September 25, 1748 Ephraim Hawley III (twin of Ann Hawley)
September 25, 1748 Ann Hawley (twin of Ephraim Hawley)
September 25, 1781 Abigail Burr
September 25, 1787 Pauline Hawley
September 25, 1817 Melissa Welles
September 25, 1826 Amanda H Hawley
September 25, 1840 Wade Posey Hard
September 25, 1842 Charles Hawley Brantingham
September 25, 1862 Elisha Philip Hawley
September 25, 1868 May Hawley Clark
September 25, 1875 Mabel Wallace
September 25, 1895 Alta Leola Hawley

STIGMA by Philip Hawley, Jr

When science surrenders to man’s darkest impulses, who will protect the innocents?

In Los Angeles, a young Mayan boy with a blue-crescent-moon tattoo dies mysteriously. In Central America, a puzzling illness is spreading among Mayan tribal villages.

And soon, E.R. physician Luke McKenna will discover the link between these events and demons from his dark past. The secrets that haunt Luke are about to pull him and the woman he loves into a terrifying house of mirrors where nothing is as it first appears. Time is running out, and only by reawakening the ghost of Luke McKenna’s past can they discover the truth.

His enemies may also discover a truth: When threatened, Luke McKenna is a very dangerous man.


“STIGMA is the thriller debut of the year. Hawley is a huge new talent on the thriller scene!”
—David J. Montgomery, mystery/thriller critic, Chicago Sun-Times

“STIGMA is a blast of a read from start to finish. Philip Hawley is the real deal and the thriller world has an authentic new voice.”
—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

“STIGMA pulses with tension and drama. Philip Hawley has written a top-notch thriller!”
—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

“Hawley delivers intense action, tricky plotting and an unpredictable hero sure to satisfy anyone with an appetite for a good page-turner.”
—Publishers Weekly

“STIGMA is an explosive, page-turning thriller, with a depth and emotional complexity that moves Phil Hawley to the front of the line. Hawley is a master storyteller.”
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

“Philip Hawley delivers a rare combination of taut plotting and brilliant writing. Sit back and enjoy!”
—Ridley Pearson, New York Times bestselling author

“Talk about debuting with a bang! Hawley’s first foray into the medical thriller field is a stunner.”
—Romantic Times Book Reviews

“. . . destined to be a classic . . . upon finishing I closed it up and said ‘Perfect!'”
—Terry Lewis, book critic, The Other View

“Action-packed . . . rich with authenticity. Philip Hawley tells a great story!”
—Jonathan Kellerman, New York Times bestselling author

Philip Hawley Jr. was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up in southern California reading the stories of authors like Alistair MacLean, Frederick Forsyth, and Robert Ludlum—more often than not while hiding behind his parents’ garage to escape the household chores that come with being one of eight children.

As one of the eldest, Philip usually got saddled with feeding and changing the diapers of his younger siblings, which probably had something to do with his later becoming a pediatrician.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame and USC Medical School, he completed his training in general pediatrics at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Currently, he is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.

Philip became an author to write novels that combine the authenticity and sharp edges of today’s thrillers with the epic adventure elements found in works of the genre’s early masters. His first novel, STIGMA, draws on his personal experiences as a physician working among remote Indian tribes in the Central American rain forests.

He also has an MBA from Harvard, which will likely come in handy if one of his characters ever needs to wire money to a bank in Geneva or topple a Wall Street hedge fund.

A lifelong lover of music, he has during various periods of his life played three instruments—piano, clarinet, and guitar. Sadly, none very well.

Philip lives in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and daughter.


  • September 25, 2012 - 9:26 pm

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