When newspaper reporter Grace Rampling stumbles over the body of a bishop while on a routine assignment, she abruptly finds herself at the centre of a police investigation — as prime witness, suspect and potential victim.
Lead investigator Detective Sergeant Adam Davis is thrown by the fierce attraction he feels toward Grace that, if acted upon, could throw the entire case into jeopardy.
With Grace at risk and off limits, Adam races to unravel an increasingly disturbing mystery, while he struggles to both protect and resist the woman of his dreams.
Grace Rampling desperately misses her new lover. Three weeks after she first held Sergeant Adam Davis in her arms, he’s away at a conference . . . and it’s the worst possible timing.
An SUV crushes a Smart Car. Grace’s friend Suzanne discovers a dog shot dead in an alley. Then, as a cataclysmic thunderstorm rocks the night, someone commits a terrible crime. With no Adam in her bed, and faced with a power outage, Grace helps Suzanne brave wild weather to reach the police.
Adam returns to find his city gripped by a taut and watchful fear. As the police force’s most intuitive crime solver, he must grapple with his PTSD to find a murderer.
Grace Rampling and her lover, Sgt. Adam Davis, escape for a weekend to a remote Northern Canadian lake, in the pristine wilderness. What should be a peaceful holiday suddenly erupts into chaos, when in the middle of the night, an arsonist’s fire shocks them out of their love nest. They rush across the dark water to make a hideous discovery: an Indigenous veteran is dead. He had once protected Grace, and she is devastated to find him murdered in the forest. But soon, Grace and Adam's attention is diverted by a terrifying realization.Someone is lurking in the dark, and they might be next.
The man was a hero. A humanitarian. A brilliant scientist.
Now he's lying dead on the floor of his science lab, but there's no evidence of murder: no bullet holes, no head wound, no bleeding gash.
Yet Sgt. Adam Davis and his constable are positive Dr. Taras Petrenko was killed.
So is Jay Griffin.
Jay has been dosed since childhood with his mother's bizarre potions, including the essence of a strange mushroom growing in a nearby forest. Now a PhD candidate, Jay brought the crazy fungus to his mentor.
But why would someone want to kill a man searching for a drug that may save thousands of lives? The answer lies in his past . . .
Blood and Dust
Western, Historical Fiction, Romance, Canadian History
James Sinclair is on the run, hunted like an animal.
An innocent encounter with a young woman leads to horrific allegations by a powerful man. Before he can take a breath, a friend smuggles him out of 1880s Toronto via the remnants of the Underground Railroad and out into the wilderness.
James has never been on the back of a horse before. But now, he's riding hard for the Canadian west, fighting raiders, meeting hobos, befriending Métis traders and beautiful women.
He must find a new home. He wants to find love. But the long reach of a wealthy industrialist could not just scuttle all his plans; it could also end his life.
Blood and Dust is a thrilling ride that roams across half a nation in its wild early days. Its breathtaking pace and high passion will keep you captivated until the last minute.