about the author
Author Bruce F.B. Hall, having fulfilled his ambition of success in the business world, retired early to become an avid world traveler, sailor, and storyteller, with his writing informed by his wide range of life experiences. With a travel blog entitled, “Travelling the Hallway” that detailed a three-month exploration of North America, a short fantasy story along with a detailed journal based on his travels in Japan, he fully realized his love for bringing fascinating people and places to life and decided to pursue writing more seriously. With his first novel now completed, he is hard at work bringing his next novel to life.
Bruce splits his time equally between Kelowna B.C. and Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife, Vicky, who he has been married to for forty-three years. They are blessed with two wonderful children and an amazing grandchild, all of whom live in Vancouver, B.C.
about the book
When love steers Nate Vickers down a dangerous path, he quickly learns the error of his ways. As an ill-conceived heist goes sideways, and he is violently parted from the woman with whom he’d hoped to share his new found wealth, his anger grows at the realization of how utterly her influence had derailed his existence. Nate is forced to run for his life, take on a new identity, and carve out an existence for himself that will allow him to come terms with his own guilt and regret.
Finally settling down on a sailboat in a small seaside town in British Columbia and doing everything he can to make amends for his past misdeeds, he thinks he’s found the peace he’d feared would forever be denied to him. But new beginnings are never easy, especially for someone being sought by a violent gang, the mob whose money the gang lost, and the police who consider him to be a “person of interest” in both the robbery and a recent murder … not to mention a few other players he doesn’t know even exist.
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“An excellent suspense with enough twists and turns that you never see coming. This is guaranteed to hold your attention until the very last page.”
.. Judge, 30th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Publshed Book Awards
"An excellent read! I highly recommend this book, great plot and interesting characters skillfully brought to life. The book has lots of twists and turns! A page turner for sure!"
"Great Book. Non-stop action. The characters were well thought out and kept my attention throughout the book. The story line was very believable along with the twists and turns and many unpredictable surprises moved me to continue reading this book. I have recommended several of my friends and am looking forward to reading the next book from Bruce Hall. Bruce is a new author who writes very well. I really enjoyed the attention to detail on the location of the story and the obvious knowledge that was researched which gave the characters and storyline creditably."
“Outstanding! Can’t believe it’s his first book. Fast paced; When I actually did put it down, I could hardly wait until I could restart. Characters well developed, plot interesting and multifaceted. Looking forward to his next novel!”
--Clive, Scottsdale AZ
"This one is hard to put down! Thrilling ride from the very first chapter that kept me wanting to know more. Loved all the references to Canadian cities and towns.”
--Roman, Vancouver BC
"Unbelievable novel for a first time writer. I could not put this book down. As I read 5-6 books a month by my favorite suspense/mystery writers, this is as good as anyone I have read before. Highly recommend this book to everyone."
--Jim, Amazon Reviewer
"Didn’t want it to end! Wow! A Shattered Calm was one twist and turn after another. Such a great read and his writing made me feel like I was right there. Loved this book!"