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Max Maxwell is working on a stalking case involving the unhappily married lady he has been seeing when he gets a call from an old army buddy, Bill Hart, who is now running an off-the-books intelligence operation in Washington, D.C. Bill asks Max to help out with a situation involving another of his associates. All Max has to do it pick up a sailboat and get it across the Puget Sound to Seattle. He wasn’t told that Bill’s associate was working undercover and had been murdered on the boat or that the Canadian Intelligence Service, a Korean smuggling ring with a deadly mission and a double agent, was involved. This will be a Sentimental Journey Max will never forget-if he even survives.

Novelist and screenwriter Paul Sinor spent some time discussing his latest thriller, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, with The Big Thrill:

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

A new series that mystery lovers will enjoy.

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

Max Maxwell, as a retired army officer, can work in both the military and civilian community with ease when his cases take him to both worlds.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

Max is an everyday kind of man who gets caught up in arenas that he thought he left behind in the military.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

James Lee Burke for description of locals.


Paul Sinor is a published novelist and a produced screenwriter. He has two mystery series in print. One features a PI who works out of a pool room in Atlanta, GA in the early 1950s and another series set in the Seattle, WA area. SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY is the second book in the Max Maxwell Seattle series. One book in both series have been nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award.

To learn more about Paul, please visit his website.


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