Murder of the Prodigal Father

A Murder Mystery

A philandering son returns home to bury his father, only to find he cannot bury his father’s womanizing legacy.

When Air Force crew chief Connor Pierce returns home for his estranged father’s funeral, he hopes it will put an end to the legacy of cheating that haunts his own life–a trait he inherited despite the damage it caused during his own childhood.

Shocked to discover his father was murdered–but not surprised that nobody in his hometown cares, Connor takes on the role of amateur sleuth to solve the small town mystery. Only, discovering the truth means he’ll need to team up with the high school cohorts he abandoned… an alluring ex-lover he left at the altar, and his once closest friend who became a local Deputy Sheriff.

Can Connor come to grips with his father’s legacy of lust, before the murderer catches up with him?

Murder on the East China Sea

A Novella Mystery

When you get a friend in trouble… You’re responsible to get him out. Whatever the cost!

Air Force crew chief Connor Pierce wants to help his lonely assistant get comfortable around women. But when the stripper he lets loose on his romantically challenged friend is brutally murdered at a strip club outside Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Connor must dodge Air Force Security Police, local law enforcement and the unruly Okinawan Yakuza. Worst of all, his ex-lover’s husband is lead agent on the case for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and is hell bent on tying Connor to the crime.

Can he outsmart the Special Investigator who wants to make him an accessory to murder? Will he survive the vengeance of the Okinawan Yakuza?

A thriller mystery full of sexual betrayal, loyalty and redemption.

Breaking Melancholy’s Mourning

A Short Anthology of Crime

Two coming-of-age short stories filled with suspense and mystery.

Suspense in a coming of age story.  Artie Rane stumbles through the mean streets searching for the dream he buried with his father. When he happens upon a vintage guitar he knows will meet this need, nothing can stop his pursuit… engaging in theft, facing down police, even threat of death itself fail to detour his quest. Is there any force that can set Artie on the right path?

A story of love that bridges both time and the law.  A taciturn young man hitches a ride into the Shenandoah Valley carrying his grief in a military duffle. Can he bury his secret in a mountain meadow without detection? Bluegrass ballads of lost love and murder echo in the hills around him.

A very short anthology about the mystery of redemption.

Running out of Pain

A Short Story

Running can save you… or get you killed.

From the first toke to the final joke, Abelard Rahn finds trouble that has him running from pain in more ways than one. 

Poor choice of friends launches Abelard toward a crash landing into the Scioto River. Ride along as Officer Jones and Prison Guard Riley Plinters hunt Abelard through the streets of Columbus, pushing him closer and closer toward a frigid finale.

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