A rash of hit and run deaths in Los Angeles has the press in an uproar. The police have no clue as to the primary cause and the deceased are all men who appear to have been brutalized prior to the time of the accident. But there are other aspects to the case and Shell Scott has been hired by a not so upstanding night club owner to investigate. When Shell discovers a murder for hire conspiracy with overtones of blackmail, he finds himself looking down the barrel of a .32 ..
Rebecca Fletcher grew up on the genteel plantation of Live Oaks, her father's family home on the James River in Virginia. After her father was killed in Vietnam, her grandmother, Minnie, assumed the role of both mother and father to Rebecca. Rebecca's mother, Nina, was never talked about. But after Minnie's death, Rebecca's Uncle William decided to subdivide Live Oaks. Now, to save Live Oaks, Rebecca must find Nina alive. The search pulls Rebecca into a nightm..
The Second Chance is a suspense tale of kidnapping, corporate espionage, and forgotten love that takes the reader from the red dirt roads of Alabama to the silver mines of Mexico. A deadly mine cave-in at Real de Catorce, Mexico, changes Patricia Morelos’s life forever. The disaster she faces as owner of the mine is overshadowed by personal tragedy. Her only child, seventeen-year-old Max, is kidnapped when he goes to help the victims. Desperate to reach her son who is s..
A pipe bomb explodes at a birth control clinic, then a young client turns up dead in a dumpster. Kera, the clinic nurse, discovers that the girl’s Bible group is sharing more than the Good News. Confidentiality keeps her from telling the police, so she digs for the truth on her own—becoming the bomber’s new target. Meanwhile, Detective Jackson races to find the killer, fearing that his own daughter could be next. But his investigation is blocked by power pol..
James “Orlando” Sherwood has resurrected the old Shadow Dance religion, having his followers dance for days at a time for the promise of an Indian paradise. For Orlando and his followers, nothing must delay the coming of the New World-not even the investigation of Ben Holden's death. It has been four months since lawyer Vicky Holden left her high-powered job in a legal firm to return to her home on the Wind River Reservation. She agreed to meet her abusi..
When cowboy artist Willie Russell is murdered on the Branding Iron Ranch, Sheriff Charles Matthews faces a mystery that seems built on the bones of the past. Willie Russell leaves behind sketches that illustrate a century-old legend of a brutal outlaw, a beautiful young woman, and the lost Santiago Crucifix, a three-foot-tall cross of solid gold. With only the sketches, the footprints of Johnny Brentwood, and very little else, Charles focuses on the eerie links between past a..
Enrique Armijo, archaeologist, and in his own mind, the world's authority on the Folsom Man culture, is spying on a ritual performed by the so-called Skin People in the crater of Capulin Mountain, an extinct volcano in northern New Mexico. He doesn't expect to be murdered. He certainly doesn't expect the weapon to be a prehistoric atl-atl. Back in Crawford County, Texas, Sheriff Charles Matthews doesn't expect a call from his deputy, Raul Trujillo, about the a..
Crawford County, Texas, hadn't had a deliberate homicide in 80 years, and Sheriff Charles Matthews liked that statistic just fine, particularly since his department wasn't generously endowed with manpower. He had one deputy who took pride in how far he could spit tobacco and another one who couldn't tell his backside from his elbow. Neither of these deputies bothered Crawford County because folks understood them. They didn't altogether under..
Eight thousand hunters descend on Crawford County, Texas, for the annual pheasant season. To Sheriff Charles Matthews that's eight thousand chances for a gun-related accident. But when the most hated man in the county, banker Rich Hansford, turns up with his face removed by a shotgun blast, it's no accident; it's murder. To Crawford County folk, it's a public service killing, and no one, not even the sheriff's staff, are much interested in seeing anyone ar..
In this book of the Heller series, smooth talking Cory Teale charms his way into the confidence of the Ute Indian tribe. He even secures a power of attorney and the responsibility for investing the tribe's money. Heller's friend, who previously handled the tribe's investments, determines Teale is too good to be true and grows suspicious. Heller is asked to check the guy out. Assuming it would be a simple investigation, Heller finds more than he expects and gets hi..
Popular demand for the Heller series has prompted the author to bring out book #8, the final encore of Carl Heller. In this book, Carl Heller goes undercover as a big time investor in the Snow King Ski Resort. The Snow King is the brain child of Harold King a polished and elusive con man. Heller is called into the case by Kat Sullivan, the girl-friend of a missing salesman hired to sell memberships in the Snow King Resort. Heller learns the Resort's terrible secret and ne..
The whole world now knows of the existence of the World Under, thanks to fallout from the terrible events in Omaha a year back. As the World Under’s most effective foe, Kal Hakala performed actions that were both heroic and horrific. Now, sidelined as an Agent, he serves the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation as its public face, charming talk show hosts and training new recruits known as “Green Peas.” However, the World Under never rests, and events force ..
A historian arrives in Wind River country convinced that the memoirs of 19th century Shoshone heroine Sacajawea are stashed somewhere on the Wind River reservation. She believes that Sacajawea survived the Lewis and Clark expedition and returned to the Shoshones where she lived out her life. And when the historian turns up missing, Father John O’Malley and Wind River attorney Vickie Holden become convinced that, if the memoirs truly do exist, then someone has stol..
A lawyer with questionable ethics lies dead in a Seattle convention center. He was brutally slain by a ceremonial knife from a village a thousand miles to the north. As a Jesuit priest, Father Mark Townsend has spent much time among the native peoples who inhabit the merciless Alaskan tundra. He recognizes the deadly artifact...and knows the Eskimo tribe that carved the intricate pictures on its ivory handle. Now conscience and duty are calling him back to that place of harsh..