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Hiding Among the Dead

248 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

Retired Navy SEAL.
Former bare-knuckles boxing champ.
Current crime scene cleaner.

"Couldn't pry me away...Bauer writes with authenticity...A knockout original story, with a host of equally original characters. Certainly not your typical crime fiction, and that's a good thing." -David Swinson, author of Trigger.


Philo Trout opted for a geographical fix for his checkered, violent career. His new life in Philadelphia as a crime scene cleaner is quiet-until he discovers some of his "clients" are coming up short on their organ count.

While he tries to outrun his past, one of his coworkers can't remember his own: Patrick, found brutally beaten, is now an amnesiac. When the connection between Patrick's history and the missing human organs emerges, Philo is determined to solve the puzzle.

The trail leads Philo into a dark conspiracy. A brutal organization will stop at nothing to protect their secret. Philo's past as a fighter might be his only route to the truth.

If he can survive that long.


HIDING AMONG THE DEAD is a dark and action-packed thriller by Chris Bauer. If you enjoy Elmore Leonard and Breaking Bad, then you'll love this edgy, heart-stoppingly suspenseful book.


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Author Bio
Chris wouldn't trade his northeast Philly upbringing of street sports played on blacktop and concrete, fistfights, brick and stone row houses, and twelve years of well-intentioned Catholic school discipline for a Philadelphia minute (think New York minute but more fickle and less forgiving). Chris has had some lengthy stops as an adult in Michigan and Connecticut, and he thinks Pittsburgh is a great city even though some of his fictional characters do not. He still does most of his own stunts, and he once passed for Chip Douglas of My Three Sons TV fame on a Wildwood, NJ boardwalk. He's a member of International Thriller Writers, and his work has been recognized by the National Writers Association, the Writers Room of Bucks County (PA), and the Maryland Writers Association. He likes the pie more than the turkey.