Greg Norgaard (1969-) After graduating from the University of Nebraska Greg became a pilot for the Navy. He served ten years in the military where he flew helicopters off the USS Enterprise and transport aircraft out of Sigonella, Sicily.
Greg is an award winning author of pulp-fiction books. His first novel, the western, A Savage Retribution, won the Readers Favorite Silver Award for Action-Adventure. His follow up, A Savage Darkness, won second place for E-books at the Hollywood Book Festival in 2012. Savage Noir: The Complete Adventures of Frank Savage, has recently been published by Pro Se Press. A short film based on the character Frank Savage will be released in the summer of 2013.
MANY BELIEVED THE WEST WAS WILD. FOR SOME, THE WEST WAS SAVAGE. Pro Se Productions, a leading Publisher in Genre Fiction and Hard Hitting Pulp presents SAVAGE NOIR: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF FRANK SAVAGE by Greg Norgaard! A hard boiled two fisted western, this omnibus features the original two novels featuring Norgaard's raw, exciting protagonist-Frank Savage- as well as a never before published short story chronicling Savage's last adventure. There is only one way to deal with murderous souls when killing is their modus operandi and revenge is on their mind. When the West was wild, one man knew this better than any other. His name was Frank Savage. A SAVAGE RETRIBUTION and A SAVAGE DARKNESS are Savage's novel length adventures. AN AMERICAN SAVAGE is a newly written tale bringing a six gun blazing finale to a character destined to take his place as one of the best modern Pulp Characters ever. From Pro Se Productions- SAVAGE NOIR by Greg Norgaard!
Pro Se Productions continues its mission to bring new and exciting Single Shots to readers with the debut of a new Single Shot by author Greg Norgaard, FLIGHT TWELVE TWENTY-ONE —a suspenseful tale of world-wide disaster as witnessed from over 30,000 feet in the air.
Without warning, giant explosions from the sea rock the planet, killing everyone nearby almost instantly. Hundreds of miles away, veteran pilot Captain Jesse Jacobs senses something is wrong as radio communications start to go silent all over the map. As fire and ash starts to spread across the Earth, Captain Jacobs, his young co-pilot Craig, and the handful of other pilots they are able to remain in contact with struggle to maintain control over their aircraft and find a safe place to land before the fuel runs out.
Author Greg Norgaard (Savage Noir) adds his imagination and tales of action and adventure to Pro Se Productions’ Pro Se Single Shot Signature line with his own writer’s imprint- From the Pen of Greg Norgaard. Norgaard showcases his versatile story telling in the imprint’s debut stand alone short story- Change the Past.
Tom Spencer had found a woman who made him thrill like no other and he knew how lucky he was to have her. Fate, like a sandblaster, erased it all searing it away from his tight grip. In order to rectify what was taken from him, Tom would develop the machine that would allow him to send a message through time. And with that once in a lifetime call, Tom could reach into the past in an attempt to save his future. But first, he must overcome the nefarious spies who wish to make the machine their own if he is to send that message in his desperate attempt to Change The Past!
Change The Past- the first digital single short story From the Pen of Greg Norgaard from Pro Se Productions.
TERROR IN THE CITY… From the moment a crazed Nazi Doctor set foot in Chicago, he knew he was in the right place to finish the experiments he had started but never completed. His work began at a death camp, a camp of horrors in which he reigned with his own brand of terror. As soon as he committed his first act against an unsuspecting woman in the city, he knew there'd be a price on his head, and he didn't care. For this Nazi had the most beloved memory a man can have . . . the feeling of exhilaration as another's fear turns to panic. Below the rough underbelly of the city, there exists stalwart Detective Glenn Stroud. An efficient, dangerous, and committed cop who has always sought the evils that roam his town and threaten those closest to him. With his skills with a gun, his partner E Dent, and a souped up Pontiac Chieftain, Detective Stroud will search for the maniac while following the clues. His determination will lead to the end of this kidnapping and torturing psychopath . . . that, or he’ll lose everyone dear to him. The Cowboy Detective: A Matter of Terror by Greg Norgaard (Savage Noir). From Pro Se Productions.
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Savage Noir: The Complete Adventures of Frank Savage
Reviewed by Kam Aures for Rebecca’s Reads (06/13) (www.rebeccasreads.com)
I would like to preface this review by saying that the Western genre is not normally a genre that I pick up to read; however, as I enjoy expanding my horizons, I decided to give Greg Norgaard’s “Savage Noir: The Complete Adventures of Frank Savage” a try. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised.
Included in “Savage Noir” are three “tales of Western Noir”, including “A Savage Retribution”, “A Savage Darkness AKA The Big Hate”, and “An American Savage”. The first two stories in the book are around 180 pages each, while the third story is considerably shorter at around only 15 pages. All three have one thing in common, the main character of Frank Savage. Savage is an interesting cowboy/detective character who works for the government.
In the Prologue to the first story, we are introduced to Frank. He is sitting in a hilly terrain in the Nebraska Territory with his Henry rifle waiting for his adversary, Victor Danvil. He hears Danvil approach three hours in and Danvil immediately hones in on Frank’s hiding spot and fires off a shot. Quickly recovering, Frank jumps out from his cover and fires off two shots of his own. He sees no sign of movement from the two men he had just shot. Finally, he sees Danvil hit the ground. Then, he focuses his gaze on the other unknown man. As he walks over, he realizes that, along with shooting Danvil, he had just shot Danvil’s hostage, a completely innocent and unarmed man.
After this dramatic opening, which draws the reader right in, “A Savage Retribution” begins. Frank comes into the picture in Chapter 3 where we learn that, “Frank was trying to move away from his violent past. In his attempt to start a normal quiet life, he bought a store with a nice elderly couple in North Fork. After the store was up and running, he received a telegram from his old boss. It informed him that his friend and old partner, Derek, was beginning a new mission, and Savage was needed. Derek’s new assignment required Frank’s presence to establish a foothold on the case.” (p.27) After that, he would be able to continue his retirement. As we all can see where this is going, as this book consists of three stories involving Frank, retirement plans end up being put on hold.
I would recommend “Savage Noir: The Complete Adventures of Frank Savage” to those who enjoy Westerns, mysteries, suspense, and adventures. This compilation has it all. It is a very readable and entertaining book. Frank Savage is an intriguing main character to build a series of stories around. As each story, especially the last, is short in length, they would make for great poolside reads.
Reviewed by Dave-
Greg Norgaard is an excellent writer. Violent, evil bad guys, non-stop action, an interesting hero, and a good story line add up to a page turner you won't want to put down. I especially liked the third story, "An American Savage," which allowed me to know what happened to the main characters over time. This is rare treat that I wish more authors would provide. Now I'm just waiting to read Norgaard's next story!
Reviewed by Carol-
Good story with suspense. It is not the same old western but mixes the western with action mystery and adventure.
Reviewed by Alex Hlavacek-
A Savage Darkness (Noir) is another gripping novel by Greg Norgaard that features Frank Savage, a western-noir hero for the ages. After reading A Savage Retribution, I had to buy the next book. Norgaard takes his readers through an incredible journey that transcends genres- taking the best elements from westerns, urban dramas, and psychological thrillers. The plot is fast paced and studded with a rich mix of characters that will keep you from putting this book down. Highly recommended!