayne White will find a new hero in Steve Decatur.

One Reviewer Notes

“A Single Deadly Truth is an entertaining story that will hook you from the very first page and keep you reading through to the end. It is well paced, and the author’s descriptions of the area and being out on the water are very good. The protagonist, Steve Decatur, is the kind of guy I’d want covering my back if things ever got ugly. I look forward for more by author John Urban.” – Nick Russell, Amazon Reviewer, 5 Stars

About The Author

Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water, and his short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.
The ocean was his desired destination from an early age. As a boy living a landlocked life in Western Massachusetts, nights were dedicated to reading about boats and watching Flipper and weekends were spent boating and fishing, April-to-October, on Long Island Sound. Thoughts of a career at sea ended early after a stint at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but the circle of life has come around some years later in the form of the fictional world of Steve Decatur. Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel. As second Steve Decatur mystery is due out in 2011. For more information: www.johnmurban.com.
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Kindle Nation Daily Digest For Monday, April 9, 2012: Brief Tips, Freebies and Bargain Updates….Today’s Sponsor, John Urban’s A SINGLE DEADLY TRUTH

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Brief Tips, Freebies and Bargain Updates
April 9, 2012

Please note that this is the daily digest for Monday, April 9, 2012, and many of the free and bargain ebook offers noted here are on offer only until midnight PST tonight.
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by John Urban
4.0 stars – 25 Reviews
Text-to-Speech and Lending: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

A Single Deadly Truth — Amazon Top-5 Hardboiled Best Seller for more than eight weeks.

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“Single Deadly is a fast read that blends sunken treasure, deep-sea diving, fast boats and a cast of characters that run from bad guys to real bad guys to really really bad guys. (And that doesn’t even count the shark.)” Author Frank Cook.

Urban sets the story on the waters of Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay and gives the reader a rewarding blend of adventure, seaside escapism, and maritime history. Fans of Clive Cussler, Peter Benchley, and Randy Wayne White will find a new hero in Steve Decatur.

 

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Wednesday, August 31: 23 BRAND NEW FREEBIES in the last 24 hours! 1,092 FREE TITLES Sorted by Category, Date Added, Bestselling or Review Rating! plus … from the author of A SINGLE DEADLY TRUTH, Don’t Miss John M. Urban’s URBAN SHORTS at this great price! (Today’s Sponsor, $0.99)


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Urban Shorts – four modern-day stories of mystery, suspense, and crime … collected here for just 99 cents!

Urban Shorts
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Mystery writer John Urban provides four short stories plus an opening excerpt from his soon to be released mystery novel. The 20,500 word e-book includes:

“Junior Jameson” Extreme wealth, corporate excess, and a crime that takes the reader from New York to Antigua and back.

“Courtesy Call” A locally grown police officer patrols his home community on what was to be a quiet summer evening.

“The Association” Retirement life in Stuart-by-the-Sea is quiet and dull. Or at least it was until now.

“Halfway Rock” Urban’s protagonist, Steve Decatur, sets out in a water-borne chase on the stormy waters of Buzzards Bay.

“Devil’s Bridge” An opening except of a new Steve Decatur mystery involving modern day slave trafficking that draws historical echoes from the days of the early 1800s when ships from Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island sailed the Triangle Trade.


Five Star Review:


“I don’t usually read short stories but since I enjoyed Urban’s novel, A Single Deadly Truth, I decided to give his Urban [S]horts a try.

“I found all four of the stories varied and interesting and I have to say I enjoyed reading them. This doesn’t mean that I’m going on a short story reading frenzy anytime soon, but if John comes out with another story collection in the future I’ll probably pick them up. Besides, how can you beat four stories for 99 cents.

Mike Jastrzebski

About the Author

Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water, and his short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.

 Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel. As second Steve Decatur mystery is due out in 2011. For more information: www.johnmurban.com


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Here’s the set-up for John Urban’s A Single Deadly Truth, just 99 Cents on Kindle:

A Single Deadly Truth “is a fast read that blends sunken treasure, deep-sea diving, fast boats and a cast of characters that run from bad guys to real bad guys to really really bad guys. (And that doesn’t even count the shark.)” –Author Frank Cook.

