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River City by Doc MacomberA River Patrol Deputy starts out looking for an errant hunter on an idyllic Pacific Northwest island, but changes direction when he discovers a string of juvenile murders.

“Doc understands the seamier side of life.
His characters are complex, loaded with contradictions and wholly believable.”
– Dan Schilling, Former Special Ops Commander, Co-author, The Battle of Mogadishu

“An intriguing read that will hold your attention as investigators come up against dead ends and lies…where people aren’t always what they seem. A fun read and
something different by a talented author.”
– Murder and Mayhem

RIVER CITY is available from Amazon and


Doc Macomber belongs to many leading writing organizations, including the Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Friends of Mystery, and Willamette Writers. He has contributed articles to the prestigious Mystery Readers Journal and Bloodletter on the history of ethnic detectives, and the origin of his hybrid Vietnamese investigator, Jack Vu, in addition a chapter in “Finding the Key Strengths and Weaknesses of your Detective Character” in “Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime and Thriller Fiction Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers” published in 2012 by the Penguin Group (USA). His Jack Vu mystery series includes: The Killer Coin, Wolf’s Remedy, Snip, and Riff Raff – a finalist in the Killer Nashville Claymore Award. Mr. Macomber formerly served with an Air Force Special Tactics Unit and is now retired and lives aboard a trawler on the Columbia River, dedicating his time to writing. As a decorated Marine Captain once noted, “Doc sees much … says little … and writes it all down.”