Living the writing life on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Writer's Digest award-winning author of Libido's Twist and The Drone Enigma.
Debut work, Libido’s Twist, won a Writer Digest award in genre fiction. The Drone Enigma was published by Koehler Books in December 2013. Member of Hampton Roads Writers and the South Carolina Writers Workshop.
Former U.S. naval officer and global vice president of R&D quality and regulatory compliance for GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, was director of Program Integrity at the North Carolina Medical Peer Review Foundation and established the state’s first Medicaid fraud investigation unit.
Jake Palmer, an independent healthcare investigator, is searching for something to fill the emptiness he's felt since leaving the U.S. Navy SEALs 10 years earlier. Neither his work as a lawyer nor his endless string of short-term relationships fill the void. When a former colleague at B&A Pharmaceuticals asks Palmer to investigate the deaths of physician researcher Ian Smythe and his nurse in southwest England - killed in a horrific car crash - he reluctantly accepts the assignment.
Palmer and clinical research auditor Fiona Collins become entangled in a web of murder, deceit and ambition centered on a drug that treats hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women that could make billions for the company. Their deepening investigation puts their lives in danger. After Collins is abducted from her home, Palmer must risk his life to rescue her and bring those responsible to justice. If he fails, thousands of patients' lives will be at risk, and he will lose the one thing for which he's been searching.
The Drone Enigma
Jake Palmer accepts an offer from a defense contractor and his former SEAL teammate to consult with the company on the death of an engineer assigned to the top secret Perseus Project—the development of the navigation and targeting systems for an experimental Navy drone. Two days into the case, Palmer finds Jansen shot dead in his office and vows to bring his killer to justice. What he discovers convinces him that both deaths are related to the project and that someone within the company is working with terrorists to seize control of the drone during a live fire test in Afghanistan. With no hard evidence to support his theory, he is unable to persuade either the company or the military that an imminent threat exists. After he falls under suspicion, his contract is terminated and the police are called in. Pursued by the police and headed for engagement with a large, well armed terrorist cell led by the company insider, Palmer is close to defeat when he receives help from the most unlikely person. With only hours to spare, they race to stop an attack half a world away. The Drone Enigma will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you question every news story about drones.