Author Frederick Malphurs Shares Story of Protecting Community in Face of Danger, Deterioration

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New novel mixes modern social issues with a touch of Zorro folklore.

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draws on my career in healthcare and my belief that government often does not do enough for its citizens.

When faced with struggle, violence and destruction, the need for developing a strong community bond becomes increasingly important.

Frederick Malphurs explores modern issues relating to drug wars, immigration reform and economic aid in his new novel, A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox. Set in a small town in Mexico, Malphurs illustrates the dangers of drug wars and the power of community by combining entertainment and serious concerns.

Inspired by his travels to Mexico for research and the legend of Zorro, Malphurs updates the traditional tale and captures the essence of Zorro in the de la Vega family. Faced with murder, corruption and a deteriorating community, the family’s actions demonstrate the importance of intelligence, bravery and mental and emotional strength.

“A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox draws on my career in healthcare and my belief government often does not do enough for its citizens,” said Malphurs. “I also wanted to explore my research of certain issues in Mexico, the battle of good versus evil in society, and the idea behind what makes a real hero.”

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A Year in the Life of Dr. Fox
By: Frederick L. Malphurs
Hardback: $22.99
Paperback: $15.99
Ebook: $3.99
ISBN: 9781483645643
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About the author

Frederick L Malphurs worked for 37 years for the Department of Veterans Affairs and is the former CEO of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health Care System. He worked for a few years in Washington D.C., which, in addition to his extensive career, exposed him to a wide diversity of people and the practices of politics. Malphurs has published novels and a play and currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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