The Opportunity- Local Author – Frank Hopkins


By Frank E. Hopkins


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The Opportunity

The Opportunity is a suspenseful crime novel set in the high-powered competitive environment of Washington, DC and the high-paced professional networking social life of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.

The novel portrays corruption in the Federal Government contracting industry, and includes the relationship between a Federal agency, its contractors, and members of Congress. The corruption involves exchange of confidential information for sex between the Contracting Officer and the contractor’s marketing representative related to bidding on a $1 Billion government contract. The contractor uses private detectives and computer spying to illegally obtain confidential information about their competitors and the Federal agency. 

The Contracting Officer’s former girlfriend exposes the corruption to a newspaper reporter, who publishes a series of articles that initiate an investigation by the Federal agency and the FBI.

Frank E Hopkins writes realistic crime novels and short stories portraying social and political issues. He has published four novels: The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders, Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders which won first place in the mystery/thriller category in the Maryland Writers Association 2018 novel contest, The Opportunity, and Unplanned Choices. Frank’s collection of short stories, First Time, was awarded second place for a single author collection in the Delaware Press Associations 2017 Communication contest.

He has lived in Delaware since 2001, after residing in the Washington, DC area for most of his life. He spent his formative years in the New York City area until he graduated from Hofstra University. The three locations provide settings for his novels and short stories. He is active in the Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild, the Delaware Press Association, the Eastern Shore Writers Association, the Maryland Writers Association, and the Mystery Writers of America.

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Weight1 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5 × .75 in


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