COMING SOON

Book 2 in the Gifford Ulrich Series



Book 3 in the Gifford Ulrich Series

Monarchs and Mendicants

IN THE MIDST OF A WAR BETWEEN
THE RICH AND THE POOR,
THE STRONG AND THE WEAK,
THE KINGS AND THE PAWNS,
ONE HOMELESS MAN FIGHTS HIS WAY
FROM DESPAIR TO HOPE.

REVIEW COMMENTS

  • “Dan Groat crafts a high octane thriller with plenty of action and suspense, but he also paints a powerful portrait of life on the streets, and the desperate quandary of America’s growing invisible population.”
  • “Filled with mystery and intrigue, this sensational novel by Dan Groat kept me addicted from the first page to the last.”
  • “This book is a fantastic thriller mystery novel, and a great first installment in what I hope to be a long running series in the future!”

When a fourth homeless man is murdered by the Hacker, Gifford Ulrich leaves downtown St. Louis carrying his belongings on his back and wanders into the Benoit Neighborhood searching for shelter and safety. He finds abandoned buildings and abandoned people; beggars, drunks, drug addicts, gamblers; the outcasts; the unusual, the unbalanced, and the unlucky. His job cleaning bricks leads him to discover hidden forces at work in Benoit that throw him in the middle of danger and death. To fight his way off the streets, Giff must rely on his military training, his knife, and an anger born of loss. The only way to survive the passage from tragedy to triumph is to kill or be killed.

BOOK 1 IN THE GIFFORD ULRICH SERIES

THE JOURNEY BEGINS:
Gifford Ulrich didn’t know the distance from despair to hope, but he knew hope didn’t sleep in alleys. On this morning his first waking moments were filled with the audible lamenting breath of having survived another winter night on the streets of St. Louis, those onerous recurring sighs that had become his respiration. Endurance was not an uplifting miracle to him, but a depressing fact. Not the surprise, “Hallelujah, I’m alive,” but the admission, “Oh, I’m still here.”

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