Books by Gary Showalter

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Gary Showalter was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He lived in Aruba, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone before joining the U.S. Army during the 1960s. Following his discharge from the Army, Mr. Showalter picked cotton in East Texas, baled hay in Ardmore Oklahoma, sold light bulbs in Los Angeles, California, and built cattle pens in Fallon, Nevada (during a blizzard, of course). After settling in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Showalter worked as a professional gardener before turning his hand to furniture making.

In 1981, he moved to Israel, married, and raised four children while working as a furniture maker, silversmith, goldsmith, and ornamental wood turner. He served in the Israel Defense Forces Reserves for sixteen years, and when not on active duty he worked in government and private security.

He has also served in senior management positions in two software development companies in Israel.

During his time in Israel, Mr. Showalter published articles dealing with international terror and the Israel-Arab conflict in the Jerusalem Post, Israel national News and several political science web sites.

Mr. Showalter returned to the United States in the fall of 2003, to care for an elderly parent. He published his first novel, "The Big Bend", in the fall of 2008. His second novel, "Hog Valley", was published in September of 2010. "Twisted Key", his third novel, was released in September of 2011, and "Lonesome Cove", his fourth, in April of 2012.

Mr. Showalter has also released a collection of published essays and articles written for newspapers and on-line political science journals during the many years he lived in the Middle East.

He currently resides in Dunnellon, Florida, where he has recently published "A Primer on Roses", a book on the planting and pruning of Roses based on his years as a professional gardener.

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Twisted Key (Terry Rankin Book 3)
by Gary Showalter
Terry Rankin has a new client; Fatima al Natsche, a Muslim woman living under a sentence of death for her work on behalf of women suffering under Islamic law. Terry’s not a religious kind of guy – he’ll protect just about anyone who can pay the freight. In fact, he admires Ms. Al Natsche and the sacrifices she’s made to get her...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Hog Valley (Terry Rankin Book 2)
by Gary Showalter
Terry Rankin is the owner of Rankin Protective Services Inc, in Orlando, Florida. It’s a small company with a few very nice contracts. Terry has a meeting scheduled with Travis Warren, at his horse ranch just north of Ocala. He has invested a few months in negotiating for a very lucrative contract to provide bodyguard services to Mr....
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; Contemporary Fiction
The Big Bend (Terry Rankin Book 1)
by Gary Showalter
The day begins like any other: Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Lonesome Cove (Terry Rankin Book 4)
by Gary Showalter
Terry Rankin isn’t so sure about his new client, Gianni Lupo. Gianni is an old man, just released from prison after serving the full twenty-five years of a Life sentence for a double murder in Miami. But Terry figures the man’s paid for his crime and now he’ll spend his declining years tottering around his home on Sanibel Island....
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
A Primer on Roses
by Gary Showalter
A short, entertaining, but very detailed introduction to planting, pruning and caring for the Queen of Flowers. Written for the beginning or amateur gardener who wants to plant a few roses in his garden, this little book will provide all the background knowledge and step-by-step instructions needed to select a location, purchase the...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Collected Essays & Articles Written in Israel During 2001
by Gary Showalter
A collection of published articles and essays written by the author in Israel during 2001, including such subjects as Israeli politics, Muslim terror groups and strategic and tactical targets of terror attacks in the U.S. Much of this material should be considered as relevant to today's world.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Politics & Government
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