In the Works
A NEW BELLE BANNON SERIES
Meet 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.
KEY SCENES FROM THE FIRST BELLE BANNON THRILLER:
THE SUNDANCE REVENGE
From THE COMANCHE CODE
COMANCHE CHIEF QUANAH PARKER’S ACTUAL WAR LANCE
This lance will be key to one of Belle’s next adventures. There’s a secret code beaded onto the lance. Can you see it?
COMING . . .
Tom Booker (from One to Go) is now a Washington D.C. public defender and must defend a 16-year-old boy charged with murdering his uncle, who as a youth led a life outside the law before he straightened up and ultimately became 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. Tom 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, Tom and his young client embark on a high-stakes scavenger hunt to find the stash before the angry killer, who is ready to murder Tom, the boy, and anyone else who stands in his way.