In the Works


The Belle Bannon Series Continues

If You Haven’t Met Belle Bannon:

Belle is a hunting guide for a national outfitter headquartered in Park City, Utah. Her job takes him all over the western states leading trophy hunters on expeditions to find elk, bear, bighorn sheep and wild hogs. She’s highly skilled in the use of firearms and hunting bows. Belle’s an expert skier and sometimes works ski patrol at the Park City Resort when not on a job for the outfitter.

During her travels, Belle sometimes finds herself in the center of harrowing situations where she must use her skills to protect the innocent from those who would do them harm.

Born and raised in Park City, at the age of 12 her father unexpectedly moved the family to Pittsburgh’s hardscrapple South Side Flats. As a teen Belle was part of a street gang and did time in juvie for maiming a kid in a street fight. An uncle brought her back to Park City, took her in and straightened her out.

Now at twenty-nine, the ruthlessness required to survive in the Flats sometimes surfaces when confronted by those who threaten her or others. At juvie she was diagnosed with IED, Intermittent Explosive Disorder–a behavioral disorder characterized by explosive outbursts of anger and violence, often to the point of rage, that are disproportionate to the situation at hand, aka the “Incredible Hulk” disease.

She works hard to keep this affliction under control.

So far she’s only been partially successful.


THE SUNDANCE REVENGE (Belle No. 1)                                      


Coming Soon!

FULL CIRCLE (Belle No. 3)

An old Italian woman living on Italy’s Cinque Terre is about to reveal that a revered American Senator is a Nazi war criminal. The senator hires a rogue Russian agent to kill her before she can do so. The agent is known as “the Claw” because he dispatches his victim by raking them across the throat with a hand-held device that simulates a bear claw. Belle and her guy, Alonzo Longabaugh, a descendent of the Sundance Kid, must stop the Claw before it’s too late. The Claw finds out and marks Belle as his next target!

The Cinque Terre. Seems so beautiful, yet for Belle, the Claw lurks . . .

COMING . . .

                          THE STASH


John Grisham meets National Treasure

Washington D.C. public defender Evangeline (Vanji) Crockett must defend J.P. Carter, a sixteen year-old African-American boy charged with murdering his uncle, Joe Carter, a U.S. Park Policeman.

A stash of Pablo Escobar’s drug money totaling $150 million buried by the uncle thirty years earlier when he was a teenager assisting Escobar’s operation holds the key to the boy’s defense. Vanji must find the stash in a matter of days, or the boy will have no chance to prove his innocence.

The real killer, a former Escobar driver know for his Robin Hood tattoo, is now out of prison searching for the stash which he believes is rightfully his.

The uncle left a series of clues to the stash’s location tied to various national monuments in the Capital area. With the clock ticking, Vanji and her young client embark on a high-stakes scavenger hunt to find the stash before the angry killer, who is ready to murder Eva, the boy, and anyone else who stands in his way.

COMING . . .


Nick Lowendowski, a blue-collar mining foreman, joins his pals on a harrowing quest to discover why his father abandoned him eighteen years earlier and disappeared in the Canadian Arctic. Nick’s journey requires him to do what most believe is impossible: STEAL THE TOP SECRET FORMULA FOR COCA COLA FROM ITS IMPREGNABLE SAFE! ( See below.)

The Coke formula, over one hundred years old, contains a hidden code that leads Nick and his friends to a mysterious cave hidden deep in the Arctic where Nick’s dad disappeared. The deserted cave holds many secrets, threatens their lives, and offers a time tunnel back to Eleventh Century Scotland where the true answers to the fate of Nick’s dad can be found. There he’s threatened by evil forces including a powerful sorcerer who can morph into a raven.

Stacking one amazing revelation upon another, Nick’s journey ultimately reveals the true story of the “real” Santa Claus, and it ain’t singing elves and dancing candy canes. Nick’s destiny is changed forever.



A matter of light and death …

In the sleepy college town of Cumberton, MD, an old cemetery must be moved to make room for a new dormitory, and an ungodly Light, buried for centuries, escapes. A rash of student suicides rocks the town. Sheriff Estin Booker teams up with Baltimore homicide detective Keisha Tucci to investigate the deaths. What neither expects is to have all roads point to a 2000-year-old legend which, if true, could lead to the destruction of mankind. With the clock ticking, and an impossible burden placed upon their shoulders, they must defeat their own long-hidden demons or Satan himself will claim the ultimate victory.
THE FLICKERING will teach you the most improbable lesson you will ever learn: