CHANNILLO
The Desert Throwdown
By P. Wesley Lundburg

Series Description:

Note: Each book in The Clayton Chronicles stands alone.

In Book 2, The Desert Throwdown, Private Detective Rick "Clay" Clayton stumbles onto a new angle among the illegal gambling rings: children's BMX racing. Clay and longtime friend Lionel Freeman attend a BMX race in support of Lionel's nephew and watch as the kid apparently throws a race. As Clay follows threads, he unearths a seedy online gambling operation that runs under the radar of the law. Clay's sense of justice is again awakened, and his moral outrage at the exploitaton of children drives him to want to bring down this group of miscreants, and bring them down hard.

Once Clay sniffs out foulplay, his pitbull and bloodhound instincts keep him on the trail of criminal minds until he brings them down. Read as this second installment of the Clayton Chronicles unfolds in serialized form . . . allow yourself to be caught up in the hard-boiled detective tradition all over again, and see the hardened, cynical Clay Clayton clean up the dark underbelly of society.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For P. Wesley Lundburg:

P. Wesley Lundburg has been an Alaska Charter Boat Captain, Coast Guardsman, college English professor, and professional editor. Wes holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Literature. He works full-time in higher education as a college dean and professor and writes most every day as part of his "down" time and fun time.

Wes launched his fiction-writing career in 7th grade with a teacher-acclaimed UFO abduction story, became addicted to writing, and hasn't stopped since. Besides his current set of novels, most of his published work has been creative essays, particularly nature pieces, and he has written many outdoor travel articles. He has also published academic papers, and presented papers and workshops in his field of Literature and Communication. His greatest joy has been in writing fiction, however, and he has written numerous short stories, some of which have seen publication.

Wes' writing is steeped in characters and a sense of place. Raised in San Diego, California, and having lived more than 17 years in Alaska, these are the sources of his major fiction works. In Alaska, he served in the Coast Guard and later ran a one-boat fishing charter company. Wes now lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, five kids, very small dog, and a smattering of wild bunnies that hide and dart around his back yard.

You can email the author at pwesleylundburg@gmail.com

You can also find him at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15940494.P_Wesley_Lundburg

Acknowledgements:

The cover for The Desert Throwdown is custom designed by Creative Paramita at creativeparamita.com.

Special thanks to Tania Gavino for her legal advisement for the series as well as proofing and editing contributions, and to Brandon Lundburg for his content review and input.

This book is dedicated to Eli Lundburg, my Hipster and Star Wars expert, and loving second son. May your smiles always be as they are, and your spirit always remain positive and open.

Notes:

The Desert Throwdown is Book 2 in The Clayton Chronicles. Each book in the series can stand alone, but Book 1 is the beginning of Rick "Clay" Clayton's working with the Doubleday Detective Agency. The chronology of the series roughly follows the book numbers, but it is not necessary to read them in order.

Book 1, The Stateroom Tryst, is available in ebook from Amazon and in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your independent local bookstore.

P. Wesley Lundburg is also the author of the acclaimed Frank Mattituck Series, a crime/mystery series set in Alaska. The series features Frank Mattituck, a charter boat captain, who is deputized and works with Alaska State Trooper Todd Benson solving crimes in beautiful Prince William Sound, Southcentral Alaska.







Series Description:

Note: Each book in The Clayton Chronicles stands alone.

In Book 2, The Desert Throwdown, Private Detective Rick "Clay" Clayton stumbles onto a new angle among the illegal gambling rings: children's BMX racing. Clay and longtime friend Lionel Freeman attend a BMX race in support of Lionel's nephew and watch as the kid apparently throws a race. As Clay follows threads, he unearths a seedy online gambling operation that runs under the radar of the law. Clay's sense of justice is again awakened, and his moral outrage at the exploitaton of children drives him to want to bring down this group of miscreants, and bring them down hard.

Once Clay sniffs out foulplay, his pitbull and bloodhound instincts keep him on the trail of criminal minds until he brings them down. Read as this second installment of the Clayton Chronicles unfolds in serialized form . . . allow yourself to be caught up in the hard-boiled detective tradition all over again, and see the hardened, cynical Clay Clayton clean up the dark underbelly of society.

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For P. Wesley Lundburg:

P. Wesley Lundburg has been an Alaska Charter Boat Captain, Coast Guardsman, college English professor, and professional editor. Wes holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Literature. He works full-time in higher education as a college dean and professor and writes most every day as part of his "down" time and fun time.

Wes launched his fiction-writing career in 7th grade with a teacher-acclaimed UFO abduction story, became addicted to writing, and hasn't stopped since. Besides his current set of novels, most of his published work has been creative essays, particularly nature pieces, and he has written many outdoor travel articles. He has also published academic papers, and presented papers and workshops in his field of Literature and Communication. His greatest joy has been in writing fiction, however, and he has written numerous short stories, some of which have seen publication.

Wes' writing is steeped in characters and a sense of place. Raised in San Diego, California, and having lived more than 17 years in Alaska, these are the sources of his major fiction works. In Alaska, he served in the Coast Guard and later ran a one-boat fishing charter company. Wes now lives on Long Island, New York, with his wife, five kids, very small dog, and a smattering of wild bunnies that hide and dart around his back yard.

You can email the author at pwesleylundburg@gmail.com

You can also find him at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15940494.P_Wesley_Lundburg

Acknowledgements:

The cover for The Desert Throwdown is custom designed by Creative Paramita at creativeparamita.com.

Special thanks to Tania Gavino for her legal advisement for the series as well as proofing and editing contributions, and to Brandon Lundburg for his content review and input.

This book is dedicated to Eli Lundburg, my Hipster and Star Wars expert, and loving second son. May your smiles always be as they are, and your spirit always remain positive and open.

Notes:

The Desert Throwdown is Book 2 in The Clayton Chronicles. Each book in the series can stand alone, but Book 1 is the beginning of Rick "Clay" Clayton's working with the Doubleday Detective Agency. The chronology of the series roughly follows the book numbers, but it is not necessary to read them in order.

Book 1, The Stateroom Tryst, is available in ebook from Amazon and in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your independent local bookstore.

P. Wesley Lundburg is also the author of the acclaimed Frank Mattituck Series, a crime/mystery series set in Alaska. The series features Frank Mattituck, a charter boat captain, who is deputized and works with Alaska State Trooper Todd Benson solving crimes in beautiful Prince William Sound, Southcentral Alaska.