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Love scorned Diplomat Axel Trink pursues a deadly path of wrongdoing at U.S. Embassy, Bangkok
What if a radio signal from outer space disrupted earth's satellite stations, causing economic chaos? What if the signal contained a message that only one man on earth could decipher?
What dark secret does Laura discover while exploring the caves below Genevieve biotech labs?
The author traveled the world for several years working as a technician and engineer for the US Foreign Service, defense contractors, and designed GSM cell phone systems for Vodafone and AT&T Wireless worldwide.
Mr. Matthews retired from engineering in 2007 and pleasantly absconded to a life in the tropics in Bangkok, Thailand while paying irregular visits to his native Southern California.
During his engineering career he quietly began a second career of writing. Over a period of years Mr. Matthews attended several creative writing classes in his off time and found great enjoyment in writing “stories.” Although his stories were originally an outlet for stress relief, he found himself dedicated to writing stories.
New! In January 2017
Foreign Service Messages
Foreign Service Messages is a compilation of the author’s experiences. The majority of his “messages” take place during the turbulent 1960’s through the 1980’s when the author worked and traveled overseas in the military, private companies, and especially his tenure with the U.S. Department of State. In the U.S. Foreign Service, his assignments spanned Washington D.C., Karachi, Pakistan, and Nairobi, Kenya, where he traveled to over sixty countries.
AS AN AUTHOR
The author's first novel, The Revenge of Axel Trink, published by Bangkok Books, explores the dark side of the US Embassy, Bangkok during the turbulent late 1970’s.
Mr. Matthews has called upon his engineering experience to write the science fiction novel, Asmara’s Anomaly. Published by Far Reaching Fiction, the story asks the question: What would happen if a rogue radio signal from outer space disrupted satellite telecommunications networks? The answer lies in a story that features a tainted hero dogged by the NSA and through no fault of his own becomes mankind’s only hope.
Mr. Matthews recently self-published his sci-fi-thriller novel, Transparency, under Far Reaching Fiction. Biotech giant Genevive Labs has opened a facility in a California forestand are performing experiments that would shock the local citizenry, if they only knew.
He is currently working on his first mystery story. Portuguese Bend hearkens back to the year 1959 when times were simpler but greed and dishonesty no less abundant. “Gigi” wins the Oscar for Best Picture and behind the Hollywood scenes author Rick Dempsey gets caught up in a murder mystery that will lead him to the edge of his fears—to Portuguese Bend.