Interview with Steve Murphy – 2

Michael Carter

Michael Carter


Steve Murphy, author of "Heaven’s Most Wanted Novel Series - THE PROPHET"

Steve Murphy's Website

Steve Murphy's Website

Steve Murphy's Website

Steve Murphy's Website

Steve Murphy's Website

Welcome to the official website of Steve Murphy. If you like edge-of-your seat action, exotic locations, real life spy, adventure, thriller, and combat stories, steamy sex, and protagonists who are “the stuff great characters are made of”.…you’ve come to the right place!

Steve is an acclaimed and Award-winning Network TV Producer and Writer, Documentary Film Producer, who has produced and written, and hosted, over 787 Network TV Specials, and created the longest running, Award-Winning, successful ‘Justice in America’ Network TV Series, all based on real life David v Goliath legal stories, which have been broadcast nationwide for over 17 Seasons.

The “JUSTICE IN AMERICA” Network TV Series uncover the real drama in people stories, and cover the issues that promote justice and fairness for injured persons, safeguards victims’ rights, and the opportunity to help guide the hands of justice – Especially when people’s lives have been destroyed, families ruined, dreams lost, or widespread societal change and reform are needed. Through our TV Shows we tell the stories of unimaginable pain, suffering, and great wrongs, but also of courage and faith and the dauntlessness of the human spirit, and how indomitable the human spirit can be. They are truly personal crusades and telling journeys of what it means to seek justice in an American Courtroom.

Steve is also a Bestselling Novelist who has written 26 novels in 6 separate series:

“The Johnnie Walker Series”; “Karma Justice”; “Heaven’s Most Wanted”; “The Tommy Schmid” Series; The Steve McGregor Murder Mystery Series; and the “Great Influencers Series”.

Steve is not your typical writer. He might be your most atypical writer right up there with Hemmingway and Louis L’Amour, because like them, he struck out on high adventure, at the early age of 17, traveling throughout South America to Mexico City, Panama, Bogota, Columbia, to Peru, across the Andes to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, to La Paz, Bolivia and to Santiago, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and then he enlisted in the US Army, volunteered for the Infantry, and for Vietnam, where he served with the 1st Infantry Division, and as a MAT, Mobile Advisory Team Advisor.

After discharge from combat duty with the 1st Infantry Division in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, Steve spent the next five years working covertly as a “Civilian contractor” to the CIA’s Phoenix Program’s Counterinsurgency and Counter-terrorism project, and coordinated the largest Black-Market Operation ever sanctioned by the Company.

That experience led him to write a fictionalized account in his bestselling book, “American Gangster – Beaucoup Dinky Dau”, which draws on the experiences and accounts of those men, led by a former SSG/MAT Team Advisor, John D. Walker, known in Saigon as Johnnie Walker or the “The Fixer”, and those who directed the covert operations from the senior corridors of Washington DC and the CIA.

Steve gained highly unusual access to the records and the individuals who ran this top secret covert organization, “Operation Beaucoup Dinky Dau”, which supplied the U.S.-led indigenous teams (Montagnards, Chinese Nungs, and Meo tribesmen) fighting the North Vietnamese Army.)

“The Operation” directed flights of the CIA’s Air America program that flew civilians, diplomats, spies, refugees, commandos, sabotage teams, doctors, war casualties, DEA officers, and visiting VIPs. They coordinated many of the “Food Drops” (known as “Rice Drops”) and the “Hard Drops” (Ammo and weapons drops) to the Meo and Hmong tribesmen fighting against Communist Pathet Lao, as well as to the Phoenix Program’s operations to destroy the infrastructure, and the political organization of the Viet Cong and the NVA. They also directed the airlift of a humanitarian mission to build US hospitals and provide development aid of $450 million to prop up as a façade to covert operations.

Steve is also the producer and Co-host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated APM radio show, ‘The LawBusiness Insider’

Book: “Checkmate” and “Smiling Jesus & Reflections on Life by Buddha, Ashoka, Aristotle, Roger Bacon, and Abraham Lincoln


Man, a curious creature. Some more significant than others, while the vast majority fall in the dimness of obscurity. There are a handful, such as those that are about to be depicted that have emblazoned an impact on their personal universe that has survived long since their passing. Much time has been spent chronicling the accomplishments of the individual in these six cases that individuality has been overlooked in the process.