Urban sets the story on the waters of Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay and gives the reader a rewarding blend of adventure, seaside escapism, and maritime history. Fans of Clive Cussler, Peter Benchley, and Randy Wayne White will find a new hero in Steve Decatur.

“Sunken treasure, modern day pirates and and boats, what more could you ask for in a thriller? It’s obvious that John Urban knows boats and the area he writes about. This is a fast moving nautical thriller and I for one enjoyed it. Keep ‘em coming, John.” Mike Jastrzebski, author of THE STORM KILLER, KEY LIME BLUES, and DOG RIVER BLUES

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Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water, and his short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.

The ocean was his desired destination from an early age. As a boy living a landlocked life in Western Massachusetts, nights were dedicated to reading about boats and watching Flipper and weekends were spent boating and fishing, April-to-October, on Long Island Sound.
Thoughts of a career at sea ended early after a stint at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but the circle of life has come around some years later in the form of the fictional world of Steve Decatur. Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel.

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KND Kindle Free Book Alert, Wednesday, August 24: A New JIGSAW WORDS Game is among 3 BRAND NEW FREEBIES in the Past 24 Hours! Search 1,000+ FREE TITLES by Category, Date Added, Bestselling or Review Rating! plus … John Urban’s A SINGLE DEADLY TRUTH (Today’s Sponsor, $0.99)

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A Single Deadly Truth “is a fast read that blends sunken treasure, deep-sea diving, fast boats and a cast of characters that run from bad guys to real bad guys to really really bad guys. (And that doesn’t even count the shark.)”

–Author Frank Cook

Urban sets the story on the waters of Cape Cod and Buzzards Bay and gives the reader a rewarding blend of adventure, seaside escapism, and maritime history. Fans of Clive Cussler, Peter Benchley, and Randy Wayne White will find a new hero in Steve Decatur.

“Sunken treasure, modern day pirates and and boats, what more could you ask for in a thriller? It’s obvious that John Urban knows boats and the area he writes about. This is a fast moving nautical thriller and I for one enjoyed it. Keep ‘em coming, John.”

Mike Jastrzebski, author of THE STORM KILLER, KEY LIME BLUES, and DOG RIVER BLUES

 

Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water, and his short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.

The ocean was his desired destination from an early age. As a boy living a landlocked life in Western Massachusetts, nights were dedicated to reading about boats and watching Flipper and weekends were spent boating and fishing, April-to-October, on Long Island Sound. Thoughts of a career at sea ended early after a stint at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but the circle of life has come around some years later in the form of the fictional world of Steve Decatur. Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel. As second Steve Decatur mystery is due out in 2011. For more information:

 

 

 

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Steve Decatur – college professor and part-time harbormaster – is called on to retrieve his dead friend’s boat off Cape Cod. But how did his friend die? Was it an accident or murder?
 

A Single Deadly Truth is a five-star read that puts debut author John Urban on the same thriller list as Lee Child and Harlan Coben”
–an Amazon.com Reviewer


A Single Deadly Truth 
(A Steve Decatur Mystery) 
by John Urban
5.0 out of 5 stars   5 Reviews
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An Excellent Read of Non-stop Action”



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On February 18, 1952, a five-hundred-foot oil tanker named the Pendleton snapped in half as it battled sixty-foot seas in a winter storm off Cape Cod. The rescue of the Pendleton ranks as one of the most heroic events in the history of the United States Coast Guard. That much is true.


What the Reviewers Say

In a work of fiction, A Single Deadly Truth tells that another ship sank that same night, just a few miles from where the Pendleton went down, and the ship’s sole survivor remained committed to taking the story, and the ship’s location, to his grave. Until now.

A Single Deadly Truth features a thirty-five year old college professor and part-time harbormaster named Steve Decatur who spends his summers living aboard an old wooden sailboat in the town of Harbor Point, Massachusetts. When Decatur’s friend, a lobsterman and diver named Chris Blanchard, is found dead off Cape Cod, Decatur is called on to retrieve the man’s boat. Along the way, there’s growing evidence that Blanchard’s death was a murder, not an accident.

