New Book ‘The Bullet’ Shows .45 Caliber Bullet’s Journey

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Gary Matheny describes power of object of violence in new novel

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Author Gary Matheny began considering the life of a bullet after watching a program on running guns and ammunition. His new novel, “The Bullet: The Intriguing Story of a Bullet and its Travel Through Time” (published by Balboa Press), follows the life of a bullet.

Matheny takes a .45 caliber bullet that is issued prior to World War II and follows it through four generations. The bullet captures the lives of the people it comes in contact with. It sees war, destruction, pain, good times and hard times as it travels in and out of the lives of five people that possess it. The unique way the bullet is handed down will encourage readers to continue and not put the book down. The book covers three wars because of the generations it passes through, but the heartwarming story of the people that it meets work to warm the soul and leave readers wanting a sequel.

An excerpt from ''The Bullet':

“He opened his hand and showed Luis the .45 caliber bullet and said, Mr. Benson, my friend, gave it to me before I left for Vietnam. He told me the story of how this bullet was carried into battle by two brave soldiers through two wars before me. He told me to carry it proudly everywhere I went and know that it would protect me and bring me home. I did, and I got back to North Carolina alive. This bullet is special, a piece of history that cannot be
replaced, and now I want to pass it along to you, to protect you.”

“The Bullet”
By Gary Matheny
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781504335089
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781504335065
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781504335072
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
After a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, Gary Matheny retired and began writing. His blog, Life Happens, has gained popularity on the social media scene, attracting audiences worldwide. His love for the mountains inspired him and his wife to move to the east Tennessee area where he spends his time writing and playing an occasional game of golf.

Balboa Press is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through an alliance with supported self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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