When one thinks of Jesus of Nazareth, for example, the concept is perceived in a three act play. Act one, the birth, is celebrated by Christians in the season of Epiphany with the Nativity re-enacted during the yuletide. Acts two and three occur during the lenten season where Jesus’ death and resurrection have been remembered as a time for sacrifice. These are considered events of high drama for all Christian religions with some, such as Catholicism making part of this process a daily occurrence in the celebration of the mass. The objective of this book is to move past these significant events and look into the persona of Jesus of Nazareth. This means going far beyond the Virgin birth, death on the cross and the eventual resurrection. It is an attempt to see how one man can even cause our calendar to reflect the time after his birth, the event was so significant. Anno Domini means the year of our Lord, or the date that Christianity began as expressed in the Gregorian Calendar, introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 (note that this date is in Gregorian terms). This calendar is used by most countries in the world to reflect day and date.

It is almost an incomprehensible notion of the mind when one ponders the human genesis. There are theories ranging from the “Big Bang Theory,” to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The problem has been addressed by scholars throughout the ages with more than a bit of controversy. The famous Scopes Trial where Darwinian theory actually ended up in the court room is only one example of our fascination with origin of the universe. Rather than arguing concepts, our objective is to encapsulate the conceived as one with which the reader can identify.

When one reads the Bible, especially the Old Testament, the conclusion is quickly made that our Deity is judgmental. Toe the line, or suffer the consequences! As the pages of the New Testament are perused, this approach seems to soften somewhat and God is depicted more as a loving person. Matthew 5:12 notes: “…Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great…” Just as Bruce Barten noted, Jesus was a great leader, liked a good party and was not frail as some portraits have depicted him. Here was a man with muscles crafted from many years of helping his father as a carpenter, yet little is chronicled of those days with most of the writings concentrating on his last three years with the disciples.

There are others who have had a profound influence on humanity long since their demise. In these cases as well, the acts of the person eclipse the person. Two of the six persons examined in this book represent the duo who have most influenced Buddhism and its tenets throughout the world. Although Buddha died more than 2,500 years ago, today his philosophy is embraced by over 300 million inhabitants of this planet. Here is a religion which even surpasses Christianity in perseverance. What was the nature of Buddha as a person? Possibly the study will just raise more questions.

Second only in influence to Buddha in Buddhism, was the Indian Prince Asoka, or Ashoka as some depict him, the most influential ruler of his time. He became a convert to Buddhism and was second only to Buddha in his religious influence. What is the nature of one who converted from tyrant to piety? What curious manner of events could create such a conversion?

Two others in this sextet of individuals fall into the category of intellectual curiosity. The apex of this curiosity pyramid is Aristotle who influenced many of our academic disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to mathematics and science. His profound influence as a teacher and scholar survives the centuries. Other than the fact that Aristotle was the quintessential example of Mensa, what form of human being was he? Did he have the capacity for compassion? Did he like to joust with lions, or just sit around reading and writing all day? Based upon the writings concerning this prolific scholar, little attention is given to the make up of his personality.

The second person who fits into Aristotle’s category is Roger Bacon whom many consider as the creator of modern scientific theory. Although mathematics and astronomy may not have been his strong point, his experiments in alchemy served as a foundation for much of our approaches to science today. Bacon also ventured into the philosophical side of things, somewhat influenced by Aristotle in many of his personal pursuits. If there was ever any person in history that served as Aristotle’s clone, it was probably Roger Bacon. Why would Bacon pursue this course? What was the make up of Bacon the man that prompted his drive for accomplishment?

As a means of coming full circle Abraham Lincoln is examined to determine some of the parallels between his life and Jesus of Nazareth. Like a rough hewn log from his spartan youth to the time of his assassination, Lincoln’s life was not a series of triumphs, rather many defeats, before becoming president. Just as Jesus had moments of despair (remember the Garden of Gethsemane), Lincoln had the intensity and fortitude to overcome. What manner of man can cast off the chains of adversity, moving on to even greater triumph as a result.



Is this work of fiction too close for comfort for the CCP?


