Direct messages

Uncle Kentaro, what’s happening? Saw your note. I’m on the way back with Mr. Blackmore. What does it mean?
7:41 a.m.

Please tell me Emi is alive. Me and Mr. Blackmore are exhausted, but I can’t sleep, in case he does. He’s driving.
7:59 a.m.

Arrived in Abiko. Mr. Blackmore hasn’t spoken a word since Ishinomaki. I kept myself awake by reading. What do I do?
1:03 p.m.

Mr. Blackmore is asleep in the hotel. Uncle Kentaro?
1:12 p.m.

It’s time to end this. Bring everyone together.
2:07 p.m.

Tell them to meet in a public place, say the Abiko Water Museum at 3 p.m.
2:23 p.m.

How do I get them there?
2:25 p.m.

Call them now. Tell them Emi is alive. They will come.
2:27 p.m.

I’ve done it. But is she really alive? Where is she?
2:38 p.m.

You’ll see in 10 minutes. Meet me at the Teganuma Museum of Water. In the observation deck.
2:50 p.m.


Start the novel from Chapter 1 here or use the next/previous arrow keys to flip through the book.

That was a chapter of Half Life: A Hana Walker Mystery. I’m publishing a chapter a day in sequence on this blog to promote the book. You can buy HALF LIFE as a paperback from Create Space here or as a Kindle download from any Amazon site including links to the book here at, and

The sequel, Prime Life, is coming out in the New Year.


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