“When is your next novel coming out?” is a question I often hear when walking along Miner Street in my home town of Yreka, California. That question is almost always followed by, “What are you doing to rescue the Beautiful Black Lady?” The simple answers are, respectively, “Soon,” and “I’m doing the best I can.” I am indeed working on an as-yet unnamed further edition of my Septuagenarian novels and had hoped to publish it by now; but, here’s the problem: After believing that Brenda LeHane, the Beautiful Black Lady, died in a plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean, the Septuagenarian receives information from an unreliable source that she may alive and incarcerated in the al-Wathba prison hell-hole near Abu Dhabi. The Septuagenarian, who isn’t getting any younger, has no idea what to do about it. Is she even alive? And, if she is, how the hell can he get her out of there? He’s never been to the United Arab Emirates and knows nothing about the country. Please be patient, folks, the Septuagenarian is doing the best he can, but the obstacles are daunting, and the chances of success slim.
My three published books so far:
The Septuagenarian – An R-Rated Thriller, my first novel published in August, 2019, is where we first meet Bob, the retired septuagenarian judge and Bebe, his Labrador Retriever. The Septuagenarian and Bebe take a routine day-hike in the rugged mountains of northern California and stumble upon a horrible crime in progress, the brutal torture of a naked young girl. As he tries to rescue her, he is shot by her torturer. READ MORE
The Mansion – A Septuagenarian Thriller, my second novel, follows the further adventures of the Septuagenarian, his friend Brenda LeHane (the Beautiful Black Lady), and his dog Bebe. Published in February 2021, the story tells of their struggle for survival against the unspeakable evils that lurk inside and under a mysterious mansion in the Scott Valley, a remote region of the mountains of northern California. READ MORE.
The Great Yreka Courthouse Gold Heist is a nonfiction documentary account of the 2012 theft of the gold display from the courthouse in my home town published in April, 2021. On the morning of February 1, 2012, before the general public began entering the Siskiyou County courthouse in Yreka, California, County Maintenance Supervisor Billy McCully and two others entered the building on their way to work. Once inside, they were shocked to discover that the gold display, located in the front entryway, had been severely compromised and that a significant portion of the contents was gone! READ MORE
All of my books are available from Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. Click here for the link to Amazon. My books are also available locally at Zephyr Books & Coffee and other Yreka locations where books are sold.
And, now, a plug for my son, also named Bob Kaster. On March 1, 2021, Bob and his partner Keith opened their new wine and tapas bar in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, El Viñedo Local, featuring wines and cuisine inspired by South America’s emerging wine culture and sumptuous culinary pairings. Check out their website at http://elvinedolocal.com.
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