Metchosin author offers fourth news-based novel

Tim Murphy is chasing murderers and white collar criminals with gang ties in Other People’s Money

Tim Murphy is chasing murderers and white collar criminals with gang ties in Other People’s Money.

It’s the  fourth novel by Metchosin author Ken Merkley a retired senior military officer, political science lecturer, government analyst, management trainer and company CEO. The story again  follows the character  of RCMP member Tim Murphy.

“The stories revolve around cases he gets involved in, most of which are local, all of which are based on two or more news stories into one fictional account,” Merkley said. “That’s the gist of all of the books they have those actual news events incorporated in the book.”

Murphy will release Other People’s Money on April 6 with a book signing at Coles at Westshore Town Centre from noon to 4 p.m.

While busy promoting the fourth novel, which was started while still working the third, he’s not yet contemplated a fifth.

“I’ve run out of plotlines for a while and I’ve been working on something that’s not fictional,” Merkley said. A recipient of a couple of kidney donations in his lifespan, he’s an advocate for the Kidney Foundation and plans to write a book about the organ donor system in Canada.

Visit www.merkleybooks.ca for detail on how to get the book.