Fairview author publishes second book

by: Contributed photo, “The Lost Red Patriot,”  is Fairview resident Web Ruble's second book.

Fairview resident Web Ruble, 72, has published his second book, this time a spy novel drawn from his years in military intelligence.

'It's not really a true story, but it has some truthful elements,' says Ruble, a retired Oregonian reporter, who has lived in Fairview since 1969.

Ruble's spy fiction, 'The Lost Red Patriot,' published through PublishAmerica, is drawn from a situation when a spy got tired of waiting for orders and turned himself in while Ruble was serving with military intelligence in Europe.

After that, admits Ruble, the story and the spy just took a life of their own.

In 2005 Ruble saw his book of short stories published about growing up in Grays Harbor, Wash. 'Pure Sawdust' describes life as a 'harbor rat' in those Washington mill towns. This latest publication is priced at $19.95, and available through Amazon or the PublishAmerica Web site, www.publish


There's another book out there, hints Ruble, who does some of his writing in Fairview and some in Tucson, Ariz., in the winter. His wife, Norma, helps with the editing of his books.