And he thinks he eliminated all of his top CCP Generals who might get in his way…..

Except for one….

His top Deputy and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission, General Chun Wang, and his tight-knit generals, who plan to stop him with the covert help of the U.S., specifically his long-term friend and US counterpart, General Robert G. Lundy, Director of the National Counterterrorism Council, (NCTC).

Wang and the PLA top leaders oppose ‘Big Ming’s’ betrayal of Deng Xiaoping’s reformist line, to which they hope to return, and advocate reconciliation with the United States. Big Ming has cut into their lucrative corrupt businesses, which runs counter to 40 years of Deng’s economic bennies. So, this is just business. That’s the way they see it.

The Knives have definitely come out inside the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)

In essence, the CCP is nothing more than a mafia organization. It’s not a political party.

The head of the party is the “Don”, Big Ming, and below him sit the underbosses, or the Standing Committee.

These men traditionally parcel out power, with each responsible for certain areas—foreign policy, the economy, personnel, anticorruption, and so on.

They are also supposed to serve as the big boss’s consiglieres, advising him on their areas of responsibility.

Outside the Standing Committee are the other 18 members of the Politburo, who are next in the line of succession for the Standing Committee.

They can be thought of as the mafia’s capos, carrying out the Don’s orders to eliminate perceived threats in the hope of staying in the good graces of the him.

As a perk of their position, they are allowed to enrich themselves as they see fit, seizing property and businesses without penalty.

And like the mafia, the party uses blunt tools to get what it wants: bribery, extortion, even violence.

So, when the “Don” put the economy into a COVID Deep Freeze, millions died, thousands of business went bankrupt, and that flow of corrupt money stopped dead in its tracks!

Big Ming is backed into a corner and to preserve his absolute power, he’s taking a page out of the “Dictators Playbook”! Start a War! He’s plagued by secret fears and private demons. Dictators start wars against enemies real and imagined, because they can crack down on political opposition and remain in power if the fight goes badly.

By General Wang and his Generals reaching out to General Lundy, he and US President Dawson, immediately see a rare opportunity to change the course of history, rid the world of the its most dangerous dictator and avert a possible WWIII.

They dispatch their best special NCTC Operative Colonel Tommy Schmid and his Special Ops team to assist General Wang in their covert military coup d’etat to overthrow Zhang’s government, before he unleashes one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world from hypersonic missiles to undersea drones on Communist China’s ‘sacred territory’, Taiwan.

General Wang and Colonel Schmid have just 72 hours to save the world from WWIII, and 23 million Taiwanese innocent people.

From its opening fusillade to its astonishing conclusion, “Checkmate” is that rarest of literary creations: a Tom Clancy style military tech thriller that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the Monsoons and Tsunamis bringing torrential rains to the shores of the South China seas to shine a spotlight on the real-world dangers in Communist China today.


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In 2021, Televangelism is still thriving in America, and God is ANGRY.

It says in the bible, in Isaiah 45;5 ‘I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God; I equip you, though you do not know me,’ and again multiple other citations; Exodus 20:3, ‘ You shall have no other gods before me’; Matthew 24:24, ‘For false Christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect,; and in my Ten Commandments, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me,’ and You shall have no other gods before me.’

It’s pretty straight forward, he explains to Bob Jones and Mai Ly. So, what don’t people understand about this? So, if the Bible is the most widely read book in the world, why then aren’t people understanding the simple guidelines I wrote in the 10 Commandments?”

“Well Mai Ly,” says, “You did give mankind ‘Free Will’, and they are free to either live a blessed life, or a wretched one.”

“Unfortunately, Mai Ly, you are absolutely right. That’s another reason why we created your dad’s new ‘Heaven’s Most Wanted’ TV show to educate people so they start following the principles of the Bible and stop misinterpreting it or ignoring it or misusing the Bible in this new crazy so-called “Prosperity gospel’, so those Holy Roller Charlatans can line their own pockets.

In this third novel, Bob Jones, and ‘Heaven’s Most Wanted’ expose the biggest charlatans in the Prosperity Gospel con game, and what they expose, make the Seven Deadly Sins seems like child play compared to their criminal enterprises, masquerading under the guise of the 1st Amendment: Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

Michael Carter, Co-Host

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