NC Literary Hall of Fame



Killing Ground by Phil Bowie

Proud Eagle
$14.95, paperback / $3.49 e-book
ISBN: 978-1079131796
November, 2019
Fiction: Suspense / Adventure
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"A gifted writer."
New Bern Sun-Journal

Corporate pilot Zeke Blades learns that his friend and former flight instructor Ben Stone has gone missing while flying humanitarian missions for Global Health Resources in Africa. Zeke travels there in search of Ben. He meets enigmatic beauty Liana Sekibo and a small cadre of anti-poaching vigilantes known as the Mambas.

Zeke is drawn into a lethal fight against a vicious gang of poachers led by the notorious outlaw Muhammadu Raza, who feeds profits from illegal ivory to al-Isra, a radical Islamist group plotting to seize Uganda. If they're not stopped, their caliphate will wreak havoc throughout central Africa.

Phil Bowie is a lifelong freelance writer with 300 articles and short stories published in national magazines including The Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Harper's, and Yankee. He has four novels out in a suspense series endorsed by top-gun writers Lee Child (number one NY Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series), Ridley Pearson, and Stephen Coonts. The debut in that series, Guns, about the global black market trade in light weapons, earned honorable mention at the London Book Festival among hundreds of novels. He also has a short-story collection out that includes several yarns previously published in magazines and an award-winner begun by Stephen King.

Phil lives in New Bern by a shore of the Neuse River where he's at work on another novel and several short stories. Visit him at

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