Federal Government Corruption?

Amy’s plan to live an upper class life ends when her husband dumps her after he completes his MD residency. Her friends advise her to leave her low income third grade teaching position, get divorced, and enter the world of marketing in the Federal government contracting industry. She agrees and after a few years starts making megabucks by trading sex for information to win lucrative government contracts.

To be successful Amy had to learn about the relationship between a Federal agency, its contractors, and members of Congress. She practiced her marketing magic in the high-powered competitive environment of Washington DC and the high-paced professional networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

Amy’s success faltered after she won a billion dollar contract and drops her sexual partner, Ben Kaiser, the Contracting Officer for Amy’s new contract. Her boss directs her go after a contract in a different agency. Amy searches for a new lover to help her win. Ben, jealous and lonely, reveals his relationship with Amy to an old friend. The story spreads and Amy and her company becomes the subject of an investigation by a Washington newspaper and the FBI.

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Frank E Hopkins has published five novels: Unplanned Choices, The Opportunity, Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders, The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders, and The Counterfeit Drug Murders. The last three novels are part of the Hoffman and O'Hare Mystery series.

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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 abortion on demand became legal in New York. The novel describes its impact on Steve, the abortionist, Anna's family and friends, and one NYPD investigator who committed murder.
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Hank Strong, the paranoid embezzlement mastermind, fatally poisons the software developer of the code used in the undetectable withdrawal of small amounts from thousands of credit card holders, totaling over a billion dollars. Strong attempts to eliminate anyone who can give the police information connecting him to the crime.

The action switches to the continuing romance of Margaret Hoffman and Paul O'Hare. They marry and spend their honeymoon in Greece.

The embezzlement continues as Strong orders the murder of Joann Cummings, who discovered the crime. She avoids the first two attacks at her home and at a mountain cabin in West Virginia, but fearing for her life flies to Greece to enlist the help of Margaret and Paul to help solve the crime. As they become involved, the criminals continue their attempt to eliminate their enemies in the Greek islands of Crete, Naxos, and Mykonos. The action returns to the U.S. as the Delaware and Greek police get closer to solving the crime. Strong made plans to leave the U.S. to live in a country without a U.S. extradition treaty after killing Joann, Margaret, Paul and others in Duck, North Carolina. Will the police or the embezzlers be successful in their quests?
The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders is the second novel in the Hoffman and O'Hare Mystery Series. The Delaware Press Association awarded the book third place in the novel category in their 2020 Communications Contests. The DPA judge stated, "...the book rapidly picks up speed and is almost impossible to put down." Other readers of this cyber-crime and thriller/mystery have stated that it is a great read, the embezzlement scheme being so interesting, well thought out, will keep you up all night, a compelling international thriller, and a page turner.
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Hank Strong, the paranoid embezzlement mastermind, fatally poisons the software developer of the code used in the undetectable withdrawal of small amounts from thousands of credit card holders, totaling over a billion dollars. Strong attempts to eliminate anyone who can give the police information connecting him to the crime.

The action switches to the continuing romance of Margaret Hoffman and Paul O’Hare. They marry and spend their honeymoon in Greece.

The embezzlement continues as Strong orders the murder of Joann Cummings, who discovered the crime. She avoids the first two attacks at her home and at a mountain cabin in West Virginia, but fearing for her life flies to Greece to enlist the help of Margaret and Paul to help solve the crime. As they become involved, the criminals continue their attempt to eliminate their enemies in the Greek islands of Crete, Naxos, and Mykonos. The action returns to the U.S. as the Delaware and Greek police get closer to solving the crime. Strong made plans to leave the U.S. to live in a country without a U.S. extradition treaty after killing Joann, Margaret, Paul and others in Duck, North Carolina. Will the police or the embezzlers be successful in their quests?
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The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders is the second novel in the Hoffman and O’Hare Mystery Series. The Delaware Press Association awarded the book third place in the novel category in their 2020 Communications Contests. The DPA judge stated, “...the book rapidly picks up speed and is almost impossible to put down.” Other readers of this cyber-crime and thriller/mystery have stated that it is a great read, the embezzlement scheme being so interesting, well thought out, will keep you up all night, a compelling international thriller, and a page turner. t.
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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, uncovers 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 determines 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 must resolve conflicts between his antiwar sentiments and her experience as a Marine veteran.
The investigation uncovers Vietnam War controversies between pro- and anti-war graduate students at the University of Maryland in the early 1970s. Several students opposing the war reportedly committed suicide, but their friends believe the CIA assassinated them. Thirty-five years later, after O’Hare’s initial finding, additional skeletons and missing Maryland students are discovered by Detective Hoffman’s team. The investigation unravels the long simmering hatreds between the pro- and anti-war factions, culminating in additional killings and attempted murders in 2008.

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

Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders is the first novel in the Hoffman and O’Hare Mystery Series. The Maryland Writers Association awarded the book first place in the thriller/mystery category in their 2018 Novel Contest. Other readers of this cyber-crime and thriller/mystery have stated that it is a page turner, a mystery on many levels, a good story, Frank Hopkins scores another hit, a mesmerizing murder mystery, stirs you curiosity, will keep you up all night, and hard to put down.
The Opportunity is a thriller that keeps the reader enthralled from its beginning via surprises and plot twists until the last chapter. Readers have stated: it is hard to put down, enticing, enjoyable, great local flavor, seductive and engrossing, and definitely read this book.
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