Crocodile Man Kills American Researcher in Central Africa. Kael Husker stumbles over this National Enquirer-like headline in a week-old edition of his local Southeast Alaskan newspaper. The dead researcher had once been a friend of his, and soon after reading of Molly’s unusual death at the hands of a Central African sorcerer, Kael is haunted by vivid visions of her reaching out for his help. He leaves his live-aboard boat and unemployment behind to journey to the Central African Republic to find out what really happened to his friend. In a faraway place that resembles an insane asylum run by the patients, Kael searches for the truth and to maybe find a little redemption. What he discovers is a scheme so twisted, he needs Molly’s help to solve it.
Phil is a writer, musician, and radical environmentalist. Phil’s writing, whether in a novel, a song, a poem, a children’s book, an article, an opinion piece, or even a professional work product, includes varying degrees of his sense of humor.
The desire to see what was over the next hill led to stints as a student of marine biology in Florida, a Peace Corps volunteer in Central Africa, a fishery biologist in Alaska, a grad student in Vermont, a game park director for the World Wildlife Fund in the African rain forest, a ghost writer for Minnesota Public Radio, and more recently, a part-time bluegrass musician and full-time expert on aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Minnesota.
Phil and his wife, Denise, live on a quiet lake in Minnesota where he continues to write, play music with his band – Hans Blix and the Weapons Inspectors – and fight the good fight to preserve the natural world.
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