Bruce Holdt’s New Book ‘Murder in San Francisco’ is a Killer of a Novel

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Filled with action and suspense, it pits an intelligent ex-navy SEAL in the aberrant world of civilian crime scenes.

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The US Navy SEALs are considered to be the most efficient and deadly fighting force in the world. Sent into the most dangerous missions, they are elite soldiers who can fight on land, in the air, or in the water. Jim Swenson is one of these men.

In author Bruce Holdt’s new novel “Murder in San Francisco,” the story revolves around former Navy Seal Lieutenant Jim Swenson. Jim is considered the best man in his Navy Seal squad and has been sent into some of the most dangerous war zones in the world, surviving every dangerous situation imaginable and fighting for the American dream every step of the way. In many ways he is equipped to do it. Standing at 6feet-5 and with 250 pounds of solid muscle, he has earned his letters in college as a wrestler and football quarterback. In addition, he has been rigorously trained in various martial arts. Jim Swenson was meant to be a SEAL.

Even the best of men get tired of war and, after an impressive career with the SEAL and one last mission in Afghanistan, Jim Swenson retires. He leaves the life of a US Navy officer to be a civilian in San Francisco. He becomes a private investigator. Soon he gets his first case. A wealthy businessman who wants Jim to keep tabs on his wife whom he suspects is cheating on him. Jim accepts the case eagerly, not knowing it will lead him down a path of murder and deceit that will take all his skills as a SEAL to survive.

Boasting of memorable characters and lots and lots of interesting information about the military and the Navy, “Murder in San Francisco” is a thrilling, action-packed novel that will undoubtedly be a treat for all action junkies.

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About the Author

Bruce Holdt is a retired US naval officer. He attended the University of Washington as student in the Naval Enlisted Science Program. He graduated On May 30, 1968, earning a bachelor of science degree and has served his country honorably for many years, holding various positions and ranks as a Navy officer. After his retirement from US naval service, he worked as a consultant for several firms.He applied for a position with MCI as a project manager for a reengineering project; and for MCI Proceda, a communications company, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.He worked in Brazil for three years before returning to his home on Clitherall Lake in Minnesota.He continued consulting until he became very ill with liver disease.He suffered four compression fractures of his spine and received a liver transplant. He lives and writes books from his home on a beautiful lake in northern Minnesota, USA.

Murder in San Francisco * by Bruce Holdt
Publication Date:August 14,2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99:93; 60 pages; 978-1-4836-8376-8
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 60     pages; 978-1-4836-8377-5
eBook; $ 3.99; 978-1-4836-8378-2

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