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“Web Stone has been a friend and criminal associate for some time. He had the good taste to be one of the first people in the universe to find me not entirely without prospects.” - Read more -

“Over time, he has involved me in any number of crackpot hare-brained schemes — usually involving bent cops, disgraced ex-intelligence officers, people with funny accents, special forces muscle-heads (the type of people who are apparently ALWAYS calling Web up in the middle of the night and heavy breathing over the phone) and a seemingly endless procession of Harvard pencil-necks.”

“But he dresses well and is always hanging around with really cute chicks. Everything we ever did together was an entertaining, flattering, fun — and ultimately futile exercise in alcoholic excess. I hope this publishing scam works out for Web. The cocksucker owes me big time.” – Anthony Bourdain

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Vice cop, Eddie Fuentes, just got bounced from the Oakland P.D. — not an easy thing to do. …. --Read more--

Heading home after his dope grower dad goes off a bridge, Eddie meets a woman who’s just too good to be true.
Sexy redhead, Shanna Black, is a drug lawyer in the cross-hairs of a DEA investigation. She thinks Eddie could be part of her exit strategy, if she can just find a way to bring him along … without tipping off a big time grower who has a way of making people disappear.
Meanwhile, Eddie’s got problems of his own, like a professional killer with a dead brother and an unforgiving mom.
And his old pool hustler pal, Russell George, a native American working on a little tribal development project called the Redwood Casino.
Fast women, corporate connivers, adaptable environmentalists, and crooked cops—they all face off in Redwood County, where the biggest industry is definitely-– SMOKE! 






Hank Shaeffer, Author - Read more -

Hank lives and works in Los Angeles. With honors degrees from Wharton and Harvard, he has written for the screen, practiced law, and made toys.  He is currently at work on his second thriller, Serious Money.



Webster Stone, Executive Editor - Read more -

Apart from his work in publishing, Web has produced and written for the film studios.  He has also written for The New York Times Magazine.

Jack Pickering, Editor - Read more -

Jack served as Managing Editor of The Broadsheet in New York.  He studied classics at St. John’s College in New Mexico and history and linguistics at the University of Virginia.

Tim Hsu, Creative Director - Read more -

Tim leads Hsu and Associates, an award-winning media design company.  From Hong Kong, he is a tea master and cigar connoisseur.

Zoe Feigenbaum, Publicity Director - Read more -

Zoe has put Rugged Land titles on the front page of The New York Times, on The Daily Show, on The Today Show, and numerous other legacy and new media outlets.  She toured the country with Joe Namath, among other authors.  She is also a chef who was featured on Chopped and Chef Academy.


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