Delete Doc – Sequel to The Doc

California doctor Henry “Hank” Houston thought the ugly past was behind him, but he and his wife Jennifer are soon pulled right back into turmoil and danger. He becomes focused as never before after Jennifer is abducted by agents of what the media refers to as the “deep state.” Shifting through layers of federal security forces and secret biochemical laboratories, searching for Jennifer, Hank worries about what she is going through. He knows exactly what the federal contractors and workers in hidden agencies are capable of—with his memories of illegal detainment and chemical torture. With people disappearing every day, including agency workers like his once old friend Doctor Terry Graff, Hank’s deepest concern is that what he has learned is all too true…

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Publisher: Black Opal Books (October 28, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162694783X
ISBN-13: 978-1626947832
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches

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Pappy Butler & His Zero Time Theory Release

His marriage is on the rocks, he can’t get his theory published, and he’s in trouble with his employer. What else can go wrong? The release is Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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Miss Darla

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MISS DARLA released and available as Kindle edition and all digital formats from Amazon.
Knowing that there is a different audience out there, than was there ten years ago, a whole generation of non-print readers, it is time the 2005 print only version of this World War II story of Miss Darla became an ebook. Miss Darla is the first of two ebooks, from the original novel For Thou Art With Me, available for the first time in digital format. Published by Fresno River Press, and on Amazon. The link is:


Publisher: Fresno River Press of Dry River Publications (March 8, 2016)
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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THE DOC – Revised edition 2014

Rifling Of Old Cannon, View On The Inside



When a dying friend and fellow Civil War reenactor asks California physician Hank Houston to find his daughter’s killer, Hank has no idea what problems his snooping will cause. The last thing he expected to uncover was a US murder squad being run by the DHS. But this domestic black ops unit is determined not to be exposed and, as Hank gets closer to the truth, he discovers just how far they will go to hide all their dirty little secrets.

Hank just wouldn’t seem to die—so this time they were going to make sure…

The hospital hallway was quiet, with the exception of the echo of a patient chart being tossed on a desk and crash cart draws being opened and closed. A night nurse checked the current supplies. The cop at the doorway watched as a well-dressed man approach Hank’s room.
“I’m Doctor Terry Graf. I’d like to check on Henry Houston.”
The cop motioned for him to go into the room.
Hank had just closed his eyes and drifted off to sleep again. He remained asleep as Terry entered the room and removed a syringe from his pocket. The sterile snap of breaking plastic did not disturb Hank, as Terry prepared to inject him. He and Hank had been friends at one time, but this was a necessity. Hank had to go. There could be no loose ends.
This method was so clean. Hank’s nervous system would just go out and, with that, everything would shut down. There would be no pain, just total lights out, like a switch.
Terry kept the syringe pointed up, but hidden from the door, as he picked up Hank’s IV line. He followed the line looking for the piggy-back injection site. But he did not find it. The line led back to a pump on a stand.
He looked at the top of Hank’s hand. Damn. I could inject into the line. No, the pressure increase there will set off the alarm on the pump. Will have to risk waking him and go right into the vein.
Terry saw a shadow move on the wall and turned his head toward the door. A nurse stood there, watching him.

THE DOC ~ Revised Edition
Copyright © 2014 by Tim Desmond
Cover Design by Jackson Cover Design
All cover art copyright © 2014
All Rights Reserved
Print ISBN: 978-1-626941-44-1

First Publication: JUNE 2014

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The Mine

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This short story is now an Amazon Kindle Direct offer. THE MINE, published by Dry River Publications an imprint of Fresno River Press is about a frustrated artist. Ron Mueller is not happy with lack of sales of his paintings. He does get a few small commissions, but it is not enough. He has difficulty relating to his wife’s family, which creates other problems. She wants him to get a real job. The story is set in Oakland, California, the delta area, and Sierra foothills. A wedding, gambling, and mining also figure into Ron’s experiences to solve his problems. This short story is first published as this Kindle Direct version.
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The Doc novel – The previous ebook version

