Iconic Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton said, "Danke Schoen to Groman. I enjoyed reading Pigeon Spring from cover to cover."
After 25 years as an undercover FBI agent, Matt Steel decides to retire and takes a job as the director of security at a major Las Vegas casino.
Matt and Alex, his wife, thought they could finally relax and enjoy life at their ranch in the mountainous region of Death Valley. However, fate takes them on an unexpected path when Alex finds an ancient Native American artifact on their property that plays a pivotal role in the novel's surprise ending.
Readers will enjoy following Matt, Alex, and Charlie (Matt's longtime partner at the bureau) as they travel from the glamour and scams of Las Vegas to the beauty and grit of Nevada's rugged gold country.
The former FBI agents go to work after Matt recognizes the subtle trademarks a crook he encountered 15 years earlier. Things get personal when Matt discovers that a corrupt official is helping his former nemesis to steal a gold claim from two of his friends. Groman employs a murder for hire scheme, wiretaps, surveillances, and a mystical twist to keep reader engaged from beginning to end.
In real life, FBI Agent Herman Groman was like a TV action hero, full of life, full of boyish enthusiasm, a fearless crime fighter who took down dirty judges and dirty cops and scary mobsters. I marveled at his skills as an FBI Agent. And now, much to my surprise and delight, I am marveling at his literary skills and ability to take his larger-than-life experiences and his insatiable appetite for history, and weave them all into Pigeon Spring, a riveting novel chock full of great dialogue and action. Very, very impressive. Can not wait for the next one.
-- Allan Lengel, former reporter for Detroit News and Washington Post; currently editor of ticklethewire.com
Gromans debut novel Pigeon Spring is a skillful blend of the nonstop action of Las Vegas and the rural ranch life in Nevadas gold country with a mystical twist. His background as a veteran FBI Special Agent and Las Vegas casino security director gives him a unique and realistic insight into both worlds. I felt the tension and I laughed out loud a couple of times, but my favorite part was when retired FBI Agent Matt Steel catches a predator. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down.
-- Chris Hansen, Dateline NBC Correspondent and Author of To Catch A Predator
Herm Groman is one of the sharpest and most courageous investigators I have ever encountered... Among his fellow federal agents, he is something of a legend. The same skills that made him such a formidable lawman are clearly reflected in his new book, Pigeon Spring. He is an astute student of human nature, a keen observer of his surroundings, and has a unique ability to focus on the stuff that really matters. Nevada is a better place because Herm Groman came here, and this book is a testament to his talent for understanding the big picture.
-- George Knapp, 2008 Peabody Award winning investigative reporter and co-host of nationally broadcast radio talk sho, Coast to Coast AM
Pigeon Spring has something for every reader: suspense, history and a great story line. Groman not only spins a great yarn, but his years of experience as a Special Agent with the FBI brings a gritty authenticity to the book. A wonderful read.
-- Lt. Randy Sutton, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept;
Author of True Blue: Police Stories by Those Who Have Lived Them, A Cops Life and True Blue: To protect and Serve.
Exciting read from an author who lived the life. A must read...a real page turner!
-- Joe Pistone, aka Donnie Brasco, NY Times best-selling author of Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia