Joshua Zeev has dedicated his life to helping others. His obsession has led him to become part of the Brown family as he has worked most of his career to solve their son's mysterious berserker syndrome. Early one morning the boy's father, and Joshua's best friend, commits suicide. A note is left behind saying it is an act of sacrifice and not depression. Caught in political intrigue, psychological suspense, and medical mystery, Joshua must fight his way through the shadows to discover the truth and in doing so hopefully save himself.
Gary McPherson (1966-) was born in Sacramento, California, and spent his childhood in Westminster, Ca. For most of his adult life, Gary has lived in North Carolina. He and his wife have lived in Charlotte, NC for the past twenty-six years. A change in health and a love of storytelling moved Gary from a 27-year career in Computer and Software Engineering to Author.
Gary's favorite writing genre is mystery/thrillers. His debut novel, and first in the Berserker series, "Joshua and the Shadow of Death" released Oct 30, 2018. His second novel in the Berserker series, "Harold and the Angel of Death" is set to release May 2019.
In addition, Gary has written a satire book of anecdotal short stories titled "Country Boy" under the pen name Lucius McCray. Lucius McCray's second book "Humor Deeper Than a Holler" is due to release in early 2019.
You can find guest articles by Gary in Writer's Digest, Criminal Element, Crimespree, Magazine, and Patient Worthy. Gary provides free short stories on his website and runs a weekly livestream on Tuesday via his Twitch channel, gmacwriter, where he talks about writing with his health challenges and engages reader's questions.
We leave our comfort zones not with a nudge, but a shove. Our safe little worlds do not disperse with a quiet pop, but with chaos and loss.
Joshua and the Shadow of Death
A loud pop went off down the hall toward Richard’s office, but his own thoughts consumed him. Then a howl vibrated the walls of the hallway. Joshua’s closed office door rattled inside its frame. He immediately knew something was horribly wrong. Joshua lunged for the doorknob and swung the door open. He sprinted out the door toward Richard’s office and found the door open. Through the opened door he could hear a woman crying and the smashing of furniture. Joshua held up his pace just short of the door. Peeking through, he found Barbara cowering on the floor. Harold’s large hands gripped a massive oak bookshelf over his head. He threw it with one mighty heave against the wall. The shelf embedded into the wall and splintered. Joshua quickly grabbed Barbara and pulled her from the room.