Author Returns with Major Winner in the Crime-fighting Genre

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In “Swifty King and the Wife Killer,” Roger F. Greaves proves once again how Swifty King and his posse of smooth old boys have word-class, crime-fighting shtick.

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Author [Roger F. Greaves returns with both barrels loaded on his fourth outing in his Swifty King series. The premise for this one is ultraviolent, and Greaves has mastered the art of tough, laconic writing for the crime and detective genre, sweeping his willing readers along on a taut, suspenseful narrative. It is the usual, unusual ride with Swifty King, Kyle Faust and Colonel Percival in “Swifty King and the Wife Killer.”

The wife killer in question is one Dan Chanute, and Swifty King, advisor, is given the assignment to search for Dan, whose father is as rich as Croesus. The team of old boys, now smooth practitioners of the their current calling, find larceny, greed, sex and underworld influences along with hills of money and the criminals who gather around them like sharks to bloody water. On the shady side of legal is where Swifty operates best, but this is an assignment that comes as close to heartbreak for the crew, as they get more than they bargain for on a south sea island and on a worldwide pursuit. Dan Chanute is innocent, but he did pull the .22 revolver’s trigger that was fired at his wife’s head.

Major headaches on the crime-fighting landscape ruled over by Roger F. Greaves are truly world class. How Swifty rides this one through is one for the books, and it is a major event in the genre. Greaves, from Swifty King’s novel one onwards, has stamped his own brand of hardboiled extravaganza in the genre that is as irresistible as a shot of single malt on the rocks in a bar on a very hot day out on the streets.

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About the Author
Roger F. Greaves grew up in the Los Angeles area. During his more than five decades involved with the business community, government and the military, he has come in contact with many unique personalities. He chronicles some of them in the “Swifty” novels. He is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach; he is an air force veteran, a private pilot, and fortunately for his fans, a compulsive storyteller. The author and his wife Erika reside with their two “Westies” in Scottsdale, Arizona. They are active in business, political and community affairs in Arizona and California. For more information on Swifty King books, visit

Swifty and the Wife Killer * by Roger F. Greaves
Publication Date: October 11, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4931-0401-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 217 pages; 978-1-4931-0402-4
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-0403-1

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