B. A. Degree from the University of Texas. Former stock broker before earning legal assistant certification from UCLA. Worked at major Los Angeles law firm before stock market investments permitted early retirement. Have traveled extensively and often to Europe, and its cities feature in my stories..."Murder Without Pity" (Paris), and the soon-to-be released "The Killing Ploy" (various cities), along with its sequel, "Darkness and Blood" (various European cities). My fifth novel will take place in post-World War II Berlin.
Murder Without Pity
Atmospheric Murder Mystery
Paris, France: dark with fog, riots over police killings, and Far Right demagogues.
Here state criminal investigator, Stanislas Cassel, grandson of a French propagandist for the Nazis during WWII, works at the Palace of Justice. Ashamed of his family's infamy, he avoids anything political. Instead he absorbs himself solving small crimes. Little does he suspect the life-changing shock awaiting him when he looks into the bizarre murder of a pensioner, who seemed to have lived an uneventful life.
Murder Without Pity by Steve Haberman, a mystery thriller for today's turbulent, dangerous times!
The Killing Ploy
Spy Thriller, Murder Mystery, Suspense
Several years have passed since 9/11. Pablo de Silva, mother, a tennis champion; father, a wealthy, but now bankrupt Swiss hotelier, walks into the American embassy in Switzerland and volunteers to work for the CIA. Accepted, he does admirable work for them.
Then tragedy strikes, leaving him devastated. He becomes yesterday's man, mostly written off. Except by his CIA mentor, who gives him a second chance. Liaise with the FBI to see if the murders of two top corporate executives, contractors for the American military, with their passports missing, have a terrorist angle. This he does. Soon, however, as he gets deeper into his task, he discovers it becomes dangerously different than expected. And he finds himself ensnared in a scheme to ensnare a ghost where rumor becomes reality for a paranoid on the run.
A spy thriller with locals ranging from sunny San Diego, California to the menacing streets of London, Paris, Lugano, and Berlin. Based on extensive on-site research, this highly contemporary thriller shows that before there was "fake news," there was The Killing Ploy.