Author Archives: Patrick W. O'Bryon

About Patrick W. O'Bryon

Writer. Traveler. Europhile, especially Italy and France. Real Estate Broker. Former academic in the field of Germanic Studies, Princeton Ph.D., interpreter and community liaison with the US Army in Germany. Hobbies: rescuing animals from abuse, abandonment and mistreatment, and being sous chef around the kitchen to my chef de cuisine wife.

CASTING CALL FOR CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS!

Hollywood hasn’t come calling (yet!), but many of you readers have suggested the Corridor of Darkness trilogy would make a thrilling motion picture. Time for that casting call! Everyone pictures the characters somewhat differently, so why not ask you enthusiastic readers of the novels to cast this film or exciting television series? You could win … Continue reading

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MY ODDEST EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS

During the Cold War era I spent a few years in Germany, first as a twenty-one-year-old graduate student and then with the military. I spent my first Christmas holiday season putting a Eurailpass to good use, randomly hopping on or off … Continue reading

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HOW THE BOOK COVERS COME TOGETHER!

From time to time readers have asked how the covers to my novels come together. What you see above is the original proposal for Corridor of Darkness, the first book of the series, designed by Gabrielle Prendergast. Its evocative imagery convinced me to choose her creative … Continue reading

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FULCRUM OF MALICE in PAPERBACK!

For all who have asked when they can order the print version of Fulcrum of Malice, Volume 3 of the Corridor of Darkness trilogy, it’s here at last… To order the trade paperback edition, click on FULCRUM OF MALICE For the eBook edition, … Continue reading

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BERLIN 1941 – Are you ready?

Europe lies in chains at Hitler’s feet as midnight approaches in the dark heart of the Reich… Leaving his friends to foil the Nazis in Occupied France, Ryan Lemmon returns to Berlin. Under deep cover in this city of shadows, the American conspires with a … Continue reading

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Just as he thought he was leaving the darkness behind…

…a new corridor opens before him. The conclusion. Watch for it. FULCRUM OF MALICE, A Novel of Nazi Germany Corridor of Darkness, Volume 3

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…with his cover blown…

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He’s on his way…

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BUILD A NUCLEAR REACTOR ON YOUR KITCHEN TABLE!

My brother James and I once built a nuclear reactor at the kitchen table. Hard to believe? Sure, but even more amazing, it’s still firing people up almost forty years later. Okay, fine, a little explanation might be in order… Early in 1979 we had a … Continue reading

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HOW I ENDED WORLD WAR I, ALMOST BLEW UP A FRIENDLY GARAGE, & SAVED PORN FOR THE WORLD: A Memoir of High School in the ’60’s

The year was 1964, and I was in high school. I had an adventurous friend named Dan, an older brother Mike who thought pornography might broaden my education, and a dangerous love of chemistry. Dan and I were in the … Continue reading

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