Retired from the Marine Corps and the California Department of Corrections, Major Matt Rommel's life has been one long exercise in applied violence. The gold rush in internet stocks made him a wealthy man. Now, he is a docent at San Francisco's Palace of the Legion of Honor. He spends his days surrounded by art treasures and his nights in the Mission District at Vince's bar. Matt Rommel is a grizzled combat veteran who is afraid of women.
The roller-coaster years of the internet boom and bust have also changed the life of Carolyn Kast, leaving her with a failed marriage to a man committed only to his forlorn hope of a technology company. Now, Carolyn is a single mother in her middle forties with a troubled six-year-old daughter who is obsessed with the scarred, giant of a man she saw on a visit to the museum.
Carolyn struggles to make a living at her fledgling ad agency, Brand Loyalty, and keep her two new partners from each other's throats. Worse, someone is trying to kill her and Carolyn is at a loss for either a motive or a suspect.
But her daughter Aubrey knows what to do. Go to the man she has decided is an enforcer for Santa Claus: The Scary Man!
About the Author: Frank Kahren
A graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in English, F.M. Kahren also has a masters and doctorate in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and Golden Gate University respectively. In addition to serving as a Minuteman missile crew commander and missile operations staff officer, F.M. Kahren has worked extensively in the tele-communications and the rail transportation industries. The latter experience allowed him to perform a number of studies in Latin America regarding privatized rail concessions for prospective concessionaires. He has published a number of technical articles for industry journals.
On the lighter side, he was awarded a "Dishonorable Mention for Dreadful Puns" in the 2007 Bulwer-Lytton contest, a venue in which the purple prose is deliberate.
Brand Loyalty is Frank Kahren's debut novel. He lives with his family in Northern California.
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Book Description Whimsical Publications, LLC, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111936167026
Book Description Whimsical Publications, LLC, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1936167026