Monday, September 1, 2014

Council Meeting

When everyone is seated, Peter begins.  He explains how Jake came to the hotel this afternoon and described what one of his customers saw through the window and where his remarks led.  

“Jake do you want to add anything to what I said?”

“No, I believe you covered everything just the way I told you.”

Randy says, “So why are we sitting here in an emergency meeting?”

Henry remarks, “Sounds to me like you expect this bunch to rob the bank.”

Doc Keller asks, “Didn’t we discuss that the building of a bank in town could cause robbers to try and steal the money? And cause havoc of unknown proportions.”

Jeff replies, “Yes, we did discuss it and I am the first to say we have been lax in creating a plan to insure our monies are safe, because we have been hoping to hire a sheriff.”

Joshua continues the conversation, “You expect one lawman to stand up to a gang of five or more.  I don’t think that is realistic.”

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Due to the railroad line passing through Salt Lake City, Silver Lake is also growing.   
On the positive outlook, the town is growing in population numbers.  Three additional shops and a bank were established over the last year and most of the community seems content with its growth.
Content until the day the Steven’s gang rides through.  There are five of them.  Herman Stevens, the oldest, is riding center with Clyde Stevens riding on his right and Ernie to Clyde’s right.  Tom and Dick are on Herman’s left.  The five of them ride abreast down the center of town.  Their rutty appearances set off many townspeople wondering who these men are.  Their looks set off instinctive fear in civilized peoples’ souls.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Book Signing Event

Joe Smiga will be doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble book store at 1741 So. Willow Street Manchester NH 03103 on Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  This is Joe's seventh book and the sequel to his western "A Cowboy's Vengeance."  The title of the sequel is:  "Silver Lake's Transformation."  If you like the westerns from television you will love these books.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

One Came Back

The seventy two previous excerpts you may have read if you read all of them come from the third book to the Behind the Lies series.  It's title is:  One Came Back.  You are in for a grand finale ending of the series when you read this one.

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Ten days later, Yosef Bergman knocks on the door of Ariel Wattenberg. 

He hears Ariel say enter.  “I’ve got some information I think you should know about immediately.” 

“Come in and sit down, what do you have that has such a high priority?”

“Our people in Saudi Arabia are hearing the royal family has drawn a line in the sand with Iran.  There is talk they plan to respond to the assassination attempt on the Prince and it might be a large scale operation.”

Monday, July 28, 2014

Assassination Attempt Failed

Anoush turns on his television set and prepares to have his dinner while watching the news.

He sees the headlines of how the Saudi prince was ambushed in downtown Houston.  He wonders how this happened.  Who would be dumb enough to attack a member of the Saudi Royal family? 

He is sure of one thing.  When the Saudis find out, there will be hell to pay.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Entering Main Strreet

The prince’s escort heads down the ramp onto Main Street.  Agent Johnston notifies the helos the procession is close by.
Inside of the Prince’s limo he says to his aide, “We will need to have a tour of this new refinery.  Is it arranged?”
“Yes, sire, it is arranged.  They are very proud of this new venture.  Based on the figures I saw they will be processing more Saudi oil and quicker than before.”
“Good, we need to build plants such as this one as well.  Do you know who constructed it for them?”
“I have it all in my report but I didn’t want to submit it to you until we confirmed it by this trip.”

*     *     * 

The helos fly over Main Street one behind the other.  Helo one says, “One shooter on the parking garage roof.  We will make a second swing to spot the other one.”  They head away and turn around to cross the path again.  Helo two says, “Second shooter on the roof of the insurance building.”
“Let’s head out again and come back in side by side.  The procession is getting close.”

As they near the scene a third time, smoke is discharged by grenades.