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Photograph Inspiration #2 for ENTROPY by Robert Raker

To me, this was the most influential photograph that I used as inspiration when writing Entropy. This farm is located near where I worked and covers a wide area of acres. The silence and the barrenness of the winter landscape, sets the tone for the entire novel. I was drawn to the isolation, even in the vast expanse of land. I also think it captures much of the emotion of the book. Entropy is available now from leading stockists in…
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Entropy by Robert Raker: 4 star customer reviews…

I was delighted to read the latest customer reviews for Entropy. It has been pleasing to read such lovely comments for a work that took such a long time to write. "Entropy - Concise Review" - Customer review - 4 stars A deep thinking and emotional crime novel. The author puts the readers in the point of view of each of his characters and effectively brings out the detailed feelings and raw emotions of each. As for the conclusion...you'll have…
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THE PHOTOGRAPH THAT INSPIRED “ENTROPY” By Robert Raker

I take photographs often and use them sometimes to construct scenes, ideas or images around. In essence that is how “Entropy” began, with this photograph. I had always wanted to write from the perspective of a scuba diver and when I outlined how his character could fit into the story that I wanted to create, I began transcribing notes and taking photographs of water. This photograph was of the pool in the apartment complex where I live. Summer was over…
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My first review – Entropy by Robert Raker

After spending eight years writing "ENTROPY" and another year going through the editing process, I was genuinely excited to see the first review for the book appear on Amazon’s website. It’s very heartwarming and rewarding to hear a reader’s opinion on something that has been such a vital part of my life. I am glad that someone has shown an appreciation for the story that I have tried to tell and the characters that have come to mean the world…
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New Year’s Resolutions by Robert Raker

There are many things that I would like to accomplish in 2014 and over the next few years... • I have set myself a personal reading goal of 200 books. I have just finished my first book for the year, “Bend of the Snake,” by Bill Gulick. I intend to track my progress via several book groups on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter. I will also provide updates of my progress on my personal blog. • I recently finished a book…
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Initial Crime Book Response to Entropy by Robert Raker

So far the support that I have received for ENTROPY from my friends and family has been heartwarming. The presentation of the book that Wattle Publishing created is both haunting and resonating. I have received wonderful comments about the cover. I appreciate the enthusiasm that has been received, the genuine excitement and anticipation that has been expressed to me, personally and via social media. I am very grateful for the warm wishes. I look forward to engaging with you, as…
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ENTROPY By Robert Raker … Available Now

Entropy was launched by Wattle Publishing on November 29th in a number of formats: Kindle Edition, eBook and paperback. When a series of child abductions and murders disrupt the life of an economically blighted community, the consequences have far-reaching implications. The brutal crimes take a different toll on a disparate group of individuals; the scuba diver who retrieves the children’s bodies; the disfigured cellist who thinks he knows who’s responsible; the undercover federal agent; and the mother of one of…
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Sneak Peek: ENTROPY “The Model” by Robert Raker. Publication date: 29th November, 2013

ENTROPY The Model by Robert Raker - Publication date: 29th November, 2013 “...We were once such a happy family but now I am left alone with only my memories as a comfort to the love we once shared and the child we had borne. When did you start to drift? I think about this daily trying to pinpoint the moment that our relationship fell apart. I recall that it had started before the unthinkable had happened but after the police…
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Sneak Peek: ENTROPY “The Agent” by Robert Raker. Publication date: 29th November, 2013

ENTROPY The Agent by Robert Raker - Publication date: 29th November, 2013 “…I opened and shut my eyes a couple of times. I wasn't used to the contacts that I was using to alter the color of my eyes. They needed to match the identity that had been created for me. Details mattered when it came to going undercover. No matter who I became, even when being a husband, in the end, I always vanished, leaving hardly any evidence that…
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Sneak Peek: ENTROPY “The Musician” by Robert Raker. Publication date: 29th November, 2013

ENTROPY The Musician by Robert Raker - Publication date: 29th November, 2013 "... I pushed the gun harder and the folds of loose skin under my chin collapsed around the opening of the barrel. Sweat now dripped down the length of my spine. I had made the motions, thought I had perfected the means, but had not been successful. Soon though, if I reached that point again, there would be no going back ..." I enjoy music and find myself…
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