First book in the Detective Kendall Halsrud series
A deadly home invasion leaves four family members dead. A nine- month-old baby is missing and believed dead after an exhaustive search.
Detective Kendall Halsrud, homeless after being evicted by her roommate, refuses to stop searching for the missing baby. When she moves into an apartment above a local bar, she meets a spurious fortuneteller who is also a paroled hacker. With her help, Kendall and Adam Nashlund, a former cop, begin a desperate journey to find the child.
Their search derails when a man arrested for murdering the family claims to have killed the child. Unable to give up on the baby, Kendall puts her career and own life at risk while unearthing deadly family secrets in her pursuit of the truth.
“How did you die?”
I turned my head. The girl couldn’t have been more than seven. She had light brown hair held back in a ponytail. Her nose was dusted with light freckles, her cheeks as well, only not as densely as the freckles on her nose. She waited a second for my response, then said, “I went into diabetic shock.”
I nodded, like this wasn’t the craziest thing I’d ever heard.
She continued, “I have an uncle here. Uncle Trent. He died in a car crash when I was five. I’m supposed to go live with him I guess.”
She wrinkled her nose. I had a feeling she didn’t like Uncle Trent. Maybe Uncle Trent was like my Uncle Bill. Maybe Uncle Trent liked to make up stories after ten cans of Miller High Life, then get pissed off when you told him he was full of shit.
“So how did you die?” She came again.
This was the hundredth time I’d been posed that question in three days. How did you die? It was yet to lose its level of absurdity. In three days, there hadn’t been many answers, only promises that in time everything would make sense. The only answer, the only definitive that anyone would share, the only time anyone would look you directly in the eye was when you asked them if you died.
They wouldn’t waver, they wouldn’t blink, they would only nod their head and say, “Yes.”
Nikolai, a bodyguard in the prestigious Centurion Personal Protection agency, is injured in the line of duty. While recovering from his injuries, he is assigned to a new client. An easy case, his boss tells him.
Nikolai travels to a small quiet town north of Siberia to provide protection for a young woman, on her dad’s request. At first, both Nikolai and his boss see the assignment as a whim of a rich overprotective father. But the more Nikolai learns about the town, the oil company that the young woman is working for, and the people involved, the more he encounters secrets, suspicious behaviors, lies, and threats. In an unexpected and frightening course of events, Nikolai’s easy assignment becomes one of the toughest and the most dangerous.
Is it a serial killer, someone with a penchant for the macabre and a need to destroy?
Or is it a darker force, an ancient legend from a mysterious Island come ashore to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting?
Amid the backdrop of Portland’s burgeoning night scene, Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings discovers that no one is safe, and that evil has many faces.
Danny Wolf, a gifted musician with alcohol problems is witnessing brutal murder in his dreams. Someone is carving a cross on each of the young female victims before crucifying them.
Newly released from prison for a crime he did not commit, Wolf is having trouble adjusting to civilian life. He believes the dreams are a symptom of his adjustment until he discovers that they are real and that the victims are his own groupies. He soon begins to doubt his sanity. Could he be a homicidal madman?
Wolf has no memory of his early childhood but discovers that he spent his first eight years in a Catholic orphanage on a mysterious island off the coast of Maine. Is it possible that his early life and the murders are somehow connected?
Soon the killings become more bold and gruesome, as members of the church begin to die.
Enter Police Lieutenant Rick Jennings and his young assistant Laura Higgins. They discover a government conspiracy involving the Catholic Church, and a cold war CIA mind control program known as MK-Ultra where children were used as test subjects.
Danny Wolf becomes the number one suspect in the murders, but no one, not even Wolf, is prepared for what they discover on Apocalypse Island, a mind blowing secret that was supposed to stay hidden forever.
Apocalypse Island is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking conclusion.
Soul Thief, book two of the Blue Light Series is out now.
Word count: 130,000.
She got lost and fell in love with a ghost
Now she needs to save him by becoming his wife
If she succeeds, she frees him, but loses him forever.
Love is more complicated than she thought…
And that doesnt include the elves.
The story of David and Mary continues:
Coming Summer, 2014, “Dark Beach”. A Coastal Carolina Romantic Mystery, Book 2.
Coming Winter., 2014, “Deadly Storm”. A Coastal Carolina Romantic Mystery, Book 3
CAUTION: Spoilers in the reviews.
Where does innocence go?
While vacationing on the beach at Emerald Isle, North Carolina, high school student David Jennings meets an intriguing girl. Mary Roberts ignites feelings that stay with him even after they both return to their homes. Summer after summer, they reunite, building on the love that started to bloom from the first day.
Not only does David discover romance, but he also learns what family can mean. The loving Roberts family is in stark contrast to the Jennings. David is the only child of Roy, an ex-Marine and rigid cop, and secretive Sarah. As the young couple explores their future, the family secrets unraveluntil tragic events manage to both bring together and divide the two families.
Young Love Lost is a tale of romance and suspense that will keep you guessing until the last page.