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Federal Government Corruption?

Cabinet nominees not completing disclosure forms before a Republican controlled Congress wants to confirm them. Republicans try but failed to reduce the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics. A President who does not release his income tax return and believes the President is not subject to conflicts of interest. The Obama administration had zero criminal indictments. Will the Trump administration return to the days of the second Bush with 26 and the Reagan administrations with 138 administration officials convicted.

The Opportunity is a suspenseful crime novel set in the high powered competitive environment of Washington DC and the high paced networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.indicted, or investigated for Federal corruption.

The novel portrays corruption in the Federal Government contracting industry related to bidding a $1 Billion contract opportunity, and includes the relationship between a Federal agency, its contractors, and members of Congress.

The corruption involves exchange of confidential information for sex between the Contracting Officer and the marketing representative related to bidding on the government contract. The Contracting Officer's former girlfriend exposes the corruption to a newspaper reporter, who publishes a series of articles that initiate an investigation by the Federal agency and the FBI.
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Frank E Hopkins has published three novels: Unplanned Choices, The Opportunity, and Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders and will publish a new novel The $ Billion Embezzlement Murders in the Spring of 2019.
 
The $ Billion Embezzlement Murders Synopsis
 

The thriller sequel to Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders starts with the heinous murder of a participant in a $1 Billion embezzlement of a Delaware company, the Liberty Credit Card Co. The action switches to the continuing romance of Margaret Hoffman and Paul O’Hare started in the first novel. They marry, have a successful release of the book they wrote about the Skeleton Murders, and decide to spend their honeymoon in Greece. The embezzlement continues as the crime’s ringleader orders the murder of Joann Cummings, who discovered the crime. She avoids the first two attacks, at her home and a mountain cabin in West Virginia, but fearing for her life she flies to Greece to enlist the help of Margaret and Paul to help solve the crime. As they become involved, an attempt is also made on the authors’ lives Mykonos, Greece and Duck, North Carolina. The action returns to the U.S. as the Delaware State Police get closer to solving the crime. Margaret and Paul develop evidence proving Hank Stanley, a VP at the Liberty Credit Card Co. committed the initial murder. The crime’s ringleader makes plans to leave the country to live with his $1 Billion in a country without an extradition treaty with the U.S. Will the police or the ringleader be successful in their quests?

 
What Will Happen if Abortion is Outlawed?

No one under fifty will know or can remember. Women who lived before the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973 feared an unwanted pregnancy and suffered injury or death from a botched illegal abortion. Unplanned Choices tells the story of what happened to one couple during this era. Situations similar to that portrayed in Unplanned Choices, could be replicated hundreds of thousands of times in the future if abortion becomes illegal, or is severely restricted in the United States.

Unplanned Choices, is a coming-of-age historical romantic drama, set in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the New York City area during the turbulent period of the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, the Civil Rights movement, and the struggle for legalizing abortion. The novel is the story of Steve Lynch and his first love, Anna Marino. Both Anna and Steve are raised in the Roman Catholic faith and struggle with the church’s prohibition of sexual activity and their growing sexual drives. They both meet in college after abandoning the church. Anna became pregnant and died during an abortion, before
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abortion on demand became legal in New York. The novel describes the impact of the abortion on Steve, the abortionist, Anna’s family and friends, and one NYPD investigator who committed murder.
ABANDONED HOMES:
VIETNAM REVENGE MURDERS IS A SUSPENSEFUL SERIAL KILLER CRIME NOVEL

U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ended in 1975 when the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Saigon. However, the hate developed during the war years, especially at major universities continued. Proponents of the war, fierce opponents of communism, acted during the war years to remove potential traitors from our society. Those against the war continued their opposition, begun in the 1960s, culminating in the riots and student killings at major universities, including Kent, Maryland and Wisconsin.

Paul O’Hare, a retired history professor, uncovered a long-hidden domestic impact of the Vietnam War thirty-five years after the war ended when he finds a skeleton in the crawl space of an abandoned home in southern Delaware. The Delaware State Police investigation team, headed by Detective Margaret Hoffman, discovers two more skeletons and the quest for a serial killer begins.

Hoffman soon discovers the three skeletons had been graduate students at the University of Maryland during the 1970s as had Paul O’Hare. He soon becomes a major suspect. Eventually the State Police clear him and he begins a romantic relationship with Detective Hoffman that includes conflicts between his anti-war sentiments and her experience as a Marine veteran.

The search for a serial killer reveals a complex web of interrelated former students, a crusading newspaper reporter, and CIA agents and double agents, in this fast-paced suspense novel.
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