“Kill him,” the hushed gravelly, almost hoarse voice said on the speaker to the four assassins slouched around the rough-hewn oak table, three of them sipping Stolichnaya vodka straight, while the fourth drank hot tea.  They were the cream of the Russian and Muslim terrorist assassination squads infiltrating America and Canada, and were on the way to El Paso to kill lawyer Steven Vandorol.  Steven had just been appointed special prosecutor and was leading the Texas prosecution of a massive and most pervasive Federal government border corruption and conspiracy case with national implications right before the fall presidential elections.

So began last year’s powerful new thriller, El Paso Sunrise, a Novel, by Louis Bodnar that riveted the reader’s immediate attention right into the start of a Second American Civil War.

El Paso Sunrise, a Novel, released worldwide last year, achieved phenomenal sales success, was featured in El Paso, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Edmond and Norman Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores, became an Oklahoma, Texas and four-state regional Barnes & Noble BESTSELLER and continues to sell extremely well into 2020 worldwide!!

Steven Vandorol, the main character, had it all, but lost everything, when he fell hard from grace in the ultra-rich Sunbelt.  Escaping to Washington, D.C., he found himself embroiled in evil, corruption, sexual obsession and addiction, but, confronting his own demons, found peace and serenity in El Paso.  

But not for long…

In El Paso Sunrise, Steven’s short-lived peace and serenity he finally earned for himself in El Paso, was suddenly, and most violently, shattered, when he found himself with a bright red bulls-eye target on his back – a contract assassination, for what, on the surface, was believed to be for political reasons, and apparently ordered from deep within the corrupt and transformational Washington, D.C. White House – but was really the forerunner of a Second American Civil War and direct invasion and attack on the continental United States by Chinese and Russian communist and radical Muslim terrorist forces on American’s vulnerable southern underbelly – the Texas border with the Federal Republic of Mexico. 

The novel begins with Steven, at the forefront of this momentous special prosecution, and his best friend, Eddie Egen, El Paso Police Chief and member of his special prosecution team, narrowly surviving attempts to assassinate them – all close brushes with violent death – and ends with a massive, disruptive and totally unexpected cliff-hanger that leaves the reader in shock, surprise and breathless suspense to await what’s to come next…

NOW, EL PASO SUNSET CONTINUES… right after that surprise cliff-hangerin the much anticipated El Paso Sunset, a Novel, to be published worldwide Spring 2021, where stunning Vanessa Carson, Steven’s attorney friend and confidant amid the prior evil and abject corruption of Washington, D.C. brings her sunshine smile back into his life in El Paso.  Then, together as one, they face their worst nightmares of rape, kidnapping and murder, during the ultimate crises of a Second American Civil War, started by dark, sinister, shadowy and powerful forces, and only Steven and Vanessa stand in their way.

While El Paso Sunrise and El Paso Sunset are together a graphic story of slavish evil in this world, they are also a timeless love story and about goodness, faith, grace and friendships blossoming during a national emergency – a clarion call to the world to remember what truly matters, asking the question:

Can Steven force his own country and government to face their own demons before it is too late?

The two novels together are not only one explosive psychological and most timely political thriller… 


But it’s more than just that!  It’s also a totally entertaining roller coaster ride of thrilling suspense and fast paced action…and a story of desperate personal survival that ultimately becomes a grand and timeless story of personal transformation, passion, great love, friendship, and true intimacy!

On a deeper level, El Paso Sunrise and its continuation, El Paso Sunset, tell a story of excruciating pain of escapism and addiction, crisis and survival and the final triumph of faith, grace, love and commitment.  As a story of complex emotions, vulnerability and tenderness, intimacy and feeling, it draws darkly profound conclusions that are both astonishing and provocative, yet are in combination exhilaratingly joyous.  

El Paso Sunrise, a Novel, was published by Morgan James Publishing (New York – London – Nashville – Melbourne – Vancouver) and was launched worldwide in El Paso, Texas, on September, 24, 2019, in simultaneous sale/signing events hosted by and at the Barnes & Noble Bookseller stores at The Fountains at Farrah, Sunland Park Mall and The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Student Bookstore.  Please visit the author’s website at: to purchase this novel or go directly to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to order and purchase his book, where the electronic edition is also available and can preorder the continuation novel, El Paso Sunset, a Novel by Louis Bodnar, to be published worldwide Spring 2012, the electronic edition to be available on January 5, 2021.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  CONTACT: Louis Bodnar 918-957-4444 or 

                                                                 LOUIS BODNAR