Award-winning Author Anita Dickason is a twenty-two veteran of the Dallas Police Department. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics detective, advanced accident investigator, tactical officer and first female sniper on the Dallas SWAT team.
Anita writes about what she knows, cops and crime. Her police background provides an unending source of inspiration for her plots and characters. Many incidents and characters portrayed in her books are based on personal experience.
For her, the characters are the fun part of writing as she never knows where they will take her. There is always something out of the ordinary in her stories.
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.
NOT DEAD sample
The imminent launch of the Feds gold-backed currency triggers more than fierce protests when someone drops a note in Frank Littleton’s coat pocket. The cryptic message is a warning someone plans to assassinate him. He slips away from his security team to contact the one person he can trust, the head of the FBI Tracker Unit.
For Scott Fleming, the clandestine meeting in the middle of the night leaves him holding a political time bomb. How does he keep the Federal Reserve Chairman, the 2nd most powerful man in the government, from getting killed?
When another bizarre message, along with a baffling set of bank reports is sent to the Tracker office, the urgency to find answers intensifies.
Written in a code used by Navajo Code Talkers in World War II, is the message a communique from the dead? Who sent it? Why are the bank reports important?
A new Tracker agent and financial crimes expert joins forces with an undercover Interpol agent to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve. The case turns deadly when the agents become the target for an assassin’s bullet.
Stalked by a killer, can they survive to stop the assassination and prevent a global financial cataclysm?
A Multi-Billion Dollar Texas Lure!
Following a tactical raid at an Oklahoma farm, a phone call sends U.S. Deputy Marshal Piper McKay rushing back to the East Texas cattle ranch where she grew up.
Her grandmother, Jennie Layton, is near death from a crushed skull. When local authorities claim the cause of the injury was an accident, Piper isn’t convinced.
Who wants Jennie dead? Is the reason connected to a dubious contract Piper finds in Jennie’s desk?
Piper realizes her grandmother isn’t the only one in danger when she barely escapes a deadly attack. Thrust into the middle of a high-stakes, high-risk shell game, Piper has become the target.
The case takes a bizarre turn when Piper unknowingly crosses paths with a Special Ranger. If he can't derail her investigation, it could cost him his life.
With millions of dollars on the line, nothing will stop a ring of cold-blooded killers, including the murders of a U.S. Marshal and a Special Ranger.
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