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Reflections From
a Business Coach

This book covers the logistics of coaching small business owners. The focus is exclusively on career change for those individuals who desire to start their own businesses.
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Retirement Is For Sissies
This book provides a holistic approach to retirement that prepares one for this most important transition from work to recreation, leisure, home business, and other lifestyle changes.
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The Virtual Writing Coach
Just imagine it...a woman sitting on a park bench reading your book! Coaching offers writers a hands-on approach to help you create, evaluate, and complete your manuscript.
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The Virtual Executive Coach
Executive Coaching offers business owners and budding entrepreneurs a hands-on approach to help create, sell, manage and grow a business. Learn More...

Symbiosis | A. Keith Barton | Writer / Author of Mysteries Detective Thrillers Suspense Action Books | Keith Barton Houston Texas, Keith Barton books


Detective Mike Calvert returns to the Austin Police Department from his retirement two years ago to help his former partner, Frank Murphy, solve the case of a serial killer who has killed in three states. The psychotic murderer is a twin who harbors resentment towards his birth parents and proceeds to go on a killing spree that leaves four sets of twins dead. Nathan Harrison, AKA The Silencer in this suspense thriller, terrorizes the university community in Austin, Texas.

The deranged assassin eludes the APD, FBI, and Detectives Calvert and Murphy, continuing his senseless rampage. Mike's intelligent and beautiful wife, Kim, is abducted by Harrison and flown to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where she is held hostage. Follow Mike Calvert as he attempts to save his wife and bring the gunman to justice. The beautiful town of Cabo and its people serve as a backdrop for the last third of this suspense thriller that will leave the reader in shock.

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Book Reviews

Barton's Best Yet!
A reader | on Amazon.com August 15, 2001

Dr. Barton has brought back retired Austin Texas police detective, Mike Calvert. Calvert could easily become to Dr. Barton what Alex Delaware is to Jonathan Kellerman. Hopefully, there will be many more Mike Calvert books to follow.

This is a complex & haunting story of tangled personalities & careers, conflict between & within law enforcement agencies, a serial killer, and all with a heart-breaking conclusion.