I am the author of six suspense novels, four of which are now available on e-book. You can see synopses and sample chapters of each at the other tabs above.
I am now venturing into Audio Books. The Audio Book of The Undertaker, narrated by well-known Hollywood ‘Voice Meister’ Eddie Frierson, came out on Amazon, ITunes and Audible.com. on October 31. Get a copy at http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Undertaker-Audiobook/B00GBDB644 or ask your Librarian to get one. It is good. As of today, we completed the narration and production of the Audio Book edition of Amongst My Enemies. It should be out by Christmas. We will then be preparing the audio book editions of my other books as well over the next 6-9 months.
If you would like to receive a free promotional download copy of either audio book, please e-mail me at email@example.com and I’ll send you one. The only requirement is that you post a retign and review on Audible and Amazon.
My 5th and newest international suspense suspense novel, “Aim True, My Brothers” came out on October 29. It is a contemporary, political action thriller set in Washington DC and Virginia, when Middle East terrorism explodes on American shores. Ibrahim Al-Bari is a highly skilled Hamas commander who has battled and killed Americans throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. After losing two brothers and a sister in a bloody attack on a civilian bus in Israel, Al-Bari decides that fighting US surrogates in far-away places is a futile waste of Palestinian blood. “To kill a snake, you must go to its lair and cut off its head,” he says, as he decides to take his war private war and strike at the heart of the American government itself. No simple man with a rifle in a book depository window; when Al-Bari strikes, he will unleash an old weapon that will take out the President and many other national and international leaders in a dramatic, fiery attack on national television. Trying to find him and stop him, is Eddie Rankin, a maverick FBI agent, who has never met a rule he couldn’t break; Moustapha ‘Mouse’ Khalidi, the smooth, urbane Chief of Security at the Egyptian Embassy in Washington; and Rachel Ullman, a hard-edged, female Israeli Mossad agent, counter-terror specialist, and killer, who lost her own family to a suicide bomber. The question is, with their personal frictions and contradictory orders, can this temporary, dysfunctional alliance hold together long enough to catch Al-Bari before they kill each other — and the clock is ticking.
Like all my books, It is available exclusively on Kindle Select and Kindle Prime. The First Chapter is at another tab on this page. The cover was designed by Todd Hebertson a graphic designer and cover artist in Salt Lake City. I think both the cover and the story are among my best.
“Winner Lose All” was released in May on Kindle Select and Kindle Prime. In the closing months of WWII, as the war grinds to an end in the rubble of Nazi Germany, all eyes turn to the next ‘cold’ one.
The Americans, the Russians, and the British all know that the future belongs to whomever can grab Hitler’s new rockets, jet fighters, long-range bombers, synthetic fuels and other ‘wonder weapons.’ It is also the story of the torrid but impossible love affair between Ed Scanlon, a brilliant, young, American OSS agent and Hanni Steiner, the gritty, street-smart leader of the communist resistance cell in Leipzig, who find themselves on opposite ends of an international tug of war over the plans for Germany’s revolutionary Me-262 jet fighter and the scientists who designed and built it. Once-bitter enemies are tomorrow’s allies, old friends cannot to be trusted, and lies, double-dealing, and treachery are the norm. It is succeed or die, and the winner lose all.
‘‘Thursday at Noon’, last year’s release on Kindle Prime and Kindle Select, was originally released as a Joan Kahn Book published by St. Martin’s Press in hardback and subsequently by Harlequin’s Gold Eagle in paperback, and in various foreign editions. It already has 14 Amazon Five Star Reviews.
Set in Egypt in 1962, Richard Thomson was already having a very bad day when someone left a corpse lying on the rear steps of his hotel. Its head had been lopped off like a ripe melon and had been posed so it could look back down at its own body. Thomson is a burned-out CIA Agent and the body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief who tried to sell him photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. What the photos have to do with a dead Israeli Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists, the fanatical Moslem Brotherhood, and two missing Egyptian tank regiments could start the next Arab-Israeli War or stop it. Like ‘Night of the Generals’, this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international crisis.
‘Amongst My Enemies‘ was released in e-book last spring. It is an epic, international adventure thriller set in the 1950′s dealing with one man’s search for redemption and revenge. Inside an old German U-Boat rusting on the bottom of the Baltic are millions in gold bars, stolen art, and a secret that could tear NATO apart. The only one who knows the truth is Mike Randall, a battle-scarred American who survived four months in the frozen Hell of northern Germany at the end of the war. When he does speak up, he puts a target on his own forehead, one which the Russians, the West Germans, the U-boat’s former owners, the Israeli Mossad, and even his own government quickly take aim at. Some want the gold, some want him dead, and some want proof about a high-ranking spy inside NATO itself. Randall’s wants are much simpler. Caught between the Kremlin and a new, deadly, 4th Reich, he wants revenge and to satisfy some old debts with a steel-jacketed bullet. It now has 34 Amazon reviews, 20 with Five-Stars and 9 with Four. It has been my top seller this year.
“The Undertaker” is my first original e-book, and came out in 2011. It is a snarky, contemporary, domestic thriller and an exciting, fun read — stark terror punctuated by lots of humor and romance. Pete Talbott is a harried Boston computer wonk still grieving over the death of his wife when he finds himself at the wrong end of Gino Parini’s .45 reading his own obituary, torn from the morning newspaper. He figures it is all a big mistake, until Parini shows him his wife’s obituary too; and this is a mystery Talbott can’t leave well-enough alone. Someone with a scalpel and an embalming table is planting bodies under other people’s names. Sandy Kasmarek runs an art gallery on Chicago’s stylish North Michigan Avenue, and it appears her late-husband is also one of them. With a photographer’s eye, the quick feet of a black belt, and fingers that can hot-wire a car in seconds, she has the skills you’d expect from a good Chicago catholic-school girl. Coupled with Pete, even the Undertaker is in trouble. From a funeral home in Indiana, to car chases on the Dan Ryan, snipers in Washington Square, sleazy lawyers, corrupt County sheriffs, the FBI, and mafia hit men, the Undertaker is a non-stop thrill ride; because if Pete and Sandy don’t stop them, they’ll be next on the Undertaker’s list. With 54 Amazon Reviews – 28 Five-Star! and 21 with Four-Stars, it’s the best suspense bargain on the net!
You can find details and links to these books elsewhere on this site. My next two projects, both of which I am working on, are Undertaker Two with the return of Pete and Sandy, and a new domestic thriller, Through the Glass Darkly.
In addition to the six novels, I have written four screenplays. Three of these are adaptations of my novels. One is original for the screen. My screenplays have won First Place in the suspense category of the Final Draft contest, Finalist in Fade In, First Place in the Screenwriter’s Utopia -Screenwriter’s Showcase Awards, Second Place in the American Screenwriter’s Association, Second Place at Breckenridge, and received many other awards. One was optioned. Many readers have commented that The Undertaker would make a great movie. Although I’ve already been thru that “Hollywood thing”, if anyone wants to buy it, I already have a great screenplay for it, as with two of my other novels.