Donahue B. Silvis
Donahue B. Silvis is an alumnus of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University majoring in film study and creative writing.
As a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), he has worked in movies as an actor and screenwriter. He has written six novels, three screenplays and one illustrated children's book. Now retired, he continues writing and promoting his novels and screenplays, while residing in Naples, Florida with his wife, Katie.
The Deadly Puzzle
The plot of The Deadly Puzzle has more turns than a coiled rattlesnake. There's a goodly dose of mean, murderous women among the diverse characters that add to the violence, blood and pain.
After his death, Dr. Frederick Rhineman sets in motion a complex plot involving his twelve most hated people. They are pitted against each other to collect a prize of ten million dollars and a newly developed chemical formula that many nations would pay extreme amounts of money for. Each of the people the Doctor has a grudge against receives a letter containing a puzzle piece.
The person who collects Rhineman's twelve hand cut puzzle pieces with written clues attached is the winner. Or are they?
Spawn of Evil
Cop on the Hook
AN HONEST COP IS ON THE HOOK TO HIS MOB FRIENDS.
Frankie and Phil Fasino and Carlo Cardoni grow up together in a poor Italian neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey. It was during the depression and World War II. Times were bad and for them stealing was a way of life. The brothers Frankie and Phil end up working for the Family, while their childhood friend Carlo joins the Air Force.
The brothers become Mafia wise guys and unscrupulous businessmen. After four years of service, Carlo pursues life as a police officer to get away from the criminal element of his old buddies, or so he thought. Using the problems within his everyday life as an excuse, Carlo accepts favors from his past friends and their capo-regime. Favors that he knows must someday be repaid. Does Carlo honor his commitment? Or are Frankie and Phil ordered to accept a hit on their old friend?
Star Blue Soldier
Historical Science Fiction
Star Blue Soldier is a historical science fantasy novel. The spiritual beliefs of the Indian Nation are entwined with American history and the CIA.
In 1860, Killian Kilkenny, a 28-year-old man, is trapping beaver in New Mexico. He encounters a Navajo Indian who, in reality, is an alien. They fight and both shed blood. Killian is badly wounded, but kills the Indian, whose bluish blood flows into Killian’s eyes and mouth. Suddenly, the alien Indian bursts into fire, and then there’s a bright flash of blue light followed by a blue-white ribbon of smoke, which rises into the sky. The body of the alien Indian disappears. Killian becomes ill from the contact with the bluish blood. He passes out. Hours later when he awakes, he is a soldier in the Army’s 1st Cavalry. He has no idea how this has happened.
Over the next few weeks, he’s bewildered to learn he’s able to transform into any human form, and is practically immortal. During warfare Killian learns he can’t be killed by gunfire, swords, knives, or any other devices, as his wounds begin to heal in a matter of minutes.
Later, from an Indian medicine man, Killian learns he’s become a Star Blue, who can only be killed by fire. For the next one hundred years as a soldier, he fights in numerous wars for his country, and against his one main nemesis, Lupan, a Navajo Indian who is an evil Blue Warrior.
Lupan and the other Blue Warriors hate the whites for what they have done to their people, and seek to kill them. Killian and Lupan become archenemies and are intent on setting each other on fire, thus sending their foe to his death.
Polly, Stubby & Al
Polly a multicolored talking parrot and Stubby a bowlegged English bulldog are joined, as family pets, by an injured wild crow that is healed and tamed by Mama Sara. The crow is named Al. Over the next few months, the pets create hilarious and daily entertainment as Al learns to talk. He becomes an entertaining and mischievous pet. Al is always up to some sort of mischief, and causing problems in the neighborhood. Then one sunny day, while flying in the sky, Al is caught in a sudden storm. The sky turns black, bolts of lightning are flashing, there’s strong winds and heavy rain. Over and over Al desperately calls for help. However, the family can only helplessly watch as Al is tossed in the winds and is blown toward the dense forest. Does Al survive? Do they ever see their pet crow again?
A woman is found strangled, floating in the swimming pool of a fashionable Ft. Lauderdale estate. Private detective Jake Wayde is hired to find the killer.
Jeffery Rhineman, a man known to Wayde from a previous case, is pursued by both Iranian and Palestinian operatives as he tries to sell a deadly formula invented by his father, the famous chemist Dr. Frederick Rhineman. Reneging on the the deal to supply the formula, Jeffery goes into hiding. As people are murdered, Wayde learns the two cases are entwined.