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Martin Roy Hill

Martin Roy Hill spent more than 20 years as a national award-winning staff reporter, investigative journalist, and editor for newspapers and magazines before becoming a Navy analyst specializing in battlefield medical operations. His freelance credits include Reader's Digest, LIFE, Newsweek, Omni, American History, Coast Guard Magazine, Retired Officer Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Opinion Section, and many more.

Much of his freelance work involves historical topics, especially military history. He was a lead contributor to the 1995 WWII anthology, "From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki: America at War," published by the Retired Officer Association. He also contributed to the American Civil War anthology "Gettysburg: Three Days that Saved the United States," published by I-5 Publishing.

Martin's short stories have appeared in such publications as Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, ALT HIST: The Journal of Historical Fiction and Alternative History, Mystery Weekly Magazine, Crimson Streets, Nebula Rift, the Plan B Mystery Anthology, and others. His first book, DUTY, was named the Best Short Story Anthology/Collection by the San Diego Book Awards Association (SDBAA). His first novel, The Killing Depths, was a 2013 finalist for the SDBAA Sisters In Crime Mystery Award, as was Empty Places in 2014. Eden was a finalist for the SDBAA's Best Science Fiction book in 2015.

A veteran of the Coast Guard and Navy reserves, Martin finally retired as a military police major from a component of  of the California National Guard. Martin also served as a tactically-trained medic with his local Sheriff's wilderness search and rescue unit, and as a medic and security specialist with a federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team.
 
Martin is a professional member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers.
Videos by Martin Roy Hill

 
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In Iraq, a shipment of $9 billion in cash goes missing. Each effort to find it ends in death. In Southern California, a mercenary's murder, a severed head, and a bloody hand-written message spark a massive manhunt. The man connecting these two...
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The Butcher's Bill
Iraq, 1991: Operation Desert Storm. In a terrible friendly fire incident, a U.S. helicopter massacres a small convoy of American MPs. Among the dead: a mysterious American civilian engineer discovered by the soldiers behind enemy lines.  San ...
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The Last Refuge

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The Last President: A Speculative Short Story

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Hitler Is Coming
“If this is Paradise, how bad could Hell be?” A sandstorm uncovers a long buried secret in the Iraqi desert, an ancient Sumerian temple dating back at least 6,000 years to the beginning of civilization. An American army patrol sent to ...
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Eden: A Sci-Fi Novella
The year is 1987. America is clawing its way out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Washington pursues illegal and unpopular wars in Central America. In the wealthy desert playground of Palm Springs, storefronts that once cat...
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Empty Places
Somebody's killing drug smugglers off the Southern California coast, hijacking their cargo of contraband, and leaving their boats smoldering, bullet-riddled wrecks. Are the perpetrators latter day pirates or something much more sinister? Coast...
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Marque and Reprisal
A killer lurks beneath the waves of the western Pacific Ocean. The USS Encinitas, the first attack submarine crewed by both men and women, stalks the Crescent Moon, a renegade Iranian sub armed with nuclear-tipped missiles. But another predator hi...
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The Killing Depths
A collection of previously published and new short stories by author Martin Roy Hill. In the title story, "Duty," a Cold War soldier faces the prospect of starting WWIII. In "Something Far Away," a former Coastguardsma...
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Duty: Suspense and Mystery Stories from the Cold War and Beyond


Visit Martin Roy Hill's website: http://www.martinroyhill.com




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