Free download of “The Big Bend” for your Kindle

My first Terry Rankin novel, “The Big Bend”, is now available for a free download (Kindle version only, of course).

Click on the following link to go to the book page on

This free download promotion runs from 10 August through 12 August (3 days). Be sure to verify that the “Kindle Price” is $0.00 before you click on the Buy button.
Here is the descriptive text:
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 later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house, knocked flat by a car bomb planted in the dead woman’s Jaguar. When he’s questioned by the local police, Rankin learns that Adamson’s attorney has also turned up dead, his Cadillac riddled with bullets. Suspecting there is more to these murders than a domestic dispute, he teams up with Orlando cop Cathy Diamond for a thrilling—and treacherous—adventure that will lead them deep into the heart of the Everglades and hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal. In Rankin’s sardonic bodyguard-turned-investigator, Gary Showalter has created a new hero for fans of hardboiled mysteries.
“The Big Bend” begins the Terry Rankin series of adventures in Florida. It is followed by “Hog Valley”, “Twisted Key” and “Lonesome Cove”. All are available in both paperback and Kindle format (except for “Lonesome Cove”, which is not yet out in paper).
If you do not own a Kindle you can download the Kinder Reader application for your Mac, PC or handheld device from Amazon at no fee. And then you can download lots and lots of free books to read – again, NO FEE. Can you beat that for a real deal???
Please do me a very big favor and be sure to post this on your social media page (Facebook, MySpace, etc) and let all of your friends know about the free download of “The Big Bend” via email or through your blog posts.
And please, one more itty-bitty little thing; please post a review for me on Amazon when you finish reading.
Have a great weekend!


About Gary Showalter

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”, is now in print. Mr. Showalter's third novel, “Twisted Key”, was published in the fall of 2011, and his fourth novel, "Lonesome Cove" is now available in Kindle format and should be published in paper near the end of 2012. He currently lives in Deland, Fl, where he is co-authoring "A Silent Star" with Tony Attanasio. "A Silent Star" is the true tale (though novelized, with names changed for security reasons) about the 4-person covert action team sent into Yemen to capture Osama Bin laden immediately after the bombing of the USS Cole in the Aden harbor in Yemen in October of 2000.
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3 Responses to Free download of “The Big Bend” for your Kindle

  1. Sara Flower says:

    I grabbed it! Very excited to read.:)

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