Anita Dickason is a retired police officer with twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience, twenty-two with the Dallas Police Department. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, advanced accident investigator, and was a sniper with the Dallas SWAT team.
Anita's first book, JFK Assassination Eyewitness: Rush to Conspiracy, is non-fiction and details the reconstruction of a 1966 vehicle accident near Midlothian, Texas that killed a key witness to the Kennedy assassination. The book was the springboard to a new career in her retirement; author and publishing consultant.
As an author, Anita has always been intrigued with characters who have an extra edge, that ability to overcome adversity and danger. Add in an infatuation with Native American myths and legends and Scottish and Irish folklore, and you have the backdrop for her characters.
Sentinels of the Night is the debut novel for the Trackers, an elite FBI unit. Each agent has a secret, that extra edge that defies reason and logic. The paranormal element was pulled from a Native American myth.
Going Gone! is the second Tracker novel, and a third novel should be completed by the end of 2017.
The experience of writing led to developing a knowledge of self-publishing and graphic design and a new business endeavor: Mystic Circle Books & Designs, LLC. It is a tossup of what Anita enjoys more, working on her books or helping another author publish their works. She has found an unexpected enjoyment in designing book covers, bookmarks, bookplates, etc.
Sentinels of the Night
Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal
Messengers of Death!
They ride the night wind and hear the cries of the dead.
After a deadly shootout in Texas, FBI Tracker Cat Morgan heads to Washington, D.C. Her plan for a boring trip quickly goes awry when she stops in Clinton, MS., and stumbles across a woman’s body with a weird symbol carved on the forehead.
The gruesome discovery triggers a disturbing clash with the local police chief. Kevin Hunter doesn’t like federal agents, and he isn’t buying Cat’s ambiguous explanation. Kevin wants her out of his investigation and out of his town.
When a second body with the same bizarre symbol turns up, Kevin is forced to accept Cat’s help. A serial killer is using his town as a hunting ground, and the body count is rising.
When the killer fixates on Cat for his perfect sacrifice, even her arcane secrets may not save her.
Sentinels of the Night Sample Chapter
Kerry Branson, ex-homicide detective turned private investigator, inadvertently rescues a six-year-old boy on a fog-laden backroad in the Piney Woods of East Texas.
When she discovers Tristan is the kidnapped son of a U. S. Senator, her call to the FBI is just the start, not the end of her problems. Dodging ruthless kidnappers who know her every move, she’s forced into an uneasy alliance with the agent assigned to the case, FBI Tracker Ryan Barr.
Protecting Tristan soon puts Kerry and Ryan in the middle of a plot that strikes at the heart of the government—the White House. The horrific plan has drug cartels and terrorist groups lined up to cash in.
There’s no backing down when they find their lives are on the line.
Going Gone Sample Chapter
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What links the two largest Texas Universities to the disappearance of Laredo ATF agent, Stuart Dyson? When the investigation stalls, FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard is sent to Texas, and he’s not greeted with open arms.
Plagued by resentment from local agents, his uncanny intuition kicks into high gear when every lead ends with a dead body. Who knows more than they are telling? Is the missing agent an unwitting victim, or a deadly mastermind? And who is staying a step ahead of him?
Dyson’s fiancée, Homicide Detective Tracy Harlowe, may have the answers, but she’s not talking. The secrets the impetuous detective is hiding could very well get her killed.
A chilling discovery puts Homeland Security on high alert. Pressure mounts as the President demands answers. When Tracy disappears, Adrian knows he’s running out of time. There’s only one question left. Who dies next?
A small-town Texas cop who is haunted by his past.
A reporter who risks it all, even her life.
A kidnapping that crosses into an unearthly realm.
Focused on the abduction of four-year-old Mandy Norton, Chad Bishop, Meridian’s Police Chief ignores the twinges of foreboding triggered by an eerie fog that shrouds his town. What he can’t ignore is the editor of the Tribune.
When Ashley Logan becomes embroiled in the search, nothing stops the hard-hitting, investigative reporter, including Chad’s threats to throw her in jail. She’s Mandy’s aunt.
As the mystery of Mandy’s disappearance deepens, unnerving details emerge. Chad refuses to believe they’re connected to his past until the case turns deadly. He’s forced to face the terror that haunts him. It’s waiting in the shadowy depths of the unearthly fog.
This time, it could cost Chad more than his sanity.
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