To the end, Decatur remains persistent in uncovering the truth and in doing so he uncovers a much larger crime.

“Sunken treasure, modern day pirates and and boats, what more could you ask for in a thriller. It’s obvious that John Urban knows boats and the area he writes about. This is a fast moving nautical thriller and I for one enjoyed it. Keep ’em coming, John.”
Mike Jastrzebski 
 
 

“A Single Deadly Truth is fast paced and engaging from the first introduction to the final explosion. Urban creates a thrilling world of danger and discovery. His descriptions of the waters in and around Buzzard’s Bay and Cape Cod will ring true to anyone who’s been there. Reading them transports you to a boat at Steve Decatur’s side! Looking forward to more like this and the next one in the series.”
–Ann Cavanaugh


“Set on the New England coast, “Single Deadly” is a fast read that blends sunken treasure, deep-sea diving, fast boats and a cast of characters that run from bad guys to real bad guys to really really bad guys. (And that doesn’t even count the shark.) I don’t know anything about sailing and still found this to be a great read. Those who are sailors would probably find it even better. Consider me a fan.”
–F. Cook


About the Author


Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water, and his short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.

The ocean was his desired destination from an early age. As a boy living a landlocked life in Western Massachusetts, nights were dedicated to reading about boats and watching Flipper and weekends were spent boating and fishing, April-to-October, on Long Island Sound. Thoughts of a career at sea ended early after a stint at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but the circle of life has come around some years later in the form of the fictional world of Steve Decatur. Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel. As second Steve Decatur mystery is due out in 2011. For more information: www.johnmurban.com



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The waters off the Outer Cape have been taking seamen’s lives for centuries. Now, in Our Kindle Nation eBook Of The Day, they give back A Single Deadly Truth.

Here’s the set-up for John M. Urban’s A Single Deadly Truth (A Steve Decatur Mystery):


On the stormy February night in 1952, the 500-foot oil tanker Pendleton snapped in half in 60-foot seas off Cape Cod. The ensuing rescue of the Pendleton ranks as one of the most heroic stories in the history of the US Coast Guard. That much is true. John M. Urban’s novel A Single Deadly Truth explores another story that might have begun that same stormy night – Just $2.99 in the Kindle Store!

In a work of fiction, A Single Deadly Truth tells that another ship sank that same night, just a few miles from where the Pendleton went down. The ship’s sole survivor remained committed to taking the story, and the ship’s location, to his grave. Until now.

A Single Deadly Truth features a thirty-five year old college professor and part-time harbormaster named Steve Decatur.  He spends summers living aboard an old wooden sailboat in the town of Harbor Point, Massachusetts. When Decatur’s friend, a lobsterman and diver named Chris Blanchard, is found dead off Cape Cod, Decatur is called on to retrieve the man’s boat. Along the way, there’s growing evidence that Blanchard’s death was a murder, not an accident.

To the end, Decatur remains persistent in uncovering the truth.  In doing so he uncovers a much larger crime.

 
About the Author:

Like his protagonist, John Urban has worked as a college professor and he sails the waters of Southern New England on an old wooden sailboat that he restored. He is a regular contributor to the blog Write On The Water.  His short stories have appeared in the anthologies Seasmoke and Deadfall.


The ocean was his desired destination from an early age. As a boy living a landlocked life in Western Massachusetts, nights were dedicated to reading about boats and watching Flipper and weekends were spent boating and fishing, April-to-October, on Long Island Sound.

Thoughts of a career at sea ended early after a stint at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, but the circle of life has come around some years later in the form of the fictional world of Steve Decatur.

Urban lives just outside Boston and spends his summers near the waters edge of Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound. A Single Deadly Truth, published on Amazon Kindle, is Urban’s debut novel. A second Steve Decatur mystery is due out in 2011. For more information: www.johnmurban.com

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