Harold E. Hughes releases ‘Twelve Miles to Midnight’

Thrilling tale awaits readers inside pages of new book

Harold E. Hughes releases ‘Twelve Miles to Midnight’


SAN ANTONIO – Harold E. Hughes carves his name in the literary world with the release of his debut publication titled “Twelve Miles to Midnight” (published by Xlibris). A thrilling tale tackling theme of terrorism, this new fictional work will excite and engage readers from its first page until the last.

Hughes, tapping into his personal experience working in the U.S. law enforcement community, writes a compelling tale that follows two principal characters. Hank Douglas is the CIA agent assigned to determine if Carolyn’s husband was killed by accident or by a terrorist. Carolyn Watson, on the other hand, is the main female character whose husband was killed, bringing Hank to town.

As their lives become intertwined by murder and the ensuing investigation, this book’s plot is propelled by the timely theme of terrorism. A mystery involving an international terrorist, “Twelve Miles to Midnight” involves attempts to undermine law enforcement within the United States with an intention to overthrow the country.

An excerpt from the book:

“Carolyn found a black leather item when she opened it up it had in the lower portion a picture of her deceased husband while the upper portion had Central Intelligence agency – United States of America.”


“Twelve Miles to Midnight”

By Harold E. Hughes

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781524532024

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 92 pages | ISBN 9781524532017

E-Book | 92 pages | ISBN 9781524532000

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


About the Author

Harold E. Hughes grew up in a railroad town in East Texas. Growing pine trees on a farm that belonged to his grandparents, he was raised in Palestine just 12 miles from there. Hughes married his high school sweetheart during the third year of college at the University of Houston. Upon graduation from college, he accepted a job with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service. After 27 years with the IRS, he retired and worked several years on a contract basis with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, U.S. Department of State. After leaving the Department of State, Hughes accepted a similar position with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He worked for the FBI for almost 16 years. When his wife of over 50 years passed away, he decided that he needed something to do to keep his mind active. He turned to writing.

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