New Market man publishes second detective book -- Gazette.Net


A New Market man has released his second detective book this month.

Charles Salter of New Market wrote “The eBay Code,” the second installment of his detective series.

The 216-page book, which was released March 12, follows the main character Brad Stout, as he picks up on the trail of a plot to assassinate the president using the radioactive remains of a U.S. Army nuclear reactor.

The book is based in part on a true story of the SL-1 nuclear disaster, according to a news release. The 1961 steam explosion of an Army experimental nuclear reactor, located in Idaho, killed three operators.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available in bookstores nationwide, as well as online through and

Much of the book is set in Frederick County, Salter said.

“I have a lot of places mentioned in Lake Linganore [in New Market],” he said. “I think people will find it very interesting.”

Salter, a former vice-chairman of the NATO task group of radiation countermeasures, also wrote “The eBay Plot,” the first volume in the series, which was released in December.

“People have been responding very favorably [to the books],” he said.

Salter is currently finalizing the plot for the third book in the series — “The eBay Guardian,” which will be released this summer, he said.