New novel by Mark Malmkar packs plenty of mystery, suspense

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Chicago mob, FBI hunt one desperate man in ‘Murder on the Golden State’

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Malmkar hopes to leave readers with a good story and a hunger for more.

Author Mark Malmkar takes readers on a passenger train bound for murder and mayhem in his new novel, “Murder on the Golden State” (published by Lulu).

Set in the 1960s, “Murder on the Golden State” centers on Tony Fiorelli, a dispatcher working for a Chicago trucking company. Hunted by the mob, Tony fears for his life, but he may have to deal with the Chicago division of the FBI as well.

When senior FBI agent Wayne Darnell is assigned to investigate a murder on the Golden State, one of the country’s premier passenger trains, he unknowingly begins hunting Tony. Can Tony outrun both the mob and the FBI?

Filled with intrigue and drama, “Murder on the Golden State” weaves a suspenseful plot as a murder mystery unfolds. Malmkar hopes to leave readers with a good story and a hunger for more.

An excerpt from “Murder on the Golden State”:

“’I’ll be right out.’ Tony slammed the back of his swivel chair and sent it crashing into the desk behind him, but he didn’t care. Two steps took him out the door into the long hall. He turned right then strode to the windowed door twenty feet away and rammed it open. Not today! He kept repeating to himself. Not today!”

“Murder on the Golden State”
By Mark Malmkar
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781483416045
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781483416038

About the Author
Mark Malmkar is a lifelong railroad enthusiast who has written several railroad technical articles. Professionally he taught agriculture at the high school level. He and his wife, Chris, reside in Kearney, Nebraska, where he is self-employed manufacturing model train parts.

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