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THE DOC novel was the first published novel in an ebook ONLY version. It was released in 2010. There were many promotional events in the years 2010 through 2012. The story involves the troubles of father and daughter Civil War reenactors, Matthew and Dana Sweet. Their troubles would not have mattered to most people. However, California physician Henry “Hank” Houston cared. You will be immersed into the reenacting world and these troubles. From the yellow grain fields of the San Joaquin Valley to the granite monuments of the Washington, DC area, Hank uncovered what Dana Sweet found. It was only weeks before that in the glass walled cubicle of the Intensive Care Unit, Matthew asked Hank to find answers about his daughter. Hank is not a private investigator or a cop. But, as a pilot, past gun dealer, and a shooting sports enthusiast, he has his resources. While Hank learned that a domestic black ops unit does not want to be exposed, by Dana’s written research paper titled Control, he questions everything he ever knew. He is changed, as he tried to be true to his friends.
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Wonderfully Told Tale About the People During WWII
By W. H. McDonald Jr. on September 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
Sometimes you pick up a book expecting nothing more than a rehash of old scripts of previously told stories about WWII and the Greatest Generation; but boy was I pleasantly surprised by “For Thou Art With Me” by Timothy J. Desmond. The author takes this to another level and makes it fresh and different in so many ways.

Desmond takes on the task of relating his story through his lead character, a women named Darla. This presents all kinds of potential obstacles and pit falls for most male writers but he has brilliantly captured the quintessential elements of her female energy. He makes her a real person and not just some typical stereotype or cardboard characterization and breaths life into “her story”. This was a risky venture for any male writer; however, he has wonderfully succeeded. He also makes the whole storyline worth your emotional attachment to all those other characters involved with the unfolding of this tale. The writing is just that great!

The basic plot involves the people who lived in the Central Valley area of California; where in the 1940’s many Army airfields were built for training WWII pilots and crews. I know that in my town of Elk Grove we still have a great set of long runways that were part of “Franklin Army Air Field” which were used to train bomber crews. It is used today for student pilots flying down from Sacramento to do “touch and go” landings. In this story, the author uses a fictional town but it could be any of the dozens of valley communities that ran along old Highway #99 through this great valley region. His writing brings that time and those places back to life.

The tale that is being told by Darla as she reminisces back and shares her stories is not only insightful but emotional. Desmond uses some great dialogue to bridge together the character of each person in the storyline. The book is great entertainment! It also provides as a side note, some historic data but the key element to this book is the people.

This book will appeal to both men and women. It is one of those books that you would love to take along on a vacation at the beach or on a cruise just so you could lay back and savor the story without interruption. I recommend this book for people who enjoy novels with “real people” in them.

By Willow1972 on March 16, 2006

Format: Paperback
“For thou Art With Me”, a book by local author Tim Desmond is a reverential look at both life in California’s Central Valley and a gesture of gratitude to the men and women who saw this country through World War II.

The story centers on Darla Korseba, who while visiting an Air show, reveals her story to a family friend, Ernie. She is looking back at the family and friends she knew, and what circumstances they encountered during the war period. The description of the various characters’ reaction to the bombing of Pearl Harbor is nostalgic and vivid. The author communicates well through his main character. While in many war stories women are minimized, it is impressive the way the character of Darla is developed, she really comes to life in the story. She is a female `hero’ communicating the story of the heroes she knew. For Ernie, hearing Darla’s story gives him a deeper appreciation of the people he has known, and greater insight into his own life.

Another particularly impressive aspect of the book are the technical and historical details that are presented . The knowledge of World War II aviation is detailed and very well researched. As are descriptions of life on the home front, and the English countryside, where much of the air war in Europe originated from.

The book is also a wonderful reflection of life in California’s Central Valley. Though set in the fictional town of Mudford, Valley dwellers will recognize and revel in the many reflections of valley life. It is wonderful to hear a valley story told by a valley resident.

The book, overall; is a great tribute to the men and women of the World War II generation, told through the eyes of those who loved and lost during the war.

And they, indeed; deserve our thanks.